THIS WEEK: GIVE THANKS

It is hard to believe that this is the last Monday of 2017. Another year and another 52 Mondays of mattering together. To begin with, we just want to say, “Thank You.” You have inspired us. You have helped us grow so we can better […]

THIS WEEK: GO WITHOUT

Do you live with a little too much excess? Stuff? Food? Money? Well, this might be a bit of a harsh way to start this week off, so let’s rephrase it. Are you someone who loves shoes and, because of your love for shoes, has […]

THIS WEEK: GO SECOND

We live in a competitive world. There is only one first-place trophy and second place is really just the first loser, as “they” like to put it. We see competitiveness in schools, workplaces, sports, and, yes, even on freeways and in parking lots. “That’s my […]

THIS WEEK: CONSPIRE FOR GOOD

We have a secret at EMM that we need to confess. That’s right… for years, we have been doing something quietly and with hundreds of thousands of people in the process … including you. Even worse, we didn’t just do it one time, rather, we […]

THIS MONTH: MONDAY GETS SELFLESS

There is an adjective that we believe most people would hope others would use to describe them. It might not be the first word they might choose, but it would be nice if it made it into the Top 5. The word is “selfless.” Its definition is short but says a lot: “To be more concerned with the needs of others than with one’s own.” The reason we find this word so powerful is because it has a way of combining words like “compassionate,” “generous,” and “kindness” all into one little eight-letter package. But just because we all might want this to be how we’re described, it doesn’t necessarily mean we’re earning it. On a cultural-level, it’s not really happening. The themes that seem to be winning the day are more like “greedy,” “judgmental,” “narcissistic,” and “intolerant.” But let’s get personal here. What do you prioritize? How do you put others ahead of you? With the holidays upon us and most of the world consumed with giving and receiving, we’re wondering if we can choose to stay focused on the giving part… the selfless part. And we are not talking about gifts in boxes with fancy ribbons. Let’s make this month all about being selfless with our hearts… the most precious gift of all. Being selfless matters.