Looking at Stewardship with New Eyes

June 4, 2017

June 2017 Good $ense Newsletter: Looking at Stewardship with New Eyes Dear Good $ense Friends, Recently, I found myself sitting in the patient chair of a new optometrist. For the last 16 years, I ha...


Jack and Jill Stewardship

April 9, 2017

April 2017 Good $ense Newsletter: Jack and Jill Stewardship Dear Good $ense Friends, In his book New Way to be Human, Charlie Peacock points out that most of us, when asked what the nursery rhyme ...


Prime Storage

February 5, 2017

February 2017 Good $ense Newsletter: Prime Storage Dear Good $ense Friends, Early last month, my husband, two little girls and I moved into our new home. In our nine years of marriage this was our 4...


Stewardship of the Gospel

December 4, 2016

December 2016 Good $ense Newsletter: Stewardship of the Gospel Dear Good $ense Friends, In the midst of this season in which the value of relationships is most clearly brought to our consciousness, ...


Plans and Interruptions

October 8, 2016

October 2016 Good $ense Newsletter: Plans and Interruptions Dear G$ Friends and Partners, Ding. Another meeting notice. Fifteen minutes prior to a meeting, my smart phone dings, letting me know th...


Shopaholic vs. Leadership Junky?

August 28, 2016

August 2016 Good $ense Newsletter: Shopaholic vs. Leadership Junky? Dear G$ Friends and Partners, A shopaholic and a leadership junky walk into a bar… I know, it sounds like the start of bad joke ...


Winning the Battle Against Materialism

April 11, 2016

April 2016 Good $ense Newsletter: Winning the Battle Against Materialism Dear G$ Friends and Partners, As I write this article my emotions are all over the map. Recently I returned from South Africa...


A Biblical Stewardship Top 10

February 4, 2016

February 2016 Good $ense Newsletter: A Biblical Stewardship Top 10 If someone asked you to summarize a top ten list regarding Biblical stewardship, what would you have on the list? I will always be o...


Finishing Well

December 13, 2015

December 2015 Good $ense Newsletter: Finishing Well As 2015 draws to a close I have been thinking about the concept of "finishing well".  What does finishing well look like?  Is it the number of pe...


Freedom vs. Fear

October 6, 2015

October 2015 Good $ense Newsletter: Freedom vs. Fear “What if you were given the choice to change or die?” was the question posed in an article in Fast Company magazine. What if a doctor said you...


The Importance of Perspective

August 18, 2015

August 2015 Good $ense Newsletter: The Importance of Perspective After a major battle in WWII, a doctor on the front lines was running low on morphine. So rather than automatically administering it t...


The Priority of Planning

June 19, 2015

June 2015 Good $ense Newsletter: The Priority of Planning Years ago when I first visited south Florida, I found it Ugly (Yes, that's ugly with a capital U!).  All the swamps and huge bugs that never...


Grace for the journey

April 27, 2015

April 2015 Good $ense Newsletter: Grace for the journey Recently while driving I looked up in my rear view mirror and my heart sank as I saw the flashing lights of a police car coming up behind me. R...


Transformational Opportunities

February 28, 2015

February 2015 Good $ense Newsletter: Transformational Opportunities Dear G$ Friends and Stewardship Partners, I wonder if you view news headlines such as the recent terrorist attacks in France o...


From Cars to Coaches

December 11, 2014

December 2014 Good $ense Newsletter: From Cars to Coaches Do you book the cheapest rental car when you travel?  Since cheapest usually means smallest, that can create some unique adventures for a ...


Saguaro Sense

October 9, 2014

October 2014 Good $ense Newsletter: Saguaro Sense As I write this, I’m in Arizona where the saguaro cacti stretch their arms skyward, the sun is hot and the brown of the desert landscape yearns for...


Time of Renewal

August 3, 2014

August 2014 Good $ense Newsletter: Time of Renewal Dear friends and colleagues, I have recently returned from my annual canoe trip into the Quetico Wilderness Area in Ontario. It’s a yearly phys...


Journey of Generosity

June 12, 2014

June Good $ense Newsletter: Journey of Generosity Good Sense partners, Have you ever been to the “World of Coca-Cola” in Atlanta? I sampled over 100 different soft drinks that Coke sells all o...


Timely Tax Tips

April 15, 2014

April Good $ense Newsletter: Timely Tax Tips Instead of going into Debt to pay your taxes: Currently the default action of many Americans is to go into debt to pay for large expenses such as cars, pr...


Freedom, Security, Power, and Love

September 30, 2013

September 2013 Newsletter: Freedom, Security, Power, and Love Have You Ever Been Pick-pocketed? Recently I made two back to back trips to New York City. During one trip I walked over the Bro...


Be Content

July 30, 2013

July 2013 Newsletter by Dick Towner: Be Content Dear G$ friends and colleagues, I have just returned from my annual wilderness canoe trip up in Canada and I’m refreshed physically, emotionally...


Two Nights On Death Row

May 28, 2013

May 2013 Newsletter: Two Nights On Death Row Dear Good Sense friends and colleagues, I attend many conferences each year, most of them financially oriented. However last month I attended the “Ma...