People Are More Important Than Change

By Dan Crain
ATLANTA – Loving people is very hard at times. I love my family dearly, but it can be very difficult.
We are called to love people with the hope that they will change. But, if I am honest with myself, sometimes I love people to change them.
When people don’t change, I sometimes grow frustrated.  [...]

By |January 11th, 2014|Change, Concepts, People, Personal Stories|0 Comments

You Are the Light

By Phil Hissom
John has lived in Palms Trailer Park for three years. He has seen a lot of rough stuff go down, but he’s also seen the positive changes in the park. I had the opportunity to spend some time with him the other day, and I asked him why he thought things have gotten [...]

By |June 16th, 2012|Assets, Change, Personal Stories, Place|0 Comments

Why don’t your neighbors know you?

By Bill Behr

What is a neighbor?  Mr. Webster (the dictionary) says a neighbor is someone who lives (or is located) near another.  The definition of a neighbor as “someone living near me” makes sense.  But is someone “located near me” really my neighbor?  What does “located near me” mean?   Does that mean anyone I meet [...]

By |February 8th, 2012|Change, Concepts, Place|0 Comments

Asset Based Community Development (ABCD)

Asking for help at the last minute is a bit lame but that's just what I did to Dan Crain this past Saturday at the first POLIS Institute ( ABCD training. He graciously helped out - a lot. His help was invaluable. We set up the room for the 17 people who came to the [...]

By |November 17th, 2009|Assets, Change, Commitment, Place|1 Comment