Being Where We Are

Earlier this year, I began working at a hardware store.  I had been off work for about 2 months and I needed to start earning some regular income.  I also did not want to move across the country to continue in my previous profession.  Our grandchildren are both nearby and I just built a deck…

31 – Wm. Paul Young – Sacred Stories

If you have read my book, Apparent Faith, and you have read Wm. Paul Young’s book, Lies We Believer about God, you can probably see how it inspired me to tell my story through that lens of raising my children. It was a great privilege to be able to have this conversation with the Author…

Bypassing

About three years ago, I started eating a vegan diet.  The reasons weren’t really ethical.  The main reason was that, at age 50, I was beginning to have some worrisome health issues just like my father and grandfather.  To make it more relevant, my brother-in-law dropped dead of heart condition while at the gym working…

Present

 Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.          Buddha Don’t worry about tomorrow…each day has enough trouble of its own.       Jesus Recently, a friend of mine said, “All my thought experiments involve a time machine.”  That makes a lot of…

When I Look at My Kids – Part 6 (Religion and Practice)

The old wisdom used to be, “Don’t ever talk about religion and politics.” That’s still probably good advice for me and my mother.  It only leads to trouble.  But, my children are different. For whatever reason, they have quite a bit to say about religion and politics.  Since I was a pastor, we tried to…

Simply

Not a cause Not applause Not performing Not reforming Not success Not finesse Not tripping Not skipping Simply present, no matter where Simply loving, no matter who’s here Simply conscious, of all that is there Simply thankful, for all that I bear. Karl Forehand _________________________________________________________________________________________ Message me at any time if you have questions: karl@karlscoaching.com…

How I Got Inspired in Kansas

This morning I got inspired.  I’m blessed that it lasted throughout my busy day and I still have some left to, hopefully, finish this blog.  Being inspired always makes me think of a word in the New Testament, theopneustos, which is sometimes translated “inspired,” but more often translated “God-breathed.”  Since theo relates to God and…