Episode 11 – Jamal Jivanjee (part 1)

I was honored to have Jamal on my podcast this morning.  The audio is not great, but we’re kind of low tech here.  Listen as Jamal talks about his unique view of life, purpose  and the currency of love.  I thoroughly enjoyed his new book “Living For a Living” (due out April 15th) and look…

The Map is Not the Treasure

My new boss got me interested in the television show, The Curse of Oak Island.  It is a “reality” show that combines myth, legend, some history and quite a bit of mystery.  It centers around finding a treasure that seems to always be just out of the reach of the treasure seekers.  Like most reality…

Invincible Preciousness

Occasionally, when I am walking, I see something that catches my attention.  There are not any specific things that I look for—it’s usually just something out of the ordinary than causes me to want to investigate further.  If I am walking, I make mental note of it and circle back to it later to discover…

My Son

I have always been able to relate to the “one and only son” reference in the Bible.  Although my daughters have a most special place in my heart, I only have one son and that makes it special in a different way.   He is also my firstborn, so there is that different dynamic.  But, the…

What I Didn’t Do

     “It’s no what I did, It’s what I didn’t do”  George Jones (I realize that I just took “No Show Jones” out of context, but hopefully it sticks in your mind, like it did for me.) So far, most of the things I have discussed were the things that happened leading up to…

Love

If I speak with the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal[1]    The Apostle  Paul Several years ago, I was officially categorized as a missionary.  When I replanted a church in Nebraska it was considered mission work, even though I…

When I Look at my Kids – Part 11 (Tribalism, Nationalism and Empire)

One of my son’s childhood friends hated Canada.  I can’t remember him stating valid reasons for this ideology I didn’t join him in his disdain for our Northern neighbor.  It was almost a joke for my son and I to talk about this kid’s distaste for the Canucks.  My son’s friend generally mixed humor with…

When I Look at My Kids – Part 10 (None of Us is Right)

Everyone has probably had that feeling at least once or twice while listening to a lecture.  I was quite impressed with the speaker, Sister Judith Sutera, but I can’t say that she had my total attention.  I tend to get distracted by something I see or maybe something the speaker said earlier.  I’m not very…