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…

Episode 10 – Delight!

Laura and I finally got a chance to update you on what is been going on in our life and talk a little about “delight” and what we think that means.  Come along for the discussion. Blessings, Karl ** Please feel free to like, forward or comment on this blog. Part of this is for…

Darkness and Shadow

I grew up in a large family where it was never quiet. Nothing was ever totally still and there was never complete darkness. There always seemed to be a light on somewhere and, when I was young, I could fall asleep anywhere except in the dark. My children, too, could never sleep in total darkness….

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…

The Little Things

I just got in from taking the dog out.  Honestly, it seems like we play a lot of games with things like this.  I try to do my fair share with the little things around the house, but to be honest, Laura always comes out to be the champ in that area.  Over time, little…

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…

Time

““I used to be afraid of failing at something that really mattered to me, but now I’m more afraid of succeeding at things that don’t matter.” ― Bob Goff, Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World For most of my adult life, I have aspired to be a good time manager.  I am…

Unknowing

“Paradoxically, the challenges of our day-to-day existence are substantial reminders that our life of faith simply must have its center somewhere other than in our ability to hold it together in our minds.”[1]  Peter Enns Today, I find myself in an interesting place.  For the first time in 25 years, I find myself transitioning between…

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…