I’ve met many people from all over the world in the Social Media realm in the past few years. One such family, Kate and Johnny Brooks, live in Kenya and are bringing orphaned girls into their home so they can be raised in a loving & nurturing environment. From what I understand, they simply packed their bags and [...]
…It’s one thing to tell others Jesus’s story, it’s another to ‘be’ it. I’m learning to tell Jesus’s story by living it, by loving my neighbor, not just regurgitating words, which is how I used to live. If I went to someone for encouragement and all they would do is tell how Jesus could fix [...]
I was asked recently by a close friend to write a letter to his son as an encouragement to him as he turned 16 recently… Sandy read it and inisted that I make a copy for my daughters as well. So I thought you may be encouraged by it too… After pondering a while what [...]
I had a dream a year or so ago… I was walking around in a liquor store looking for a bottle of Gin or Vodka … or both. I was looking to find the highest quality “top shelf” brand I could find. (If you think about it, all stores put the best items on the top shelf.) [...]
One of the biggest complaints I see from users of social media technology is ‘the lack of privacy’. I.e. – statements like “OMG!!! You can see my profile if you google it!??!” So. Like all “New Things”, at Google Plus, Please Read The Manual!!!!! Don’t get caught with your pants down and then blame Google [...]
If my wife Sandy were to write me an intimate love letter, that bared her heart to me, and touched me deeply, I would cherish it, probably save it for ever. But… If I held onto and had a relationship with that letter above her… If I only used that letter to understand her… If [...]
I got kicked out of an ‘Institutional’ small group 5 years ago because of group think. My ideas and thoughts on spiritual life were not in line with theirs… One thing I am learning to do is to love others no matter what they think or where they are in life. Sometimes I see in [...]
My friend John Bergquist recently asked some great questions on his blog – “Sarcasm? | The JohnFlurry Blog http://bit.ly/ebkq8N” As I was typing my response it so happens that it tuned into a blog post for me. :) — Some would say that I probably over use it. Alas, I am getting to where Justin [...]
Be Encouraged… I arise today Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity, Through the belief in the Threeness, Through confession of the Oneness Of the Creator of Creation. I arise today Through the strength of Christ’s birth with his baptism, Through the strength of his crucifixion with his burial, Through the strength of [...]
Whether you’re religious or not, you probably know what Resurrection Sunday is. Well in light of that, today is my… Resignation Monday. I gave my resignation to my current employer today. It’s been quite a journey the last five plus years. It’s a good company that treats their employees well, and I’ve grown in [...]
This book is well worth the read. Check out the video below and then buy a copy at Amazon… What story are you telling? from Rhetorik Creative on Vimeo.
Dear ‘Scooter Bug’, As I sit here thinking about what to write to you as you turn thirteen, I am finding it difficult to put into words all that is welled up in my heart. Thirteen years ago I had expectations of you as I held you in my hands for the first time. Don’t [...]
Find someone. Hug them. Let them hug you.