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Living Presence

Sep 8, 2013 | | 4 comments

Each of us lives in the lives of others. Sometimes we are fortunate to witness a glimpse of our influence in the life of another person. It could be a word, a quote, a gesture, a choice of restaurants… and we smile to ourselves, “I know where that came from.” But the real treasure, the […more]

The Room Built With Love

Sep 20, 2012 | | 6 comments

In order to setup this story, I offer this extremely abbreviated version of a very long and arduous journey: Our youngest daughter, Kat, has been fighting cancer for the last year and a half. If you want to know more about that journey, click here. Last week, in the hospital, Kat’s legs and feet began […more]

Crucial Skills

Sep 23, 2009 | | 2 comments

There is so much data on the internet and so little valuable information.  Of the email lists that I subscribe to on purpose (not spam), this is the only one that I absolutely positively read every week when it arrives in my inbox.  The Crucial Skills newsletter is provided by the folks who also published […more]

We see, They see–Part 2

Jan 6, 2009 | | 5 comments

Whoops! I am not sure how it happened, but I published my last post with comments turned off.  I have changed that and they are back on now. A Quick Case Study This mistake on my part might make an interesting case study of my last post.  My guess is that some of you saw […more]

We see, They see

Jan 5, 2009 | | 1 comment

A few weeks ago, I heard the following thought and it rang true to me. I wrote it down in order to ponder it.  The more I think about it, the more important it seems to me. We judge ourselves by our intentions. Others judge us by our behaviors. We cannot see our own behaviors. […more]

Blog Action Day – Poverty

Oct 14, 2008 | | 4 comments

I promised the folks at Blog Action Central that I would write about Poverty today.  The idea is invite bloggers to all write on an important topic in order to influence the conversations that we have today with family, friends, co-workers…  Most of the time we talk about the weather, politics, the economy and other […more]

Everything Must Change

Jan 7, 2008 | | Say something

I had hoped to be back in the swing of writing by now, but it is coming slow… because life is going fast! I wanted to quickly write about an upcoming event… in case you want to come too. Brian McLaren is coming to Charlotte. Who is Brian? Why is he coming? I can only […more]

What would you do?

Jul 18, 2007 | | 8 comments

A little over a week ago, I learned that I have a network that I can tap into. I have few readers who have vastly different gifts, talents, strengths and experiences. (spoken in a whisper: Don’t tell, but I think that we are the Body of Christ… you know fingers, toes, ears and all.) That […more]

What would you do?

Jul 8, 2007 | | 5 comments

I want ideas. I recently wrote a post that I began by saying that I just wanted to be heard and I felt heard. Thanks. This time I want ideas. If you had a small group of friends who wanted a private place to hang out for an overnight trip, where would you go? It […more]

Stories

Jan 7, 2007 | | Say something

Recently, I asked myself the question that guys my age ask themselves so often. What am I here for? What is my calling? What bothers me so much that I could give the rest of my life to making it better? And you know what? I had an answer. It was so clear. It wasn’t […more]