HONOR

Today, September 20, 2021, I achieved my three-score and ten years on this planet. Reaching this milestone and transitioning to a new decade of life is an occasion for reflection. I am reflecting on significant lessons learned during the formative years of my childhood. At times awareness of lessons imparted during my youth went unnoticed … More HONOR

TRANSITION AND METAMORPHOSIS – Part 4

Besides physical work-outs, spiritual and psychological exercise is also critical during transitions. Several consequential thoughts have reinforced my mindset as I process vocational changes. This day was coming.  When my mother turned 80, my brothers and I gathered in San Marcos, California. We took mom out to dinner to celebrate her milestone. Mom enjoyed affirming, … More TRANSITION AND METAMORPHOSIS – Part 4

TRANSITION AND METAMORPHOSIS – Part 3

MY CATALYTIC CONVERGENCE – #3 VOCATION  The Latin word “voca,” which means to call, is the root for the English word vocation. In Christianity, the term acknowledges that there is a divine purpose or calling in ours lives. We, as humans, do not merely exist. We have purpose. Early Church history teachers such as Origen and Augustine … More TRANSITION AND METAMORPHOSIS – Part 3

PROTECTING THE SANCTITY OF THE PUPLIT – Part 1 “Internalized Capitalism”, “Lying Fallow” and “Lessons from the Loo”

During the era of NASA’s preparations for the first human-crewed moon landing, I launched into preaching and teaching in the Church. I was a member of the notable graduating class of 1969 at Burbank High School. Fast-forward fifty-two years, I find myself dealing with physical and vocal challenges which threaten my ability to continue the … More PROTECTING THE SANCTITY OF THE PUPLIT – Part 1 “Internalized Capitalism”, “Lying Fallow” and “Lessons from the Loo”

‘GIVE ‘EM SPACE – HERE COMES THE INTROVERTS! – Protecting Spiritual, Psychological, and Physical Capacity

Googling information about successful introverts, I came across such articles as “23 of the Most Amazingly Successful Introverts in History – There are many misconceptions regarding introverts. Here are some of the most successful introverts in history and how you can emulate their success.” https://www.inc.com/john-rampton/23-amazingly-successful-introverts-throughout-history.html I seem to be in good company. The collage at the … More ‘GIVE ‘EM SPACE – HERE COMES THE INTROVERTS! – Protecting Spiritual, Psychological, and Physical Capacity

CONVERGENCE TIMING

The merging of life events, at a specific moment or season of life. Often little or no personal control is exercised in the timing of the convergence. Personal control may be exercised in the awareness of, the learning from,             and the application of the lessons from the convergence.  Convergence was the title I … More CONVERGENCE TIMING

Adapting

Preacher Solomon experimented with life. “And I set my heart to know wisdom and to know madness and folly. I perceived that this also is grasping for the wind.” (Ecclesiastes 1:17). I sometimes wonder if Solomon was having a bad day when he wrote Ecclesiastes. He uses the word vanity sixty-five times in his treatise … More Adapting