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What would you do with $180,000? There’s a classic parable that Jesus shared of a wealthy master who distributed resources to three of his servants. It’s as though the master knew the capacity of each one of his servants and he gave them different amounts of money to invest. To one he gave 5 talents, to another 2 talents, to another 1 talent. A talent (Ancient Greek τάλαντον, talanton ‘scale’ and ‘balance’)… Read More

What’s in it for for me? Community has all sorts of benefits and setbacks depending on the overall expectations of those who participate. Motivation is a big part, what’s the motivation for joining? Some join a community to take from the community. This is the person with very low interpersonal skills and has a one track mind, “What’s in it for me?” 1. They are known for taking but not giving back…. Read More

There’s no one that likes order like me, but order for the sake of order can be madness. The very idea of order shouldn’t suggest that everything looks perfect, nothing could be further from the truth. Order is about creating flow and the ability to move in any direction necessary to achieve something greater than ourselves. Order is not about having a clean desk as the end goal. Most of my work… Read More

A fundamental human trait is an ability to strive to achieve an end goal even against incredible odds. We rally together for justice We rally together for family and friends We rally together for economic gain We rally together for survival Human beings world wide will endure all sorts of hardship and still have an ability to retain their dignity. They will share their equity. They still smile and remain hopeful. I… Read More

CONTENT IS EVERYTHING We’re living in the most fascinating season of human existence where social media rules the world. Journalists are competing with virtual platforms where real news and fake news are blurred. Teachers are competing with virtual platforms where lifelong education and expedient information is being challenged. CONTENT IS EVERYTHING In the human struggle to exist and be relevant, is it a lawless jungle where the only the fittest survive? I… Read More

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