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What would you do with $7,200,000? 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

For me to be that confident to declare that ‘All things work out for good’, I’d have to have resources and references far greater than anything this world can offer. At the young age of 58, I’ve had the privilege of bypassing real tragedy 🎭 even though I’ve felt like I went to the edge a few times. When I compare my story to others, especially my parents, my life has been… Read More

The cleansing power of fire Over the past few weeks I’ve taken time out to get rid of everything that has come to the end of its life. Firstly, I took about twelve years of diaries and burnt every page in an afternoon. Sitting in my backyard by my fire pit tearing page after page of my life and throwing them into the fire. Every now and then I took a glimpse… Read More

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