Don’t Buy Potential, Buy As Is

The windshield was oily, making it difficult to see out through the night as I sped through the Canadian countryside. The rhythmic sound of the wiper coupled with the car stereo going at full blast formed an eclectic melody. “Whish Whash Boom!” I had driven 533 miles over 9 hours just to witness the wedding of a dear friend, a good man, Sebastian. To grasp the significance of this, you […]

By |April 15th, 2015|Advice|

An Increased Capacity to Influence

 I recently met a gentleman for lunch and he told me a fascinating story. Let me share it with you. Croydon (not his real name), had the perfect life. Everything he had wanted to be as a child, he was. He had married his Bible College sweetheart. Their 19 years of fruitful marriage produced 3 handsome and healthy boys. He was ordained as a youth pastor, his dream job. Better […]

By |April 1st, 2015|Christian living|

You Are Healed

The winter was brutal with ice and freezing cold hovering all over the Indianapolis skyline. I was owing 3 months of rent. School was out of session and so I could not sneak into the cafeteria for a hot meal. Yes, I used to sneak in through the back door since I could not afford the $5.50 meal charge. Many times I got caught and sent away to face a […]

By |March 25th, 2015|Healing|

Let Them Come

Fallen leaves and dew overlaid the grass. The weather was not too hot nor cold. Just a perfect fall Sunday. My roommate John, mentioned he had been invited to Church. I asked him if I could come along. He agreed. Though a Christian, I hadn’t been to Church in the four weeks since I arrived Indianapolis. We attended Grace Evangelical Church that day. There I […]

By |March 3rd, 2015|Compassion|

The Master Orchestrator

orchestrate: – to arrange or manipulate, especially by means of clever or thorough planning or maneuvering:

I had the pleasure of meeting legendary investor, Warren Buffett years ago in Omaha, Nebraska. Along with several other students, I came to him for wisdom on how to pick stocks and be successful. But the advice he gave us was to not “miss it” when it became time to choose […]

By |February 18th, 2015|Teaching|

From A Deep Place

Occasionally, people try to tell me what to do and why I should do it. Some of these things have nothing to do with my calling. Just someone having an idea, and wanting me to fit into that idea. I easily spot these because I remember where I was when God called me. I remember it was just me and God then, when things were […]

By |February 13th, 2015|Testimony|

The Path To Prominence

To compensate for a missed trip, I took the family to the JW Marriott hotel in downtown Indianapolis. As we left for home after our stay, I was approached by Jeff Walker (Not his real name), an employee of the hotel who assisted with guest parking. Jeff and I go way back. We attended the same University. Jeff was the star of the soccer team, the one everybody wanted to […]

By |February 11th, 2015|Inspiration|