Are better than friends from high school.That’s my opinion anyway.Because what did I know at 16?About myselfAbout the worldAbout what I wanted in a friendship?Heck, I am not sureI even liked me back then.Friends from collegeAre the ones who found meWhile I was finding myselfAs they were finding themselves,And whenever we meet againIts not a […]Read more "Friends from college"
Dear LORD, I never want to forget That you are all-satisfying And that You have my best interests At heart Infinitely more than I do. I’ve made an application Hedged my bets Taken a leap of faith And now I find myself in limbo Waiting Hoping Day dreaming about how life would be With a […]Read more "The Applicant’s Prayer"
Why be consistent?What is it for?Sure, showing upDay after day matters,But where is it going?Doing what’s expectedAnd then doing it over and over againMay create stabilityAnd predictability to our daysAnd a reputation for our name,But creating the same situationsOver and over againIs also the definitionOf being stuck.If you are building a house,It’s important to know […]Read more "Consistent or Stuck?"
Is a fool’s errand. In our attempts to build a better world For the next generation Where our kids don’t struggle as we have Or experience the same heartache, We can sometimes find ourselves Running about setting down concrete slabs Along the forest floor, Blocking access to thorny bushes, Cancelling paths known to have snakes […]Read more "Paving the Jungle"
Here’s a (non-exhaustive) list of things you do NOT need a certificate for: Getting your hands dirty.Volunteering.Caring about your work andSeeing ways to improve it.Pointing out injustice.Holding leadership accountable.Taking responsibility.Taking a leap of faith.Nurturing relationships.Building a good reputation.Playing nice with the other kids.Forgiving quickly.Praying.Being generous.Being grateful.Bouncing back from setbacks.Working on your business idea.Breathing life into […]Read more "Certificate"
There are many lessons that life brings our way That are a lot more practical than would have liked. Much simpler to watch a TED Talk Or listen to a podcast Or if we are really serious even read a book about it But to actually go through the stuff? That doesn’t always seem necessary. […]Read more "Theoretical"
There is an uncomfortable space in learning When the ones who have something to teach Reach the limits of their influence and Have to reconcile with the reality That true learning is always voluntary. You cannot micromanage growth. It has to happen. Inherently. From within. Growth is a fruit born of the will of the […]Read more "Growth paradox"
Growing up my Dad always used to tell us how he used to carry his books with him to the cattle post. In between minding the cattle he would read. Despite the demanding chores he had as a child, he never let that be an excuse for him not to study. Nor did he let […]Read more "Of Books and cattle posts"
For He satisfies the longing soul, And fills the hungry soul with goodness. Psalm 107:9 NKJV I am a man of deep yearnings, My heart pines for approval And grovels for attention Constantly seeking, consistently disappointed. For the muscular arms of education and career have not been wide enough to hem me in, Nor the […]Read more "Satisfy"
High rates of unemployment, Un-evolved educational systems And small imaginations on the part of our leadership Has created a strange phenomenon amongst our generation; Where we find ourselves pursuing further education we don’t need for no other reason Than that we don’t have much else to do. No job. So more school. Could it be […]Read more "Education as a distraction"