Wisdom in post-quarantine times!

“Wisdom is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.”(Proverbs 3:15) God appeared to Solomon and gave him the opportunity to ask for anything he desired. What did Solomon desire more than anything else? WISDOM He chose wisdom over gold, oil, a NYTimes Bestseller, women, power, popularity, or long life. Why? BecauseContinue reading “Wisdom in post-quarantine times!”

St. Patrick’s Legacy, Irish influence and scholarship

Patrick is the best remembered Christian missionary to Ireland. His name has come to represent the many unknown clerics who worked in Ireland before and after him. The influence of the Irish missionaries, carriers of classical learning and disseminators of theological and philosophical thought cannot be overemphasized. Vast collections of Irish manuscripts are to beContinue reading “St. Patrick’s Legacy, Irish influence and scholarship”

Self Reliant Leadership: Why It’s Important And How It’s Achieved

“What I learned from Jan changed my personal and professional life for good, and it completely blew all my other leadership training out of the water… In my military career I was given commendations, I was lauded on all of my evaluations, and I was praised by senior Coast Guard leadership. None of this gaveContinue reading “Self Reliant Leadership: Why It’s Important And How It’s Achieved”

The shaming and torture of women in Ireland goes before the UN

This week a delegation of 21 Irish officials were part of a public hearing by the UN Committee on Torture which is reviewing the Irish State’s human rights record on Magdalene Laundries and Mother-and- baby Homes, and other aspects of Ireland’s social history. The Irish State has said there was no serious harm done toContinue reading “The shaming and torture of women in Ireland goes before the UN”

High ways of honor for veterans in Oregon

“In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.” Jose Narosky. A road trip to Portland revealed that Oregon is a great state for honoring veterans. I don’t think I saw an unmarked road or highway NOT dedicated or designated to veterans. U.S. Highway 395 is designated as a World War 1 Veterans Memorial Highway. Highway 5Continue reading “High ways of honor for veterans in Oregon”

Is there a purposeful denial of violence within Islamic theology and leadership?

“Yes, the sweat just pours out of me” was the reply from a friend when I asked her if she sweated much on the steepest incline on the treadmill. “Me too, it’s very therapeutic, releasing all that sweat and toxins.” We laughed and continued to enjoy our multiple flavors of smooth ice cream at aContinue reading “Is there a purposeful denial of violence within Islamic theology and leadership?”

My year of Jubilee

The Church is sometimes not easy to love. Ego, pride, control, competition can run rampant. My motivation for Church life and structure has taken a beaten this season. I still enjoy a good bible study. I explored a new Church this week-end Jesus Culture in Folsom High School. I needed fresh inspiration. It was myContinue reading “My year of Jubilee”

Speaking out about radical Islam

It’s easy to feel paralyzed by the rising wave of terror attacks today. Global politics have kept me on my toes. They have also inspired me to speak out more. Sexy photos, funny statements, angry memes and kittens on social media are somewhat cute but what will it take to penetrate apathy ? As aContinue reading “Speaking out about radical Islam”

Team building for Tesla in Sacramento

“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vine dresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.” (John 15:1-2). I live on Vineyard Road which is about an hours drive from the fruitful hillsContinue reading “Team building for Tesla in Sacramento”