Am I Friend Enough 2…

I have contemplated and mulled over this thought for a couple of years. This idea of becoming and being a friend is pretty special these days in the world we live in today. The definition according to the online free dictionary is: FRIEND 1. A person whom one knows, likes, and trusts. 2. A person whom one knows; an acquaintance. 3. A person with whom one is allied in a struggle or cause; a comrade. 4. One who supports, sympathizes with, or patroni...

Am I Friend Enough…

I love a girl, she is not mine by birth, but by the spirit. If I had a daughter she would be the one I would choose! Of course I know she isn't perfect, but to me she is. In God's eyes she is known as one of the 'favorites'. She has been such a friend to me and my family for about 20 years. And back in the days when everyone and their brother couldn't get away from me and my family fast enough; there she was. I think when the scriptures talk about; "the

8 Things Open Minded is NOT

8 Things Open Minded is NOT
I have had a lot experiences and thoughts about open mindedness. I am fully aware of the fear people have concerning those of us who have ventured out in uncharted waters of thought and process.  Open mindedness is not something you usually equate to religious people.  But certainly Spiritual people have learned to embrace new things, thoughts, and realities. I am pretty sure I could write books on this subject, but I will give you the cliff note version. ...

Polarization of Humanity

Polarization of Humanity
I have been contemplating the thought; humans have no patience or endurance and therefore have long left the idea of a spirituality that actually practices. Aesthetic is so vital to the experiential realm of true spirituality.  Today’s society is transforming from the idea of hearers, to feelers.  At least the pendulum is swinging back to a spirituality that has experiences along with the concepts.  St. Symeon the Theologian says that, “Only through the ex

How I became Open Minded…

How I became Open Minded…
As God has blessed me, I have lived a humble but fruitful life. I have had the  opportunity to be a part of many notable miracles, served under some mighty men and women of God. Have had great success in the Business world, but my greatest of all achievements is definitely my family and who they have become as people. I remember the night that the new Texas Stadium opened up, I think that they hosted an OU vs BYU football game, I’m not sure.  At halftime

The Book of ‘U’

The Book of ‘U’
I remember in some of our leadership training sessions in the past I would sometimes ask the question, “If your friends or family were to write a biography of your life story, what would the title be?” Don’t get me wrong here, what others’ think about you is important in a lot of ways, but totally unnecessary for you to discover the real U. It is an eye-opening experience. Think about what you would write as the title, compared to others would put as the

Discovering the RealU 4

Discovering the RealU 4
Today I am pondering the possibility of discovering your true identity apart from manifesting your destiny. When I say discovering your divine identity I am not merely talking about the mental ascent to understanding. But rather in the revealing and being who you know you are at your core. With this thought in mind then I can see how walking out your destiny or purpose is closely linked to walking out your divine nature. This journey has taken me quite a w
1. All of us have the divine ability to create 2. You find your destiny and or purpose in your passion 3. Very few will make a living at what they are passionate about (not entirely) 4. Manifesting purpose and meaning to the world is a journey (it’s revealed in the art of being and doing, not a destination) 5. Squandering your gifts and talents will bring torment and distress to your life 1. “I’m not very creative” doesn’t work. There is no such thing...

Discovering the RealU 2

Discovering the RealU 2
I was talking to one of my sons a few months ago about what he wanted to do for a living, and or career. I found his response and logic quite different from what I expected. His reply was, ” I want to get involved in some kind of schooling that requires the least amount of time and the most pay”. You know we have been trained to think this way in our carnal perspectives. Some people try to find jobs, some seek careers with benefits. Remember years ago that

Discovering the RealU

Discovering the RealU
“What do you want to be when you grow up?”  I suppose there is not an American alive that hasn’t been asked this question, either in Kindergarten or First grade. I’m thinking today of what the answers might have been when we were young and full of hope, and faith. I remember in my class there were replies of  Teacher, astronaut, Football Player, Singer, Business Owner, and even the President. Today I am wondering how many of us ‘became’ what we wanted to