Monthly Archives: March 2013

What if we’re wrong?

What if we’re wrong?

What if we’re wrong? Do you ever allow yourself space for that question? Or what about this one: What if I am wrong? My point is that so many of us—myself included—are driven by a strong sense of faith, of self—and of epistemology. Personally, I hold these points as virtues, as strengths Read more [...]

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Do you ever just want to quit? (A Good Friday reflection)

Do you ever just want to quit? (A Good Friday reflection)

Do you ever just want to quit? I do.  Sometimes.  Not often. But sometimes I do. Today, Good Friday, I reflect on what it might mean to “quit” in the face of purpose, valuable sacrifice, and eternal changemaking. I believe that we have been given a great example which we are invited to humbly Read…

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“The Other Side of the Veil” (One of 25 things that make me happy)

“The Other Side of the Veil” (One of 25 things that make me happy)

Last night, in the middle of a very stressful phone call, I was given a word-image.  The caller told me about how, earlier in the day, “Jjaja Jack” (Grandpa Jack, my dad) had taken little, individual ice cream packets to the kids at our home in Nkumba (pronounced "in-KOOM-bah").  Somehow, the Read more [...]

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‘Groan’ Apart (A 100-second reading on the decision to decrease pressure or to increase strength)

‘Groan’ Apart (A 100-second reading on the decision to decrease pressure or to increase strength)

I disconnected my printer and my earphones from my laptop, closed its lid, and quickly swooped it up to head to a meeting.  I immediately realized that I had failed to disconnect the power cord, however, as a chain reaction evolved in which the stretched cord toppled my penholder, spilling pens, Read more [...]

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Springing Forward

Springing Forward

It’s one of my favorite times of the day.  It’s nearly 2am.  The streets and surroundings are still.  Lights twinkle from the neighboring buildings.  There’s a slight chill in the air. And there is silence. So much hype surrounds me virtually as social media reminds me that a change in Read more [...]

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What am I missing?

What am I missing?

What am I missing? What I am I not seeing? These are questions we must (MUST) ask ourselves in the course of life, especially in a life that is froth with difficulty and struggle: the life of a leader. I find that even the experts encounter surprise and the unexpected as they pursue what seems…

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