For over 10 years, Don and I have laughed our way closer to Jesus.
We can start off by reading scripture, and before we know it, we are poking fun at each other about how unworthy we are to have Jesus love us. Then we begin to laugh. I want to believe Jesus is laughing as well, not with us, but at the two goofballs calling themselves good Catholic boys.
Leading Each Other to Christ
Don leads me closer to Christ. I have had people who I thought were my friends in the past who did not practice their faith. As I moved closer to Christ, those people pushed back from our friendship. Maybe I made them feel uncomfortable, or guilty. While I did not push my new found spirituality on them, I began to change. I did not want to spend as much time with these old friends since I found friends like Don.
We could talk about our life and our journey with Christ. Where we turned away from Christ, and how we knew we had to find our way back to His path. Of course within this mix were our careers, our problems with our careers, and our families. Real life.
Laugh at This Life
My wife Patrice knows that when I tell her Don and I are having lunch or a beer after work, that I’m in good company and that I’ll come through the door with a big fat smile on my mug because Don makes me laugh at myself and at life.
Don is the call I will always take when my “do not disturb” feature is on. Don is the one who will volunteer to drive hours with me to an appointment just so we can spend time together.
Find Your Friend In Christ
My advice to anyone who cares to hear it, go find a Don of your own, someone who will lead you to heaven, and help keep you away from the other place.
Anecdotes are those small little stories that everybody tells. Life is interesting because of the stories told, especially those that are based in truth. Of course, a little exaggeration can always help it along.
Some people are just really good at remembering and reflecting on how certain situations were in the past. When these people tell their personal stories or stories about others, they are told in such a way, that all you want to do at that exact moment, is listen to hear what happened.
There are many actors in our lives who haven’t hit the big screen, yet they enrich our lives with their ability to entertain us with their wise vision of the world.
Recent projects I’ve undertaken have required a great deal of understanding cause and effect, planning, workflow, processes and putting to work LEAN. I searched what it means to be a “detail person.” Continue reading “Do You Prefer Cause or Effect?”
Brian was a 4th grade buddy who past away in 1971. We played together at lunchtime and sat near each other in class. When he passed away from cancer I remember being confused. Death wasn’t something I understood. As life unfolds there are plenty of moments where thinking of death is normal, yet, our world tells us something different.
Stuck in the Worlds Web
The world doesn’t want us to be bothered with death, ours or anyone else’s. The world wants you to have all the distractions in life, this way you won’t focus on what’s really important. Continue reading “Paradise For Ever”
Merry Christmas! Jesus’ birth more than 2,000 years ago is both divine and historical. So many faith traditions point to this, a special day. Let his grace and peace reign in your heart, at home, at work, and in public. Go spread the joy.
The Birth of Jesus. *18 Now this is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, * but before they lived together, she was found with child through the holy Spirit. 19 Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man, * yet unwilling to expose her to shame, decided to divorce her quietly. Continue reading “Three Stories of Jesus’ Birth”