How can I do better?

We can become complicit in evil if we are not careful. Our behavior in our workplaces, schools, churches, communities and families and the way we react to events can send signals : we can choose to send ripples of healing kindness or ripples of bitterness; ripples of proactive improvement of the status quo or ripples […]

Hello in there – Reprise on LinkedIn

Read the updated post : Hello in there : The call to seek connection and be known on my LinkedIn account.

Four4Soaring Launches a Podcast

Hi Soarers! I just wanted to give everyone a heads up that I have been dabbling with recording podcast versions of the blog. The podcast can be found on multiple platforms where podcasts are available like Spotify. I am using an app called Anchor and my iPhone to create the podcasts and right now they […]

Let me build a bridge, for I cannot fill the chasm…

https://youtu.be/OiPiRKbNCWY The poet of my youth was one Gordon Sumner, aka Sting. The first concert I ever went to was Dream of the Blue Turtles, his debut solo album. A bit odd for a kid my age as all my other friends went to the Journey, AC/DC and KISS concerts, and I loved all that […]

A mom for all seasons

If many of you were to write a blog about your mom and titled it ” A mom for all seasons” I suspect your story might be about one special woman who showered you with unconditional love, who was your rock, your inspiration and a guiding light in your life. Still others of you might […]

Surviving change without going ape

How many times have we left for work, fully intending to play the part of the ever-composed, quietly observant, always benevolent Jane Goodhall, only to find ourselves at the end of the day, flinging feces at our teammates in a primitive display of dominance and one-upmanship? “You cannot get through a single day without having an […]

What are you choosing to take with you?

Do you need all that junk you are carrying around? How much of what you encounter every day is because of what you choose to take with you everywhere you go? https://youtu.be/wTXV59f6m0g 4:24 Yoda and Luke Cave Scene from The Empire Strikes BackI DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY OF THE MOVIE CONTENT IN […]

Pushing people into the chasm of tension as an act of service.

Once, I thought all tension was “bad” or “negative.” I was under the assumption that making others uncomfortable (or my making a mistake) was always a “mark against me on the scoreboard of life.” This could be because I am innately, at least according to many of the personality inventories I’ve taken the last 40 […]

The “Colonel” Of Truth and our bias in the war against him.

Why do I write this blog? What is this whole #four4soaring thing about anyway? As I ponder this question I am assaulted by what Steven Furtick calls the Chatterbox in my own head: You are writing this blog out of ego. You want to be liked. You crave attention. You don’t really care about anyone […]

Is blind faith what it’s all about?

Faith is not blind. It sees. Where we falter, it renews. I have always been fascinated by dogma. Fundamentalism is something of a preoccupation of mine. So much so that I used to equate those two things with Faith and in particular following Jesus. I used to think that there was a requirement to believe […]

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