What does Cambridge, Shell and Harvest have in common?

Setting the scene… Starting off pulling content from a #1 rated podcast, will see what Cambridge and Royal Dutch Shell have in common, rewind back to Pentecost, and finally pull it all together as we discuss the Family. Freakonomics podcast – family discussion and background…

Happy Families have what type of financial habits?

Been researching how financial habits can improve. The Bible actually has a lot to say about finances which I’ve been cross-checking and then presented to Harvest Fellowship in Feb 2014. Audio and Video (slides + audio) are presented below. Happy Families have Biblical financial habits!…

It’s my birthday

Today, 34 years ago, at 16:17 I was born. My father’s recollection: “34yrs ago on a Sunday morning your Mother and I went to church to get the buses off and then to CC hospital. Our Lamaze teacher was on duty as the head nurse…

The Man in the Arena

Are you this man? It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,…

Flat shopping

Was speaking with a person at church recently who is moving to Japan. Ningning and myself were sharing flat leasing experiences with him. Made me think back to the HGTV show House Hunters Intl and to this episode. (Watch on Hulu)

How low will he go? Obama gives Japan’s Emperor Akihito a wow bow

News article with photo… This story is creating “outrage” in Washington. Why? “It’s not appropriate for an American president to bow to a foreign one,” said conservative pundit William Kristol speaking on the Fox News Sunday program, adding that the gesture bespoke a United States…

Book Review – AS THEY SEE ‘EM – What do you think?

Allen St. John wrote this book review on Sunday, September 27, 2009 called “It’s the Hard-Knock Life For Umps.” Have you read AS THEY SEE ‘EM, By Bruce Weber? What do you think? Agree or disagree? (Seems like if you are an umpire you will…

How Can I Convince my Friends to Travel Overseas?

Saw this editorial recently about how I can convince my friends (and family!) to travel overseas. “To those of us who love international travel—those of us who’ve been transformed by it and have become addicted to it—this notion might seem astonishing. Who on earth wouldn’t…