World Traveler

I don’t keep a habit of remembering Valentine’s day particularly well, but on this one I was surreptitiously listening to some Andrew Peterson music and hit the song “World Traveler”.  I think when many of us enter life we have grand visions of what we have set out to do and sometimes those visions end up being accurate depictions of how our lives turn out.  In other cases, the visions are very different than what we actually experience, but the one we participate in is much better than we could have imagined.  World Traveler talks about a person who sees a life before them in exploration and adventure, though later finds himself finding the love of his life, getting married, and having kids.  This transition to many might seem like he lost the opportunity for exploration and is now in the monotony of daily life.  The song however paints a different idea, one that matches my own experience, which is the discovery of love and the voyage through life with children brings about a greater degree of insight, adventure, and joy than even the most interesting of travels.  As I look at my own life this Valentine’s day, I know that my wife and my children have made me who I am, have opened my eyes to who I can be, and are the greatest gifts God could provide in this life.  I combine that with what I have the opportunity to do for work and I have much to be thankful for.  This isn’t to say that everyone is called to the vocation of marriage, but for me, it brings about who I’m called to be because of its challenges and the need to give of myself, rather than take.  What a blessing the burden of this vocation can be when I think of it as a blessing instead.



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Ethics of AI – Introduction

Why think about Ethics of AI: We are experiencing a generational shift in the impact of technology in the human experience.  The infusion of technology into every aspect of life is changing the way we live our daily lives and the way businesses engage their customers, partners, and employees.    The transformation via technology is not […]

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Listening and being restored

Do you ever drive somewhere and realize that you sort of “auto-piloted” there, but it was the wrong destination?  You’ve driven this route time and time again, only it was the wrong route with the wrong place.  I sometimes feel that I need to make sure that I’m not doing the same in life.  The […]

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Bearing all things

In the last several years I’ve had the opportunity to experience a great deal of growth in the business I’m a leader for.  I find directly attached to that growth is a certain amount of stress considering the great burden of people’s lives placed upon my decisions.  If I were to answer “what keeps you […]

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Mary and my Wife

I had a reversion to the Catholic Church as part of my journey of faith.  A part of my journey was the discovery of the part that Mary plays in salvation history.  I had to struggle with a perceived tension between a commitment to Christ and how a focus on Mary would either direct or […]

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In my personal devotion time I was reading and listening to Psalm 137 this morning.  The Psalm tells the story of the Israelites when they were captives in Babylon, after being conquered.  The Israelites were removed from their homeland and forcibly integrated into the Babylonian culture.  This was an intentional strategy by the Babylonians to cause […]

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The Meeting with God

I have lots of meetings at work, so much that I often need to prioritize and determine which is more important vs. another.  This factors into time management in general, which is possibly one of the most important skills for any effective business man, both personally and professionally.  So important that many, many books have […]

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