295-Power of Parenting 5- Pattern and Purpose

“How involved should a parent be in directing a child’s purpose?

In today’s podcast and post we continue in our series, The Power of Parenting, with our fifth installment where we explore a common Proverb and learn the difference between a child’s pattern and their purpose.

Join me now as we learn to see beyond merely entertaining our kids and discover why so many people grow up without a sense of purpose.

294-Power of Parenting 4-Punishment vs Discipline

You may have heard the proverb “Spare the rod, spoil the child,” but is that really a biblical endorsement for corporal punishment?

In today’s podcast and post we look at the difference between punishment and discipline. I will use this topic to create an inward as well as an outward line of sight into the biggest problems of life.

Join me now as we see beyond spanking our kids and discover how wisdom creates the necessary nuance which can transform our punishment into discipline and change the world.

293-The Power of Parenting 3- Authority vs Influence

“Do you know the difference between Authority and Influence? If so, do you know when to use them as parents?

In part 3 of our series, The Power of Parenting, we explore the single greatest bit of parenting advice that I have ever received and I will show you how it is at the epicenter of every parenting fail.

Join me now as we learn to see beyond parental authority and why parents should gradually be using less and less of it.

292-Power of Parenting 2- Ownership vs Stewardship

“We know parents are responsible for their children, but does that mean parents own their kids?”

In today’s podcast and post we continue with our series on the Power of Parenting with a second philosophical consideration which dramatically alters how we parent. Are children a parent’s prized possession, or are parents entrusted to be stewards of what ultimately does not belong to them?

Join me now as we see beyond our underlying parenting philosophies and learn how to bring healing to our children, our family, and our world.

291-Power of Parenting 1-Random vs Designed

“Have you ever considered the moment of your conception?”

Today we begin a series on the Power of Parenting with a look at the moment of conception. I will ask some unusually difficult questions which will bring into the light our underlying parenting philosophies.

Join me now as we see beyond our physical conception and gain a glimpse at the ethos and pathos through which we enter the world.

290-Launch Your Life 5- The Depth Delusion

“Does your life have a depth dimension or a depth delusion?

In the conclusion of our series entitled, “Launch Your Life,” we explore what is beyond a life of depth. In our world, we are conditioned to skim over reality and live in the unsatisfying quest for the “next thing” not realizing it is masking a pseudonym of despair.

Join me now as I endeavor to slow us down, muffle the noise and confusion of life, so that we can gain awareness to that “still small voice” which leads us to a multi-dimensional, abundant, satisfying and meaningful life.

Launch Your Life 4- From a Job to a Mission

“Do you have a job, a career, or a mission? Do you know the difference?”

In our hurried world, it’s easy to find ourselves living in constant distraction, bouncing from one thing to the next. We have embraced an ethos of busyness as we try and climb, attain, and rise up from where we are. It’s a stressful existence of competition, survival, and struggle.

In today’s podcast and post we continue our series entitled “Launch Your Life” with a deeper look at our work.  Join me now as we see beyond climbing the ladder of many things into a satisfying life where we no matter what we do, we are really only doing one thing.

Launch Your Life 3- Do I need to Change my Life

“How do we know when it’s time to change our life?”

If you are like most people, we only come to this conclusion when something in life goes horribly wrong or we are experiencing a significant amount of pain or discomfort. In today’s podcast and post we continue our series entitled: “Launch Your Life” and examine a completely new reason to make this change… one which is truly unexpected.

Join me now as we learn to see beyond the institutions in our life which have given us an identity, and learn why living under this “Fake ID” is all the evidence we need to prompt a change in our life’s course.

287-Launch Your Life 2- What do I do with my Life

“How do you know if you have found your purpose in life?”

Today we continue part two of our “Launch your Life” series with a closer look at discovering our purpose in life. The world’s conventional wisdom always points us to look toward our career, family, or religion in order to find our purpose. While these can be institutions from which our purpose can arise, today I will challenge the assumption that these are the same thing.

Join me now as we explore the sure-fire, but counter-intuitive, way of discovering our life’s purpose, and why chasing a purpose ultimately leads us to despair.

286-Launch Your Life 1- What is My Life

“Is it possible you are living in despair and cannot perceive it?

Soren Kierkegaard said that the world lives in despair, refusing to become a self. If that is true then the lives that most people live are more about fiction, pretense, and self-delusion than they are about authenticity and ultimate reality. When I look at every strata of society, this is exactly what I see. In today’s podcast and post we begin a series entitled “Launch your Life” with a look at the question: “What is my life?”

Join me now as we see beyond our bodies and the way we spend our time to explore if we are ready to receive reality as it actually is, not as it is for us.