Saturday, September 29, 2012

Content & Context

Context is what give content relevance. Without context, content is just itself. With context, content has substance and meaning in relation to itself and everything else.

Content is a stranger standing on a busy corner. Context is a stranger standing on a busy corner in a large city at the end of the business day feeling overwhelmed by all the sights and sounds, being pushed by the mass of people, and wondering what to do and where to go next.

Content is the stranger. Context is what is happening around him and involving him to think, decide and act. Context gives the stranger the moments to be among everything and still be one to himself.

Without context the stranger is just a person somewhere. Context makes the stranger relevant in the world.

Saturday, September 22, 2012


The importance of a position isn't so much the position itself, but the character of the person in the position. One should never mistake the position for the person and a person should never mistake his importance for the position.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

What Matters

It's not what you promise to do that matters, it's what you actually do that counts.

Mindful Geography

"Stand in your own space and know you are there."
                                                         - anonymous

Know you are there in body and mind, know you are there in the space around you, and know you are there in the whole of all of the space in that moment of time. And then in the next moment of time.

Until you don't know the difference between you, the space and everything else at the moment. And then you will know.

Saturday, September 15, 2012


Failure is the success of learning and knowing what does not work. Failure is discovering for that moment, those circumstance, that situation, or those events what you thought and tried didn't work. That alone is a success.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Thought

A biblical scholar once said in an interview, "The Bible is the best work of historical fiction ever written." Of course, he was referring to the fact it was written by men and then translated and rewritten by men over the millenia since the first edition was published.

The scholar said the Bible isn't the "word of God", but the word in the name of God understood and interpreted by men, and however devout and dedicated they were and are today, it's still their words and work, not God's. And their Bible, not God's.

Something we should remember when we hear people speak, and especially preach, about the Bible as the word of God. It's not. It's the words of the men who wrote the Bible, they're simply using his name for theirs in the name of God. Nothing more, and not God's.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Caring or Not

When people say they do not care, it's often because they don't know. The problem is trying to distinguish if they don't care because they don't know or they know and just really don't care. The former deserve information, the latter deserve questions, the difference between what and why.