My talk at TEDxPlano: “On the Verge … of Giving Up on Love”

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TEDxPlano invited me to speak at their inaugural event. For my topic, I chose to speak about love… and shared a few personal stories connected to my work at the Prison Entrepreneurship Program. I also strongly recommend that you watch the … Click here to continue readingClick here to continue reading >>>

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what is love? (things kids say)

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I have been mentally wrestling with my ideas for my next TEDx talk … on the role of accountability/selflessness in love. So, I asked my 8-year old today “what do you think love is?” I swear, without any prompting, her … Click here to continue readingClick here to continue reading >>>

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Why I invested in “We are all Homeless” campaign on IndieGoGo

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I invested in this IndieGoGo campaign led by my friend Willie Baronet, who put together the video below. Want to know why? Check out my recent post about Homeless Jesus. Or read about my own experience with seeing the face of … Click here to continue readingClick here to continue reading >>>

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A Church’s “Homeless Jesus” Statue Angers the Wealthy

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A powerful video (thanks to Larry James’ Urban Daily for this):   And here is a moving still shot of the statue:

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The Absent Father Wound: Parenting is a Moral Responsibility

Jeremy Gregg Step to the Line Prison Entrepreneurship Program

Fatherhood is not just a vocation; it is a divine appointment and a moral responsibility. I had a great reminder of that this weekend when I was in prison for a PEP event. I had 60 executive volunteers on my … Click here to continue readingClick here to continue reading >>>

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who is the boss? (things kids say)

I foolishly confronted my youngest daughter after she refused to go in “time out” when I was disciplining her…  ————– Me: “Harper, if you don’t follow the rules, what am I going to do with you?” Harper: “…put me in … Click here to continue readingClick here to continue reading >>>

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Daddy is tired (things kids say)

Never reveal weakness to a five-year old … ————– Me: “Man, I am tired.” Harper: “Maybe you’re just lazy?”

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entrepreneurship (things kids say)

Talking with my daughters about a company that the younger one (Harper) wants to start…  ————– When discussing who would do which jobs, my older daughter (Madeleine) just told Harper: “You are the boss. That means you don’t have to … Click here to continue readingClick here to continue reading >>>

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what is better than fire? (things kids say)

Heart-warming comment from my daughter while we sitting around the fire…… ————– My wife Natalie: “There’s nothing better than a fire.” My daughter Madeleine: “Yea there is.” Natalie: “What?” Madeleine: “Family!”

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Coleman Barks reads Rumi’s ‘I See My Beauty In You’

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Stunning reading of a gorgeous poem … with the perfect musical accompaniment. Amazing. (Click here if the video below is not working.) Coleman Barks reads Rumi’s ‘I See My Beauty In You’ from BillMoyers.com on Vimeo. Here is the text … Click here to continue readingClick here to continue reading >>>

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where babies come from (things kids say)

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Dear Lord …  ————– My 5-year old daughter Harper: “Mommy, please can we have another baby?” My wife: “How?” Harper: “PRAY TO GOD RIGHT NOW!”

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getting older (things kids say)

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My daughter reveals the sad truth after I pick her up to carry her through the parking lot… ————– Me: “Ughhh … when did you get so heavy?” Harper: “You’re acting old, Dad.”

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talking to myself (things kids say)

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A little conversation while I was driving with my daughters …. —– Maddie: “Daddy, when you talk to yourself, did you know I can hear you?” Me: “Really?” Maddie: “Yes. And you probably shouldn’t do it because it’s usually rude.” … Click here to continue readingClick here to continue reading >>>

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Urgent: Tell your Congressman to Support the Second Chances Act

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URGENT — ACTION NEEDED — PLEASE SHARE Congress recently began work on its Fiscal Year 2015 Justice Appropriations bills. As this process kicks off, Congress will prioritize programs with widespread support and it’s important that they be reminded of the … Click here to continue readingClick here to continue reading >>>

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