Screaming corks and flying rodents

Thanks to the generosity of my friend Gary Wilber who runs Troy Christian Schools, one of the finest Christian educational institution I have seen, I just finished a week of R and R at Norris Lake in Eastern Tennessee. This place was a taste of heaven. For seven days I watched five grandchildren in life jackets bob like screaming corks …

Where is God when it hurts

This morning Christianity Today released the text of Philip Yancey’s sermon delivered two weeks after the shootings on the Virginia Tech campus. This is a must read. If you were asked to give a message of hope in the midst of such tragedy, what would you say? Some of Yancey’s first words were these: “In considering how to begin today, …

I can fly

In 1984 I learned to fly. It was a way to bring my family to my speaking engagements without having to buy expensive airline tickets for each person. It soon became much more than that. I am addicted. There is nothing on earth as exhilarating as viewing it from above. My trip to Cedar Falls Iowa this week was resplendent …

Know the difference between a CM1 and a hearM1

A sweet women approached our product table at Legacy Five’s Memorial Day Celebration. After looking everything over, she asked, “Do you have any CM1s?” Our staff kindly responded that we didn’t have any CM1’s. They had never heard of a CM1. Neither had I. At that point the lady declared, “I have five of Ken’s CM1s.” My sister likes the …

Interview vs Conversation

MOST of the time, this is not my favorite use of time. Today I spent several hours on the phone and enjoyed it! AND I discovered why. I dislike interviews because so many are simply a list of questions. The interviewer asks a question and no matter what my response, without comment or reaction the interviewer goes on to the …