“Remember how the Lord your God led you through the wilderness for these forty years . . . (Deut. 8:2)
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses to the life of faith . . . (Heb. 12:1)
Whether writing for business or for ministry, I aspire to be a reflective writer for the heart. My goal is to reflect on my wilderness experiences for fellow pilgrim readers, through the lens of biblical and theological reflection, that helps us connect more deeply with God, with each other and with the great cloud of witnesses who have gone before us.
I write to transform the experience into genuine learning, to remember the feelings and emotions, and to capture the insights into more self-awareness.
I incorporate personal story that often reveals a candor and vulnerability not normally shared in a group or community’s context.
In 2010, I created a biblical teaching resource for experiential learning that employs the incredible shaping power of Gospel narrative to form disciples of Jesus. It is entitled “Luke-Acts Improv: Biblical Narratives That Get You into The Act.” “Luke-Acts Improv” is a metaphor I coined for reframing life experience in the drama of the biblical story. In this book, I introduce others to the time-honored spiritual disciplines of our ancestors to offer a fresh way of participating in the story of God.
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Insights for Sales Professionals
In July 2014, the beginnings of a second writing project emerged. I was asked to share a “packaging sales success story” at the mid-year sales meeting. I was age sixty at the time, halfway through my 3rd year of drought after 14 years of top sales performance, and many were considering me a kind of Willy Loman. Willy Loman represents the archetype character of a salesperson who did not adapt to shifts in the marketplace in American playwright Arthur Miller’s 1949 Broadway play Death of a Salesman.
I felt like Willy Loman as I revealed a candor and vulnerability not normally shared in a sales meeting context. I was floored by the response. It got really quiet. I could see tears. I learned later that my story had deep impact. It was a sacred moment. It felt like a calling. I knew I had to not only write about it but to also come alongside others who needed help and support like I did. Contact me for a copy.