What are Dreams and Where do they Come From?

Those questions are something that I’ve been thinking a lot about lately because I have no idea what’s the right answer to either of them. The reason dreams have been on my mind is because I’ve been having some real funky ones as of late. And by funky I mean strange, not-so-nice or haunting. None [Read More...]

Big Personal News about the Inauguration

I recently got a phone call from the Olive Branch Interfaith Peace Coalition in Washington DC—and they asked if I could speak at their interfaith service and vigil the night before the Inauguration. The theme of the service is Peaceful Nonviolence, inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. I will be talking about the impact of [Read More...]

Promotional Video for Love Is An Orientation

Check this out – it’s the promotional video for my book, Love is an Orienation (which you can buy here or here)! Feel free to visit YouTube and write some comments and reviews!!!!! I hope you love it…. Much love. http://www.themarinfoundation.org/ [Read more...]

Wise Words from a Unique Source

Here is the conclusion to a book I just finished. I thought it was relevant and profound. He said: ““Early in my career I went around telling everyone of my lofty goals—that I’d be the best ever in my field. People laughed at me. You’re crazy man.Can’t be done.Yeah right! No one in history has [Read More...]

Weigh-in #1

I weighed myself today, like I promised I would do, exactly 3 weeks after I started my shrink-me-down-to-somewhat-normal-sized-again-please workout and diet. I checked in at 256 lbs even. That is a loss of 3.5 lbs. Not bad considering I gorged myself during Christmas (which in my world constitutes December 23-28) and then again on New [Read More...]

God in Quiet Time? –Part 2

In the last post I talked about my belief that the label “quiet time” should actually be called (and lived out as) “spending time with God” throughout the entirety of a day—due to the pressure (internal and external) that is put on a person to feel or hear something significant in a designated time slot [Read More...]

God in Quiet Time? –Part 1

I’ve never been a big fan of the Christian label “quiet time.” I’m sure that may be offensive to some, but really, it’s not meant to be taken that way. Instead, I’m a big fan of labeling my “quiet time” as “spending time with God.” Let me explain. In a previous post I talked about [Read More...]

The Marin Foundation December 2008 Newsletter

The busiest season of The Marin Foundation’s existence just ended. From the beginning of October to right before Thanksgiving I was speaking around the country 50 of 60 days. During that period I flew 21,713 miles, visited 16 different cities and spoke at 22 different events in front of about 17,000 people live—and prayerfully this [Read More...]

Go Get It

This is a picture of the famous American author and philosopher Henry D. Thoreau. Ok, so he’s not a good looking dude … but none the less he had some really challenging and thought provoking things to say throughout his life. I have a magnet on my refrigerator with a quote of his: “Go confidently [Read More...]

Thoughts on Obama and Warren

In light of the Pope controversy yesterday and it being Christmas Eve today, I wanted to link you all to a friend of mine, Scot McKnight, who wrote a brilliant post about Obama’s choice to have Rick Warren give the invocation. His post is by far and away the most level-headed, well thoughtout commentary I’ve [Read More...]

The Pope’s Comments about Homosexuality (revised)

The BBC News reported today that, in his year-end speech to the senior Vatican staff, the Pope stated that gender theory blurs the distinction between male and female and could thus lead to the self-destruction of the human race (click here and here for two versions of the story.) Throughout his speech the Pope threw [Read More...]

My Top 17 Things of 2008

Why is it the Top 17 things you might ask? Well, I couldn’t settle on just 15. 17. Live Danity Kane concert16. Love Lockdown by Kanye West15. Dark Knight Movie14. The Year of Living Biblically by AJ Jacobs13. David Cook winning American Idol12. Chicago Cubs great regular season (let’s just forget about the playoffs—please!) 11. [Read More...]

Too Funny For Real…

A good friend of mine, Marko (who is the President of Youth Specialties), posted this video on his blog last month. It is the funniest thing I’ve seen in forever. Please click here and watch it! I was laughing out loud (to myself) for a good 5 minutes. Much love.www.themarinfoundation.org [Read more...]

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

A good friend of mine Ramiro Medrano gave me, for my birthday, two tickets to the Chicago premier (private screening) of Brad Pitt’s new movie, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The screening was at 8pm on my birthday (the 16th), and lucky for me the weather was horrible that day. Therefore due to inclimate [Read More...]