Saturday, August 30, 2014

Loose an argument?


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Christian Unity?

Unity doesn't mean we agree about ideas, issues, and political candidates. But we disagree AND love the other, seeking to serve Christ in them whether we agree or not. What good my I do for them? For one thing I can really listen and make sure I understand.

http://www.ncregister.com/blog/simcha-fisher/sins-against-unity-and-sins-against-love?utm_content=buffer873b3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The Startup Show: After IDE, Act!

Tips for taking action after you've decided what you want to do. Activities have all changed, no longer on each morning. But still good tips. And may have some historic value. :-)

Friday, August 22, 2014

Civic education for neighborhoods

Once again John Wren, founder of Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is available to chamber of commerce and other groups to talk about Ben Franklin and how the common person can serve in elected public office. Will travel. Or get a preview any Friday at an IDEA Cafe Startup Workshop John chairs personally, see upcoming calendar on http://Meetup.com/Small-Biz-Chamber or call (303)861-1447 with questions or to get John Wren's Ben Franklin on your calendar.  

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

University of Denver Summer Commencement 2014

August 15, 2014 Commencement Address: Top 10 Tips for Achieving Success: (Starts at 16:00) 10. Hard work pays off. 9. Keep a positive attitude. 8. Stick to it. 7. Be patient. 6. Build a positive reputation. 5. Communicate effectively. 4. Set realistic goals. 3. Work effectively with others. 2. Exploit your passions. 1. Make a difference.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The gaze.

AGDM+++


"Like any true mirror, the gaze of God receives us exactly as we are, without judgment or distortion, subtraction or addition."


http://conta.cc/1pXOBdT


My mother is very ill.


Yesterday from her hospital bed  she put her had on my right cheek and gazed into my eyes and I felt blessed.


November 15, 1979 my dad passed on, just 10 years after selling the business we'd been building for 20 years  after moving to Colorado from Texas.


The day before rom his hospital bed in the same hospital, too weak for words pop had given me a final hug.


Thank-you God for the gift of their lives together, the gift my life you've given through them, and through me and Janet to our four children and grand children.


Strengthen us all now by your real presence, your hug, my we all feel your hand on our cheek, your gaze into our eyes, strength to share with others this day forever more.


Thank you God, thank you mom and pop, and thank you who is reading this and we share this eternal moment. Please pray for my mom, and please pray for me to be able to be a channel of God's love, peace, and the certain knowledge that she'll soon have the joy of pop's hug again.


This life is so very short, don't wait. Now, right now, hear The Call, "come!" Let's start! 


It's only too late if we don't start now, trusting that the little we can do, with God's help, is enough.


God bless you and your Journey.+++ 


John

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Very short video, two startup stories.

Two startup stories back to back, takes less than 3 minutes to watch both. The first is how it seems to me how nearly everything that actually gets off the ground gets started, "Some times it's not about planning." The second it sounds like is still a work in progress, my hunch is... you can guess. We'll see in the next few months. Bogus (in my opinion) numbers on startups were published here in Colorado last week, Secretary of State office made media release that lots and lots of startups took off. Really? I'm going to dig deeper into the published numbers and will get back to you. In the mean time, watch this video and post a comment below or call me and let's talk. John Wren (303)861-1447