Where do I find God?

Almost every week, I make the long, and very lonely drive from my home in La Quinta, to the City of El Centro so that I can teach adult students in Business, Marketing, and Leadership.  Over the past few years, I have marveled at the beauty of the desert and of the Salton Sea.  I have wondered if this was the type of landscape that awaited the ancient Hebrews in their exodus from Egypt.  Is this a similar landscape to that which our Lord, Jesus Christ and the Apostles walked, during the first century A.D.  Certainly, as the sun is setting, and you look out over the Salton Sea, you cannot help but be overwhelmed by the beauty and majesty of God’s creation.

But you also can’t help the comparison to the Dead Sea and the Sea of Galilee. All around, you find Palms, Dates, Figs, and Citrus of every type.  Grapes for both the table and for fermenting into wine grow in abundance.  The sea itself, is a source of food (all varieties of Saltwater Fish), recreation, and healing.  The environment, although harsh, provides everything necessary for the sustenance and propagation of human life.

So let me ask all of you the obvious question, Should the Salton Sea be protected as a symbol of Judeo/Christian history?  The Salton Sea has existed for millennia.  It originally was a part of what we now call the Gulf of California.  Then, for the past 1000 years or so, known as Lake Cahuilla after the Colorado River dredged out enough material to create a sand bar between the ocean and the inland sea.  The Salton Sea, as we now know it, is dying.  A symbol of the neglect and inefficiency of the Federal, State, and local governments to decide how to protect this incredible resource.

I have a plan, but it is a plan that needs the backing of the local residents, as well as the residents of much of Southern California.  A plan to restore the Salton Sea, to provide clean energy, and to ensure a sustainable water supply to millions.  If you would like to hear my plan, please let me know.

This post was inspired by an article by Susanna Spencer in the National Catholic Register.

Kevin

Peace through Strength

I believe that nearly everyone would agree that the Dalai Lama is a man of peace.  However, it appears that the Dalai Lama and Ronald Reagan have much in common.  You maintain peace, by being strong in the face of your enemies.  Even in the eyes of the Dalai Lama, a schoolgirl has the right to defend herself when confronted by evil.

Designed for Success (055)

Happy Success Sunday everyone,

I’ve fallen behind in my posts, so for the next few days I’m going to give you all two (or possibly three) different quotes for your consideration.

Today’s 2nd Success Quote is from Dr. Ben Carson. Dr. Carson is best known for his gifted hands that have performed miraculous surgeries on children.  Dr. Carson is also a devout Christian and credits all of his personal and professional success to God.  Dr. Carson reminds all of us that to truly achieve success in this life, we must believe in something bigger than ourselves.  I wholeheartedly agree with Dr. Carson.  Let’s all take this Sunday afternoon to learn and benefit from the wisdom of others. Especially those who have achieved success in business, politics, religion, and life.

Here is another of my favorite quotations on SUCCESS!

To your health, happiness, prosperity!

Kevin

Designed for Success (057) BONUS

Happy SUCCESS Sunday!

I’m getting very close to being caught up for the first three months of 2018, but I wanted to share a thought from another of America’s most beloved pastors, Joel Osteen.  Not only am I a supporter of Joel’s ministry, but I have enjoyed many of the books that he has written.  His views on positive Christianity are truly inspiring.  Pastor Joel reminds all of us that we are created for excellence, and we all have a destiny to fulfill.

Let’s all learn from the wisdom of Pastor Osteen and commit to life-long learning so that we are all prepared to fulfill our destiny.

To your health, happiness, prosperity, and SUCCESS!

Kevin

Designed for Success (052) BONUS

Happy SUCCESS Sunday!

I’m getting very close to being caught up for the first two months of 2018, but I wanted to share a thought from another of America’s most beloved pastors, Rev. Robert Schuller.  As a high school student who wanted to become an architect, I thought that the design and construction of the Crystal Cathedral in the late 1970’s was one of the most amazing things I had even seen.  Rev. Schuller overcame near insurmountable odds, including the Carter era depression, interest rates that neared 20%, and massive unemployment (with a corresponding drop in tithes) to create one of the most beautiful houses of worship in the entire United States.  Rev. Schuller reminds all of us that it is preparation that sets us up for success, not blind luck, or happenstance.  Preparation gives us the tools wee need to succeed when opportunity appears.

Let’s all learn from the wisdom of Rev. Schuller and commit to life-long learning so that we are all prepared when opportunity appears before us.

To your health, happiness, prosperity, and SUCCESS!

Kevin

Designed for Success – Billy Graham (3)

Good Day Everyone!

This is my final tribute to the late Revered Billy Graham, who passed away yesterday at the age of 99.  Giving and Receiving were two of Rev. Graham’s favorite themes as he preached to millions of Christians in the USA, and to millions more across the globe.  Today’s 3rd SUCCESS quote reminds us that when we receive blessings from God, whether emotional, physical, or financial) we should always share our blessings with those less fortunate.  Charity is the greatest way of showing love for your others. Let’s all learn and benefit from the wisdom of Reverend Graham and use his wisdom to help us achieve  success in business, politics, life, and everything we do.

Here is another of my favorite quotations on SUCCESS!

To your health, happiness, prosperity!

Kevin

Designed for Success – Billy Graham (2)

Good Day Everyone!

Continuing my tribute to the late Revered Billy Graham, who passed away yesterday at the age of 99.  Character and Faith were two of Rev. Graham’s strongest and most consistent themes as he preached to millions of Christians in the USA, and to millions more across the globe.  Today’s 2nd SUCCESS quote reminds us that character is a legacy that anyone, regardless of socio-economic status can provide to his/her children and grandchildren.  Let’s all learn and benefit from the wisdom of Reverend Graham and use his wisdom to help us achieve  success in business, politics, life, and everything we do.

Here is another of my favorite quotations on SUCCESS!

To your health, happiness, prosperity!

Kevin