Turning the World

TURNING THE WORLD In times of accelerated change, anticipating the turns is prudent. Yet, for those living in the shadow of His wings, the mandate calls for something more. The call is to navigate the change. At the heart of all our efforts is what we refer to as the Issachar context: to understand the […]

Shroud of Clutter

THE SHROUD OF CLUTTER A firestorm, with its roots in the spiritual realm, is raging. No longer at the subtle stage, it is reaching a climax. The clamor impacts our thinking The claims of the world challenge the ways of God, distorting reality. Sensory bombardments and clutter add fuel to the confusion, overload, deception and […]

Enduring Economics: Vietnam

ENDURING ECONOMICS: VIETNAM The practical keys to build economies, long-term, can be a mystery. The advice of experts holds diversities of approaches with too often, only short-term fixes. What works for some, may not be the answer for others. There is a need to close the gap on what endures. As Vietnam continues to evolve […]

The Blessing Undefiled

THE BLESSING UNDEFILED ‚ÄúTill the Spirit is poured out from on high and the desert becomes a fertile field and the fertile field seems like a forest, justice will dwell in the desert and righteousness live in the fertile field. The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quietness and […]

Misguided Tongues

MISGUIDED TONGUES Dedicated to the Memory of Trisha Ruddick Stemple (June 14, 1966-Oct 24, 1996) Memorial Day is a time of reflection. October 24, 1996 is a date our family will never forget. It is the day our 30 year old daughter Trisha Stemple was brutally murdered. Trish, a beautiful young mother of two, was […]

Perspectives and Opportunity

PERSPECTIVES AND OPPORTUNITY Back in the early eighties, I served on the Political and Public Affairs Committee of one the most powerful trade associations in the energy business. In addressing one of our agendas, the Chairman of the committee and CEO of the Rowan Companies, posed an illustration. He suggested that had the rogue, totalitarian […]