Breaking News! There Are Many Ways to Enjoy Coffee

I drink coffee without sugar or creamer because I don’t drink candy bars, but I’m not judging people who drink their coffee differently

How To Vote Like Jesus

Which political party does Jesus belong to? Obviously He belongs to the party we belong to.

Where Does Evil Live?

Nothing will rid evil from the hearts of men and women except an authentic, powerful encounter with Christ. Even then, it’s a toss up....

If Books Were Lovers, I'd Be a Whore.

Hello. My name is Octavio. I'm a Bookalholic. My parents read, at first newspapers, magazines and only sometimes books. I can recall the...

What I Have Learned So Far - l

The best religion is doing what Jesus did; everything else is window dressing. The best way to cure depression is beauty, therefore look...

The Two Ways Through Life

The 2011 film, Tree of Life opens with a one of my favorite dialogs. Here it is: Brother. Mother. It was they who led me to Your door....

The Simple Way to Be Productive

The easy way to become productive is to answer two questions: Who am I? What can I do? Once you answer, Who am I? Then what you can do,...

There’s Something About Mary

Protestants believe Catholics place too much emphasis on Mary, and therefore will ignore her all year, except during Christmas when every Pr

Ultimate Guide to True Love

True love. We want it, but what is it? True love has two vital components: known and loved. That’s how true love works: you must be fully...

13 Ways To Be a Better Leader

In 2014 I was the keynote speaker for the California Association of College Book Sellers conference. College bookstores were starting to...

Why Do Marriages Die?

Marriages die by silence. Marriages die in silence. They die because couples stopped caring enough to talk or argue. That's it.. Just...

Terrible and Awful Are Not Mysteries

Why do we do terrible, awful things? No mystery. We are terrible, awful beings. Without teaching, without training, without consequences,...

Why Should I Forgive? – ll

The short answer: It’s good for you.. Look, when you don't forgive others, you transfer old injuries to new or current relationships....

The Story My Shoes Tell

These are my favorite pairs of boots: Chippewa 6" Service Boots for Men with Vibram soles. I purchased them back in March 2014 from Rob...

Death Comes to a Black Suit

January 16, 2010, was the first time I wore my only black suit. I officiated the wedding of my dear friend Cindy, to her husband, Chris....

The 3 Types of Apologies

Here are the three different kinds of apologies. Each one has its own unique feel and purpose. If I offended [or, hurt, insulted, harmed]...

The Worst Forgiveness Advice

There are several myths regarding forgiveness. Downplaying a hurtful event is one of the biggest ones. It sounds like this: “It wasn't...

What Glasses Do You Wear?

I wear prescriptions glasses to see close up and far away. It’s rare when I do not wear them. You wear glasses too and it’s also rare...