July 2, 2015

Africa
It seems surreal to be at this point in the writing process, but I am happy to announce to you that I have hit the 100% threshold for phase 1 of this book project! Yay! Can you believe it? So, before I get into the rhythm of phase 2, I am going to Africa for a couple of weeks. In today’s post, I’d like to tell you a bit more about that. Continue Reading…

June 23, 2015

In last week’s post, I finally let the cat out of the bag about my monumental project.  Yes, I’m writing a book.  Isn’t that exciting?  This book has been in the making for a very long time, and I’ve been taking the time to put it down on paper for the last several months.  I’m beyond compelled to get it into your hands as a monumental gift of love to you personally; as well as to address an awkward elephant in the room.  

I was having a conversation with a good friend of mine recently about the book writing process, and she recommended I be more open with you about the writing process and what I’m experiencing as the project moves forward.  I really want to do that because I value you and want you to be a part of the process with me.  In today’s post, I’d like to talk about the flow of the book, as well as give you a snapshot into my current daily writing life: Continue Reading…

June 16, 2015

typing-on-a-keyboardIf you’re a regular reader of this blog, you more than likely know that I have been working on a monumental project for the last few months. This project will be completed in a few different phases, and I’m happy to report to you that I’m about 95% complete with phase 1 (the largest phase). Isn’t that great news? In today’s post, I’d like to reveal to you what my monumental project actually is. Continue Reading…

June 3, 2015

I have nothing new to report; other than I am over 90% completed with phase 1 of this monumental project! Considering the fact that phase 1 is the largest phase of this project, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. In today’s post, I want to deviate just a bit from the norm of the past few months as I don’t have a noteworthy insight to share with you. Instead, I have a story about stripping. Yes, that’s right. Stripping. Stripping burkas. Continue Reading…

December 2, 2014

I love conversations. I treasure conversations. Especially conversations about what’s real. Jesus is our reality, and this reality illuminates all that is real, displacing lies in the process. Not only do I treasure these conversations, I also treasure sharing them with you. Recently, I had the opportunity to have one of these conversations about reality with Brandon Chase. I knew it was going to be good, so I decided to record it. Don’t worry, I did tell him in advance that I was going to be recording our conversation for quality & training purposes:)

If you have the ability to put some headphones in and listen as you go about your day, or if you can listen intently while sipping on a cup of coffee, let me encourage you to do so. I’m sure there are some nuggets of reality in here specifically for you. If you’re reading this by email, you’ll need to visit this post directly online to listen. Without further delay, here is our conversation:

Also, Brandon writes a superb blog. I highly recommend it! You can give it a read by clicking HERE.

Love!

Jamal

P.S. My first audio online conversation with Jared Gustafson from July 2014, about how to have lots of kids, can be heard HERE

UPDATE: Brandon and I had a follow up conversation to this interview in order to address vital questions from our listeners.  In this second conversation we talk about why Jesus openly contradicted some of what was written in the Old Testament writings, why it is mankind that desires a scapegoat and sacrifice (not God), and why Jesus really died on the cross.  It was a ground breaking conversation to say the least.  You can listen to that conversation HERE.

May 27, 2015

I’m happy to report to you that I’ve reached the 90% threshold with phase 1 of this monumental project! It’s great news for sure. Your prayers and encouragment truly mean a lot as I approach the completion of this phase. I’m finally beginning to see the light at the end of this tunnel. I just have one noteworthy insight that I’d like to share with you this week… Continue Reading…

May 19, 2015

Another week has went by and I’ve made steady progress toward the completion of phase 1 of my monumental project. In this week’s update, I have two noteworthy insights to share with you; both have to do with the concept of home. Enjoy:) Continue Reading…

May 12, 2015

In last week’s update about my monumental project, I mentioned the good news that I had crossed the 80% threshold. I’m right around the same place as of today. I’m hoping to make some good progress toward the completion of phase 1 of this project this week. Thanks for your continued prayers and encouragement. This week’s noteworthy insight has to do with being in love, or being distracted. Continue Reading…

May 5, 2015

Thanks to all of you who sent emails in regards to the setback I talked about in last week’s update. This week has been better. Thank you.  I am happy to report to you I am 80 % of the way completed with phase 1 of this project!  Isn’t that exciting?  Yes, I think so too.  I have two noteworthy insights to share with you this week from my monumental projectContinue Reading…

April 28, 2015

As you may know, I am in the midst of a monumental project.  I would say I am about 78% of the way completed with phase 1 of this project.  That’s just minimally different from last week.  My goal this week is to break the 80% threshold.  We’ll see what glorious events transpire this week.  I have a sense of anticipation for sure:)  I have a tremendous noteworthy insight from this past week that I’d like to share with you, however. Continue Reading…

April 21, 2015

Since last week’s report on my monumental project, I am happy to tell you I’m about 77% completed with phase 1 of this project.  That’s up from 75% last week.  What’s the difference between 75% and 77%? It’s just a gut feeling.  I made some progress, but more progress is needed this week.  Thanks to those who have been encouraging me along the way.  It’s greatly needed and means a lot.  I appreciate it more than you may know. With that said, here is this week’s noteworthy insight… Continue Reading…