February 3, 2016

free to love bookDid you know we are just under 288 hours away from launching my new book Free To Love? That’s right, in 288 hours (12 days) My book will be released through Amazon and other retailers. That’s February 14’th for those who are marking their calendar:) This project has been in the works for quite a while, and it feels a bit surreal to be this close to getting it out there and into your hands. I can’t think of anything more precious or important that I would want to directly pass on to you. My prayer is that you would get a copy on February 14th and get prepared for the conversation that will follow. Continue Reading…

January 14, 2016

free to love bookToday is a historic day. I’ve been waiting a long time to tell you about this. If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you probably know that I have been working on a project. A book to be exact. If I were to die today, this book is the gift I would want to leave behind to those I love. Please know that I haven’t written this book lightly.  The implications of what I have written are quite significant and have been very costly to me personally. Nevertheless, I have been compelled to finish this project and get it into your hands.  

Yes, YOUR hands.  

This book has been written for you personally. If I know you, or have known you personally, the chances are pretty high that I have thought of you while writing this book.  If we don’t know each other just yet, please know this book has also been written for you.  Regardless of your background, this book deals with some fundamental issues that are pertinent to our very existence.  The title of this book is: Continue Reading…

January 5, 2016

Happy New Year friends and fellow blog readers. I truly hope your holiday season was filled with peace and joy. Mine certainly was. Now that the holidays are behind us, I’m excited to get back into blogging and hosting important conversations. In addition to that, the book I’ve been writing will be released in just a few weeks. I will be telling you more specifics about that as well.

In today’s post, I wanted to share a recent conversation that I had in Redlands, California with my friends Jared Gustafson and Nischelle Reagan. We titled the conversation Kissing The Accuser. I hope you find it helpful as this is a topic we all have experience with. Continue Reading…

October 22, 2015

prodigal-son-I am truly excited to share another audio conversation with you today! Today’s audio conversation is one that you will be greatly encouraged by. Today’s post is about a story from the New Testament that was incorrectly titled. Continue Reading…

October 21, 2015

How-Microphones-Work-2Dear family,

I wanted to take a minute to come to you in a little bit of a different format today to deal with something sensitive that is happening in my life currently. If there is one thing that I’m coming to realize more and more these days, it’s that we are all connected in ways we may not yet fully realize. As a result, what I am experiencing and dealing with affects you. I promise. In light of this, I decided to speak directly to you today in a short audio message. Continue Reading…

October 20, 2015

woman-silhouette-4If there is one thing that is like a fresh dose of nasty chemotherapy to my spirit, it’s the disgusting practice of sexual objectification. It happened to me recently, and I want to tell you about it in today’s post for therapeutic reasons… Continue Reading…

October 13, 2015

light bulbsHave you ever wondered where shadows come from? For many, shadows can be a cause of concern. They look dark and suspicious as dangerous things can seemingly hide in the shadows. In today’s post, I’d like to help calm our fears or concerns about the shadows that we see in our own lives. In reality, shadows are a sign that something glorious is taking place… 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.

January 21, 2016

Fear of deceptionI have been cautiously optimistic since letting the cat out of the bag about the details of my new book being released February 14th by Quoir. The title of this book and its description have stirred up a good bit of curosity, as it should. You can read more about that HERE

Some books aren’t for everyone as many books are often written to specific groups and nitches. I feel pretty strongly that this book is for everyone, however, and that is why it’s my prayer it be distributed widely. With that said, I am also aware of another reality. This book will not be accepted widely.  While the title and description of this book will generate interest, the content will likely cause offense. Continue Reading…

January 12, 2016

announcementHappy Tuesday to you. I wanted to begin this post with an apology of sorts. Apparently, for the last several weeks, some readers have been prevented from leaving comments here on the blog. In addition to that, it appears that my site was targeted yet again by hackers who placed malware on this blog without my knowledge. As a result, some of you were prevented from accessing your email subscription of these posts that come to your inbox. Thank you to those of you who let me know about these issues. I have upgraded the security for this site and have had all the malicious files removed. If you have any issues accessing this blog or leaving a comment in the future, please don’t hesitate to let me know. With that said, I have a very important announcement that I would like for you to put on your calendar… Continue Reading…

December 15, 2015

Photo cred. from sunset.com

Photo cred. from sunset.com

I hope your thanksgiving was memorable and full of life. Mine certainly was as I traveled to Ohio to visit family, both old & new:)  As you may have noticed, I’ve been posting less than usual during the holiday season. After the first of the year, however, I’ll be focusing a bit more on something that I have been excited about for the last several years. I’ll talk more about this at the end of today’s post. In today’s post, I’d like to talk about my holiday conversion of sorts. Continue Reading…

November 19, 2015

terrible_twos_tantrumMany child development experts have described the terrible twos as a crisis of identity for toddlers. If you are (or have been) the parent of a two year old, you probably understand what is meant by the term terrible two. During the terrible twos, your once sweet and cuddly baby turns into a terror. The little darling who came from your own body, is now your biggest nemesis during this stage. Your little one begins to see you as someone to be resisted and ran from. Their choice word becomes No! and MINE! Their siblings go from being playmates to rivals. Angry meltdowns can become routine during this season as well.

Some might point to the terrible twos as evidence of the depravity of mankind, but I would venture to say the terrible twos are actually indicative of something a bit deeper. Continue Reading…

November 12, 2015

imageHave you ever wondered what a cuss or curse word really is? Where do they come from? Why is this even an important question for us? In today’s audio post, I discuss the etymology of three cuss (curse) words. Two of these curse words are words that most of us are aware of as they are common in our culture at large. The third cuss word is a word that is more common in Christian culture. The third Christian curse word carries more fear and causes more harm than the first two in my experience. This third cuss word is used as a term of shame and is used to silence dialogue and conversation. Continue Reading…

November 10, 2015

imageHappy Tuesday to you all. I wanted to take a few minutes in this post today to honor a couple of human beings that have shaken the world. These two individuals have passed on, but their contributions to humanity are vitally important. These two men expressed Christ in profound ways as they both helped us understand, through their life work, the characteristics and potentiality of the human race. Because of this, they positively affected millions of people in a variety of fields across multiple generations. Continue Reading…

November 5, 2015

Each year, it seems that the Christmas season gets earlier and earlier. In just a few weeks, we’ll be in the thick of the Christmas season. Last Christmas season, I had the honor of featuring a famous woman here on the blog. In today’s post, I’d like to re-post what I shared here almost one year ago. Her story is relevant in every season. So, without further ado, here is her story… Continue Reading…