iA.S.K: Messaging God

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August 2017 by Ramesh Richard The ubiquitous “i” prefix stands for words like internet and innovation. It has also turned us inward, arousing self-centeredness and exhibitionism through selfies and social media. But altruistic verbs like care or love can sanctify the “i” pronoun in front of them. I recently addressed a thousand missionaries characterized by iGive [...]

Praying Against Terrorism? Terrorist Saul, Evangelist Paul

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April 2015 by Ramesh Richard When I heard of the 21 young men beheaded on a Libyan beach by the savagery of ISIS in early 2015, I was overcome, like you, with deep sorrow. Their ages and complexion resembled my own two sons. It felt like our Ryan and Robby were kneeling at the feet [...]

The Global Proclamation Congress for Pastoral Trainers: A Historic First (D.V.)

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July 2014 by Ramesh Richard Just before a quarterly board meeting that would close out 2013, Dr. Ramesh Richard wrote the RREACH board of directors to deliver news they expected and at the same time hoped against. Under the subject line “Private: Manila closed,” Dr. Richard confirmed that the city, which had for two years [...]

Passive Unbelief

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August 2013 by Ramesh Richard Disbelieving the God in whom I believe is likely the most paradoxical of all my sins. My only comfort in this public acknowledgment of a private pitfall is that I am not alone. But that doesn’t make it any less a sin. This morning I wrote ten characteristics of typical [...]

FAIL SAFE: Facing Failure Successfully

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April 2009 by Ramesh Richard Article Summary: This 8-page article speaks to the niche audience of Christian CEOs, business owners, entrepreneurs, and other leaders who like to persevere and do not like to fail. They haven’t yet failed, but realistically anticipate its likelihood. The author suggests spiritual and practical ways to “fail safely.” The spirituality of approaching the good [...]

God, the Future and Me

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January 2008 by Ramesh Richard “Goldfish have a memory span of three seconds. They can’t even see the past, much less the future. But you can. With proven business intelligence and analytic software from …” says an ad from a predictive analytics software company. Animals have no interest in the future. People, of course, want [...]

Reflective Deflection

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October 2007 by Ramesh Richard I was overwhelmed when Fred Smith*, my 91-year-old mentor and friend, surprised me at RREACH’s 20th anniversary banquet audience via an audio message. He told them about God’s good gifts in my life and a strong future of usefulness in the divine plan. Taken aback, I stumbled through the first few minutes of [...]

The Vertical Adventure: Climbing to Spiritual Heights

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April 2001 by Ramesh Richard Wall-climbing, literally and figuratively, drives me up a wall. This may be hard to believe, but after much convincing, I tried my hand at climbing a wall. A recreational sport marketed to the young and adventurous, wall-climbing requires sheer physical effort on one level, but on a gut level elicits frustration, [...]

Life Rocks: Framing Your Spiritual Priorities

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October 2000 by Ramesh Richard A time management expert carefully placed a dozen fist-sized rocks in a wide-mouthed, glass jar and asked his audience of business professionals “Is the jar full? “Yes,” they replied.  “Really?” He poured a pail full of gravel into the jar. As he shook the container, the gravel found spaces to lodge [...]