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    What can we learn from tribal societies about loyalty and belonging and the eternal human quest for meaning. Humans don’t mind duress, in fact they thrive on it. What they mind is not feeling necessary. – Sebastian Junger Today’s society … Continue reading

    Note from Ron: I am not a doctor, don’t play a doctor on TV, and have no plans to ever become a doctor.  This article is meant to share my story and should, in no way, keep you from visiting … Continue reading

    Thursday’s Gospel (John 12:24-26) about the grain of wheat falling to the ground really made me think.  Here’s the full Gospel: Jesus said to his disciples: “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the … Continue reading

    “Without the capacity for silence, man is incapable of hearing, loving, and understanding the people around him” (Robert Cardinal Sarah). Podcasts and blogs across the web tout the importance of infusing meditation into our day. Popular hosts like Tim Ferris … Continue reading

    By Genni Pereira (Ron’s Wife) This article was written by Ron’s beautiful wife, Genni Pereira. “I didn’t know my Daddy wasn’t a strong man.” These were the words that came from my 15-year-old daughter’s mouth the other day during conversation. … Continue reading

    By Ron Pereira It is not enough to do good things, but we must do them well, in imitation of Christ our Lord, of whom it was written Bene omnia fecit – He did all things well. We ought, then, … Continue reading

    Performance based training means doing what you can with what you have. Its litmus test is how well you do a certain task or set of tasks. This training model is different from the more commonly used system called outcome … Continue reading

    By Ron Pereira Thanks to everyone that took the time to complete the survey we put out last week.  We do appreciate it!  And if you didn’t have a chance to complete this quick survey (took most folks less than … Continue reading

    “Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the sons of one’s youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them!” (Psalm 127: 4-5) The psalmist here extols the gift of family life. The blessing of … Continue reading

    Mike and I are trying to sort out the best direction for Intentional Encounter and could really use your help. Specifically, we’ve created a short 3 question survey that should take less than 1 minute to take.  Your honest feedback … Continue reading

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