What is it?

What do you think when you hear the phrase PB and J? I recall my fourth grade cafeteria table mate, Bobby. He always had purple sandwiches. Each day his grape jelly soaked so far into the bread, it turned a memorable shade of deep lavender. Bobby didn’t seem to even notice. But the rest of us did, because we had peanut butter and jelly. PB&J was the staple; still is for me, and most of them I suspect.

There was once an investor who was receiving a pitch for money from a budding entrepreneur. The young hopeful was using big words in attempt to impress the investor. The investor interrupted the pitch right in its tracks with, “I don’t understand you—just give it to me in peanut butter and jelly terms.” Watch the popular show Shark Tank and you’ll see the most effective, successful people have the same mentality. Simplicity is preferred. Sometimes college business instructors take something so dynamic and palpitating as business and unnecessarily complicate it. In reality, the business of business is/should be taking complicated topics and strategies and simplifying them. It’s simple. It’s basic. It’s staple. It’s perceived healthy and nutritious. It’s childlike. It’s fun. Should not religion be most or all of the above?

That’s what this blog (and soon, my book) sets out to do: it takes religion and spirituality, (an unnecessarily convoluted and controversial topic) and explains how easy it can be to find peace in the home, workplace, and yourself. Maybe there’s something to that deep feeling you have: the one that says there’s something bigger than yourself. Maybe you’ve been confused and concerned by recent headlines. Maybe there’s something we can learn from one another. Maybe religion can be simpler. In fact, it can be as simple as PB & J.

So thanks for joining me. I recommend following the blog (you’re already here) and signing up for the email list to get the freshest, most relevant-to-current-events, insights directly to your inbox. You’ll also be the first to know when PBJ Religion becomes available for pre-order.

Thanks for reading!
Tim

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