Wisdom for a Crazy World
By Tom McQueen
An award-winning, best-selling author, hospice chaplain, and retired licensed marriage and family therapist, Tom's advice has been sought by those wanting concrete and practical answers to problems, challenges, and obstacles in their lives.
Tune-in to Wisdom for a Crazy World and you will be rewarded with insights and information that will enrich you, your family, your community, and your business.
Wisdom for a Crazy WorldOct 01, 2023
Spiritual State of the Nation: Results
Our host, Chaplain Tom McQueen, surveyed his listeners concerning the spiritual state of our nation. He received more responses than he expected and heartfelt observations from our subscribers. Join us for a review of the results and for specific suggestions from our audience on what we need to do to improve.
The Risk We Cannot Afford Not To Take!
We're on this earth for a very short time. During our lives we have multiple opportunities to take the risk of being a hope and a help to our brothers and sisters. Join our host, Chaplain Tom McQueen, as he shares with us the importance of the risk that we we cannot afford not to take.
Becoming a Rebel Like Jesus
Jesus was considered a rebel during his public ministry. Join our host, Chaplain Tom McQueen, as he looks at how we can follow in the footsteps of Jesus in our troubled world today.
Grief is a Journey, not a Destination!
Death is never easy for the loved ones and family left behind. How do we deal with our feelings? How do we manage the pain? Join hospice chaplain and fire chaplain, Tom McQueen, as he explores the journey of grief after the loss of a loved one.
A Lesson from the "Saint of 9/11"
"Question: Is Heaven For Real?
Bullying: The Story Every Young Person Needs To Hear!
Bullying can have devastating consequences for young people and their families and friends. Join us for this riveting true story from Chaplain Tom McQueen about how one student made a difference in another student's life. It's a story that everyone needs to hear...DONT' MISS IT!
Builder or Wrecker: Which one are you!
In life we have a choice to be builders or wreckers in our families, home, and communities. When Jesus met Zachaeus and the Samaritan woman, what did He do? Join our host, Chaplain Tom McQueen, for another inspirational episode of Wisdom for a Crazy World!
The Ultimate 6-Step Problem-Solving Formula
Got a problem and work or at home? Then this is the episode for you! Join our host, Chaplain Tom McQueen, as he lays out a 6-step process that will bring hope, help, and healing to whatever problems trouble you at home or at work.
Jesus Therapy: Life Lessons For A Crazy World - Episode One
As a hospice chaplain, our host Tom McQueen, has listened to the dying wisdom of patients and stories of their faith journeys. As part of an ongoing series, join us for episode one of Jesus Therapy: Life Lessons For A Crazy World and discover valuable insights that you can apply in your life, your family, and your career.
How To Survive A Toxic Boss
One of the most popular requests for topics sent to the Wisdom for a Crazy World podcast is for our host, Chaplain Tom McQueen , to address the subject of toxic leadership in the American workplace. In this episode, Chaplain Tom outlines the characteristics and behaviors of toxic leaders and what can be done to survive them. Don't miss this episode with a special resource suggested in the last segment.
14 Actions To Make The World A Better Place
Our host, Chaplain Tom McQueen, talks about mercy and the actions we can all take to promote hope and healing in our families, communities, and the world today. Don't miss this episode!
God's Independence Day
July 4th is a fun time to celebrate baseball, barbecues, family get-together's and picnics. But what should we really remember about Independence Day and how should the celebration of our freedom call us to be genuine servant hearts in our communities today? Join our host, Chaplain Tom McQueen for another inspirational episode of Wisdom for a Crazy World!
"Where Will I Go When I Die?"
Three questions that hospice chaplains most often here are: 1) Where will I go when I die? 2) Is there really a Heaven? and from family members of the dying, 3) What do I need to do to get to Heaven? In this episode, Chaplain Tom McQueen shares the wisdom he acquired from dying children at a group session in Buffalo, New York.
Father's Day! The Vocation for Every Man
In Matthew 9:36 we read, "Seeing the crowds, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and downcast, like sheep without a shepherd." While fathers celebrate Father's Day with their children, let us see our vocations in the broader sense of being a spiritual father and shepherd to anyone who is searching for help, hope, encouragement, and guidance in our troubled world.
Memorial Day! What's Your Mission?
We had a Navy veteran contact us after our last show, encouraging us to link the mission of the men and women of the US Armed Forces with our spiritual mission and purpose here on earth in our Memorial Day podcast. Join our host, Tom McQueen, for a spiritually enlightening Memorial Day episode of Wisdom for a Crazy World.
The Matthew 25 Project
How can we apply the allegory of the Last Judgement (Matthew 25:31-46) to our lives today? Join our host, Tom McQueen, Christian author, chaplain, and international speaker, for his take on this important passage.
Christ Lessons: July Edition
The life of Jesus Christ is the most powerful story that we can study in our lives as Christians. For each of us, recognizing the lessons that Jesus taught us and applying those lessons in our personal and family journeys is our greatest challenge. Join out host, Tom McQueen for a look at some of the Christ lessons he has learned throughout his life and career.
Understanding Your Life's Mission: Language Matters.
With all of the turmoil in our world today, it's a daily challenge to focus on what really matters in life. Join our host, Tom McQueen, as he takes a close look at the mission we have as Christians, the obstacles we face in accomplishing that mission, and what we need to do make our world a better place.
Dying Hospice Patients Questions About Easter
During his ministry to hospice patients in the Tampa Bay area, our host, Tom McQueen, listened to many questions about life and death. Join us for this powerful Easter podcast and discover how his answers to those patients can change your life today. And enjoy a special performance by Christian recording artist, Lauren Daigle.
God Save The Children
What's happening to our children in our homes, in our streets, and in our schools is unconscionable. Child abuse of every kind, human trafficking, and religious persecution are just a few of the major crises that our young people encounter on a daily basis. Join our host, Tom McQueen, for a look at this scourge on our society as he offers us some hope for the future. Don't miss this episode!
The Identified Patient Syndrome in Dysfunctional Families
Our host, Tom McQueen, is a retired licensed marriage and family therapist. In the course of his career, he counseled hundreds of families, many of which were poisoned by what is known as the "Identified Patient" syndrome. When children suffer because they bear the burden of the identified patient label, the tragedy is even more catastrophic long-term. Tune-in to our podcast this week and find out what you can do to escape the trap of the "Identified Patient" syndrome in your family.
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night... 7 Goals for Guiding A New Generation.
What Dylan Thomas wrote, "Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage, against the dying of the light" is something that mirrors the thoughts and feelings of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Tune in to this powerful episode and our host, Tom McQueen, will give you his take on what that phrase means in 2021 for parents and our nation's younger generation.
Traits of a Healthy Family in 2021
From his years of practice as a licensed marriage and family therapist, our host, Tom McQueen, has a collection of great tips for families as they begin the new year. Don't miss this first episode of 2021 and get your family off to an emotionally healthy start!
The Great Revival of 2021
We can complain all we want about a what terrible year we experienced in 2021. Our host, Tom McQueen, chooses to view it from a more uplifting perspective. Join us for a special end-of-the-year episode and find out how the year of the pandemic sets the stage for the Revival of 2021.
The Three Gifts of Christmas
While the magi brought the Christ-child gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh, in our modern day we celebrate three different gifts at Christmas. Join our host, Tom McQueen, for our special Christmas show and discover how powerful those three Christmas gifts can be to us, to our families, and to the world. Don't miss it!
Thanksgiving: What Are We Thankful For?
This is a special Thanksgiving episode on "Wisdom For A Crazy World." We have interviews with 20 homeless people and their thoughts on Thanksgiving that you don't want to miss. And our host, Tom McQueen, promised a special Thanksgiving song from one his favorite singers. Don't miss it and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
CoVid 19 - Five Lessons from God
Unquestionably, CoVid-19 is a burden of epic proportion on the world in which we live. But what can we learn from our journey through these difficult times? Join our host, Tom McQueen, as he shares with his listeners the five lessons that God seems to be trying to teach us in the midst of this horrific pandemic.
Firefighters: God's Special Saints
The vocation of a firefighter is a special calling. Join our host, Tom McQueen, as he shares his unique perspective on the fire service. This episode is dedicated to Sean Duff --- a Marine, firefighter/paramedic with extraordinary competence, courage, and compassion....may he rest comfortably in God's loving arms.
Twenty-first Century Saints --- Where Are They?
With all of the hate, division, and unrest plaguing our country today, are there any "saints" left in this world? Our host, Tom McQueen, has an interesting take on the topic in this thought-provoking episode of Wisdom For A Crazy World. DON'T MISS IT!
Following Jesus Isn't a Part-time Job
People often ask, "What does it mean to live a Christian life?" Our host, Tom McQueen, has a few insights to share on the difference between "doing your faith" and "living your faith" and what that means practically for twenty-first century travelers. Tune-in for this intriguing and thought-provoking episode!
The Pandemic: What's God Telling Us About Our Future?
We're nine months into the pandemic and what's changed? More importantly, what's God telling us about our world, our country, our families and ourselves? Our host, Tom McQueen, has some insights that will cause you to stop, think, feel, and maybe make a personal course correction or two in your own life. Don't miss one of the most important episodes ever on Wisdom for a Crazy World!
Jesus Stood For The First Amendment
One of life's fundamental questions is: "What Would Jesus Do?" in any given situation Join our host Tom McQueen, as he gives us a glimpse of the public ministry of Jesus Christ with some very powerful advice. Special guest appearance by Tim McGraw and he has a little advice of his own. Don't miss this episode!
God Is The Only Answer!
Exciting news from our host, Tom McQueen, on his latest project as well as a hard look at the current cultural climate in the United States. Can politics solve people problems? Can masks solve the Chinese virus? Does destroying our statues and communities put and end to hate? Tune-in for this important episode.
Independence Day 2020 --- With a Gift From Lee Greenwood
Our host, Tom McQueen, requested that we do a special podcast celebrating Independence Day, 2020. Enjoy Tom's take on what it means to live in the land of the free and the home of the brave.
America Gone Crazy! The Path Back To Sanity!
It would be an understatement to say that we're living in troubled times in the United States of America. Our host, Tom McQueen, will tell you that politics isn't the solution. But he does have a sure-fire way to stem the tide of hate and violence that characterizes our current culture. Tune in to this week's podcast and discover a path back to sanity.
"Let's Defund the Police!" Say WHAT???
The city of Minneapolis has begun taking steps to defund their police department. The cities of Los Angeles and New York have already cut their budgets and directed funds elsewhere. Our host, Tom McQueen, has a few ideas of his own on policing in our country. Tune-in to this week's episode and share your opinion on this emotionally charged topic.
Grandparents: One of God's Most Important Instruments
We all celebrate the major holidays in our country ---- Mother's Day, Father's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day --- and so on. But if you asked people to let you know what day is set aside each year in our country to celebrate Grandparents Day, the overwhelming majority wouldn't be able to let you know. Tune in this week and listen to our host and grandfather, Tom McQueen, as he shares with his listeners the importance of embracing the vocation of being a grandparent.
Why Do Our Children Matter?
Today we're witnessing "Matters" movements throughout our nation......Black Lives Matter, Blue Lives Matter.....Women's Lives Matter.....and the list goes on. According to our host, Tom McQueen, everyone's life matters. During today's episode, though, Tom takes a special look at what we as adults can learn from our children that will help make the world a better place. Don't miss this touching episode with two special guests.....11yo Ethan McQueen, and a repeat performance by 13yo Maya Grace Fischbein.
Yelling At Your Kids: The Long-term Catastrophic Damage
Yelling at your kids is never an effective long-term strategy for healthy emotional development. As a retired licensed marriage and family therapist, our host, Tom McQueen, counseled his share of parents for whom yelling was a parental tool for effective discipline. Tune-in to our episode this week and 1) discover the unfortunate consequences of being a "yelling parent," and 2) learn tools that will make your life quieter, calmer, and much more parentally effective.
5 Things Parents Need to Give Their Children to Foster Emotional Health
Our host, Tom McQueen, counseled countless children and their parents in his practice as a licensed marriage and family therapist. Over the years, he concluded that when parents give their children five things throughout the course of their development, they will be blessed with emotionally healthy young men and women. Tune in to this captivating episode on child development and your children and grandchildren will be richly blessed. Special guest: 13yo recording artist, Maya Fischbein!
MERCY: The 21st Century Path to a Better Life
The producers at Wisdom for a Crazy World receive literally hundreds of suggestions for show topics from around the world. Our host, Tom McQueen, stumbled upon this week's topic, however, when he heard his pastor talking about MERCY. Join Tom this week for an enlightening look at just how MERCY can transfer our world for the better. Don't miss this episode!
CoVid-19- Surviving Emotionally During and Post-Pandemic
People are struggling emotionally during the pandemic....adults....children....old....young. What's happening now and what will happen when the pandemic subsides? Wisdom for a Crazy World is honored to welcome as a special guest this week, Dr. Steve Lansing, CEO and Clinical Director of EmpowerCTC in Rochester, Minnesota. Don't miss this highly informative episode and visit Dr. Steve at www.empowerctc.com. And don't miss a special treat from Lauren Daigle at the end of the show....
CoVid-19 - What Is God REALLY Telling Us?
Our host, Tom McQueen, has listened to some profound, nonsensical, and outrageous explanations as to why our world is being held hostage by the coronavirus. During our show this week Tom will rely upon his study of philosophy and theology and his hands-on work as a chaplain to answer one fundamental question: What is God REALLY telling us about CoVid-19? Don't miss this episode!
Captain Brett Crozier: I Salute You!
Captain Brett Crozier was relieved of his command of the USS Theodore Roosevelt last week by the Navy. Our host, Tom McQueen, has some definite opinions on this topic, so be sure to tune-in and listen to this controversial episode. Meanwhile, pray for Captain Crozier and all those sailors aboard the Roosevelt that contracted CoVid-19. And while you're waiting for the show, here's what his crew thought of Captain Crozier as he left his command: https://youtu.be/BvMAJWjR-G4
What Admiral Stockdale Taught Us About Surviving CoVid-19.
When President Trump extended the stay-at-home guidelines until at least April 30th to mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus, there was a collective gasp heard throughout the land. "What are we going to do now?" "How will we ever survive?" "What if he has to extend the quarantine even longer?" An esteemed Medal of Honor military hero and a POW for over seven years at the "Hanoi Hilton" during the Viet Nam war, Admiral James Stockdale left us one priceless piece of advice for managing ourselves during these stressful and uncertain times. Tune-in to our podcast this Thursday, April 2nd, as our host, Tom McQueen, shares Admiral Stockdale's wisdom and counsel.
Six Behaviors That Will Enrich Your Life During CoVid-19! Special Guest: Ethan McQueen.
People are always looking for things to do that will make them happier, healthier, and more productive. Often they waste a lot of time and energy focusing their attention on "doing something" rather than "being someone." Join our host Tom McQueen for a refreshing look at his 6-step approach to getting the most out of life using gifts that are already in our possession.
America Shut Down! Now What Do We Do?
"OMG! I have to stay home and do nothing? How are we going to survive?" Our host, Tom McQueen, heard that question more than once during the past couple of days. Tune in to Wisdom for a Crazy World this week for some insightful tips on how you can turn the challenge of CoVid 19 into a victory for you and your family.
Managing CoVid 19 Mania: One Powerful Solution Seldom Discussed
The coronavirus has a grip on our nation as well as the entire world. People are sick, People are dying. People are panicking. With all of the solutions and strategic plans offered for managing and hopefully eradicating the pandemic, there is one powerful solution seldom discussed by the media. Join our host, Tom McQueen, for this episode because he's not afraid to talk about it.
Does Every Child Have A Right To Life?
This isn't an episode for the faint of heart. Join our host, Tom McQueen, as he reviews the abortion crisis in America. "Does every child have a right to life?" Tune in to this week's episode for Tom's insights and answers.