You typically can spot a bad idea from a mile away. I spotted it from years away, and apparently have spent the meantime building up the “courage” to battle its legitimacy as actually being a bad idea–bad, as in “people die from doing this.” I know age is supposed to bring wisdom, and I have […]

“Jesus said to her, ‘Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?’”-John 11:40–check this quote out in-context. Just a few thoughts: They knew Jesus had the power to save lives, but to raise the dead? Jesus didn’t do what they expected, He did MORE. I […]

The past few days have been hard. I thought the trials that arose in the face of progress were simply to help me get on track and figure out what exactly God had created me to do. Though I firmly believe that my butt needed to be kicked in gear and in a direction that […]

Today has just been “one of those days.” “One of those days” that will be really funny in hindsight, and that was really funny as I thought about it being funny in hindsight, and then was immediately snapped back into reality by, well, reality. As I posted before, I had a “revelation” of sorts regarding […]

If there is one outcome I hate, it’s losing. Losing, in my opinion, can take on various form, and while I NEVER settled for anything short of doing my best in athletics, my personal life looked quite different. I did enough to “get by” because that was just it–it was “enough.” No one else was […]

I moved on Friday. I moved from a snowy New York snow belt town and small community that has deeply impacted my life through some tough seasons into a hotel in a city I have visited once–two weeks ago. I drove to all of six places (new workplace, YMCA, Starbucks, mall, church, friend’s house) while […]

Social media has infiltrated nearly every aspect of our lives—both personal and professional. While making “staying in touch” significantly easier, it has not enabled the same kind of connectivity as verbal communication or face-to-face communication. In our convenience-based culture, we have eliminated the need to call up our friends and ask how they are doing, […]