Humans are messy and make mistakes. It has been that way since Adam and Eve. I guess it is the human flaw. But it is present in all of us. Trying to miss the mistakes in life is like getting through an unknown minefield. It isn't likely. Here are some things I … [Read more...] about Humans Are Messy And Make Mistakes
I think we all have experienced that feeling of helplessness when trying to comfort someone who has experienced a devastating loss. We always seem to try and find the “right words” to convey our sadness, and our desire to comfort and help the hurting individual. Unfortunately, … [Read more...] about “What Not to Say” to Someone Grieving a Loss
After a decade of working 60-70 hours per week, I hit a wall called burnout. It was a high, thick wall that knocked me out figuratively. I needed sleep and peace. A different pace in life. Once I was out of the all-encompassing job, sleep came, but peace still alluded … [Read more...] about Pursuing Purpose Heals the Soul
I like to measure things. What I realized when I started thinking about it is that I measure everything. My measurement is just different than most people's. I am not all that structured of a person. So I measure things in a directional, not always quantitative way. For … [Read more...] about Do I Measure Up?
In gathering your summer reading, I’m guessing few of you said, "Hey! I think I’d like to read some Puritan literature! What a fun bunch of guys!” Nope. Most of us get a little itchy when the Puritans are mentioned. Images of mandatory American Literature classes and dour-faced … [Read more...] about The Treasure of Contentment
Think about where you are today. I don’t mean just what building you are in or what errand you are running. I mean, why are you in the city, in the job, in the relationship, or at the particular university you are in today? In other words, what series of decisions did you make … [Read more...] about Drifting Through Life