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How to Navigate the “3-Lane” Highway of Life

How to Navigate the “3-Lane” Highway of Life

We have all heard the serenity prayer: God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Being able to differentiate between the things that are up to us and the things that...
Sometimes Just Showing Up is a Win

Sometimes Just Showing Up is a Win

I finished my CrossFit workout this morning, and I felt exhausted. It was a challenging workout, and I’ve been struggling to get back in shape following an injury. Throughout the workout, I basically just felt like I was surviving and struggling to get through it. I...
Wheaton College, Hazing, and The Need for Integrity

Wheaton College, Hazing, and The Need for Integrity

If you’re connected to the Christian education world, you have probably heard about the latest controversy to hit Wheaton College. If not, buckle your seatbelt. Five football players were charged with felonies: aggravated battery, mob action, and unlawful restraint...
What Makes a Good Story?

What Makes a Good Story?

The other day, I was feeling stressed. I had a lot going on. First, there were some upcoming work talks I needed to prepare for, and I kept thinking about what I had to do. Second, I was working through some things with my girlfriend, which was necessary but...
Do Something With Your Bags

Do Something With Your Bags

It is easy to compare ourselves with others, which can make us feel bad. I have done this my whole life. When I played sports, I always compared myself to the guys who were better than me, and I was upset that I wasn’t as good. The same thing happened in school,...
4 Bad Things When You’re At Sea

4 Bad Things When You’re At Sea

Mankind owns four things that are no good at sea: rudder, anchor, oars and the fear of going down. –Antonio Machado I love this poem. There are so many things that hold us back from being the people that God created us to be, and I think this poem captures a few...
Jeremy Renner and Conquering Your Fears

Jeremy Renner and Conquering Your Fears

I was watching an interview recently with Jeremy Renner (the star of the latest Mission Impossible movie). The interviewer asked about Jeremy’s process with facing his fears. I loved his response. He said that when he was young, he noticed that fear was the most...
Courage, Conviction, and Consequences

Courage, Conviction, and Consequences

I listened to a talk recently by pastor Matt Tuggle about courage, and I’d like to share a bit about what I learned. Matt defined courage as acting on your conviction in spite of the consequences. He used the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego to illustrate his...
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