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Don’t Break Promises to Yourself

Don’t Break Promises to Yourself

The other night, I made the decision to wake up early the next morning and go to a 6:30am Crossfit class. I don’t like getting up that early, but I had a morning meeting at work, so going to the 6:30am class was the only way I was going to get a workout in that day. I...
The Return of the Prodigal Son: Where is Our Focus?

The Return of the Prodigal Son: Where is Our Focus?

One of my favorite books is “The Return of the Prodigal Son” by Henri Nouwen. In the book, Nouwen discusses the parable of The Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32), and he also walks the reader through his reflections on the painting, “The Return of the...
Be On the Lookout for People in Need

Be On the Lookout for People in Need

The other day, I was spending a lot of time on my iPhone—checking email, posting on social media, and reading articles on ESPN. There’s nothing wrong with those activities per se, but they are all self-focused. When I’m on my iPhone, I’m not engaged with others or...
How to Be At Peace with Yourself and the World

How to Be At Peace with Yourself and the World

When you get to the bottom of people’s problems, most problems have to do with a lack of peace. Stress, anxiety, sorrow, depression—all these difficult emotions and experiences have the potential to disrupt our equilibrium. Our struggle is often one of trying to...
How to Listen to Yourself

How to Listen to Yourself

One of our biggest struggles in the world today is the struggle to listen well. I don’t just mean listening to another person, like your spouse or child, although listening is incredibly important for a successful relationship. Today I want to talk about how to listen...
Living Free To Do What You Want

Living Free To Do What You Want

When I was little, one of the most difficult decisions I wrestled with was whether or not to quit boy scouts. Looking back on it now, it seems silly. But at the time, it felt like a big deal. I probably worried about the decision for six months. The bottom line was...
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