• Honest Doubt is Better than Faux Faith

    “Christianity has suffered more casualties from faux faith than from honest doubt.”

  • The Dark Side of Living By Faith

    Worship songs about victory, healing, and unconditional love can hurt like barbed wire to people desperately searching for a way out of anxiety and trauma. There’s nothing quite so isolating as hearing “your people” convey a completely different reality than you live each and every day.

  • Whining Is A Choice

    Just like every other word you speak, whining is a choice. You select the words that come out of your mouth and you give it texture with sound, tone, and physical expression.  If you choose to whine about your difficulties, that’s your decision. But own it as your decision. It’s not an accident that happens […]

  • Are You Afraid of Failure?

    At age 21, I dreamed of writing epic novels inspired by C. S. Lewis. In the twenty some years since I first dreamed that dream, have I written a single novel? Heck no.  And why? Simple: Fear. 

  • Speak To Tell Yourself What to Believe

    I wanted to share something that matters today. Something real. There’s enough fluff on the internet already.  I’m actively limiting my social media exposure right now. I find that comparisons and negativity are infectious, and I don’t need any of it. While FOMO is real and being “in the know” is exciting, I can’t seem […]

  • I Miss Human Proximity

    I’ve seen dozens of article headlines about what we as a civilization are missing out on this past year due to COVID-19. Human touch, human interaction, exercise, comfort, conflict resolution, you name it.  As I type this, though, I’m thinking about one particular need: human proximity. I have a YouTube video open on my laptop playing an […]

  • We Need to Learn To Listen To Each Other’s Suffering

    Privilege, good fortune, and health can shelter us from experiencing the levels of sickness, pain, and loss that cause a person to lose hope.

  • It’s Time To Own Your Story

    I’ve struggled for years with disclosing personal details. I know, I’ve shared A LOT on social media already compared to many people. But when sharing comes easily, you can say a lot without disclosing everything. 

  • Your Unique Value And the Fear that Hides It

    We all (?) have dreams of becoming someone who is loved, admired, appreciated, and respected. To be valued for who we are and for what we do – when we are doing what matters to us most – is the dream. 

  • Three Questions To Ask Yourself So You Can Begin Pursuing Your Purpose

    If you’re like me, you’ve read dozens of books and articles about purpose while you search for the reason you exist. It’s a question everyone faces at some point. Some people find answers, some people give up the search, and still others are perpetually searching or waiting.