Despite my typical laid-back demeanor, I’ve been accused of being too rigid regarding word choice in a conversation. It’s true. Many a debate has begun over whether a word “can” be used to mean something outside it’s textbook definition.
If a planet killer asteroid is headed toward you, do you follow the rules that will cost you your life? Or do you break from protocol to save the world?
Life is too short to waste on continuously dreaming impossible dreams.
To camp out in the land of disappointed, deferred hope is suicide.
One of the easiest ways for adults to have a greater impact on a child’s sense of self value:
Speak up with your affirmation even if others already have. Just because another adult praises a child for their accomplishment or expresses delight in a child’s effort doesn’t mean the role has been filled.Continue reading
Pop culture wields amazing power. Words often take on new meanings due to popular use, and their meanings evolve over generations to match the current mindset of the people. We think we know what we’re saying, but do we really?
It’s important to call attention to assumptions, though, because we build entire thought processes and philosophies upon the supposed meanings of words. Your entire life is shaped by the decisions you make based on what you believe words to mean.
If you haven’t learned this about me by now, you should know that I am intrinsically averse to the concept of replacing one-on-one connection with organizational participation.Continue reading
In the course of pursuing the destiny for which you were created, you have no doubt already experienced a conflict you chosen not to engage. Some will accuse you of being inflexible or refusing to be challenged. And it might be true.Continue reading
I’m not a big fan of televangelism. It comes across as flashy or melodramatic at times and lacks a certain grit of authenticity. So when Ricky Gervais published this tweet about faith healers, I don’t know if he was addressing the Hollywood version of people who pray for healing or all people who pray for healing in general.Continue reading
I share my stories with you in case you’ve experienced something like it. You’re not alone. And we CAN get through this.
A few months after I gave my life to Jesus, people started prophesying over me at various church gatherings. Then after I completed the church membership classes, a few leaders in the church prophesied over me.Continue reading
While we frown upon obesity and addiction in American culture, we celebrate and honor workaholics as the heroes of the 21st Century.Continue reading
Do I really want to kill a deer? I mean, I’m not overly fond of venison. I’m not going to use the pelt. I WILL eat deer meat but more as both an obligation after killing and a practice for a self-reliant future.
I get to spend hours alone in Nature, which recharges my soul.
If I killed 2+ deer each year, how much money would I SAVE on meat?
If I buy all the gear most guys use to hunt, how much money will I LOSE on meat?
At some point, the gain has to exceed the expense. Otherwise I have a very expensive hobby.
Why does it cost so much to do EVERYTHING? Land is expensive. Building a house is expensive. Owning chickens is expensive. Hunting is expensive. Farming is expensive. Grocery shopping is expensive. There has to be a line drawn where we decide to make due with minimal supplies or build our own accessories with minimal tools.