AIM HIGH

One of the most challenging things for me in my first weeks in college was taking a mandatory course, Introduction to Philosophy.  Just hearing that area of study, “Philosophy” was intimidating.  Add the fact that…

CUT. IT. OUT.

Growing up the youngest of three boys, some decades removed from our sibling battles - I’ve grown to appreciate how difficult it was (it is) for parents raising kids.  The challenge of trying to give…

HAPPINESS IS

Any visitor to my office or apartment would probably be able to get an idea of some of my interests with just a quick look around. Among obviously some religious art work and family portraits, there’s…

X – EXILE

EXILE DAY 184: 2 Kings 18; 2 Chronicles 29; Psalm 141 CONTRASTS As we enter a new period in our bible timeline, interestingly we don’t spend much time on the Northern Kingdom’s dismantling and scattering…

TRUE GREATNESS

A farmer, a meteorologist, and a firefighter... sounds like the start of a bad joke.  But these three guys:  Jason, Craig, and Steven came to mind this week.  On the surface, just hearing their names…

FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT?

Fake it till you make it   How often have you heard that phrase?  Been given that advice?    You’re getting ready for an interview for a job you really want, you really need... Your team is…

THE DIFFERENCE ONE DEGREE MAKES

Back in 1979, 257 people left New Zealand for a sightseeing flight to Antarctica.  Unknown to the pilots, there was a 2-degree error in the flight coordinates.  Most people hearing that would think that’s “close…

FOLLOW OR LEAVE – ONLY TWO OPTIONS

In a matter of days, my beloved college students will be returning to campus for (hopefully) a return to a normal, in-person, Academic Year.  After a year where half of them were on campus, half…