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We All Wander

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March 14, 2019

Go to any spot where a lot of people are moving around you’ll see something that used to happen only rarely: people walking around with their heads bowed down. College student walking through campus, professionals crossing streets. There even men and women riding bikes...

February 13, 2019

Young man, here is something you need to remember: we all wander. Whether towards or away from God, closer to or further away from friends, nearer to the righteous path or fumbling around in the mud of sin.

This describes my path, your path, your grandmother’s path… eve...

February 6, 2019

Traveling with my family last year, we all got to experience Jerusalem for the first time. The trip was eye-opening, wonderful and jarring all at once.

As we walked the paths of Jesus throughout the ancient city, we visited church after church. And not one of them – not...

January 28, 2019

I tell an old story* every so often at camp. It’s a simple thing. But, like most good and simple stories, it opens our eyes to what is important.

The funny thing is that, while I’ve told the story many times, I’ve never related it to what was probably it’s foundational...

January 20, 2019

Outside of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City is a huge statue of Atlas, holding the heavens on his shoulders. If you don’t know the story, here’s a brief overview.

Atlas was a titan, a race who preceded the Greek gods. The titans were big and powerful but had bee...

January 6, 2019

Our oldest son heads to the DMV to get his learners permit in a few weeks. Assuming he’s successful, he’ll have 365 days of training behind the wheel before he does it... gulp... alone.

His mother or I or a courageous grandparent will be by his side every second while h...

December 24, 2018

You've been invited to a birthday party. It's not your ordinary, run of the mill affair down at bowling alley.

No, it's the biggest celebration in the world! There are presents and presence, laughter and laud, family and friends. Stores (and even governments) shut down...

December 19, 2018

Tom Peters specializes in leadership inspiration, teaching, and a little bit of well-intentioned shouting. He’s written a passel of books, several seminars, magazine articles and more. Many have been very useful for me personally and I'd recommend looking him up.

One of...

December 6, 2018

I read a short thought experiment the other day that made me laugh and think. Here you go:

Ten birds are sitting on a wire. Two decide to fly away. How many are left?


The answer? Ten.

Yes, you can take it as a bit of a trick question. But, if you read it honestly and...

November 28, 2018

I've studied a bit about the rites of passage many cultures require of their young men. It's a vitally important part of growing up as it signifies the end of one state of being - childhood - and the start of adulthood with its increased rights, responsibilities, risks...

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