Most people think they are above average. Think about that. It's pretty funny. There is literally no way it can be true. We think more highly of ourselves than is factually warranted. It makes sense. I think we see it everywhere. We’re a pretty confident bunch. We’re fairly certain that what we believe is “right”. [...]
Sometimes it is necessary to throw out some things. But almost never do we need to throw out everything. The bathwater can go, but the baby should probably stay. It would be hard to explain how the baby disappeared anyway. So, in this process of sorting through what stays and what goes, let’s be patient. [...]
Questioning, by nature, causes people to think more deeply. When we ask questions, it spurs contemplation. Questions unlock thoughtfulness. Questions create intentionality. Questions must be followed by the seeking of answers. Even if answers aren’t found, the seeking is the point. Consciousness and the ability to reflect on our lives is humanity’s gift. It’s what [...]
We’re all in this together. We are the human tribe. We’ve all shown up on this planet without a roadmap. Side-by-side, we’re piecing together the answers to life’s big questions. Your journey is helpful to me. It encourages, it teaches, it challenges my understanding. My journey is helpful to you. We can compare notes, swap [...]
Some people don’t understand. That’s okay. They ask, “Why?” I wasn’t exactly sure for a while. And I still haven’t “nailed it.” But I have some thoughts. For thousands of years, people have asked life’s biggest questions. Why am I here? How did I get here? What is the meaning of life? What is a [...]
Given our choice the easy way seems more appealing. We know there is a better life out there, but it seems hard.
I’m glad I didn’t give in.
It’s a cheesy and overused metaphor, but it feels more poignant when you’ve seen the “Recalculating route…” message come up over your faith and life.
It's been about twenty-four hours into this September Challenge to #StopSucking. I've already failed. I was out to eat with my parents and didn't even think about the straw the waitress handed me. It was an automatic response. I took the paper off and plunged it into my unsweetened iced tea. I want to mention [...]
I have five gray t-shirts that I wear throughout the week. I throw them in the laundry when they’re dirty and then rinse and repeat. I started it as an experiment (like most things I try). I had read that it reduces “decision fatigue”. It also fits within the general ideology of minimalism. I’ve worn [...]