Learning Lessons the First Time Around

Learning Lessons the First Time Around

A handful of years ago, I realized that my brain works in this very linear and sequential fashion – which sounds good and healthy and all that, but actually is a bit dysfunctional when coupled with my always-doing-something personality...

The Summer Camp Mentality

The Summer Camp Mentality

Every summer, I go to summer camp. And I’ve been doing this for years. To be honest, things are a little different now that I am an adult in that I don’t go as a camper, but as a volunteer or counselor or leader or helper (depending...

Making Sure I Live a Great Story

Making Sure I Live a Great Story

Alright.  What did I learn from the Storyline conference, if I consider how I’ve been living my life thus far, and how I want to make sure it is a great story?  Well, the first thing I realized is that even though I am always asking God...

Storyline Conference with Donald Miller

Storyline Conference with Donald Miller

Last weekend I attended Donald Miller’s Storyline conference in San Diego.  It was really, really good.  All of the sessions were inspiring, and appropriately fit together to champion the theme of the weekend, and to springboard me (and...

Doing Things Out of Obligation – Or, How to Be Miserable By Ignoring Your Heart

Doing Things Out of Obligation – Or...

I was thinking recently about the reasons why I do what I do.  I mean, my daily, weekly, monthly activities.  A few years ago, I made a commitment to myself to stop doing things out of obligation.  Because I saw too many people around me who...