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...

Goals and Dreams Poster for 2013

Goals and Dreams Poster for 2013

Every year, I try to make a Goals and Dreams poster just to force myself to articulate tangible things that I want and hope to work towards over the next twelve months.  It seriously helps me. I first pray about a “theme” that God...

Living on the Edge

Living on the Edge

I‘ve been thinking a lot about the edge recently. And living on it. I know that sounds vague. So I’ll try to explain. I’ve been going to yoga relatively regularly for the last few months. The goal has been to really try to...

Being Vulnerable in Relationships

Being Vulnerable in Relationships

I‘ve been thinking a lot about one of C.S. Lewis’s most famous and most profound quotes: “To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it...

Testing our Strength

Testing our Strength

I have this friend, Wil, who I have known since he was eight.  He will be turning sixteen in January.  I hang out with him and his siblings (they are so much fun, and such great kids!), and his parents mentor me in a variety of ways that help...