*Yesterday I had a conversation with a young man who is in his senior year of high school. He is the star player on the basketball team and has been recruited by multiple colleges. But as I was speaking to him I realized he was filled with a deep sadness that he is very good […]
The Bully Can’t Win
When I was about ten years old my sister and I were playing at a playground in our small town when some bigger boys came over to us and started calling us names. My sister, a whole year older than me, was not going to let them bully me so she began defending us. Without […]
The Danger in the Stronghold
The idea of a stronghold is certainly a good one if you look at it from the perspective of protection. Historically a stronghold was described as fortress or a castle, in modern day we have more advanced structures that are used for physical protection. An ideological stronghold is a place where a particular cause or […]
What Do You Value?
Once again I find myself in a study that asks tough questions. Questions that involve real thought and reflection. I am working through these questions and want to share them with you. The first question I have pondered is What do I value? I value family and relationships. I value experiences and adventure. I value […]