““Where does this strange urge come from to reach for NPR the moment we get in our cars? Or always have music on in the background? Or flip on the TV while we’re cooking dinner? Or listen to podcasts during our workouts?”Read More The Fear of Silence
This is part six of a series on how I manage my anxiety. Read the introductory post here. As I’ve browsed articles, read the self-help books, received the solicited and unsolicited advice, I’ve noticed two main paradigm options when relating to yourself on bad days. The first is one of indulgence. Feeling down? Do whatever […]Read More Be Kind to Yourself | How to Manage Darker Days
Today marks two months since I married my best friend (that is, if you’re counting from the first wedding :). We’ve already done so much! Moved continents, gotten married again, hosted friends and family, gone on several trips, bought furniture, budgeted so many times… Living life with him is nothing short of wonderful; and there […]Read More Is It Too Early for Marriage Reflections?
November 9? No way. That’s two weeks before my wedding. There’s no way I’ll have time for that, let alone the headspace and focus.Read More Why I Preached Two Weeks Before My Wedding
Leviticus is an easy book to let one’s eyes lose focus and start planning the rest of the day’s to-do list. But you don’t think I brought you here to stop there, did you?Read More A Levitical Reflection: Integrity
Spending a week in Deep Creek, MD with the family and some friends was ridiculously refreshing. Amidst the spontaneous naps, coding practices, and obsessive reading, I was able to fit in some white water rafting. It was a blast, we had the best guide, and it gave opportunity for many lessons.Read More Lessons from White Water Rafting
The inability to do anything presented a need for something I hate: asking for help.Read More As a Father
One number. Line. Two numbers. Line. Two numbers. I hesitated before I drew the box. I hadn’t chosen a Biblical chapter yet. Both paths felt like dead ends. Option One had lofty words about children and enemies and dominion. Option Two had a stale plot line that prevented me from getting to the good stuff. […]Read More The Point of Morning Worship
A good friend of mine recently entered into a wonderful relationship. His random texted questions are punctuated with the same angst and is-this-okay-ness of the first few months of my relationship with the fiancé. Ah, the honeymoon phase, filled with bliss and confusion. I’ve already written about some of the lies that media tells us […]Read More Why a Relationship Won’t Fix Your Issues (But…Can)
I distinctly remember the gnawing ache in my stomach as we pulled out into our daily territory. Businesses made it worse, Hispanic shops made it better, but any kind of territory brought about this reaction. Canvassing terrified me.Read More But How Do I Serve God Here?