Defeating the Scarcity Mentality

A scarcity mentality is the perspective that there’s only so much good to be had. Like a pie, or a pizza, there are only so many slices, and once they are gone, that’s it. There is no more. This mindset comes out in people in different ways; for some, it creates a hyper-competitiveness, an insatiable […]

30 Minutes to Change a Life

This afternoon, I’m going to speak to a group of at-risk students in Roswell. How I got the gig is through a friend of mine, Sarah P. Zacharias; Sarah is someone who also loves working with students, and she is involved with a mentoring program called Project LIFT. She recommended me as a guest speaker, […]

Ella Goes to Kindergarten Camp, Dad Goes to Pieces…

My brain is normally a jumble of thoughts, some connected, others disjointed and meandering around like a bored relative at a party. But today is especially tough for me – while I’m working on my fall calendar, teaching plan for the year, and just in general trying to have a peaceful mental breakdown, I’m constantly […]

Dancing In The Light Of Fireflies

I’m going to spend a lot of my time going to funerals over the next five years. A lot. I said as much to my brother, Ryan, yesterday before the funeral of one of our former pastors. He agreed with me. And as we looked around the church where we found ourselves, we could count […]

My Wife, The Mama Bear

Most people wouldn’t think that tough comes in a package that looks like a Victoria’s Secret model but is sweeter than honey, but that’s okay – I know better. Not only does tough have a womanly figure, tough also has a great sense of humor, a keen sense of discernment, and some of the most […]