Its hard to knowWhat a human being deserves.The sun rises on all of usEven on days whenWe’re not our best selves.Anyone who’s ever ‘made it’Will tell youAbout how ‘getting lucky’Is as much a part of the outcomeAs doing the necessary toTo capitalize on said luck.We are not self madeNor are we mere products of nature-We […]Read more "Undeserved"
Is not a magic trick It is more like an elaborate bath That takes place repeatedly Time and again Taking steps towards redemption Learning over and over That self-salvation Is no salvation at all And that the best parts of our existence Are gifts from a gracious God. Pushing down the urges towards Self destruction […]Read more "Walking away from who we once were"
Ready for a leadership position? Ready to ask her out? Ready to quit your job? Ready to start your business? Ready to get married? When do you know you’re ready? You can only read so many books Or have long conversations Or attend prayer meetings. In the end There will always be a gap left […]Read more "When do you know you’re ready?"
There’s something about deciding to changeThat feels ridiculous.As though we owe a debt to our former selvesThat must be repaid by making the same choicesOver and over.Walking away from addictionStarting to save moneySitting down to actually studyPicking up your pen againPutting on running shoes for the first time in monthsChoosing to forgiveSwallowing prideOpening yourself up […]Read more "Forward motion"
Really is more sometimes.Not everything we want is good for usAnd there’s nothing worse than more of a bad thing.Not everything needs to be upgradedSupersizedOr bought in bulk-Sometimes having too much food on your plateWorks against your ability to enjoy the meal altogether.For those of us who have known what it isTo go withoutIts easy […]Read more "Less"
We are not living in the Matrix. There is no red pill or blue pill to choose from. There is no alternate reality where nothing goes wrong And all your choices lead to exactly where you want to go. Real life is non-binary There are often several paths to choose from But the outcomes are […]Read more "Non-binary"
It makes it easier to choose to stay forThe long haulWhen you see others choosing to do the same.Family.Art.Business.Fellowship.Consistency in othersCan often feel as concrete as the walls around us.This is why broken promises are so shatteringDisorienting.The atmospheres we inhabitAre made up of kept promises as much as they are of oxygen.Simply showing up consistentlyMatters. […]Read more "Commitment begets commitment"
Living in a world where “Anything is possible” opens our eyes to see possibility Yet simultaneously blurs our view With so much to choose from that it Makes it near impossible To focus on what matters. Worse still, even once we have made a choice The knowledge that there may been a better option Has […]Read more "Spoiled for choice"
When things don’t go according to plan Keeping your cool seems like something That is reserved for people with low key personalities Who are masters at keeping a poker face. Panic, therefore, often seems inevitable, Linked to someone’s DNA. But maybe panic isn’t a personality trait Maybe its a choice. A choice to freak out […]Read more "Panic is also a choice"
We will not always find ourselvesOn the right side of history.One day, we may look atSome of the ideas we entertainedOr the things we overlookedAnd wish we had chosen different.Thought different.Been different.But we are who we areAnd we have come to where we are,One decision at a time. The task, then, is to decideHow the […]Read more "Track Record"