Living For the Most Important Things

“Our greatest danger is letting the urgent things crowd out the important ones.” — Charles Hummel The pace of my life during the last year has been, if anything, frenetic. I’ve managed content on six websites (a seventh was added in the spring), coordinated social media efforts for each site, contributed to a dozen other…

A Dark Friday in Colorado

As I gaze out the window of the plane upon the mighty Rocky Mountains, towering mesas, deep cut gorges and desert flatlands that mark the way out of Grand Junction, Colorado, I can’t help thinking how this wasn’t the homecoming trip I expected. The plan was to spend four days at a luxury ranch nearby and…

Sports, Homosexuality and Real Courage

With the NFL combine underway, there has been a somewhat unusual focus this year, not so much on who’ll go quickly in the first round, but on Michael Sam—a defensive end from the University of Missouri—who used the pre-draft spotlight to announce his homosexuality. It’s not the first time media outlets have bombarded us with…

Your Body is Not Your Own

Maybe it’s the coming of another year or the reality that 30 is just around the corner, but I’ve been reflecting a lot lately about how short life really is. I remember when I got married all these old people were telling me how fast life goes by, but I didn’t really believe it then.…

Robert E. Lee: Faithfulness in the Face of Failure

Though not every year is quite as restful, God mercifully grants us times of respite around the wintry holidays to enjoy our families, feast and worship together. Inevitably for me, it also becomes a time to reflect on life and to ponder what God has taught throughout the year. As a goal-driven achiever who measures…