Belief Should Lead To Action

As mortal beings, we frequently define "living" in terms of death or infirmity. We too often measure our progress, position or condition based on what we don't have or what we've lost. I have little doubt at this point in my life that part of my journey here on earth is to come to grips … Continue reading Belief Should Lead To Action

An Open Challenge for 2016

For this new year, I'm posting an open challenge to family and friends. It will likely take you out of your comfort zone but I'm going to throw it out there anyway. My feelings will not be hurt, I will not be forever scarred, nor will our friendship suffer in any way if you disregard … Continue reading An Open Challenge for 2016

Simon Peter, Answering the Call

Centuries ago when Jesus walked out of the wilderness after 40 days and nights, his eye fell upon a man who made his living sailing turbulent seas. Simon, commonly known as Peter, was the son of Jona and by vocation was a fisherman. He and his brother Andrew were partners with James and John in … Continue reading Simon Peter, Answering the Call

Tolerance, Compassion and Offense

Tolerance is not the same thing as acceptance, and acceptance is not the same thing as an endorsement. -¬†Larry Alex Taunton, The Atlantic Such a simple truth... In this country do we not have the simple right to be offended? Isn't it okay? Isn't it enough? Can't we simply be offended by something someone says … Continue reading Tolerance, Compassion and Offense

Federal Employee Benefits Vs. Private Sector

I must be doing something wrong... Last year, I accepted a position working for the Department of Defense. I had to move to a much higher cost-of-living location, accepted a position for essentially lower pay (once you account for differences in cost of living), have to commute 3 hours everyday just to get to & … Continue reading Federal Employee Benefits Vs. Private Sector