along the way

observations on the journey

Unapologetically American

America is the only nation in the world founded on a creed. G. K. Chesterton On the night of July 4, 2020, we walked outside at 9:50pm to the raucous sound of fireworks. The sky around our neighborhood was lit with cascading sparks and bright, colorful explosions. That normally quiet time of evening erupted into […]

A Great Time to Be Alive

“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of […]

Our Desperate Need for Innocence

Cupping my face with two little hands, he asked “Why, Poppy?” for the fifth time. I thought to myself, “apparently, my first four explanations didn’t make it clear.” Then something else occurred to me: perhaps, like a good story, he just wanted to hear it again. At nearly three years old, almost everything is new […]

What Just Happened?

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it. Thomas Paine After months of pandemic, lockdown, and the surreality foisted upon us by the coronavirus and associated reactions, we were going to enjoy lunch inside an actual restaurant. Finally, we were returning to some sense of […]

Keep the Faith

Faith: you know you’re gonna live thru the rainLord you got to keep the faithFaith: don’t let your love turn to hateRight now we got toKeep the faithKeep the faithKeep the faithLord we got to keep the faith Bon Jovi, Keep the Faith Our days are approaching the surreal. Do we all now exist within […]

What Do You Stand For?

“Do you have a few minutes?” he said as he poked his head into my office. “Sure,” I responded as I put my pen down and walked around my desk. He continued, “As I’ve considered how to position our solution, I’ve realized how it reflects our values and how we tie each of our pillars […]

Sent to Shape Us

All that is gold does not glitter,Not all those who wander are lost;The old that is strong does not wither,Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken,A light from the shadows shall spring;Renewed shall be blade that was broken,The crownless again shall be king. J.R.R. Tolkien Last […]

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Every Day is Game Day – Hardback


Remember waking up thinking of a competition, presentation, or performance ahead of you? The thrill. The butterflies. Every day presents an opportunity to try your best, to be your best. This book is a personal growth devotional that leads the reader through key opportunities to make every day a game day in his or her own life.



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