along the way

observations on the journey

Surviving Fear

So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself —nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.  Franklin Roosevelt A few days ago, I had the opportunity to take a 4:30am walk along a pristine beach on Florida’s […]

Chasing ‘Surrenity’

[We] have to let go in order to be; we have to stop forcing ourselves, or we will never enter our own belonging. John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom Life is challenging and complex. Do you ever get tired of hearing that? Even on our best, most hopeful, and most fulfilling days, […]

The Gift of Wonder

It is a happiness to wonder; — it is a happiness to dream. Edgar Allan Poe A few weeks ago, I showed my three year old grandson, Cooper, the climactic ending scene from the 1933 version of King Kong in which Kong climbs the Empire State Building with the beautiful Ann Darrow (played by Fay […]

Hope, Courage, and Commitment

Love is patient. Love is kind. Love does not envy. Love does not boast. Love is not proud. Love is not rude. Love is not self-seeking. Love is not easily angered. Love keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil. Love rejoices with the truth. Love always protects. Love always trusts. Love […]

Called to Virtue

In some recent conversations with current and prospective clients, a recurring question appeared regarding some specific details of our business. The question was a fair one but after hearing it asked for the third time in unrelated conversations within a close timeline, I asked “why do you ask?” Apparently a competitive organization had been actively […]

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 […]

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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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