along the way

observations on the journey

Menace to Society

We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations. Charles Swindell What happens when our creative energies go “un” or “under” utilized? What are the dangers when we fail to deploy our full capacities into the world? What is at risk when we refuse to find or embrace our […]

Stop Thrashing

THRASH/THraSH/verb: Struggle in a wild or desperate way to do something. Ex. “two months of thrashing around on my own have produced nothing” The day sits before you and you find that you don’t “feel like it.” So, you fill your time with activity that distracts, pretends, and ultimately skirts the one (or ten) thing(s) you […]

Building Something of Value

“I miss spending my days with Phillip.” Such was how my wife, Sally, described what she now missed most about her time on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. After over 500 miles of walking and nearly six weeks of 24/7 companionship, it was a profound affirmation of what we share. I couldn’t agree with […]

Hiding in Plain Sight

Today is December 29, 2019. Another day. Another year. The ending of our calendar year has always held a special magic for me. Though we still count hours, minutes, and seconds in the same way, there is something different about the end of the year. The convergence of days toward a tipping point into a new bucket of measurement

After the Arrival

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. T.S. Eliot Life of Arrivals Our life is full of arrivals. Consider for a moment the completion of your last trip. Was it to visit family? Was […]

The Path We All Must Walk

Two days ago, dear friends of mine lost their daughter to cancer. The twelve month battle was brutal as it battered them against the extremes of hope and despair. That part of the journey is now over but the battles are not. Now comes the struggle to go on in a world bereft of something […]

For Those Struggling

Long is the way and hard, that out of Hell leads up to light. John Milton, Paradise Lost The Struggle Here again. Dissatisfied and feeling down. Another job, another bad boss. The hopes of something new quickly fading amid the realities of expectations, workload, long hours, and the struggle to get ahead on too little […]

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Every Day is Game Day – Hardback

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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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