along the way

observations on the journey

The Great Philosophical Question of Today

Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding Justice […]

With a Spirit of Gratitude

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy 45 degrees..that’s what the thermometer indicated on my dashboard. The rain was steady as I noticed a row of flags blowing directly north, carrying the rain across streets, into […]

The Gravity of Affection

Consider for a moment the people in your life. They orbit you in circles emanating from your center. Some are close in proximity. Some are close in connection. Some are close in quantity of contact. Some are close in shared beliefs. Some are work connections, some are social connections, and some are both. Some you […]

What Have We Learned?

In August, we made our second trip of the year to our favorite spot in Florida for a getaway. For almost 15 years, we’ve been staying there two to three times a year for vacation. Over the years, we’ve come to know the area, and some of the locals, well. One of my favorites is […]

The Reminder of Three Joys

Three is a bit of a magic number. From a narrative perspective, the rule of three is said to be more engaging and memorable to readers or listeners. In many cultural traditions, rites of passage often occur over three days and three nights. From a biblical perspective, three represents Divine wholeness or completeness as reflected […]

Mommies, Doubts, and Superpowers

A few years ago, our oldest daughter was going through the challenging post-partum days after having her first child. The emotions. The hormones, The sleeplessness. The uncertainties. The discomforts. The fears. Am I doing this right? What does that mean? What if I do it wrong? Why is he still crying? How do I know […]

Lyrics For Life

Hold me close and hold me fastThe magic spell you castThis is la vie en rose Louis Armstrong, La Vie En Rose Every so often, we come to a place in our days where we can settle-in to a waking peace. A moment in which the noise arounds us fades and we are fully present […]

Shiny Objects and the Slow Game

It’s easy to say “no” when there’s a deeper “yes” burning within. Stephen Covey About eight weeks ago, we added a new member to our family: a golden retriever who we named Edie after one of my wife’s favorite inspirations, Saint Edith Stein. Though we are still working on her saintliness, Edie’s energy and curiosity […]

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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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