Category: Personal

  • Becoming the Person I Want My Kids To Be

    My Childhood FAIL Have you ever seen a kid get ridiculously excited about spending the night at a friend’s house, only to call his parents late at night begging them to bring him home? Yes. That whimpering, sad little child was me. On SEVERAL occasions. Aren’t little boys supposed to LOVE adventure, change, and exciting…

  • You’re Too Hard On Yourself. Or Are You?

    “You’re too hard on yourself.” A good friend said this to me at a dinner last year in downtown Austin. For three years, he had seen my minuscule contributions to society in comparison to my peers, and he was deeply concerned that I was down on myself in a destructive way. I get it. You…

  • Are We Lying To Each Other As Comfort?

    “God must have something better for you.” How many times have you heard that statement? It might be true. Heck, it probably IS true. But so what? How does that help? What do you actually do after devastating disappointment? We live in a world where Christians credit misfortune as God’s sovereign hand. If you didn’t…

  • Are You Happy Being You?

    Have you ever felt misunderstood by everyone around you? And have you ever felt trapped playing a role that wasn’t really you? I know I have.