The Race Against Fear

” Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.  Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training.” I’m a distance runner.  I often feel that, more than anything, the race is against myself, […]


It’s my 40th birthday.  40.  Crazy.  I’ve, apparently, reached that dreaded “midlife” thing, but, it doesn’t feel so bad…  I guess.  I mean, I’m just getting started, so time will only tell.  Looking back, it’s been a pretty eventful life.  I can’t complain.  I mean, I could complain, there’s plenty of stuff to complain about, […]


I’m scared of failing.  I’m afraid it won’t work.  What if it doesn’t work?  I don’t want to let my family down.  I don’t want to let myself down.  I don’t know if it’s a good idea.  The market may say no.  Somebody’s already doing it.  I’m too old.  I’m too young.  I don’t have […]

In Search of the Purple Shoe

It’s Sunday morning.  I typically wake up as the sun is rising, jump in the shower, get dressed, then jump in the car to make the long lazy drive over I-840 to the church I attend in a little, yet booming, city called Murfreesboro.  Today, however, was different because I wasn’t scheduled to serve.  So, […]

When You Should Quit?

Have you ever wanted to quit?  I have.  I still do. For some time now, I’ve asked myself this question, almost, daily.  ‘Is it time to quit, time to give up, throw in the towel?’  When you’re met with a brick wall, be it relationally, professionally, mentally, etc, time and time again, quitting starts to […]