The Bravery of Forgiveness

“Chris, I just wanna hang out with my kid.”  With tears in his eyes, that’s what he said to me when recapping the rare occurrence of getting to spend a few small moments with his son the week prior.  Early on in his life, Richard lived large playing music, touring the country, sex, drugs, rock […]

The Business of NO

NO… You’re too fat.  You’re too small.  You’re not talented enough.  You’re not attractive enough.  You don’t have the right training.  You didn’t go to college.  The competition is too steep.  The market is crowded.  You’re a female.  You’re a male.  People wouldn’t believe you.  People don’t like you.  You’re a screw up.  You’ve made […]

Quality Questions Quality Life

When we’re a baby, we’re asked “baby questions” like, “Who’s a happy boy/girl?  Does somebody have a dirty diaper?  Can you say mommy/daddy?  Say, who is that?  Who is that?”, and on, and on, and on it goes.  They’re appropriate, or so we tell ourselves, because they’re age appropriate.  Babies are these brand spankin’ new […]

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, […]

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 […]