Changing The Culture is not for the faint of heart. It is not something that happens by accident and goes against the grain. It requires grit, authenticity, and a solid community to be successful. Often times, the highly motivated have this overwhelming desire to get their hands dirty. To grab a megaphone and do whatever it takes to be heard. For those of us who are also creative and motivated, it's almost impossible to shake a vision once we have locked in. We become impatient and quickly blaze a passionate trail that might receive a response a first, but is completely unsustainable unless we are truly stable.Read More
Waiting is the worst. It goes against the nature of our busy culture, especially if you are a highly motivated and inspired person. Yet this is where many of us sit. Waiting. It's especially hard when you feel there's a calling on your life, yet doors don't seem to be flying open for you. Or maybe they are, but you don't have peace about taking the opportunities. Even though when you logically think about it they appear to be the way to get to your goal. Maybe you are feeling that you might need to take a step back from what seems like a fantastic opportunity and it doesn't make any sense.Read More
Average. I was always smiling and serving my community. On the outside, everything looked fine. But everyone hides their skeletons right?Read More
The "death" of Taylor Swift is actually quite revealing of how music has influenced our culture.Read More
We live in a filtered culture that presents perfection as the norm. But who is ever inspired by perfection?Read More
I have herpes.
There. I said it.
Does it make me dirty? No. Does it make me unworthy? Absolutely not. I know that, but why don't I act like it?Read More
Why? The question that never ends. For some the why comes from a curiosity, for others, a place of despair. For a long time, finding answers to the world's biggest why's had my stomach in knots. Unsatisfied until I found something I could hang my hat on. Especially when it comes to people being harmed.Read More
Got this message from a high schooler writing a paper. He said, "I was just wondering what drove you to forgive? Why did you do it? I guess I would also like to know how it has changed your life and you as a person, being able to forgive. How would your life, or your attitude be different toward life had you not forgave those who wronged you??"Read More