Resilience

One of the first things they teach you in the Army is resilience. The best way to teach this involves pain and discomfort. My many encounters with this lesson were ingrained in my mind, as was the point of most things the Army (or life) teaches you. Resilience is not handed to you when you…

Afghanistan a Catastrophe

America‚Äôs rapid abandonment of Afghanistan will go down in the history books as a bungled mess on par with our withdrawal of Vietnam in the 1970s. This drawdown cheered on in some aspects by both political parties led to a one-and-a-half-week takeover by the Taliban, which experts thought would happen on a timeline of about…

The Prodigal Son’s Brother

No. The title isn’t meant to be literal. I have thought a lot about this parable (Luke 15:11-32) and I think that it is likely one of the more popular. We can apply many aspects of it to our life and typically when thinking about a sinful past we often compare ourselves to the prodigal…

Why I’m not voting for President

Elections should never be as difficult to decide for a voter as they are today. Each of the parties should have a candidate that is understood to be a perfect example of what that party stands for. I find that not to be the case in this election. The political situation is so divisive and…