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…

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…

A Blink in Time

People lead different lives. Never has there been a truer statement. It’s been a decade since I graduated high school and I have accomplished a lot. My life has been moving at a pace that I would say is almost on fast forward. I test drove college at the University of Kansas back in 2008…

Alcohol a Crippling Reality

I had maybe two beers before I turned 21, I think I have always had this profound respect for law and doing the right thing, I don’t know… When I turned 21 I was in a war zone in Eastern Afghanistan, I couldn’t even have a near beer to celebrate because all of the Spec…