Some things to remember

1. Everybody’s version of success is different.

When someone says they have success at something, find out what success means in their definition.

They might mean, “I make a lot of money doing this,” and you might mean, “I am really happy doing this.”

If you want to learn from someone, you need to have a shared definition of success. Otherwise they might teach you all they… Continue reading

Continue Reading

Faith doesn’t look like being brave

At least my faith doesn’t look brave.

My faith looks like me being terrified.

“It will all work out.”
“Don’t worry.”
“It’s going to be okay.”
“Look for the good!”

These are things people say to help you have faith. At least that’s the idea.

I think most of the time people say these things because they’re uncomfortable with the raw, broken, messy, rough reality of… Continue reading

Continue Reading

The problem with being a hero

Here’s a moment brought to you by 3 preschoolers.

My daughter and son and niece are swimming. Floatie-laden. I’m sitting beside the pool, trying to read. Suddenly: screams. Terror. Flailing arms. Splashing. Lots of splashing.

I jump up and am about to launch into the pool when I realize no one’s drowning.

The waves calm, the screams quiet, and turns out that there was a spider

Continue Reading