Shared thoughts and lessons on pursuing a well-lived life.

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Terms of Surrender

Be on good terms with surrender Is not acceptance gain instead of loss When it means recovering your spirit Body, mind, and wanting soul Be on good terms with surrender Is it not victory when you test Your mettle, courage, and wisdom to know When to fight and when to stay Be on good terms with surrender Does not retreat sometimes mean rest To preserve your strength and will to live And die another day—just

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Bed Invader

This summer’s bills have since made us share one room instead And every morning, like before, you’d climb onto our bed You crawl and navigate the sheets to quickly find your way Between two adults, deprived of sleep, who need to start their day Without a sound, and just the noise of our creaky bed You wrap your arms around my chest, my heart beside your head My plans to get a head start to

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The Boy Who Refused The King’s Armor

What they saw was a boy with pebbles and a slingshot Some muttered under their breath, “He doesn’t have a shot” —That’s okay, if he loses, we’ll just say it doesn’t count” What they missed was underneath, quiet confidence and trust “I’ve faced lions before, and I can do what I must” —He’s been delivered before, and he’ll be again, no doubt When you face your own giants, don’t fret and lose heart Yesterday’s challenge

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Find Your Quiet

This year has been anything but quiet. 2021 saw a number of different transitions for me at work and in my personal life (I often don’t distinguish between the two now). I juggled roles within Bridge, started Workbase, and have had to work through cycles of sickness for a good chunk of the year. Managing all the changes that went into that and everything else in between was certainly not without its own set of

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The 15 Best Books I Read in 2019

“You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.“ -Charlie “Tremendous” Jones We don’t always have the time to read as much as we’d like, so it’s really important to use your reading time on books of great value. Here are a few recommendations if you’re building your reading list for this year. I picked out my favorites similar to

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Grow My Love for Thee

The local church I attend holds an annual prayer and fasting time at the start of each year. Today is Day Two of the usual five-day period. Honestly, I don’t have a hard time fasting. I typically eat one meal a day during the workweek as it is. I do have a hard time praying though. Unlike my wife, I typically pray short prayers, and more often I fall into the temptation of putting a

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