Salmon struggle in their migration upstream.

Do pitfalls & potholes reveal God?

So why is it we are so bent on a life without conflict if the pastor’s premise is true in that conflict is even a part of the relationship we have with God? According to the pastor, growth does not occur without conflict. The example of an athelete training his or her body for competition is one but many such metaphores that can be used to illustrate this point.


Must dating be so complicated?

That didn’t take long! Not two weeks after returning to a town I spent a significant chunk of my life in I was asked the one question I’m sure many single adults have been asked by well-meaning friends. Keep in mind, while people here still know me, I’ve been gone for the large part of…

By Jaume Ventura from Barcelona, Spain (Friends) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

The value of good friends: Priceless!

The value of good friends and people genuine in their sympathy and empathy is beyond measure. You quickly discover who these people are when someone close to you dies. This happened for me this week with the death of my mother. It wasn’t a surprise; in fact it was expected, but it was nevertheless a kick…

By Joe Crawford from Moorpark, California, USA (Flickr) [CC-BY-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Stay curious my friend

I like to read. I read more for information and learning than I do simple pleasure because I like to learn. I’ve found myself reading blogs lately that relate to relationships, both marriage and dating. It has me thinking: where are the blogs aimed at helping men become better husbands, leaders, fathers, etc? While there…