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A Different Question With Strange Answers: A Nicaraguan Story

Every year (except for one) of the last fourteen years, I board a plane in the cold of Dallas and land in the tropics of Nicaragua. I don't go on vacation or to discover a retirement place. It's about kids. Almost 2 decades ago, the church I serve, the Waterview Church of Christ in Richardson, started a simple program to feed poor [...]

By |2020-02-12T13:58:23-06:00February 12th, 2020|Life Observations|6 Comments

The Cook’s Downfall: When You Lose What You Love

We believe Amazon delivers happiness. We are happy when we get what we want. Many times, we need something more. This is the story of a cook who lost his more than his place. My mother subscribed to the idea that if truckers stopped at a restaurant, it is good food. So for a lot of my childhood, we surveyed the highway [...]

By |2020-01-11T12:51:59-06:00January 11th, 2020|Life Observations, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stop Reaching Goals: Do This Instead

Are goals worth it? I have listened to the advice and read the self-improvement posts, books, and filed away my share of seminar workbooks. They preach a single sermon while the choir echoes the refrain. Make goals. Write them down. Look at them. Meet them. Celebrate success. I’ve done my share of making goals and even accomplished many of them. I have [...]

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