The Confidence of Knowing

The Confidence of Knowing

This post is part 2 in a 2 part series. Part 1 is Busting A Very Popular Christian Myth.

The wind began to blow as dark storm clouds rolled in overhead. It was hurricane season in The Bahamas and a hurricane was headed our way. No, we were not caught off guard. We actually knew it was coming. In fact, that is why we were outside. School had been cancelled and we were enjoying a friendly game of basketball on our makeshift backyard court.

Hurricanes never truly scared me growing up in The Bahamas. Partially because I was young and naïve but also because the homes in The Bahamas were (and still are) built with cement blocks and re-enforced with steel columns. I had never seen homes in my neighborhood totally destroyed or roofs torn apart by hurricanes. So I felt very safe in the midst of what others would see as impending doom.

That has all changed.

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Busting A Very Popular Christian Myth

busting a popular Christian myth

Suffering does not build character.

At least not in the way we normally think about suffering.

There is a popular notion in Christianity that God allows us to suffer so that we can build character. But this is not true. Actually this is not Biblical.

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The Secret Sauce To Achieving Your Goals

the secret sauce

Have you made your New Year’s resolution as yet? Well, I have good news and bad news for you. According to a University of Scranton study in the Journal of Clinical Psychology (, only 8% of persons achieve their New Year’s … [Continue reading]

Failure Is An Option


In 2014 I looked failure square in the face … and finally embraced it. "So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality [...] I learned many great lessons from my father, not the least of which, was that you can fail at what you … [Continue reading]

The Long-Suffering Teacher


  My oldest child Maya, is now in Kindergarten. So, over the past few years I have had the joy of teaching her school work. You know the simple stuff: ABCs, shapes, math, and reading. Have you ever tried to teach a child? Let me … [Continue reading]

The Power of One Drop of Water


My wife and I love taking trips to Fernwood, a botanical garden and nature preserve here in Michigan. During one of our regular trips something caught my eye. There were drops of water seeping out of the side of a small incline. I followed the trail … [Continue reading]