Haircuts and heaven

So I talk to people all day, everyday. While I️ love doing it, sometimes you’re just all talked out. I’m especially all talked out when I’m in certain social situations. Getting my haircut is just such an occasion. I’d just as soon sit in awkward silence, than to find things to chat about while someone … More Haircuts and heaven

Checkers or chess

The place where I get my haircut has checkers tables in the waiting room. My son looks forward to every haircut just so he can match wits with me across the table. The trick is, I forgot the rules. I know it sounds silly, but it had been so long since I had played checkers, … More Checkers or chess

When everything’s important, nothing’s important: the value of prioritizing

I developed a bad habit in medical school. I took up highlighting as a study tool. There's something so academic about thoughtfully marking up a page with a highlighter and silently nodding to yourself. I remember sitting in the library, secretly hoping people saw me diligently pouring over the material with thoughtful consideration for important … More When everything’s important, nothing’s important: the value of prioritizing

Slated for destruction: are you trying to salvage what God is trying to break apart?

Facebook has turned out to be pretty neat. It serves as a scrapbook of my life, and with the "memories" feature, it lets me look back through the years and relive moments I had totally forgotten about. Today was an especially poignant memory. "The house was power washed today, and will be painted by next … More Slated for destruction: are you trying to salvage what God is trying to break apart?

The dark places

A while back my wife was helping to set up an event at our church building. As we were putting on the final touches the night before, we needed to button something up in the sanctuary. She asked me if I would go along with her. I assumed there was some heavy lifting, or a … More The dark places