INTENT?

A month or so ago, I mentioned to my friend Emily that in a few weeks, I would be joining some friends to climb Mt Kilimanjaro, and then afterwards, we’d go on a short safari. She responded with the standard “Awesome! Wonderful! Good luck!” And then she paused, looked at me, and asked, “Why?” My…

Living Heroically

What does it mean to Live Heroically?      This is not a question most people think much about or ask themselves, since most of us think of “heroes” and “heroics” as referring to other people. Even “real heroes” think that way! But making this question personal by  asking ourselves: “Am I living heroically? How…

On Hardship and Suffering

Though our natural inclination is to avoid hardship and suffering, we know that most things of enduring value demand at least some hardship and suffering to achieve them. We know we must learn to struggle, suffer, and overcome hardship, if we are to forge the character necessary to succeed when faced with important challenges in life.…