Don’t Waste Your Basal Ganglia

Don’t Waste Your Basal Ganglia

Have you ever heard of your basal ganglia? Yeah, me neither. But I’m telling you now, and I beg you, please do not waste your basal ganglia. Let me explain why. In his book, The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg talks about how habits are formed in the brain. There...

Learning the Grace of Affirmation

At the dinner table tonight, we experienced something profound, and profoundly lacking in our lives. As we enjoyed some Mexican takeout, we asked our kids to share about their favorite events in life so far. After each family member chimed in, we proceeded with round...

You Are My Son, and I Love You

Today was the start of baseball season in Southwest Florida. After opening ceremonies, my two boys played a double header as part of the festivities. It was the first time my 5 yr old son to go head-to-head with the pitching machine. At his first at-bat, he surprised...

Christians Without a Tribe

“Achan the son of Carmi, son of Zabdi, son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah” As I came across Joshua 7 in my devotional studies, there was something particular that stuck out to me in how God dealt with His people. The story has to do with the sin of Achan...