"Teach lessons, not people." Oh. Wait. Got that backwards. "Teach people, not lessons." The targets we use to quantify success can lead to (often harmful) unintended consequences.
Trains. Sitting by the window seat on the inter-city express from Hamburg down to Münster watching the yellow fields of raps (the canola in canola oil) speed by was the first moment of semi-peace I had felt since the long flight across the Atlantic to begin my assigned labor in the corner of the Lord's... Continue Reading →
I served an LDS mission in Hamburg, and later Frankfurt, Germany. A mission is an absolute transformative experience. For many, it is the first "away of from" experience, and requires a bit of growing up. It is also for some the first time that faith gets real, and not just something you do because you... Continue Reading →
I’m taking a swimming class this semester, and I get myself a good pair of goggles. It’s funny how the Lord sends small and tender mercies in the most random moments, and this was one of them. Even it was just to make my day a little brighter. I had the following conversation with one... Continue Reading →