I live for every spare moment with my wife

Why I think it’s odd that others look at me funny because I want to spend as much of my spare time with my wife as possible…

Debating the value of an idea or belief is not debating the value of the person who holds it.

Some people are willing to separate themselves from their ideas, while others are not. I have some acquaintances who are easy to discuss differences of opinion with, because they don’t take it personally. Others get frustrated when I question an idea. I don’t necessarily question because I disagree, but because I want to view it fromContinue reading “Debating the value of an idea or belief is not debating the value of the person who holds it.”

False progress activities (Getting nowhere, but working so hard!)

One thing we do when working towards a goal is something I will now coin “False Progress Activities.”  This is when we want to procrastinate the hard part of a goal (e.g. actually writing the darn query letter) and we instead focus on tasks that help, that are far easier, but give little progress. For example,Continue reading “False progress activities (Getting nowhere, but working so hard!)”

Rationality and Religion had a kid (or is it the other way around?)

I’m trying to marry rationality and religion, but look at this quote, my wife posted it on the fridge without having any idea that I was thinking about this lately (It’s from one of my church leaders): “Human judgment and logical thinking will not be enough to get answers to the questions that matter mostContinue reading “Rationality and Religion had a kid (or is it the other way around?)”

How much time do you spend doing nothing?

One of my church leaders asked that question. If you’re spending a lot, then maybe you should use that time to serve others. For me, a lot of my time is spent with my family. I don’t want to just abandon them to serve others, but this still applies in the home. Rather than doContinue reading “How much time do you spend doing nothing?”