The Lift Chair

When I first started using the pool at Carilion Wellness Botetourt, I went down and up the steps like a “normal” person. As my dystonia progressed, I noticed that I needed to climb up and down the ladder (I couldn’t do steps easily, but I could do the ladder – go figure). But, as my […]

Exercise and the Christian

In yesterday’s post, I provided Scriptures where Paul and the unknown author of Hebrews use exercise as a metaphor to teach biblical truth. The Bible nowhere commands exercise (some would seek to take 1 Cor 6:19-20 out of the context of sexual immorality and apply it broadly, but I simply don’t think the context allows […]


I recently shared with you some of my personal goals. I did so for two reasons: (1) In writing about the importance of goals, I would have no credibility if I were not willing to set goals for myself; and (2) I wanted accountability. As I mentioned, I have four friends holding me accountable for […]

My Vote

Yesterday, citizens across the Commonwealth of Virginia – my wife and elder son included – voted in Presidential primaries as part of “Super Tuesday.” Although there are many issues I care deeply about – ADA, abortion, war, refugees, welfare, and many others – I purposefully chose in my heart not to vote (I’ll write about […]

The Pool

Quiet time. Alone time. Something we all need. “Ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent” (Ps 4:4) – in their beds, the people of God would have time to think about their lives, meditate on Scripture, and pray to their God. “One handful of peaceful repose Is better than two fistfuls […]