Dedication and Consistency

I had this idea that I would be able to continue to post meaningful content for years as long as I was dedicated and consistent in my effort. After only 5 or 6 months I have now found it difficult to maintain the output of information that I wanted to create. Part of it is […]

2012 in Review

Below are the top posts from No Cubicle Required for 2012. I started this blog on my birthday back in June and this experience has helped me to understand my faith more, to define what I believe, to question those beliefs and articulate why I believe what I do. I look forward to continue that […]

Adventure Time

It is fitting that on the night I write my 100th post, this is also the night of the 100th episode of Adventure Time. Actually, the two have nothing to do with each other, but it was a funny coincidence and I needed a reason to write about the fact that this is my 100th […]

Into the Wild Blue High School

I’ve been blessed to be a part of a student ministry over the last few years that has reached hundreds, maybe even thousands, of students in some way. I’ve watch children grow into young adults and young adults leave to start their life-after-high-school. But, I’ve always done it from the comfort of our youth room. […]

Dad, you don’t have to write.

“Dad, you don’t have to write.” These were the words my son kept repeating to me tonight. Every time it came up that I needed to write tonight, he would exclaim those words to me. Truth is, I was saying the same thing to myself. I haven’t written since last Thursday. I took the weekend […]

Magnetic Cubcile

What is it about cubicles that draw so many people? Why do millions, tens of millions, of people get up every Monday through Friday, take a shower, shave, brush their teeth, get dressed, and head out the door to drive to a building where they sit in various size cubes? And why? Why? Why do […]

Don’t Read This

I have noticed that I have started to care about pageviews on this blog. I told myself I wouldn’t care whether people read this or not, and then my pageviews dropped and I started to believe the lie that I didn’t need to write everyday. I started thinking that I could take a few days […]

I Write Because…

Tonight my son asked me why I write. I suppose this is a good question to be able to answer at a moment’s notice. I told him I write because I like to, and because I need to practice so I can get better. I also explained that I would like to one day be […]

Wishes, Dreams, and Sbarro Pizza

My son asked me tonight, “Dad, do you like wishing for things?” His 5-year-old mind concocted this question seemingly from thin air. I don’t know what prompted it, and I certainly wasn’t prepared for it as we sat eating pizza in the mall food court. I was stumped. I didn’t know how to answer him […]

5 Questions: Question 5

In my recent post, 5 Questions to Help Me Identify My Dream, I shared the 5 questions that John Acuff poses in his book, Quitter, that help identify hinge moments in your life. These hinge moments could be the key to unlocking your true dreams/desires for your life. On Thursday, I answered question 4: If […]

God Willing

James 4:13-15 (NLT) 13 Look here, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a year. We will do business there and make a profit.”14 How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little […]