“All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.” ~ Hebrews 12:11 Here’s the reality about spiritual formation: the forming in “formation” is painful. Forming always means change.  Let’s face it, we often don’t like change.… Continue reading →

This spring my son took a 12-week chess class at his elementary school.  So a couple times a week, he and I play chess together.  And here’s what I love about chess: it’s a strategic game.  You have to learn to think ahead.  You can increase your proficiency by learning opening moves and strategies for… Continue reading →