Mind the Gap

Nathan Smith Bible, Christian Maturity, Family

I’ve had the privilege of spending a few days in London, England. Growing up watching movies set in London, it was so exciting to get to walk around and actually experience its history, charm and wonder. Getting around the city can be a challenge, so taking ‘the tube’ (subway) is the primary way for tourists to see the town. When …

Are You Strong Enough To Use Restraint?

Nathan Smith Christian Maturity, Faith, Thought Provoking

In our world today we are all about strengths. Maximize your strengths, stick with your strengths, play to your strengths. While I agree with some of the principles and concepts associated with the ‘strengths philosophy,’ I believe the most overlooked and underused strength is restraint. It does not take much skill, humility or wisdom to engage brute force.  However, the …