Leaning Into Fear & Anxiety

"I’m Only 23."

That was what I told Chaplain Wil Gardner when he offered me a job as a chaplain at Simmons back in 2010. I tried to talk him out of hiring me. I asked him if I could come back in 30 years when I had enough life experience to do and know everything that this job requires of you.

He said what eventually made me commit to Simmons, “Nick, I don’t want to hire you based on what you know. I want to hire you because of how you learn.” That’s what I needed to hear. I just turned 30 yesterday. I thought alot about how much I have been able to learn and how God has really transformed me through books I've read, personal experience I've gone through, and the chance to walk alongside people through some of their most difficult and challenging moments. God has been gracious and the growth has been significant.

Wisdom – How Do I Balance Comfort and Risk?

You and I have risks in our own life that we deal with every day. Between waking up this morning and getting to work, there are risks all over the place: I pushed the snooze button…and risked not getting up on time; I chose to drive my car…risked getting into a wreck; I grabbed McDonald’s breakfast burritos for breakfast…there are obvious risks there too!