a poem (haiku)

The trees rock left, right

Winter wind blows through and gusts

Deer run to safety.

The Grow Manifesto

Ryan Eidson  —  January 10, 2017

You are a person of growth.

You have a taproot within, a strong foundation, upon which your character stands.

You see untapped potential in yourself and those around you. Like a seed that has laid dormant in the winter soil, you are ready to blossom and display your glory in another aspect of your life as the spring sun shines.

In other areas of your life, you’ve already tasted the sweet fragrance of April showers, walked among the lilies, and flown with the eagles. You know what it’s like to soar above the aimless wanderers and perch for a few minutes on the mountain summit and enjoy the view. Continue Reading…

Jan 9

Walking in faith? God is pleased

“Now without faith it is impossible to please God.” (Hebrews 11:6)

Worded another way: with faith it is possible to please God. Are you walking in faith with Jesus on your daily journey? He’s already pleased with you! He’s already delighted with you as his child!

So many of us worry about failure, when, in fact, what we should fear more than failure is succeeding at the wrong thing.

Succeeding at the wrong thing? Quote from Jeff Goins

Academic Career: The Professor is In book reviewI recently read the book The Professor is In by Karen Kelsky. Though I don’t agree with her worldview, I do appreciate how she describes the tenure-track professor/academic career environment, especially in the humanities. Continue Reading…

third snow of the season

Ryan Eidson  —  January 4, 2017

Photo (c) Ryan Eidsona poem (haiku)

White flakes fall from sky

Roads get covered as I drive.

Cold feet, crank the heat.