Make time for others, especially young men who are trying to figure things out. Remember when your Dad died and you had no one to call? Now you are that guy.
I’m not much of a “what if” guy. I never spend a lot of time thinking about what would have happened if I had made other choices. It’s probably the Calvinist in me. But sometimes I run across things that remind me of what those choices were. I reconnected with an old college crush on… Continue reading old flames
I know I-75. And perhaps it is home too, a strip of asphalt that connects the people I love. I know where the first Cracker Barrel is heading south, and the first one headed north. I know the stretches where there are no gas stations or rest areas. I know where they start putting sugar in the tea. But a lot is new, too, along the road and in my life.
John Schneider, in The Good of Affluence: Seeking God in a Culture of Wealth, argues that there is a biblical precedent for the responsible ownership of wealth. At least that's what it says on the back cover.
A great soul has experienced discomfort, and in the crucible of pain discovered a sensitivity and appreciation for what matters. I don't know how much pain it takes to have a great soul, but it takes some.