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be that guy

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.

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old flames

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 […]

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The Corridor

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.

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More about money

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.

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A great soul

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.

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Motivation motivations

Dad risked loving people who weren’t all that lovely, or who were disloyal and faithless. And he did this because he believed the gospel had the power to transform people. It had certainly transformed him.

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On motivation

At some point you have to do the uncomfortable thing. You might fail, but you learn something. But if you dont do it, then you do fail, and learn nothing.

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Money matters

I have a productive life, but it hasnt produced much money. And practically no assets. So I wonder if I need any, and how much effort I should put into acquiring them. And I wonder if its too late. And I wonder if it matters.

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A penny for your thoughts

Health is not the only issue that concerns me as I approach the half-century mark of my life. Something else that seems to matter is money, not so much that I have it as that I understand it. Which I don’t.

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Weight, weight! Don’t tell me…

I was only going to weigh myself once a week, but I sneaked a peak over the weekend and it is not encouraging. Why cant you cheat and lose weight too? Why cant five good days count more than two bad ones?

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