- “Act your age!”
- “You big baby.”
- “Are you 12 or 2?”
- “Oh, that’s real mature.”
As a toddler, we want to play with the big kids. Pre-teens long for driving age. Our teenagers can’t wait for the freedom that comes next. And, as adults, we scold others with cynical comments when the weaker characteristics of childhood are displayed. I have done it many times myself, perhaps to the detriment of others. It seems we have despised our youth and it is truly an error. Continue reading “Like a Child”
I had not read Andy Andrews until my pastor, Greg DePriest shared quite confidently that if I were only going to read one book this year, it needed to be the noticer. So, I picked it up that evening and did not go to bed until the final page had been turned. A quick summary of the book is that perspective makes a world of difference. The journey Andrews takes us on to make this point is thrilling and at times captivating. The close of the book was a bit less than I had hoped for, but the ride to get there was still well worth it.
Yesterday, I was headed to the coffee shop for a meeting.
- my speed – 55mph
- speed limit – 45mph
- looking ahead – nothing to slow me down
- rearview – kingsport city police officer approaching Continue reading “The Law Won?”
Mitch is widely known in the athletics arena for his professional capabilities as a sports writer. In this book, however, Mitch is not writing about something he has seen. He is taking us on a personal growth journey that he experienced himself. When asked to perform the eulogy for his childhhod Rabbi, who btw was still living, this backslidden jew feels the need to at least gain a little info for preparation. The years that follow are lifechanging for the Rabbi, Mitch, and a drug dealing pastor that we meet along the way. You’ll find nothing of deep significance in this book, but it is a quick read and well worth the time.
I was drawn to this book for 3 reasons: