Like a Child

  • “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”

Thoughts @ Twilight

Twilight CoverUpon announcing that the youth was invited to come out to the movies and watch Twilight with me, I was intrigued in a new way…

History: I spent a great deal of time reading through the many reviews of this movie. I did this because I enjoy studying anything that reaches the culture of our young people. While growing up, I found that these types of things (i.e. Music, Movies, Books) were automatically viewed as suspect and often discouraged, especially by the church. Adults too often recall their youth as a prodigal time of life that they must keep the next generation from experiencing Continue reading “Thoughts @ Twilight”

Graceful Defeat

I am a very competitive person. It is my nature, my make-up. Childhood memories let me know that it has always been this way:

  • racing to the swings at Warriors Path during my 5 yr old b-day party
  • wrestling with my father on a daily basis knowing there would be a time that I could take him (you see, he committed to buying me a car if ever I could pin him – i never won that car) Continue reading “Graceful Defeat”

Being the Best – good enough?

MLB

Last week, the Philadelphia Phillies (what a creative name) won the World Series. But, the truth is, I do not care. Why is this? I am a big sports fan and have watched quite a bit of baseball this year. Yet, when it was time for the world series, I tuned out. Based on their season and performance during the playoff, the best team probably did come out on top. Why then, did I lose interest when it came time for the greatest showing in all of baseball – the World Series? Continue reading “Being the Best – good enough?”