For the Jews – about 3330 years ago – God performed a miracle that showed his power and would forever define their family and mark His plan. It was Passover and Jews mark that divine intervention each year. For the Shanks – 25 years ago – God performed a miracle that showed his power and […]
Your plan or His plan?
Be jealous of people who are livin’ the dream (not the Bucket List)
It’s time to kick the Bucket List. I’m stealing that headline from the Wall Street Journal’s Weekend Edition; Joe Queenan’s lead article in the Review section was the kind of laser-focused leering that challenges otherwise savvy people to re-examine their assumptions. Blame Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman for the cultural obsession with coming up with […]
Should you do a walk-through before you move in?
What’s your favorite place? Ask that question – in a group – and step back; you’ve done enough. The answers will start flying, and will often be offered with passion and explanation. If there are 12 people in the room, you might get 12+ answers, because some people cannot settle on just-one-place. If God is […]
Begin with the End in Mind…
Make the call. Summer and baseball are inextricably linked. The guy with the worst job on a hot July day is the one in the black get-up – wearing thick padding, on top of that – behind the catcher, behind the plate. Beyond the discomfort, he has to call ‘em as he sees ‘em, based […]
Lots of fireworks… but not much celebration in America
That isn’t a birthday cake, America: it’s a brushfire. I mean, really: put 242 candles on anything and light them up. The smoke alarm will signal an evacuation order, and the party will be over before you scoop the ice cream and pass out the forks. It’s pretty much official: the Declaration of Independence was […]