I’m turning 50 this week.
I’m not yet fifty — it’s just six days away — but I thought I’d lead you through my journey, and maybe you’ll learn a thing or two that will help you on your journey.
I want you to believe I’m smart.
I know it sounds so shallow, but it’s true.
I’ve never cared much about how my reputation is affected by opinions about my clothing, vehicles or income.
On the other hand, I hope you think I’m smart.
It’s good discipline to be a lifelong learner.
Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2011
in Emotional, How To, Relational, Social, Spiritual, Values
When I was a young man my friends Steve Schesvold, Dave Murphy and David Villringer would tease me for my recklessness.
One morning at the conclusion of a Grace Community Church pancake breakfast I needed to dispose of my paper plate. Being “blessed” with both laziness and misguided self-confidence I threw away my plate. Unfortunately, I attempted to throw away my crumb-filled, syrup-laden plate from across the room, over tables, around other people and into the trash can.
I cannot recall all the specifics, but I know I missed the can and hit an innocent bystander with my less that aerodynamic plate.
Posted on Thursday, January 6, 2011
in Beyond Whatever Promos, Relational, Spiritual
I worked the graveyard shift as a desk clerk in suburban Chicago. While the weekend night were often busy late into the night, many nights I had lots of free time. I was confined to a small space in a locked office behind glass. I spoke through a slot below the glass. I exchanged money and passed room keys through that small opening.
Yes, there were lonely, sleepy nights.
Alone I had several options. I watched television. I listened to music. Occasionally I napped. As a newly committed God-follower I spent hours reading my Bible.