Month: May 2017

Is It Too Much to Ask?

Is It Too Much to Ask?

I recently listened to David Brooks speaking at Q on the topic of humility. I made a note when he said, “If you sample some of the commencement addressees being broadcast on C-Span these days, you see that many graduates are told to:  Follow your passion, chart your own course, march to the beat of your own drummer, follow your dreams and find yourself.” It seems that the task is to make the world ...[Read More]

Give Us A King

Give Us A King

Someone once wrote that freedom has an expiration date, and this may prove true. A little more than 200 years passed between the time Moses delivered Israel from slavery in Egypt to the time the Israelites had to choose between trusting God or returning to slavery by giving up their unique form of government. Their leader, Samuel, was an old man, and both of his choices for successors were corrupt ...[Read More]

Our Secret Inquietude

Our Secret Inquietude

After my father died we were sorting through his papers and found a stock certificate for 100 worthless shares. They were all that was left of what had once been his retirement plan. He had worked for the company for years when he was young and had such confidence in the leadership that he put virtually everything he had in the stock. All his plans for retirement were based on his belief in that s ...[Read More]