Hard Work and Determination

I am reading a book with my church staff about the “Me Generation.”  It is a study, with some very funny sharp opinions, about our current generation. There are some very admirable things about this current generation. One thing I was admittedly surprised about was they seem to have high goals. The downside is they don’t seem to want to work for them. AND, it’s about notoriety. It’s about the 15 minutes of fame and the American Idol mystique.

This article about Supreme Court Justice Byron White is superb. He was incredibly skilled as an athlete AND a scholar. He was also a WWII hero.

He also hated fame. His actions as a WWII hero were enough to gain him incredible fame. Add to that his accomplishments as a football player in his era, and then on top of that his incredible intellect… and he simply avoided the media. What was wrong with that guy?

It’s a great story and a great lesson. Enjoy.

Disappointment


Taking a stand for something is tough. There are things I have disagreed with when it came to Rick Warren, yet one thing I used to appreciate about him was he seemed to be willing to take a stand.

Used to appreciate…

Last fall California went through the issue of Proposition 8, which would define marriage as one man, one woman. Rick Warren came out and made a stance in support of Prop 8.

Now, he’s backtracking. It’s not a matter of saying, “You know what, I have reconsidered and I think I made the wrong move.”

No, he’s saying he NEVER said he supported it.

Rick, Rick, Rick. You need to learn that just about every word out of your mouth is recorded!

In the name of Michelle Bachmann, please learn to speak clearly and don’t say you didn’t say something when it’s blatantly obvious what you SAID!

It’s a disappointment to have someone I thought I could truly admire pull something blatantly hypocritical like this.

Disappointment


Taking a stand for something is tough. There are things I have disagreed with when it came to Rick Warren, yet one thing I used to appreciate about him was he seemed to be willing to take a stand.

Used to appreciate…

Last fall California went through the issue of Proposition 8, which would define marriage as one man, one woman. Rick Warren came out and made a stance in support of Prop 8.

Now, he’s backtracking. It’s not a matter of saying, “You know what, I have reconsidered and I think I made the wrong move.”

No, he’s saying he NEVER said he supported it.

Rick, Rick, Rick. You need to learn that just about every word out of your mouth is recorded!

In the name of Michelle Bachmann, please learn to speak clearly and don’t say you didn’t say something when it’s blatantly obvious what you SAID!

It’s a disappointment to have someone I thought I could truly admire pull something blatantly hypocritical like this.