I’m trying to change. I’d rate my success as mediocre.
For the last decade or so I’ve been trying to become a runner. It’s a big change for me after a lifetime with the identity NOT ATHLETIC.
I played softball on my church youth group team because my dad was the coach. I watched the game from right field where I dropped my glove on the grass and made bracelets of clover.
I ran a mile in 6th grade for field day and vomited at the end.
I’ve tried several times to pick up running. I remember making a go of it in my early 30s and thinking maybe I’d run a marathon when I turned 40. I passed 40 in running shoes at a brisk walking pace. Continue reading “What Does it Take to Change?”
A drug dealer posed this business question to a graduate student: I have two competing deals on raw product (powdered cocaine). One offer is to pay 20% more than usual now, and get a 10% discount a year from now. The second deal is a 10% discount now if I agree to buy from him at the regular price a year from now.
In my (limited) experience, church people work together to connect with the world mainly in two ways: to tell about Jesus, and to share our money. Mostly, we give our money to other groups working to tell about Jesus or fight poverty.
Sharing Jesus and sharing money are good things to do. If you are doing these things, I support you.