Saturday, June 19, 2010
what am i doing?
if you enjoy reading, i highly recommend this book, "stones into schools" by greg mortenson. it is the follow up to his highly praised "three cups of tea". mortenson grew up the son of missionaries living in kenya and now his life is producing much fruit in the dangerous regions of afghanistan and pakistan building schools and bridges to peace. he makes me ask the question of myself, what am i doing? this question gets ramped up after reading the book, "radical" by david platt which i will post about very soon. i don't know how much time i have in this life but as i approach my 55th birthday in a couple of months i realize i am not so young anymore but i do not see quitting as an option. actually, i find myself desiring to do something significant with the remainder. i do not need success as that is viewed in the world just significant efforts. another recently read book, "halftime" by bob buford gives some practical advice on what that looks like. like the song says, "i still haven't found what i'm looking for" but i am working on finding it.