Courage to Go On
2 Timothy 2:1-13
Dr. Jim Denison
A friend recently sent me some ads which needed proofreading:
Nice parachute. Never opened. Used once.
Nordic Track $300. Hardly used. Call Chubby.
Semi-Annual after-Christmas Sale.
Snowblower for sale. Only used on snowy days.
Stock up and save. Limit one.
Wanted: Man to take care of cow that does not smoke or drink.
Dog for sale: Eats anything and is fond of children.
For sale by owner: complete set of Encyclopedia Britannica 45 volumes. Excellent condition. $1,000 or best offer. No longer needed. Got married last month. Wife knows everything.
Does she really? Does she know the meaning of life? Does she know what really matters? Do any of us?
“Affluenza” is the new term of the day—affluence which afflicts us with its demands, overwork and overstress.
I read this week that 80% of men and 62% of women put in more than 40 hours a week on the job. But all this work is not giving our lives meaning and fulfillment. 60% of Americans feel pressured to work too much; 80% wish for more time to be with their families and themselves.