An Open Letter to Younger People (Famous or Not)

Dear 21st-century younger person,

I’m not sure what your Monday looks like, but just a few things to think about:

You don’t have to shock your way out of your childhood. 
Getting attention is no replacement for being respected.
You don’t have to evolve to be relevant in the ways that really matter.
Fame and water cooler talk are poor substitutes for the private fulfillment everyone craves.
Right and wrong are real. And either through joy or pain, we realize that both have consequences.
Your kids are going to look for role models one day. Don’t make that a tough search for them.
Nothing can match family, genuine friendship, knowing God loves you, and living on purpose for a cause greater than oneself. Surround yourself with people whose lives reflect this.
And when you’re all alone, like who you’re with.

Today’s a new day. You’re worth more.

Surviving the Silly Season

If you’ve never heard of the term “Silly Season”, you’re about to. It’s the period of the final few weeks leading up to an election. Local, state, national, really doesn’t matter. It happens. Increasingly outlandish statements, caustic verbal battles, and preaching-to-the-choir on steroids.

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