If you’re attending any kind of school, you’ve probably received an extensive list of required reading material from your teachers or professors. If you haven’t, the list is on its way and you’re quietly mourning the loss of your summer in a darkened room, tears flowing freely.
There are moments in life when we are so sure of God’s presence and so confident in his power that we believe anything is possible. Yet those are often followed by moments – or even seasons – of fear and discouragement.
People who have read my column before have probably seen some of my writings on the Vanderbilt Commodores. Well, at the risk of jinxing them (I hope I don’t), I have to brag on their performance thus far in the College World Series.
A half a century ago, my adventures launched me further from home, the majority of the youth of our country were on a different track completely, and the Southwest corner was my idea of Shangri-La, a home for panda bears.