Character Still Counts: If you follow the NFL at all, you know that Jimmy Garoppolo is all but done in San Francisco but has yet to land anywhere else. While he has had some success, I saw the following headline the other day that bothered me: Report: Jimmy G frequently ghosted 49ers after signing large deal. While I don’t pretend to know all of the details, the report states: After the 49ers signed Garoppolo to a five-year contract worth $137.5 million in 2018 — the largest contract in NFL history on an annual basis at the time — general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan were ready to get to work with Garoppolo and prepare for the next season. But that’s when, as Silver put it, “The Jimmy Garoppolo vanishing act” began, and became a staple of just about every offseason that followed. I was disappointed to read this. Having character means that once you have agreed to do a job for a certain amount of money—you did not have to agree in the first place—you work as hard as you can to be and give the best that you can. Character will always be more important than pure talent.
She Was Horrible At Sharing Her Faith and Did Something About It: The Worldview Bulletin has recently published, “How One Encounter with Hinduism Changed My Life Forever”. It is a good read about a woman who refused to settle with her inability to answer important and sometimes intellectually-oriented questions about the Christian faith. Reading the Bible is not enough. What are people thinking? What are the prevailing philosophies of our day? What ideas do people tend to believe that are not in line with the Scripture? What questions can you ask to get a conversation going?
The Book of Ezra: I agree with the author that the book of Ezra in the Old Testament is not one that is given much attention. That is why this article caught my eye: “What We Miss When We Skip the Book of Ezra”
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