This past week, my family was able to realize a dream that has been on my “bucket list” for several years. With suitcases packed, a van full of fuel and a heart full of dreams, we set out for Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Without question, this is a stunningly beautiful part of our country. We were blessed to enjoy the mountain vistas from Pikes Peak, giant rock formations at Garden of the Gods, Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Cave of the Winds and a tour of the Focus on the Family ministry headquarters.
Have you ever fantasized about the things you would change in life, if you were somehow miraculously given the chance to “do it all over again?”
Well, I have.
In my case, I like to think that the second time around the Good Master would endow me with the wisdom to slow down — to be a lot kinder toward my fellow man (and me), to revel in the beauty of the sunset much, much more often, or sit quietly somewhere under the spreading of an oak tree in spring, listening to the lovely trill of a mocking bird.
Question: I just finished a very helpful course on personal finance at my church. Among the other changes my wife and I are making is evaluating our life insurance coverage. The course recommended that I buy term insurance and take the difference between what I pay for term and what I would have paid for a so-called whole life policy and invest it. They say I should have enough money by the time the term runs out. Sounds good to me. Is this a sound strategy?
Florida State University football coaching legend Bobby Bowden served as keynote speaker at last week’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes fundraising luncheon and showed he’s as good at guiding young people through the game of life as he is a gridiron guru.
Bobby’s message to those attendance was simple: Nothing is any good without Jesus. Serve him and he’ll make you a success.