In 1989 I sat in a Baskin Robbins with my friend Ron and his brother after youth group. Apparently, I was bragging about how I ran cross-country in junior college and how I was riding my mountain bike a lot.
Ron challenged me that night…classic Ron moment, really.
“I think you are a lot of talk, Jim.”
As I sit here in my office, 25 years later, and ponder that moment, Ron wasn’t attacking me or putting me down. He saw what I know to be true of all of us at one point or another…the pride of life. I’m altogether familiar with this as a husband, father, friend, son and brother.
I’ve started challenging myself again…
…you’re a lot of talk when it comes to; parenting, marriage, work, family, friends, etc.
I once heard a radio station commercial who’s tagline was:
“a little less talk, a lot more rock.”
That’s where I’m at these days. I want to count for something in the areas of my life that matter as a father, husband, employee, Christian, etc.