There Was A Simpler Time’¦

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There was a simpler time, when in the words of Carol Burnett (foto right), belly laughs were considered more enjoyable than sex jokes. Laura didn’t tell masturbation jokes on Dick Van Dyke.

There was a simpler time, when boys would rather play with toys than electronic games, and men would go out and shoot fish for sport. 4,000 years ago you could play a homemade wooden flute. Games facilitated friendships and you could survive them without lying, betraying and losing relationships. It didn’t take electronics to make life interesting and enjoyable.

There was a simpler time when despite their “15 minutes of fame’ William Hung would not sing at NBA halftimes and John Benet would not run for political office just because they are known. What you were known for mattered.

There was a simpler time, when good movies or books succeeded and bad ones failed; a time when marketing budgets weren’t a primary difference between success and failure.

There is a freedom in simplicity. You can go back. As people of faith we are called to create culture, engage culture and at times to counter culture. Timing is everything. The time is now.

Yours for the pursuit of God in the company of friends, Dick Staub.

PS. And remember, “these are the best of times and the worst of times, but they are the only times we have.” (For Now).

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