In The USA We Build SOME Things to Last

My twitter feed yesterday provided an interesting social commentary on values in 21st century America.  The first thing I read was a post about the terrible tornado activity in the southeastern US. Apparently, folks in Alabama built a college football stadium that was sturdy enough to withstand the tornadoes, and were thankful for the near miss.

The next tweet asked the question, “What’d you do with your wedding dress post-split?” The author laments the hard feelings of the past failed relationship and is also quite hopeful of his current relationship.  Nonetheless, he is honest about his concern that there is never any certainty as to whether his romantic relationships will go the distance.

As I read both of these posts I observed that it could be argued that in the US we build some things to last, like football stadiums. For other things, like marriages, we do not seem to be as intentional about construction and planning ahead.

About Doug Hankins

Although not a Christian in his youth, Doug came to believe in Jesus during his teenage years. When not playing sports or pastoring Doug is probably spending time with his wife, reading a good book, or drinking some hot tea. Doug's first book Dawson Trotman: In His Own Words is available wherever books are sold. You can follow Doug on twitter.
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