Hi, I’m Ryan. I’m a writer, reader, pastor, husband, father, music, film, art, and sports enthusiast, and other stuff living in urban kansas city, missouri. This blog is my playground, therapist, and where i try and figure out life under the sun. Grad you’re here!

I Want To Be Like George

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The eulogy from George W. Bush to his father was quite moving.

When all is said and done, what do we want to be known for?

Big houses? Cars? Fame and fortune?

Or, to be known as a kind, generous, and thoughtful person, who cared about their spouse, kid’s, family, friends, neighbors, and tried to leave things better than we found them?

Bush Sr. was not a perfect man, nor a perfect President. But the testimonies of his kindness and generosity toward his family, friends, colleagues, and neighbors is inspiring.

I pray our country will have more role models like Bush in the coming generations. They’re a dime a dozen these days.

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