Bachelor Party

A friend and I were talking about how much more elaborate weddings are now than years ago. Instead of a bridal luncheon, the bridesmaids go away for a weekend to Destin or Atlanta or another fun destination.

Guys don't go out drinking the night before, at least not the guys I know. They go to ballgames, play golf, or run a Tough Mudder. If you've followed my blog for long you know my son, Scott, is getting married later this summer. My other son, Bill, is best man. So Bill asked the groomsmen if they'd be interested in running the Tough Mudder at Kentucky Speedway. Most everybody said yes and was able to make it to the race.

They left town at 6:30 A.M. Sunday morning. The weather forecast was HOT with the possibility of setting a record, but that didn't deter these guys. They drove from as far away as The Outer Banks, and one of the guys was leaving for Europe after the race. They stepped out of their normal lives to celebrate Scott's passage and to grow closer as friends and family.

Nathan, Garrett, Scott, Bill, Bradley, Jordan, and Patrick are lined up here before the race in the Super Hero shirts. It was already hot, but the fun was just about to begin.

Even though it's called a race, it's more about friendship. You work together with your teammates against obstacles to reach the end. The guys claim it's fun, I won't argue. It's also a challenge you get to share with your friends, and I know there's nothing like a challenge to bond a friendship.

Iron sharpen iron; so one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17 I believe there may have been some sharpening on Sunday.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work; If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!

I don't know about you, but I believe these guys will be friends for life.

The Monuments Men

Tim and I went to see Monuments Men with some good friends the other night. I went in expecting to like it despite the ratings. It was fabulous.

These men were dedicated to saving the art works that Hitler stole as he swept across Europe.

This movie is about more than saving art, or being the world's biggest treasure hunt; it's about friendship, and doing the right thing. I'd recommend this movie to anybody. Go see it. I don't think you'll be disappointed.

Have you ever considered how music, art, or a good book can bring us closer to God? I wonder if God inspired these brave people to save so much art work that glorifies Him.

I think He must have been pleased with their mission.