Two Deaths, One Hope: In Memory of Tim Allen (1956-2019)

Shirley and I were enjoying our regular “Family Night” gathering with our two moms on Monday when a call came that our close friend, Tim Allen, had suddenly died at the age of 62.

No, not that Tim Allen.

Our Tim Allen and his wife Julie have been close friends for nearly three decades.

Also, on Monday, I read a sad story about another kind of death–this of a spiritual nature. It broke my heart more than the passing of Tim.

Two deaths. One hope. And one very important question that every person must answer.

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What We Can Learn From the Machines

You may have heard of reverse mentoring.

It happens when younger folk teach us older people how to do something–usually with technology (because they know more about it).

Today I want to reverse teach–that is, take something that is often hurtful and use its example for good.

A well-known news broadcaster often talks about the negative influence of the “machines” in our modern world. He’s referring primarily to cell phones–which are becoming powerfully addictive.

Let’s flip it around.

Here’s what we can learn from the machines.

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