My same special neighbor who put me onto the video “Free Solo” shared with me the book “The Impossible First.” It is about the solo journey without aid or being resupplied across Antarctica. That is a 931-mile journey in 25-50 degree below zero weather without the wind and whiteouts added.

As I am reading the above, I am finishing our book club’s “Seize the Day” by Sam Bellows. One of the questions both books spark is what motivates you? If you have raised children or are raising children what motivates them? In the context of the Christian faith that is an important question.