B is for Berries...
... and Barry
Our 28 foot Newport [Correction: this is our 25 foot Catalina, the boat before the Newport] which we used fully and completely every summer to take vacations to Catalina and to spend long summer days with the boys down at the harbor. Our main purpose for this boat was to keep our boys within sight and away from the beach culture which sadly in the 80's was a drug culture. It was of course named FLAMBOROUGH. I had to think long and hard about us having a boat as I cannot swim and hated being in the water. But I learned to love being ON the water. It was well worth the investment (bought with sales from my first two books) and fulfilled its purpose as well as Barry's childhood dream of owning a boat.
B IS FOR BELIEVE. We believe in so many things that are incomprehensible, I wonder why it is so hard for some to believe in God. I heard a Harvard professor say the other day, "I don't believe in God." And I would say in response, "I do believe in God" So where does that leave us? Neither of us can prove our beliefs. "People generally believe the more tolerant you are, the more intellectual you are, the more civilized you are." (quoted from Chris Kahn). But how fair-minded and tolerant is that? It labels believers as ignorant and simple minded. It ignores the fact that there are many highly educated and intellectual people who are believers. I don't mind others not believing as I do, but I do mind people who don't know me labeling me, just because I profess to be an evangelical.