On self-employment

In the end what I value most about what I do is freedom. No company can offer that, and what they try to supplement it with is nowhere near as good as the real thing.

- Drew Wilson

Good, creative people are never bored

When you say, "I was so bored this weekend," you’re stating that you find the entire universe – in all its mystery, in all its explosive beauty, in all its fractal complexity –  that the entire universe bores you. Saying "I’m bored" suggests you’ve in fact seen and thought of every interesting thing in the universe, read every book, been down every street, looked into every window, talked to all 7 billion people and that until some NEW material comes along, frankly, you’re not at fault for mopin’ around the house and draggin’ your knuckles a little bit. "Sorry, but there’s nuthin’ ta DO."

I simply cannot imagine a smart person being bored, ever.

from a fantastic blog post

Pursue renewal of your life purpose.

Pursue renewal of your life purpose. We've learned that the language of culture tries to convince us that we should pursue success and fame, outward beauty, and the accumulation of things as means to gauge our purpose in life. But these things center on you, making you look good and feel good. God did not create humanity so it could lose itself in these false pursits. We derive our purpose in life by being rightly related to God and understanding our position before him. Only from this vantage point will life make sense.

from Veneer: Living Deeply in a Surface Society by Timothy Willard

Freedom and equality

A society that puts equality ... ahead of freedom will end up with neither equality nor freedom ... [A] society that puts freedom first will, as a happy byproduct, end up with both greater freedom and greater equality."

- Milton Friedman

Only one relationship matters

There is only one relationship that matters, and that is your personal relationship to a personal Redeemer and Lord. Let everything else go, but maintain that at all cost, and God will fulfill His purpose through your life.

- Oswald Chambers