Excerpt from “Thoughts for my Daughters” written for Erica, Laura and Emma
Man is made to work and you all know that work of all kinds has been a mark of my life. But like in all things, work can be more than it should be. I have watched all of you wrestle with the role of work in your life and I am sure the struggle continues. You all have been told by someone along the way that you demonstrate a strong work ethic. I have worked hard for many reasons over the years, some of those reasons good, some of them bad and some of them out of shear terror of not being able to provide for my family. But there often have been times, when I have worked harder because I was trusting in God less. Don’t work by yourself, but work with God in all that you do.