All those turtles and our competitive nature.

Last week we were able to see huge sea turtles and enjoy sunshine on a certain Hawaiian island. It was amazing. Plus, it was a place to refresh and renew as a family in our deepening relationships with one another and under Jesus as our Lord and Savior. We felt little impulse to prove ourselves or to pretend we were something better or different than who we are. We could rest and play and reflect on the past year with gratitude.

When I returned to public life today I was reminded of my own tendency to be like this: