A few weeks ago I started reading the book Wild at Heart by John Eldredge. The book discusses the need for a man to find adventure, to recover the masculine heart, defined in the image of a passionate God. This is a book that I think about often throughout the day. To me part of finding the masculine heart is through hard work.
Last weekend I helped Cassi's Dad re \-roof the rambler style house they live in. Saturday was tear off and partial shingle. Sunday was finish and use up what supplies we had (12 more bundles of shingles were needed to finish the roof for a total of 57 bundles) I have helped roof houses and sheds before and felt up to the task. I also wanted to use this to show Cassi that I am a well rounded man. Able to work on computers (with my soft computer hands) and roof a house and get so dirty that the clothes I was wearing had to be thrown away. To me this was an adventure, hard work, work that is not done on a normal basis. I was proud of my self, and the group that worked the roof on the job we did.