One of the main men who meets on Monday Nights with our men’s group said, “learning all this stuff is really helpful but life is still pretty hard.” Our fall men’s retreat had a theme this year, “No silver bullets.” The idea is there is no one time course adjustment that means there will never be a need for more. There is no one “aha moment” to end all “aha moments.” Life is an adventure that unfolds as we go. In reality, history is linear not circular, it doesn’t repeat itself. It keeps moving forward. It seems the adage from AA is still the best, “One day at a time.” Or as Jesus said, “Don’t worry about tomorrow, tomorrow will have its own worries.” So, we take each day with its joys and obstacles. We do the best we can with what we have to work with. Part of the purpose for periods of introspective work is to prepare me better to live each day with joy, purpose and impact. The healthier I can become spiritually and emotionally and yes even physically the more likely I will able to take what life brings and handle it in a God honoring, joy producing way. I’ve discovered the Lord is my best teacher for deep discoveries about myself and life. I’ve found the more I learn the less I judge anyone else’s situation. The more I discover the more I know there are “no silver bullets.” Let’s see what today brings and what I do with it!