“…We seem to get the important ‘things’ confused with the un-important ones…..like cars….”




My First Car: 1948 Ford, 2 Door Sedan Deluxe.  I bought that car in 1956, off of a used car lot for $169.00 in cash.  No insurance was required in those days.  I think I drove it for about 16 months, and sold it for $400.00.  I loved that car, and it was in perfect condition.  I’ve had about 75 cars since that first one…. all purchased for my personal use.  What is the obsession, for men, about cars?  I love cars, the new car smell, and all available options… it gives me the chill-bumps.  I think that, if I didn’t have to wash the car before renting it…. I’d love to work for Hertz; and drive home a different car every night.  I’ve owned about everything, but favor General Motors, specifically… the Yukon.  I guess my all-time favorite would be the 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible.  Cars (including trucks, etc.) are important, for men, for their self-image, and cost and up-keep, are almost incidental.  And don’t think for a minute that the car manufactures don’t understand that.  So…what’s the point?  Some of us would rather have “the car” than food on the table, or cool clothes, and a nice house.  Sometimes, we just don’t ever get around to setting priorities that meet our needs, instead of our wants.  That’s the way it is, too often, in spending the appropriate time with our family; career, social and spiritual.  We seem to get the important things confused with the un-important ones…..like cars.  Some guys just refuse to grow up.  But one day, when their whole world comes crashing down around them…they ask…why me?  Why now?  Why…why…why?  We’ve all heard the cliché…God comes first, then wife and family…then career, then the rest.  And that’s good, except we tend to get them out of order, and when things get tough…we blame God, instead of accepting the blame.  Really…it’s all pretty simple… Matthew 6:31-33Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?  (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.  But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

…Blessings… 8/14/14. 

About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.


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