In the New Testament, James gave an interesting illustration about a man who neglected to act upon what he knows. According to James, this man looked at his reflection in a mirror, then turned away and immediately forgot what he looked like. What the man saw led to no action and therefore made no difference.

In days gone by, it was easy to tell when you were on the job and when you were off the clock. If you were at the office or your place of employment, you were expected to be working. But if you were home, you could relax. There were clear boundaries between your work and the rest of your life.

In July of 1951, Florence Chadwick attempted to swim from Catalina Island to the coast of California. Chadwick had previously become the first woman to swim across the English Channel in both directions, and now she set her sights on the challenge of swimming in the frigid waters of the Pacific Ocean.