They will be met with fire, fury and frankly power the likes of which this world has never seen before. ~Donald J. Trump Did you know that some seeds have to withstand fire before they’ll germinate? It’s true. Some trees keep their potential all stored up in pinecones that are sealed tight with resin. The … Continue reading The Resistance: Fire, Fury and Power the Likes of Which This World Has Never Seen
Lightening makes no sound until it strikes. ~Martin Luther King, Jr. This past weekend we paused to remember and celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a man who tirelessly fought for racial justice and so eloquently stated the case for freedom and equality that his words still send shivers down our spines. … Continue reading The Behind the Scenes Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott
Quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death. ~Mark Batterson Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and … Continue reading Deadlines are Motivating – Even the Ones We Don’t Like to Think About.
What is to give light must endure burning. ~Viktor Frankl The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. ~Pablo Picasso During WWII, a promising young jewish psychotherapist named Viktor Frankl was given an opportunity to escape the Nazis. He had obtained a passport - a … Continue reading How the Resistance is Giving Us Meaning
We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. ~Winston Churchill Each year at this time, our society pauses for a few moments. There's something about the shortened days, the colder nights - the comfort of an old quilt and a cup of tea that make moments of reflection … Continue reading A Seasonal Pause
It's a relief to hear the rain. It's the sound of billions of drops, all equal, all equally committed to falling, like a sudden outbreak of democracy. Water, when it hits the ground, instantly becomes a puddle or a rivulet or flood. ~ Alice Oswald The drops of rain make a hole in the stone … Continue reading Can You Feel the Rain?
It always seems impossible until it's done. ~Nelson Mandela One day, an ordinary man named Dashrath Manjhi stood in front of a 300 foot mountain- a barrier of rock that separated him and his people from healthcare, education, and jobs. He picked up a simple chisel, and a hammer, and a shovel. And he went … Continue reading Moving Mountains, One Shovelful at a Time