Shift Happens E-mail

19
Feb

Diversity

For Pondering on President’s Day:

“I see Americans of every party, every background, every faith who believe that we are stronger together: black, white, Latino, Asian, Native American; young, old; gay, straight; men, women, folks with disabilities, all pledging allegiance under the same proud flag to this big, bold country that we love.” ~Barack Obama

12
Feb

Showing Up

For Pondering:

“Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome. Vulnerability is not weakness; it’s our greatest measure of courage.” ~Brene Brown

This Valentine’s week, risk showing up to the ones you love.

5
Feb

Shadows

For Pondering:

I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone’s shadows. If I fail, if I succeed, at least I’ll live as I believe. No matter what they take from me, they can’t take away my dignity. ~ Whitney Houston

29
Jan

Wage Peace

For Pondering:

“Wage peace. Never has the world seemed so fresh and precious: Have a cup of tea and rejoice. Act as if armistice has already arrived. Celebrate today.” ~Judyth Hill, “Wage Peace”

22
Jan

Run in the Snow

For Pondering:

Regardless of the landscape or the weather, stay committed to the race to which you have committed yourself.

15
Jan

MLK

For Pondering:

“When we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: ‘Free at last! Free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!'” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

8
Jan

Snowy Path

For Pondering:

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of connection and the path to the feeling of worthiness. If it doesn’t feel vulnerable, the sharing is probably not constructive.” -Brene Brown

1
Jan

Happy New Years 2018

For Pondering:

“Behold I am making all things new.” -Revelation 21:5

25
Dec

New Life

For Pondering:

The star that lit the manger is still shining its light on the possibilities of new life that God holds for you. Merry Christmas!

 

18
Dec

Found Wanting

For Pondering:

“Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried.” ~G. K. Chesterton