Shift Happens E-mail

12
Nov

Veterans

For Pondering:

Some of wars greatest scars are not physical; they are mental. Today, please pray for veterans who struggle with PTSD and other psychological scars.

5
Nov

Vote

For Pondering:

Vote tomorrow. It is not only your constitutional right, it is a privilege.

29
Oct

Storms of Life

For Pondering:

“When the storms of life are rolling, stand by me…” ~ Horatio Spafford
What allows you to say, “It is well with my soul, even in stormy weather.”?

22
Oct

Beauty

For Pondering:

In the rhythm of springtime newness giving way to autumn demise, be reminded that there is beauty even in the dying.

15
Oct

Earth

For Pondering:

“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.”

– Chief Seattle, Duwamish (1780-1866)

8
Oct

Child Labor

For Pondering:

“Child slavery is a crime against humanity. Humanity itself is at stake here. A lot of work still remains, but I will see the end of child labor in my lifetime.” ~Kailash Satyarthi, Indian children’s rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient.

1
Oct

Play

For Pondering:

“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” ~Khalil Gibran

24
Sep

Vintage

For Pondering:

The difference between “old stuff” and “vintage” is the stories that are attached. What stories give meaning to the vintage parts of your life?

17
Sep

Handholds

For Pondering:

“As we get older, there are changes. You start out walking on level ground, but there’s an incline in life that gets steeper. You discover that you start needing handholds to climb up. When people come sliding down past me, I try to reach out and show them where a handhold is. I can help place their feet on the footholds. I can’t look at it as a decline. If you’re constantly declining, you’re thinking only of disability. But I’m not going to think of that. I’m looking forward to the view at the top.” ~ Graham Kerr, “The Galloping Gourmet” (as told to Julia Duin)

10
Sep

Catching Light

For Pondering:

“One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. Struggling souls catch light from other souls who are fully lit and willing to show it.” ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Author of Women Who Run with the Wolves