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Finding resiliency amid floods and challenges

Upon seeing scenes of homes and other property being swept away, towns flooded, and farms and livestock stranded by water, my heart goes out to all those suffering near my home in Colorado in the recent floods. I hope they recover. I also hope that those facing less obvious but still overwhelming challenges in other ways will find their resiliency.

Bob, as I’ll call him for this piece, is struggling on many fronts in his life. His thoughts as he faces his challenges could help others.

Bob said, “Have you ever been in the depths, looking all around yourself and see everything falling apart in almost all aspects of your life? In this moment as you feel the life force draining out of you, the desire to press forward literally dying and all you can see is what’s wrong, look for just one thing that is happening right. One thing that is good, one person, one place, one thing, one single idea. Focus on that and turn your thoughts and your heart to God and pour out open gratitude for that single thing you are so blessed with.” Continue reading

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Happy New Year

As 2011 comes to a close, I’ll be among those celebrating and rejoicing its departure and welcoming in 2012. While 2011 had much to offer, it also brought challenges I hope aren’t repeated in 2012. Despite my personal challenges, however, I am grateful. It’s a privilege and a blessing to live in the United States of America in my community and my neighborhood.

Hope, that’s the operative word here. I have hope. I hope we as a human race make better choices than we did in 2011. I hope we are more Christlike and more humane. I hope we select better leaders for our country and that leaders choose paths to freedom and strength.

Let’t make 2012 much better than 2011! Happy New Year!
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