SHIFT HAPPENS PONDERINGS
I Must Decrease
For Pondering Boiled down to the nub, Lent is about humility. We spend most of our time thinking about ourselves compared to thinking about God. John 3:30 says it well, "For God to increase, I must decrease."
For Pondering: "My father used to say, 'Don't raise your voice. Improve your argument.'" —Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Ear of the Leader
For Pondering: “The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people.” ―Woodrow Wilson
For Pondering: "Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place." –Zora Neale Hurston
For Pondering: "I'd rather regret the risks that didn't work out than the chances I didn't take at all." —Simone Biles
For Pondering: "Shhh. Your soul is humming its tune. Listen well." ~Terri Guillemets
The Human Face
For Pondering: "The human face is the subtle yet visual autobiography of each person. Regardless of how concealed or hidden the inner story of your life is, you can never successfully hide from the world while you have a face."
For Pondering: “Over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s greatest stumbling block in his stride towards freedom is not the White Citizen’s Councilor or the Klu...
For Pondering: For Pondering: "This winter's night stars shine like silver bells. This winter's night the mistletoe, kiss and tell. Snowflakes fall like frosting and I sit on the street. Strangers look like neighbors with every smile that you meet." Lady Antebellum,...
For Pondering: There is a book comprising all of the stories of your life. Some of those stories are still true, some are old, some propel you forward and some hold you back. What is the next interesting chapter you will write for your life as we begin 2023?