Monday, December 9, 2013


Christians are "judged based on how well they follow Jesus." 

"The #1 indicator that a young person will stay active in the church post high school: they have developed a meaningful relationship with an adult in the church who is not related to them."

KCBI. Twitter. 9 December 2013. Web. 9 December 2013.

May this inspire us to be an example daily and live a life of purpose.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Live.In.Peace. Nelson Mandela: July 18, 1918 - December 5, 2013

Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa and Nobel Peace Prize winner, passed away. He made a tremendous impact on society. He was a great man with a great heart.

About Mandela: 

15 of Nelson Mandela's best quotes: 
1) "Difficulties break some men but make others. No axe is sharp enough to cut the soul of a sinner who keeps on trying, one armed with the hope that he will rise even in the end."
2) "It always seems impossible until it's done."
3) "If I had my time over I would do the same again. So would any man who dares call himself a man."
4) "I like friends who have independent minds because they tend to make you see problems from all angles." 5) "Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people."
6) "A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of."
7) "Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do."
8) "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
9) "I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."
10) "For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."
11) "Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies."
12) "Lead from the back — and let others believe they are in front."
13) "Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again." 14) "I hate race discrimination most intensely and in all its manifestations. I have fought it all during my life; I fight it now, and will do so until the end of my days."
15) "A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination."

Durando, Jessica. "15 of Nelson Mandela's Best Quotes." USA TODAY Network. 6 December 2013. Web. 6 December 2013.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

30 Days of Thanksgiving: Day 19

Day 19: I am thankful for hygiene products. For real. Yes, I went there!