The Good News This Week…January 17

Sharing the good, because lately the bad is too much to bear.

Sharing a Moment:
My friend, Natalie, came over yesterday so I could meet her darling newborn. However, it was her toddler and our dog who captured my attention in this moment. Thorr spent the day thinking another puppy was in the house and acted accordingly. 

Sharing Stories:

Practicing Self-Care
It’s been a tough couple of weeks for me, physically. This article reminds me to slow things down.

Homeless Cat Saves Baby
Talk about a story to tug at your heart strings! Also, I do believe animals go to heaven, so there.

Martin Luther King Tribute
The Academy may have snubbed the film about him, but in real life, he may have been the most important man in our country. Take time to remember him.

Man Awakens After 12 Years in a Vegetative State
If you read nothing else, please read this. Just because something is terribly wrong on the outside does not mean the inside is impaired as well. 

I once volunteered in a brain trauma unit. A man, my age (36 at the time), could only communicate by clicking a pen. Once for “yes”. Twice for “no”. I sat with him each week and read to him Donald Miller’s, Blue Like Jazz. Every time I asked if he wanted me to continue, he clicked once. Please – if someone is in a vegetative state – don’t discount them. And for God’s sake, don’t play Barney!

Portland Christians Protect Gay Christian Network Conference from Westboro Baptist Protesters. 
See? I told you my town rocks. 

Sharing a TED talk:

I’ve spent a lot of time wondering why, after all of this time volunteering, I still don’t feel like I’ve done anything significant. In 13 minutes, Stefan Kertesz explains heroes aren’t needed…we are.

Praying for peace to be with all of you in the upcoming week!

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  1. Sandi Purdell-Lewis says

    There are so many miracles – big and small that happen. So many that we don't hear about. It's good to celebrate the good.

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