Staircase, Lighthouse at Yaquina Head. Newport, OR
The reason seagulls don’t use umbrellas is because they have no opposable thumbs. But even if they did, they wouldn’t, because they’re already prepared for bad weather.
You can’t make your life free from crisis, but knowing beforehand how you’ll respond and who’ll you’ll turn to during difficult times can make all the difference.
When I think about the concept of grace, I often come back to nature, and specifically flowers. There are many reasons why they are colorful but one of then is grace. God could have designed the whole operation differently, but He chose this way as a way of communicating how He loves us in small ways.
Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon.
What’s remarkable about this, the second highest waterfall in the US, is that the land on which it sits was a donation. A timber tycoon at the turn of the century donates the Falls on 300 acres surrounding it to the state of Oregon so that all could enjoy it. It now stands as the most popular destination in the entire region.
In this sense, it truly is more blessed to give than to receive.
One if the chief responsibilities of leadership is discovering and developing hidden fruit (talent) in people.
The chance to do something awesome occurs less often than the chance to do more laundry. So if you’re ever torn between doing something amazing, or doing laundry, choose amazing. Laundry will always still be there.