Tagged with Quote-worthy Wednesdays

Thankful: Quote-Worthy Wednesdays

So this is the work I’m doing now, and the work I invite you into:  when life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate.  And when life is bitter, say thank you and grow. -Shauna Niequist, Bittersweet. However your life is flavored right now, I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I often say to others, … Continue reading

It’s Quotes! Off schedule!

On Wednesdays I usually borrow words from other people, wonderful words of wisdom that speak to the work of improving the world.  And use lots of w’s.  On this Wednesday, I did not do that.  Instead, I stole from a friend’s status. Cost of Kim Kardashian’s wedding, $10Million. Divided by 72 glorious days of marriage … Continue reading

Quote-worthy Wednesday: Occupy

Chap Clark, one of my seminary professors and president of Youth Worker Journal (among other things), wrote the following to those involved in the Occupy movement today on his blog: To my friends in the “Occupy” movement: as you hold these strands [do justice, love mercy, walk humbly with God] together, I stand with you; … Continue reading

Quote-worthy Wednesdays: Budgets

Government budgets are moral documents that enshrine our deepest values. -Rich Stearns, on the need for continued budgetary support for humanitarian aid, which accounts for about 1/2 of 1% of the U.S. national budget. For Fiscal Year 2012, the U.S. budget includes: $553 billion for the Department of Defense $126.3 billion for Oversees Contingencies Operations … Continue reading

Quote-Worthy Wednesdays: Sheryl WuDunn

Last night Sheryl WuDunn, coauthor of Half the Sky:  Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women spoke at my university.  She was great, and while she represented the huge challenge of oppression against women on the global level, she also told the stories of men and women throughout the world working, life by life, to empower … Continue reading

Quote-worthy Wednesdays: Peace.

Yesterday and today we had our new students on the Urban Reality Tour.  This year, we not only spent a day traveling through the city, but we also stayed overnight on the roof of a mission on Skid Row.  I’ll be writing some reflections soon, but wanted to offer this for Wednesday.  I hope you … Continue reading