Good Ideas, Great Courage

Good Ideas Great Courage_JanKernThis is a good idea.”

Have you said that to yourself or someone else recently?

Good ideas can be captured or they can slip away and be forgotten. Next time you find yourself with a good idea that stirs and excites you, write it down. Keep it in front of you. Share it with others if you’d like. Gather input. Pray about it.

What further ideas come to mind, especially about implementing it? What can it look like? What is your first step?

Ready to begin?

Good ideas should be celebrated and pursued with great courage.

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Born To . . .

500white tulips TN55I recently listened to a local news story about a 90-year-old woman who travels to a pediatric center every Thursday to hold babies. She is described as having a “deeply peaceful presence” as she spends her hours holding the precious little bundles.

“That’s what’s important—that babies get loved.” She tells others this is what she can still do and says, “I was born to hold babies.”

Simple. And powerful.

In a place of transition and questions and hoping to land more firmly on what I was born to do, I smile as I think of this woman. Am I trying too hard? Making this more complicated than it needs to be? Likely.

This woman—her name is Edna—has a beauty and wisdom to her story that I can learn from.

Live. Be with others.

Do what comes naturally. Love.