At its essence, freedom symbolizes liberation, autonomy, and the ability to make choices without undue restraint. One lesson we seem to need to re-learn over and over is this: Freedom isn’t free.
Never underestimate the proclivity of a person to avoid responsibility. It’s easier to blame and much harder to engage.
We have many acquaintances, but very few true friends.
We live in time – it holds us and molds us – but I never felt I understood it very well.
We have become more sensitive to the presence of grace because of its profound absence in amid epidemic of grievance.
Any disaster you can survive is an improvement in your character, your stature, and your life.
“I’ll take my future.”
We are seduced by loud voices who get our attention by blaming the problems we face on people who are different. Taking the time to appreciate differences can reveal un-imagined treasures.
My mind likes to replay every mistake I’ve made. There are many. In the frankest moments with others I trust, I’m told this is common.
The veil of innocent youth lifts when we discover that the day-to-day is a series of story problems.