That quote is from James Allen, who was a British philosophical writer known for his inspirational books and poetry and as a pioneer of the self-help movement. His best known work, ‘As a Man Thinketh’, has been mass-produced since its publication in 1903.
The COVID-19 Pandemic is something that none of us had a way of preventing over a year ago. It happened so fast that by the time we reacted, many were already hospitalized and soon many would die.
My way to respond was to help out restaurants and businesses where I live in Roswell, Georgia. One year ago today I did this video to help Bob White and his family that own Slope’s BBQ communicate how they were responding to the pandemic and still going to stay open, but for takeout only.
Over those first few months I was showing what I could do to help businesses. I thought surely if I did a few of these someone would finally ask me to do one for their business.
I even went back to those restaurants to get video testimonials on how much those videos helped their businesses.
Nothing was really working to get work.
This year has taken it’s toll on so many of my friends.
This has been a tough time when some of the suffering has been not by a virus, but by people killing other people.
The Colorado attack on Monday, March 22nd, is the 7th mass shooting in 7 days in the US.
The Serenity Prayer is what I continue to find solace in through the years when circumstances beyond my control are wreaking havoc in my life. Reinhold Niebuhr’s prayer originally asked for courage first, and specifically for changing things that must be changed, not things that simply can be changed.
Don’t be Depressed or Anxious
My friend Judy Bowen is a missionary in Togo, West Africa. She draws a lot of her strength from seeing God work through nature.