Today I am reposting a blog on dissent – may you stand tall, stay true and speak up. “Has there ever been a society which has died of dissent? Several have died of conformity in our lifetime.” Jacob Bronowski Dissenters are a real pest, especially in a nice, neat, and controlled environment. When the mantra…Continue reading Ignore or Silence Dissent At Your Own Peril!
I met Katecia (Teash) a couple of years ago. Over time we began chatting and I had the privilege of listening to some of her story of courage, resilience and quiet grace. Today I would like to thank Teash for making time to share some of her life experience for this BLOG post. I have…Continue reading Katecia’s Story: Resilience, Courage and Grace
“Our hearts of stone become hearts of flesh when we learn where the outcast weeps.” Brennan Manning I remember walking through the doors of a house we had built in semi-rural Melbourne. It was a home that in years ahead would be the place where many friends and family members would gather – a place…Continue reading Oh The Places You Will Go … And The Places You Must Leave …
“Courage is a heart word. The root of the word courage is ‘cor’ – the Latin word for heart. In one of its earliest forms, the word courage meant, ‘To speak one’s mind by telling all one’s heart.’ Over time, this definition has changed, and today, we typically associate courage with heroic and brave deeds.…Continue reading Lisa’s Story: The Path of Courage
It was over seven years ago that we began to build a new home in a semi-rural part of Melbourne. Building on a slope presented its own set of challenges. Large portions of slopes that needed to be turned into garden was one of them. In my frenzy to create order out of chaos, I…Continue reading The Weed Mat Trap