Fill the Bucket: Nutty Oaks

August 18, 2015

"A mighty oak was once a little nut that stood its ground. " That quote says quite a bit, and not just to someone like me who has to get a ladder to reach, well, basically everything. It’s inspiring to remember that no matter our size, our strength can outperform our size. But what does it mean to stand our ground in today’s world of high-dollar, fast-paced marketing slogans and ad campaigns, a world where liking others’ posts and pictures is plentiful but investing in others as people is scarce?...

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SPOTLIGHT: O.U.R.

August 10, 2015

As we honor and celebrate the heroism and goodness of Abraham Lincoln today on the occasion of his birthday,, what a fitting joy and privilege to highlight the great work of a group that is still in the trenches working against slavery in the U.S.: Operation Underground Railroad, also known as O.U.R. This group rocks, and it is worth your time to check it out. During his time in office, Lincoln came to understand the horrors of slavery and how a people who celebrate freedom cannot at the same time allow fellow citizens to live in captivity and to wallow in...

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