Currents July 2021

I recently went on a rafting trip with youth from my church. When all of the planning and preparation for the trip was happening, I never thought to ask about the boats we would be in. I had been rafting before. I knew what whitewater rafts were like. I had had other water and river…

Choose to Change

Occasionally we run across something on social media that captures the very essence and application of our monthly tenet. You might call it media magic. Here is such a post from Brie Howell Roeller, used with her permission.  Next time you find yourself complaining about your life, stop & ask, “What can I do to…

Free to Choose

When we step into our power and who we really are–completely comfortable in our own skin without defenses, excuses, or disclaimers–the wrong people will begin to exit our lives. They will oftentimes blame our change, accuse our freedom, and judge our discipline. That’s okay. Hold steady. The right people are on their way. The ones…

Clean Your Glasses

If you’re always the first to see the dirt, perhaps you ought to clean your glasses. – Abigail Van Buren. This quote on a newspaper clipping from the popular Dear Abby column was one my mom had saved. It resonated with me. Since we’re talking about making choices this month, may I suggest we work…

Giving Girls Dignity Nigeria

I am a member of Rotary International. Rotary club members work to improve life for some of the world’s vulnerable populations. Rotary’s global grants support these efforts in communities worldwide. The grants must be sustainable, meaning they provide long-term solutions that community members themselves can support after grant funding ends. To apply for a global…