A few years ago I returned from the Haggai Institute with a burning desire to change the world. This happens to me a lot and sometimes I actually put all of that energy into something life changing. The past few weeks have been dominated by the Republican and Democratic conventions, both promising immediate changes for the betterment of our country. When I return from something like the Haggai Institute or something that affects me in a way I have a desire to make change I often have to catch my breath and see that change is seldom instant, but one slow, often very slow step at a time. I know this from my own life and the changes I have gone through. But, slow means slow, not impossible and the changes I want to make in myself and the world around me have to begin with the first step.

What we have loved others will love, but we must teach them how a quote by Willima Wordsworth on blog post by Sara Dormon

There is a quote from The Prelude by William Wordsworth that says…“What we have loved, others will love, but we must teach them how.” We have a generation of young people that are struggling to survive, grow, learn and become those people they always thought they could be. We as the older generation need to teach them to love our country, our Lord, how to love their family, children, wife and friends. So much of what is done today is done with the pushing of a button, computer key, video controller, but not enough is done with the touch of a hand, an arm around the waist, a kiss on the cheek..we all need and crave physical contact. Let’s begin the change we want with ourselves and begin by sitting down with a friend, looking in their eyes, holding their hand and letting them know how important they are, to you and the Lord. Begin today to connect with those around you. As Mother Teresa said, “Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you.” Begin now…