"The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it."
—-Henry David Thoreau
i love a good playlist, and this is a great one
Have You Heard? The Ultimate Road Trip Playlist
Once you hit the open road, not much matters. Yesterday’s meeting feels miles away, next week’s agenda fades to nothing more than a mirage. Where you’re going isn’t even important—it’s more about getting there, about finding your way. But the one thing you can’t overlook in a free-spirited haze of road trip bliss? The playlist. That, adventurous friends, is a non-negotiable essential that must be meticulously engineered to combat everything from gridlocked traffic to cranky engines to hungry passengers. Whether you’re setting out on a cross-country journey or a weekend getaway, we’ve curated the perfect playlist, complete with everything from dance-in-your-seat ditties to dreamy ballads. Bon voyage!
words are much more powerful than we realize. a simple hello, the act of calling someone by their name, or an honest response is small but moving. yes, actions are important and we would not be anywhere if no one acted, but words they move in a different way. to look someone in the eye and risk being vulnerable is bold. once the words are spoken there is no returning, no hiding, no denying. there is always truth to our words as they reveal the state of our hearts. so please use your words. because there is this movement in our society to share all these irrelevant things like what you had for breakfast or what you will name your future cat, but to not share your heart to not risk being vulnerable and real. but, the thing about words is they are meant to remind us that we are not alone, that your fears and feelings are understood and there is strength for today.
You are so much more than your father’s son.
Often we speak about love as if it is a feeling. But if we wait for a feeling of love before loving, we may never learn to love well. The feeling of love is beautiful and life-giving, but our loving cannot be based in that feeling. To love is to think, speak, and act according to the spiritual knowledge that we are infinitely loved by God and called to make that love visible in this world.