“But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream…its leaves are always green… Jeremiah 17:7-8b
by Bob Goff
… is an inspirational, motivational book of short stories.
It’s about changing the world one person, one day at time, by doing one loving thing, at a time.
Here’s an excerpt.
Six Hours one Friday is a book by Max Lucado
Do you need a word of hope? Do you need answers you haven’t yet found?
Do you have questions like:
- How do you find significance when rejected?
- How do you find strength when overwhelmed?
- What do you do, when failure threatens a hopeless future?
- Is this life all there is?
These are the essential questions Lucado touches through his eloquent story-telling style. He connects real people and real stories to promises meant for each of us.
Here is an excerpt:
“What if it really happened… if God did commandeer his own crucifixion… if he did turn his back on his own Son…. if He did storm Satan’s gate, then those six hours that Friday were packed with tragic triumph. … Those six hours were no normal hours. They were the most critical hours in history. For during those six hours on that Friday, God embedded in the earth three anchor points sturdy enough to withstand any hurricane.”
“What do you do with that day in history?”
Ephesians 4: 1-7
I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called,2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3 eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. 7 But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.
In a few weeks I, and several other professors will be taking some students to Belize. We will spend 1 of our days in Belize at the Belize Zoo – visiting, and assisting with some projects – and hopefully enhancing some of the educational work of the zoo. In order to prepare, our students are reading a book entitled, The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw: One Woman’s Fight to Save the World’s Most Beautiful Bird .
It is the story of the woman in this video (below) – and the work she has done in Belize. I find her story of perseverance, and her love for animals, to be inspiring.