WNIJ Perspectives

Why Not Give Me A Chance?

3 hours ago

I’ve had an itch lately to run for something public. And why not go big, right? So I want to be President of the U.S. Go ahead … insert your “Well, we can’t do much worse” joke right now. I’ll wait.

Anyway, I’ve got a list of things which a President should support and I need to get off my mind. These are just a few proposed planks in my platform:

A Philosophy That's Hard To 'Beet'

Mar 20, 2018

My dad tells stories to illustrate how to make life decisions. Of all his stories, I love this story of perseverance and courage. It’s a unique look at a person’s ability to fight through weakness and find might. Everyone can gather strength from this story.

During college, Dad ate his meals in the university cafeteria. With all its choices, there are always a few that don’t measure up. In this particular cafeteria, my dad’s overlooked choice was beets. After a few months of seeing those beets, Dad decided to try them. Still, he didn’t like those beets.

We Need To Go To The Source

Mar 19, 2018

“Where are all these babies coming from?” the villagers asked as they pulled babies from the stream.

Every day there were more babies to be rescued, so they built special equipment to pull the babies from the water and hired people to care for them.

They struggled to feed them. And, even though the number continued to increase, they never went upstream to see where all the babies were coming from.

Finding Value Beyond The Surface

Mar 16, 2018

What do misers do? Like idolaters, they hoard objects that stand in for their heart’s true desire. Instead of valuing the potential, the miser continually craves gold even while grasping it, confusing it for an end in itself rather than a symbol of purchasing power.

We are not Scrooge or Silas Marner -- but similar tendencies on a smaller scale are normal.

A Good Reflection On You

Mar 15, 2018

When we think about intimate relationships, we usually think about intimacy between two people. And it’s pretty normal to find it challenging to allow others see us as we truly are – faults and all.

However, there’s another type of intimacy that can be just as difficult for some – something called self-intimacy. This is about making time to reflect on who you are, where you’ve been, and where you’re going.