“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be un-lived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” Maya Angelou As of this week, the wheels were set in motion for a full-fledged History and Biblical World View curriculum based on The Seabirds Trilogy (released Fall 2020). All the pieces came together in such a [...]
‘Only those who risk going to far know how far they can possibly go.’ TS Eliot I think this could be one of my favorite lines ever written. The last few years have been filled with a lot of risks. In some spaces, I discovered I couldn’t go as far as I thought... in other [...]
*A special holiday excerpt from The Song of the Storm Petrel, Book 3 in the Seabirds Trilogy. (Also available in print!) Racing Pigeons and Donuts Dorris squinted into the pigeon loft, a special coop for the drafted birds of the U.S. Army stationed in Townsville, Australia. “So, they are just like regular pigeons?” “Regular [...]
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On the night after I was betrayed.
He lifted high.
A silver glass of silver-red wine.
And blessed the Creator.
For the gift of the vine.
Lawrence Glasner For the Kingdom of God consists of and is based on not talk, but power—moral power and excellence of soul. I Corinthians 4:20 Sometimes you've got to stand and do what's right. No matter the cost. You might lose a deal, a client, friends and family, your reputation or livelihood. You might get vilified, [...]
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Aslan is on the move folks. Under the shade of the grand Colorado Rockies, I heard the call, the whisper that change was in the air.
Sometimes, we do not make it to our intended destination because it is not God's intended destination. Sometimes, he has a completely different plan in mind.
Like the surf, conflict relentlessly pounds our world, our families, and our lives. For a second, everything seems perfect, and then, boom! Another wave crashes on our shore, washing all our hard work away and leaving a wake of hurt feelings, fear, and offense.
I learned two things about greatness from Chuck Norris. First, despite his real transcendence in the sport, he taught my class of rank novices as if our lives depended on what we learned. He was serious, inclusive, and efficient. Second, he gave us his undivided attention. He was not full of himself. He was full of us. And his bearing was noble, gentle, and authoritative.
Better to do what he made you to do than wind up in heaven, looking down awkwardly and mumbling, "But all my art supplies were in storage."
So every time you open your closet you are looking at periods in your life that don’t exist anymore or will never exist.
God delivers big time when you hunger for the right things. Peace of mind, satisfaction, and other tangible and intangible rewards.
Madeline Glasner https://www.madelinegstudio.com "Come on home and let yourself healYou could sleep for a thousand yearsI won't let you disappearLet your heart beat here""You've been running far and wideDoing what you hope is rightChasing what you feel insideI will take your path as mine""I feel it in my ribsFeel it in my soulThe pulse just [...]
I drove to the school, brimming with enthusiasm and the righteousness of my mission, got up behind the podium, looked into the faces of all those teenagers, and... I froze.
We live in a culture of expectation, something that is altogether different than a lifestyle of expectancy.
Lawrence Glasner “Chronic pain costs $600 billion annually in medical care and lost productivity exceeding the costs associated with heart disease, cancer, or diabetes.” "And in 2017, over 70,000 Americans died from drug overdoses, including illicit drugs and prescription opioids—a two-fold increase in a decade.” Annals of Internal Medicine and the National Institute on Drug [...]
The songs you sing, the songs you listen to, are powerful influencers. If you listen to life-giving songs, you will receive for more life. I wanted our family song to be one that would stick with my family forever, one that would become a core part of their genetic makeup.
The frenetic singing to Cuanto la Gusta started up and Edie began to sway. “You and your sisters were singers in a hip underground jazz club. You must have picked up some of the new moves. Why don’t you teach us how to swing a little? Horatio, come here! Peter, you take Piper. Lorelai, you can demonstrate with Frank.
My heart longed to host—but the anxiety it produced was a real hindrance to joy in our home. So much so, that at one point Lawrence looked at me and said “I don’t want to have guests over anymore if you get this nervous, its not worth it. Its too hard.”
To look at the snow, and not say a word, Count the colors and feathers of a round soaring bird.
Madeline Glasner "And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock."Matthew 7:27 Check out Maddy's Art at https://www.madelinegstudio.com/product-page/winter-in-the-valley
Lawrence Glasner Between January 12, 1990, the day the President of the State Bar of California swore me in as an attorney, and January 4, 2015 the night a triage nurse checked me into the Los Robles Hospital Emergency Room near death, if you asked me about myself I’d tell you straight up, “I am [...]
Going through the fire is hard. And like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, instead of a quick visit to the fiery furnace, I had moved in. And the fire kept getting hotter, and hotter.
Risk? Scary word, I know. But you can't stay on God's train bound for divine destiny unless you risk. It's the cost of the ticket.
Otherwise, we had a beautiful romantic and fun marriage. But running together just didn’t work... so we gave it up. I would run by myself or with my daughters, and if we were doing a half marathon “together,” it was in reality, separate because I would run ahead on my own.
I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses. Your territory will extend from the desert to Lebanon, and from the great river, the Euphrates—all the Hittite country—to the Mediterranean Sea in the west. No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, [...]
℗"Beautiful Love" Emily Glasner, 2019 I remember you and I Are like a river Flowing on through time, And through my life And on till forever. It's a beautiful love that breaks to pieces All my wonderings, and waitings, And even hopings and longings, To something deeper and surer It's your love One, one, we [...]
As of today, we have been without electricity for 6 days. It began last Tuesday around midnight. There was a loud banging noise, and then the lights flickered ominously once or twice, and then the silence desceneded. No gentle hum of the heater. No buzz of the refrigerator. It was dead quiet, except for the [...]
The issue is, have I learned anything meaningful in the past four years? Short answer, yes, a few things, I hope. Here they are...
On February 11th, the anniversary of my father's open heart surgery, I leaned against the kitchen counter and scrolled through my father's photo library on his phone while my mother formed ground turkey into burger patties. There we were at Tahoe for Thanksgiving a few years ago... There were pictures of my parents wandering around [...]
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28 Visit Madelinegstudio and check out more of Maddy's work.
You don’t have to wait for a new day to deal with the issue at hand. You can stop what you are doing, sweep your house free from tension, and enjoy the rest of your evening (or morning, or afternoon).
Brother Lawrence believed we didn’t need to do great things. He knew that little things are just as important as big things.
You spend weeks, months... years. A paragraph here, a chapter there. And then, all of a sudden, you have a story. It has a beginning, an end. It even has a middle.
“Don’t stay around here late because you think you’re impressing anyone. You’re not. This is not a sprint. It’s a marathon."