“We pray for all the emperors, that God may grant them long life, a secure government, a prosperous family, vigorous troops, a faithful senate, an obedient people; that the whole…
Austin enjoyed the time he spent with his grandfather, a tough old cowboy everyone knew as “Curly.” The hardened rancher showed his grandson how to ride, shoot, and mend fences. Along the way, Curly even shared little pieces of advice with Austin.
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In the summer of 1815, Europe’s eyes were fixed on the small town of Waterloo in what is now modern-day Belgium. There, an English and Prussian coalition bravely faced the army of Napoleon Bonaparte, a Frenchman who’d brought war to the entire continent.
The English were eagerly waiting for battlefield news…but they didn’t like what they were hearing.
Most people prefer their bowls, plates, and cups unbroken; after all, they paid good money for their wares. For obvious reasons, most people prefer their lives unbroken, as well.
But in the art form known as kintsugi, broken is definitely better.
On February 23, 2014, Brooke Dawkins was crossing a busy street in Orlando, FL near the University of Central Florida. Sadly, she was struck by a vehicle and died at a local hospital after a ten-day stay in intensive care.
But what proved tragic for one family was life-saving for another.
People often “fall through the cracks” and it’s always very sad. They’re not connected to others, so nobody misses them when they go missing. The story of Pia Farrenkopf is an extreme example of this reality.
She went missing for six years before anyone noticed….
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On February 1, 2015, quarterback Tom Brady led his New England Patriots to victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl 49, making a strong case for him being named the greatest QB in the game.
But according to a decade-old interview, Brady wondered if that’s what life was all about.