I attended a roller derby. I was expecting a brawl-type atmosphere, which was erroneous. Today's roller derby skaters do block and push and pull to accomplish each "jam," but it's done with integrity, good sportsmanship, and skill.
See for Yourself
See for Yourself - I've seen 3 a.m. more nights than I care to admit. It reminds me of Psalm 57: "I will wake the dawn." Just think: This means being awake ahead of the sun, just sitting around waiting for the sun to come up.
See for Yourself - There's that passage from John 15: 2 that explains a lot about the human condition and the reality of suffering around us: "He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit."
See for Yourself - My friend John has that unchanging air about him, as we see each other but don’t realize that it's been an entire year since we last connected. This year, however, John is moving a little slower.
See for Yourself - The beautiful longhand with its display-card-quality perfect shaping of the letters belied her years of teaching the primary grades. I, for one, remember vividly the penmanship classes in grade school several times a week.
See for Yourself - "I have a niece graduating from an aviation management program, so I stopped here to see what kind of pilot gifts you might have," I say to the shop clerk at the small regional airport near where I live.
See for Yourself - At a walk-in salon, I got an expert haircut and an inspiring story of shaky beginnings eventually turning out OK.
See for Yourself - "If you show them love, they'll run their hearts out for you," so shared an unlikely horse expert. Unlikely only because I wasn't expecting one of the banquet servers to tell me about the horse track.
See for Yourself - A colleague involved with a scientific conference convinced me to take part for a brief time. I said, "What can I possibly get from being there?" but the colleague wouldn't take no for an answer.
See for Yourself - I happened to stop in a Catholic religious goods store at the very time a going-out-of-business sale was underway. A statue caught my eye, with imagery that awed me.
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