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A Call to Something More

A Call to Something More

by Debra Mae White on August 30, 2017


“The mood of a warrior calls for control over himself and at the same time it calls for abandoning himself” – Don Juan

Over these past few days, many in Texas have been called to be something more than they thought they were. Those who trembled in fear and then ventured forth in faith, saw something unique and transcendent emerge.  

You could call a crisis a course correction, a cleansing, or a call from the creator that says to come another way. Everyday heroes answered the call to rescue those stranded. Caravans of neighbors loaded with relief supplies crowded communities. Expressions of compassion flowed across the state and a vast movement of prayer flew over the miles. Old connections were rekindled in concern, new friendships formed.

It’s not that nature chooses to teach us through such terrible means. The core of change is a process that comes about in a myriad of ways.  Yet when we are faced with suffering of this magnitude, an opening is created. Many have chosen to expand who they are in that opening. Most have even found their way to gratitude.

What we will be rebuilding in the days ahead is not only the material. Texas will be knee deep in mining the character of the people we are, supportive and steadfast. For when hearts are opened, the path becomes clear. People come together as one glorious expression of life.

What are you Grateful For?

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Amy September 11, 2017 at 10:06 am

Hi Debra,
I’m grateful for scrolling through my email on an “email clean up mission” on this Monday morning and finding this!!! Somehow I missed it!

I love your perspective that crisis creates an opening. I wholeheartedly agree. Thank you for putting it so clearly.


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