Jesus Christ is the source—the only source—of meaning in life. He provides the only satisfactory explanation for why we’re here and where we’re going. Because of this good news, the final heartbeat for the Christian is not the mysterious conclusion to a meaningless existence. It is, rather, the grand beginning to a life that will never end. That same Lord is waiting to embrace and forgive anyone who comes to Him in humility and repentance. He is calling your name, just as He called the name of Pete Maravich. His promise of eternal life offers the only hope for humanity. If you have never met this Jesus, I suggest that you seek spiritual counsel from a Christian leader who can offer guidance. You can also write to me, if that would help. Thanks for reading along with me. I hope to meet you someday. If our paths don’t cross this side of heaven, I’ll be looking for you in that eternal city. By all means, Be there!'s Guide to a Meaningful Future
James C. Dobson
To my babies,Merry Christmas. I am sorry if these letters have caught you both by surprise. There is just so much more I have to say. I know you thought I was done giving advice, but I couldn't leave without reiterating a few things in writing. You may not relate to these things now, but someday you will. I wasn't able to be around forever, but I hope that my words can be.-Don't stop making basagna. Basagna is good. Wait until a day when there is no bad news and bake a damn basagna.-Find a balance between head and heart. Hopefully you've found that Lake and you can help Kel sort it out when he gets to that point.-Push your boundaries, that's what they're there for.-I am stealing this snippet from your favorite band, Lake. Always remember there is nothing worth sharing, like the love that let us share our name.-Don't take life too seriously. Punch it in the face when it needs a good hit. Laugh at it.-And Laugh a lot. Never go a day without laughing at least once.-Never judge others. You both know good and well how unexpected events can change who a person is. Always keep that in mind. You never know what someone else is experiencing within their own life.-Question everything. Your love, your religion, your passions. If you don't have questions, you'll never find answers.-Be accepting. Of everything. People's differences, their similarities, their choices, their personalities. Sometimes it takes a variety to make a good collection. The same goes for people.-Choose your battles, but don't choose very many.-Keep an open mind; it's the only way new things can get in.-And last but not least, not the tiniest bit least. Never regret.Thank you both for giving me the best years of my life.Especially the last one.Love,Mom
Colleen Hoover
Broke into the house of expectationsTo escape the battles that robbed meFollowed the shadows of past loversLet everyone I worshipped abandon meTortured the artist who stained my skinRemedial like the ferris wheelMy soul won’t reincarnate Apocalyptic Earth splits into crumblesNurtured and shaped a soul that wasn’t mineTo announce the arrival of springFixed the shallow pool of tearsTo terminate the heartache it caused meCrafted the tales into a legendLet everyone I loved demolish me Accused the saviour of false heroismUnfaithful like the zodiac starsMy soul won’t be convicted Tragic mind will drown in the holy riverChased the clouds to the end of the rainbowPainted the walls black to conceal my intensionsFell from the edge of the Earth, in his arms I layWith a tattoo on my skin, that said God Is Gay
Vanshika Dhyani
...Now let's set the record straight. There's no argument over the choice between peace and war, but there's only one guaranteed way you can have peace—and you can have it in the next second—surrender. Admittedly, there's a risk in any course we follow other than this, but every lesson of history tells us that the greater risk lies in appeasement and this is the specter our well-meaning liberal friends refuse to face—that their policy of accommodation is appeasement and it gives no choice between peace and war, only between fight or surrender. If we continue to accommodate, continue to back and retreat, eventually we have to face the final demand—the ultimatum. And what then—when Nikita Khrushchev has told his people he knows what our answer will be? He has told them that we're retreating under the pressure of the Cold War and someday when the time comes to deliver the final ultimatum, our surrender will be voluntary, because by that time we will have been weakened from within spiritually, morally and economically. He believes this because from our side he's heard voices pleading for peace at any price or better Red than dead, or as one commentator put it, he'd rather live on his knees than die on his feet. And therein lies the road to war, because those voices don't speak for the rest of us. You and I know and do not believe that life is so dear and peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery. If nothing in life is worth dying for, when did this begin—just in the face of this enemy? Or should Moses have told the children of Israel to live in slavery under the pharaohs? Should Christ have refused the cross? Should the patriots at Concord Bridge have thrown down their guns and refused to fire the shot heard 'round the world? The martyrs of history were not fools and our honored dead who gave their lives to stop the advance of the Nazis didn't die in vain. Where, then, is the road to peace? Well it's a simple answer after all. You and I have the courage to say to our enemies, There is a price we will not pay. There is a point beyond which they must not advance. And this—this is the meaning in the phrase of Barry Goldwater's peace through strength. Winston Churchill said, The destiny of man is not measured by material computations. When great forces are on the move in the world, we learn we're spirits—not animals. And he said, There's something going on in time and space and beyond time and space, which, whether we like it or not, spells duty. You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We'll preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we'll sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness...
Ronald Reagan