Word to Live By: Gumption

Over Christmas break I watched the film The Greatest Showman in theaters.  Any fans? P.T. Barnum is an excellent example of someone with a gumption for greatness.  I had a film student open my eyes to this theme throughout the film.  Hugh Jackman’s character showed initiative, resourcefulness, and sometimes shrewdness to make it possible for his entrepreneurial dreams to come true.

The Call to Boldness

People may not have been happy, but I felt freedom in knowing that my Savior was. Living a life modeled after Christ isn’t the norm.  It takes strength and courage to stand up against the strong cultural current.  And people aren’t going to like it.

Digging for Gold

The old phrase, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me,” is one of the biggest lies to ever penetrate our society. The wounds from the words of others have left a far more lasting impression upon my heart than the physical wounds I have received.