Our Deepest Fear

I just heard this quote in the movie Akeelah and the Bee.

Our Deepest Fear

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

by Marianne Williamson
from A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles

This poem struck a chord with me when I heard it. After looking up Marianne Williamson online, I’m pretty sure I don’t agree with her on a lot of her philosophy and theology. But still, I like this poem.

What do you think? Do we often play small instead of shining like the stars?

Timeless Wisdom from a 12 Year Old

Check out this video from a phone call from a 12 year old boy named Logan. He lives on a cattle ranch in rural Nebraska.

(I promise that I’m not going to simply turn this blog into just a posting of videos, but I thought this one was very special.)

Can you identify with Logan’s loss and insight?

Worship Podcasts

Here are some podcasts that have been grabbing my attention recently.

Worship Sets:

LifeChurch.tv South OKC:
LifeChurch.tv Tulsa:
Mars Hill Music:

Video Podcasts:

Don’t Waste Your Life:
Mars Hill: