rodney olsen

The storms are coming. The weather might get pretty wild but I’ll just stay inside. I wonder what it might be like for people who don’t have that option.

If a 15-year-old boy can manipulate people, what hope do we have against those who spend their days attempting to shape our thoughts and lives?

Whether it’s a major news story or a fun YouTube video, our unlimited access to social media has given us unprecedented opportunity to share our opinions.

It’s somehow strange that we should have to exercise discipline and self-control to do the things that make us feel most alive but sadly it’s true.

We know we can boost a person’s sense of self through the words we use and the way we treat them but what about our expectations of them?

My wife and my children are incredibly important to me so it should be no surprise that they are always in my thoughts and conversations.

If we think God wants us to be constantly striving without rest, we’ve given in to a ‘religion’ that requires our efforts to appease God.

Life is what happens to you? Really? Are we passive players in the whole process of life, or are there times when we are given the privilege of choice?

Author: Rodney Olsen. When he was just eight years of age his father was murdered in front of his mother. That moment forced Richmond, his mother and his five siblings out of their home and into one of the world’s largest slums. Life had changed in an instant.

Author: Rodney Olsen. This week we heard that Mavis L. Wanczyk, a hospital worker of Chicopee, Massachusetts won US$758.7 million, the largest undivided jackpot lottery win in U.S. history. 


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