Perseverance, Part 5

By | 2014-08-18T22:35:03+00:00 August 22nd, 2004|

The physical manifestation of perseverance: waiting. I suck at waiting. It'd be easier if it were less like the lottery, and more like eating at Denny's. Here's what I mean: At Denny's you order something like a "Grand Slam" breakfast or Bullalo Wings. The waitress asks the required, applicable, "Would you like white, wheat, rye, [...]

Perseverance, Part 4

By | 2014-08-18T22:35:03+00:00 August 17th, 2004|

It goes without saying that I definitely want more perseverance. I want to rise above, I want to conquer, I want to run when others are hyper-ventilating, and walk when others are crawling. I want to push through when others give up, but I have to admit that I have a natural habit of falling [...]

Perseverance, Part 3

By | 2014-08-18T22:35:03+00:00 August 14th, 2004|

Tick. Tock. I sit in a youth center on the Fort Apache Reservation before opening for the school year. The hum of the ice machine sighs as the clock on the wall sings its own lullaby. The silence croons each inanimate object as I sit here and type. A bulletin board across from me catches [...]

Perseverance, Part 2

By | 2014-08-18T22:35:03+00:00 August 11th, 2004|

Since the metaphorical can of worms has been opened, let's go fishing. Perseverence. Before we wade into deep waters, let's talk about an aspect of perseverance that I feel is absolutely crucial to our staying afloat. This buoy is called "hope." For me hope seems to be synonymous with trust. I trust God. (I'm not [...]