New beginnings are so empowering!
That very word, beginning, carries with it the joy of a new birth, the hope of a better future and the peace that the past is irrelevant.
Such a powerful word!
Recently, I outlined Why I Was Quiet in 2017. It wasn’t that I wasn’t active: I just didn’t find the strength to blog. And your response was so encouraging!
2017 was also special year for all of western civilisation – whether they knew it or not. It was the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his 95 Theses on the local notice board… which just happened to be church doors. The internet of his day was called the Gutenberg Press. Newly invented, it seized the opportunity to spread its technological connection with society.
The rest is history!
Here we are 500 years on, and many still appreciate the wildfire that burned through our western values.
- Women were elevated.
- Libraries were created.
- Public education had its seedlings.
I was privileged to sit on a committee to help with local celebrations. There were plays, public talks, media displays, concerts – it was full on!
And I was privileged to act as Luther in a couple dramas.
The committee that created the celebrations were with a local Presbyterian church. Presbyterian churches were an indirect creation of Luther. I was asked to deliver one of the public talks. They wanted to know more about the Beginning of their denomination.
The presentation is now available by book – paperback and Kindle! (Click on image below).
Thanks for your encouragement. I’m enjoying the new beginning 2018 has delivered.