“Oh yes, brothers and sisters, we are all members one of another. The difference, beloved, ain’t in who is and…
Some gravitate only to those who are popular, have influence, wealth or superficial outward appearance.
What’s the purpose of your life? Why are you here?
Once every year a South Whidbey senior is chosen by the South Whidbey School District to be featured in the…
You’re coming out of the market, groceries in your arms. You notice a person in tattered clothes sitting hunched over…
What’s important to you?
Just as people choose to live on South Whidbey, what are the other daily choices they make that are intentional?
All who have been touched by Diana Putney describe her as humble, sweet, caring and a model of a good person who creates hope in the human race.
Angie Pratt says, “My daughter Mya had been in 4-H for six years and was ready to give up on performance, because of various circumstances.
Besides songs, poems, bumper stickers, protests, and posters, one way to define peacemaking is on a personal level. And so it is with Hometown Hero Tom Ewell, whose friends and colleagues often refer to him as a peacemaker.
Once a year South Whidbey schools nominate one senior to be a hometown hero. This person is chosen by adults and students, is a person who inspires others, and makes the community and school a better place. This year it’s Macey Bishop.
Caring isn’t always easy. Sometimes it comes with a price. The person who acts indifferent or apathetic towards others and life may think they’re avoiding being hurt, but the truth is, fear of showing vulnerable feelings of caring and acting detached is more painful in the end. It hurts oneself, others and the world is cheated out of the real you, says Macey Bishop, hometown hero.
What are your fears? We all have them. You know, the ones that hold you back from being your better self. Fear of failure, success, rejection, not having enough, being good enough or perhaps fear of being alone.
It does not matter who you are, what you do, what race, religion or non-religion, political party, or if you are rich or poor, Don Allen will cheerfully help you, and share with you.
Many of us are big picture people, some of us are better at seeing the small details.
Hometown Hero Jerry Lloyd, however, sees the forest and the trees clearly at the same time. His motivation is what is best for the community as a whole, and then he narrows the needs of individuals all at once.