14) Reflecting on 23 Years of Weekly Editions of Brigada Today

What’s it like to write something weekly for 23 years? (Probably about as challenging as it is for some of our best participants to consistently READ something for 23 years! grin ) Perhaps there’s a link between being determined and being stubborn. Perhaps, in fact, there’s a link between determination and success itself. Calvin Coolidge might have gotten it right: “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” So what we’re saying is — we might not be the smartest weekly newsletter writers. We might not always have all the answers. We might not even have the talent nor the genius. But apparently, it’s not always about that. It’s sometimes about getting up again and trying just one more time to put something out there that will help someone, somewhere decide to tell just one more soul. (Cue “Hacksaw Ridge.”) If Calvin is right — we’d better keep trying. Whatever it is that we’re attempting for God, we’d better keep trying. We dare not give up. We dare not weaken — even for a moment. Just one more soul. One more.

3 Responses to 14) Reflecting on 23 Years of Weekly Editions of Brigada Today
  1. Gregory Fritz Reply

    Amen Doug! Thank you for your faithful perseverance. You are role model to all who are tempted to give up.

  2. Ellen Lee Reply

    Wow! 23 years of faithful and diligent times! That encourages me to keep up my faith strong in the situation given to me. Thank you, Doug, for the faithful 23 years of Brigada!

  3. Dennis Miller Reply

    I can’t say I have read every word but as a rookie missions guy I devoured every issue for many years. Thanks for your perseverance!

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