I know these aren’t for everyone, but I enjoy superhero movies. I especially like those, like the Avengers, where the superheroes are somewhat frail, even slightly messed up, individuals, who manage to overcome their brokenness, unite together and defeat evil. I think that says something hopeful to us all. Whatever our background, we can rise above, and not be defined by, our frailties and mistakes. We may not have superpowers as such, but we do have God, the highest Power of all, to help us in our weakness.

Many people I have met or coached have not considered themselves as heroes, but as I’ve listened to a little of their, often difficult, stories I can see how remarkable they truly are. I see them as heroes. Each one is an overcomer, with hope, purpose, destiny. It’s a privilege to work with them.