Posts tagged “Martin Luther King Day

Saturday’s Dream Works focuses on Dr. King’s legacy

By Lance Jackson, Lincoln Recreation Center Supervisor

A friend and I were recently discussing Saturday’s Dream Works Conference at the Lincoln Recreation Center. We agreed that fear and faith – like oil and water – don’t mix.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said that faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. Fear cripples and inhibits possibilities and opportunities for positive, personal growth in many aspects of our lives.

DreamWorks PC-1If I’d allowed fear to rule before I applied be to supervisor of the Lincoln Center in 1997, I couldn’t have lived out my dream of contributing to my community and serving the needs of others, especially our youth. As I reach a 20-year milestone in my life’s work, I want to express my sincere gratitude to the citizens of College Station for your faith in me. (more…)

Dr. King’s challenge: Is one percent of your time too much to give?

Parks MLK Poster 8x11Novelist, playwright, poet and social critic James Baldwin once said, “I can’t believe what you say, because I see what you do.” I don’t think he meant that as a personal indictment; he was simply encouraging people to do something that matters. And one thing that matters is time.

There are 168 hours in a week. How much of that time is wasted? Probably much more than one percent, but that’s all Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., challenged us to give as a doer for others. As we celebrate his legacy, shouldn’t we consider answering his challenge?