October 19, 2012. Again, stepping farther away from ink and playing around with only the watercolor. I had the opportunity to hear Wes Stafford speak again today; the head of Compassion International. Although I've heard his story before, it impacted me again with equal force as the first time I heard it. Having endured horrific abuse as a child, he has become one of the strongest defenders of children today. His point today was the power of a minute. In one minute you can crush the spirit of a child, or you can empower a child for a lifetime. Our words have incredible power. We can change the next generation simply by taking time with our kids, and speaking into them words that encourage them and point them in the right direction.