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How to Upgrade Your Outlook

Insight intensifies your Outlook

Looking out from a vantage point above the English Channel, the Dover Castle provides a scene approaching pastoral quietness. The magnificent view belies what took place on this location in World War ll.

It’s amazing to experience the location where the Dunkirk evacuation—called the “miracle of deliverance” by Sir Winston Churchill—rescued Allied soldiers from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France.

Code-named Dynamo, the evacuation was undertaken between May 26 and June 4, 1940. 700 little ships (merchant and civilian boats) with absolutely no weapons safely evacuated 25,637 men.

Dunkirk Official Movie Trailer

Going beneath the surface enhances your outlook

The tour of the castle with its tunnels set deep with the White Cliffs of Dover were top-secret, candle-lit World War ll tunnels and casements where Winston Churchill and Vice Admiral Ramsay spent many days planning the Dunkirk evacuation. 

The white cliffs are absolutely breathtaking—almost forbidding.

White Cliffs of Dover came into existence when the algae died and their remains sank to the bottom of the ocean. They combined with the remains of other creatures to form the chalk that shapes the cliffs today. Over millions of years, the seabed became exposed and is now above sea level. 

The resulting edge of chalk is the iconic White Cliffs.

History informs your outlook on the future

I’m reading a book written by Gordon H. (Nick) Muller entitled Everything We Have. D-Day. He is the co-founder of the World War ll Museum in New Orleans. From an interview with him came this profound outlook: “. . . And if we don’t value the history and know it and embrace what it has taught us . . .”

You may want to upgrade your outlook with his wisdom.

Surely, we all have experienced those moments when the future looks daunting. Consider this passage with God’s good advice: 

“Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.” Jeremiah 6:16 


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