31 results for 'courage'
... anyone say: “apples and oranges?”
SBMS was not an easy place to stand a post. Nonetheless, serving there was one of my life’s most rewarding efforts and the time spent there I count among my finest hours. It took character to engage in the teaching-learning process at SBMS. It took courage. For 3,000 days it was my distinct privilege to willingly “march into Hell for a Heavenly cause” alongside some of the finest human beings it has ever been my good fortune to know. It was my joy to “feed the fire” of curiosity and reach the hearts and minds of children the prosperous... (more)
“Societies in which women have lots of autonomy and authority tend to be decidedly male-friendly, relaxed, tolerant, and plenty sexy. Got that, fellas?”
Cacilda Jethá,Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality
I am a male, a veteran, a husband, a father, and a writer. I am fortunate enough to have an enduring partnership with one wonderful woman, and an enduring admiration for and appreciation of all women. Since I was a small boy, I have loved women. I have loved them on different continents; I have loved them in different shades and sizes. I have loved women of... (more)
...fetches his brother Simon, not to see the Lamb of God, as John calls Jesus, but to come and see the Messiah, the Christ. The man who will be called Cephas, Peter, the man who becomes the rock, the first pope, this man comes because his brother trusted his inner heart, saw, heard and had the courage to act when he knew he had encountered the truth.PONDER:
Have you ever had a defining moment when you knew, without a doubt, that it was God calling you to drop everything and step out to follow His leading?PRAY:
Oh Lord, open my eyes and open my ears to hear and recognize each ... (more)
The following is a collection of stories, accumulated and written by Judith Blakely a Yahoo Contributor. It gives us glimpse of the sacrifice and courage that our soldiers gave our nation. Let’s take time today to thank the Veterans that we know for fighting to give us the freedom that we all deserve.
Veterans Day is here. Our hearts go out to the families of our soldiers serving at war. Our thoughts are drawn to the sacrifices of our young men and women overseas. Our memories flash to the past, of the stories of our fathers and grandfathers
Within these next stories, our... (more)
... turn up so he could teach them a good lesson.
But when the boys came along, Leo was scared and he tried to run away. However, they soon caught him up and surrounded him. The usual jokes and pushing started, then Leo felt the lion’s tail hanging from his belt. Then, summoning up all his courage, Leo tensed his body, made two fists, and looked up, fixedly into the eyes of each of the boys, and with all the calmness and ferocity in the World, he promised that if they didn’t leave him alone at that instant one of them - even if it were only one – would regret it forever… today,... (more)
When I read this daily prompt, the first person to pop into my head was my five-week old old granddaughter, not some famous person who has accomplished great deeds. What I find most startling about this little person called Lila is this look of utter surprise as she surveys the world. When Lila, turned at the sound of my voice and looked at me for the first time, her eyes widen suddenly in recognition. It was if she thought,"Ah, so this is what you look like. I remember your voice."
She remembered the sound of my voice from when she was in the womb and at 6 hours old, finally... (more)
...I am unable to fix all of this for you, or as I said to a dear lady, "wave a magic wand".....so the next best thing I can offer you is hope...and may this hope turn to faith. Love and blessings. Barbara
Hope...is the opposite of despair. Hope...is the opposite of discouragement. Hope...is the opposite of impossible. Hope...is a life raft to a person drowning Hope...is oxygen to a person struggling for breathe. Hope...is the sight of a parent to a child that is lost. Hope...is the appeal process for the man on death row. Hope...is chemotherapy and radiation ... (more)
I am a dreamer of bountiful dreams
Many never coming to fruition
I've watched them silently flying
Into the vast unknown chasm ***
Still I have dreams I realized and they bless me
So I dream on...
I am a prayer of endless prayers
Quietly I wait looking for this
Sweet redemption to bless my heart
They go unanswered***
Still many prayers were heard and justified
So I pray on...
Often I have trusted a friend
To be betrayed and left weeping
A betrayal to my heart
.... After, I sat down and wrote this, with a prayer on my lips to send her the strength she needs to keep her and her children well. This is part of what I told her... We need to hold on to hope, faith and trust...please remember that no matter what happens you will be given the strength and courage to face it. When you are in the midst of something that feels like the worse thing that has ever happened to you, you must find the strength to persevere. With courage you take the next step, looking your demon square in the eye. The reality is that by facing this it will make you, NOT... (more)
...which you must build your life. And you make it a point to keep smiling, to keep trusting and to stay open to every wonderful opportunity and exciting possibility. Then you hang a wind chime outside your window to remind yourself what beauty there is in Simplicity.
Finally, with courage in your heart and with God by your side you take a stand, you TAKE a deep breath and you begin to design the life you want to live as best as you can.
A word about the Power of Prayer: In some of my darkest, most painful and frightening hours, I have prayed, not for the answers to... (more)