Posts Tagged With: courage

Character Steps on a Journey Northward

We are like the box top picture on a 5000 piece puzzle: our children get the idea of what life looks like through the pictures of our lives. Other people also provide box top pictures of life for us and our children. We’ve considered Sokvannarra (Sy) Sar, a young man from Cambodia who came to America and has become a classical ballet dancer. Sy’s life demonstrates humility, loyalty, tenacity, selflessness, perseverance, kindness, respect and honor. Recently, we’ve been looking at some scenes from my story. What character qualities do you observe that God was shaping in me? Continue reading

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Dressing for the Weather

“Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything – to stand” (Ephesians 6:13).   Hmm. Note that word, “when.” Bad weather is coming – those evil days.  Well, really, those days are here, so we need to be dressed for this weather. Continue reading

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Who can’t remember times when you were afraid, insecure, questioning, feeling inadequate, wishing you could just disappear off the planet for a while?  Everyone experiences these times. It’s a part of being finite: you don’t have all the cards in your hand. Add to this our fallen nature, and it is only reasonable that we would be insecure.

I could describe a bundle of my life stories to illustrate. On my first day of Continue reading

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Rest Stop

This stream is about to take us to a view of Mount Confidence and Boldness Butte, and it may take some courage to get there. We have to pass through the rapids and  then hike away before we do some  mountain climbing.  Time for a rest stop.  Spread your blanket on the ground, lie down, and stare up at the evening sky.  The stars are about to peak through. Continue reading

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