Brave Heart

Every morning the radio news report on stories of murders, robberies and life threatening situations that signal my heart to fear this world gone astray….

Monday morning misery

Yet, looking ahead, I go out the door with a brave heart.

The monthly bills seem to come faster and in larger amounts than the monthly salary needed to cover them….

Yet, looking ahead,  I go out the door with a brave heart.

Every day I meet someone struggling with a long-term illness, rising medical bills, depression and a few friends struggling extreme obesity, drug and alcohol addictions, and even abusive relationships. They ask where can we go to be brave, to overcome these overwhelming life struggles?

Look ahead my friend and go out the door with a brave heart because….

Loyalty and devotion lead to bravery. Bravery leads to the spirit of self-sacrifice. The spirit of self-sacrifice creates trust in the power of love.    Morihei Ueshiba

Loyalty and devotion to God

He makes you want to be brave

To overcome life’s obstacles

the sacrifices made each day

binds you tighter to the only One

who can make you brave….

Keep writing bravely!


Quote Credit:

Inspiration: Daily WP #334 Where do you go to be brave?



Soldiers Gather for Twilight Vigil at Fort Hood

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November 11, 2011

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.  

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

On this November 11, 2011, my thoughts and thankfulness goes out to all the men, women, family and friends who gave up part of their lives to be a living sacrifice so the nation’s preservation of liberty may be enjoyed and shared with all its citizens. As John F. Kennedy said, our spoken gratitude must be transformed into action. It is my prayer today for the veterans who have found little support returning into their communities that as a nation we become aware of your issues and find creative ways to solve the problem.

God Bless the Veterans


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The Charming tip for today:

When it comes to knowing when you’re right, a simple look into the amount of goodness and sacrifice involved may show how right on target you may be.

Happy Writing,


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Daily Post topic–How do you know when you you’re right?

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