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Monthly Archives: August 2013

Day 25: I’ll TAKE courage

How does one become courageous? What does one do when needing to be brave? How do you attain this place called “valor”? When researching verses that talk about “courage”. I found some very interesting things. These verses don’t say “Have Courage.” Or “Be Courageous”. Maybe some of the newer versions will put that in, but […]

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Day 24: The Courage to NOT DO anything

Do NOTHING. Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am GOD.”   One sure thing about this blasted disease Juvenile Dermato-myositis, JDM, is that it is unpredictable. And up to date and up to a point, unknowable. So what do we do when our hopes for improvement get dashed by familiar, scary, expectedly unexpected […]

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Day 21: My help comes from Him, and occasionally a glass of wine.

I guess closing out this week on disappointments would not be complete without something fresh to report on, and a few tests. And what a perfect segue into our week dealing with FEAR and COURAGE! Tonight, I found a stash of pills (about 14 or so) that VV is supposed to have been taking in […]

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Day 20: Of disappointments, setbacks and beat downs – Part 3

My Pursuit What does it mean? This is the 21st Century, after all. We are reading this in a blog; thanks to this amazing technological development we call social media. There no armies to fight, no Amalekites, no Philistines, no Ziklag, no burning ruins… Our chase as a family is different than my pursuit as a […]

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Day 19: Of disappointments, setbacks and beat downs – Part 2

Yesterday, we talked about bitterness. My recipe for a great “Cuba Libre” calls for a little bitterness (Angostura Bitters to be exact), but only two drops. Other than that, bitterness in our lives is not a good thing. You know yourself and you can tell better than anyone which path you have chosen after your […]

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Day 15: I declare…

A famous pastor here in the US opens his preach every Sunday with this powerful declaration, that I love. He first has his congregation hold up their bibles, and then they together declare this: “This is my Bible. I am what it says I am. I can do what it says I can do. Today, […]

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