Tag Archives: courage

Don’t Let Fear Stop You

Guest Blog by Laleh Chini of A Voice from Iran Laleh Chini moved from Iran to North America as a teenager, but continued to visit relatives and others there. Along the way, she began collecting folk tales and fables, as … Continue reading

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Tips for Writers: Just Show Up

So, what’s the tip? It’s right there in the title, actually, but by way of explanation: Underpinning my previous encouragement to not wait for inspiration, is the fact that a leap-of-faith is involved in believing you’ll have any idea what to … Continue reading

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Wage Peace!

Right now, my country and many others are in desperate need of peacemakers, people who can bridge the gaps that others cannot bridge. Peacemaking is the opposite of weakness, it is strength in its purest form. Yes, peacemakers use words, … Continue reading

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The Unknown

“Do not fear, for I am with you. Do not anxiously look about. I will strengthen you and uphold you with My strong right hand.” ~Isaiah 41:10 “There is nothing we fear and desire in such equal measure as the … Continue reading

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Hold Fast

“Have courage for the great sorrows of life, and patience for the small ones. And when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.” ~Victor Hugo God is awake. ∴

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76 Years Ago Today

D-Day: It was the largest and riskiest invasion in human history. Courage worth commemorating, yes. But beyond that, if June 6, 1944, still has something to teach us–and I believe it does–it may be this: 1) That evil exists 2) … Continue reading

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Courage Has Many Faces

Today is Memorial Day in my country, a day when, like many other nations, we express our gratitude for those who’ve given their lives defending us. Traditionally, of course, this means those who died in battle. And indeed it should. … Continue reading

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Time to Walk on the Water

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The New-New Normal?

“The New Normal.” Well, that phrase got old fast–although not as old as the crisis that caused its overuse. And now we’re regrouping again. Society and individuals are trying to figure out how to get back to the Old Normal … Continue reading

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Failure or Success?

Failure is the first milestone on the road to success, and the second…and the third…and the fourth… The more ambitious the destination, the more milestones there’ll be. So keep going, because it only becomes the road to failure if you … Continue reading

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