Tag Archives: Courage

Hidden Figures: Inspiring Stars Inspiring Us

I am so very jealous.  Not a good thing to be, admittedly, but still in that green state of envy (as in, green with envy?) Yesterday my brother unexpectedly met Dr. Christine Darden, one of the NASA scientists from Margot … Continue reading

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overcoming fear….

It’s so easy to be afraid these days.  Bombings killed people senselessly this week in Belgium and Turkey, last month in Nigeria, while today yet another bomb claimed lives in Iraq.  My heart and prayers go out to all the … Continue reading

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..a fish out of water…

“The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity.  Even a dead fish can go with the flow.”  (Jim Hightower) … or maybe not. Wherever you’re swimming in the rivers of life, if at times it’s tough going upstream … Continue reading

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Faith, storms & love…

Once again here are a few quotes for our minds (& hearts) to munch on tonight. “In the bitter waves of woe,  Beaten and tossed about  By the sullen winds that blow  From the desolate shores of doubt,­­  When the anchors that faith had cast  Are dragging in the gale,  I am quietly holding fast  To the things that cannot fail… William Gladden (1836-1918) “Why do you say, O Jacob, and complain, O Israel, my way … Continue reading

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Entering the Desert (with courage!)

Today in our Gospel reading Jesus faced temptation in the desert after a 40 day fast.  This morning Fr. Herman Katongole challenged us that: “Lent is a time to be courageous to go into the desert, to let what’s hidden … Continue reading

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ADVENT: Vales and valleys … (a poem by Virginia : )

VALES & VALLEYS Oh heart, my Heart, why are you so downcast within me? Why so much despair? Not caring, or sharing, the will to walk the way ahead… Into the valley of Shadows, must I go? Veiled, the vales … Continue reading

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Aung San Suu Kyi …on Love & Action…

What a woman of incredible courage who has fought, non-violently & tirelessly, for human rights in her country of Burma (Myanmar.)  Nobel Peace Prize laureate, mother, daughter, widow, persecuted political leader, devout Buddhist, friend of the people- “The Lady”- Aung … Continue reading

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