Category Archives: Patience & Persistence

Lessons on Life

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Amazing Things

I would never bet against anyone with high integrity, laser-focused purpose, and indomitable spirit. To me, it would be a sucker’s bet, as life proves to me over and over again the amazing achievements otherwise ordinary people accomplish with these … Continue reading

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Lost and Found

I just read a comment to me from a friend in response to a line in a poem I’d written and shared at http://Poetscorner.com. The line was: “I was lost” He commented something to the effect of: “Were you? You … Continue reading

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“He Believed In Me”

https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?v=547862351901352 Every once in a while a video comes along that is so powerful that I get the chills watching it. This is one of those videos. No one believed in him. Not even himself. His situation was hopeless. Or … Continue reading

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The Wait

Light can be too bright It can even hurt our eyes And make us blind If too much shines at one time Perhaps truth and wisdom Are like light’s rays We take in what we can But the rest must … Continue reading

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“Unbroken” Is Being Made Into A Movie

I believe I created a post sometime ago about a non-fiction audiobook I’d just heard called “Unbroken” about a most amazing man named Louis Zamperini. I’m excited to learn that a movie is being made about him. Here are some … Continue reading

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A Quiet Voice at the End of the Day

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow.” –Mary Anne Radmacher This post is dedicated to all who are struggling, facing fear, have fallen flat on … Continue reading

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