Archive for December, 2012


Cultivate Valor

One of the aspects of becoming what I like to call a warrior poet, as a knight of medieval Europe, or an ancient Greek warrior was to cultivate valor. What exactly does that mean, and how does one do that? Merriam Webster defines valor as, “strength of mind or spirit that enables a person to […]

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Sometimes I Feel Like Job

Do you ever feel like Job? Do you ever feel swallowed up in trials and hard times? Do you ever feel like you just can’t buy a break, or like God’s mad at you or indifferent to what you’re going through? I think we all feel that way at times. It can be so hard […]

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Appreciating Others

Re-posted from August.  Dale Carnegie, in his book, “How to Win Friends & Influence People” wrote: One of the most neglected virtues of our daily existence is appreciation. I wonder why that is? You would think the virtue of appreciation would be tantamount in our dealings with others, as we ourselves crave it so deeply. […]

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Holding Grudges

Ephesians 4:26-27 Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, 27 nor give place to the devil. Can you think of anyone who you really don’t want to be around? Is there someone who you used to be close to, but really don’t like anymore? Is there […]

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