Favorite Quotes

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Courage is reckoned the greatest of all virtues; because, unless a man has that virtue, he has no security for preserving any other.  ~Samuel Johnson (Thanks, Frank Lynch)

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.  ~Ambrose Redmoon

Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow.  ~Dan Rather

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.  ~C.S. Lewis

The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy.  ~John F. Kennedy

Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if you have to dig a little.  ~Tori Amos

The Trail

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A while ago, before the winter snow,

I walked out the old trail,

a mile or so.

I seen many little birds,

flying to and fro,

my favorite was a giant woodpecker,

he visited several trees,

tapping, tapping looking for,

a juicy worm you know.

I love God’s feathered friends,

and the many things they do,

what a wonderful blessing,

they are for me and you.

~ Winston Staples

Bird Watching

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As I sit and look out my window, snow fluttering down, many Chick a dees sit on the branches waiting their turn to grab a seed and gobble it down. Three hungry squirrels climb the pine trees and come to the feeder and scare the little birds and hog their food, no bigger glutton can be found.
I love to watch the wild birds and squirrels as they come around, God grants us so much we can enjoy if we take a moment to see the great creation all around.

A Winter Afternoon

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It is early afternoon,
snow is softly,
and gently falling down,
as the birds,
flutter toward the feeders,
while others sit on the ground.
Just across the roadway,
sit two grey squirrels,
waiting to devour the seed,
from those little red squirrels.
They see the good seed,
tempting at it’s best,
soon the blue jays come,
and scare away the rest.
Our Christian walk,
is much like that,
Satan hurls his darts,
to scare us off our track.
Our track leads to Heaven,
Satan don’t want us there,
that is why we must beware,
of all those temptations,
he uses as snares.
So let’s keep our eyes on Jesus,
and He will guide,
our pathway to Heaven,
where we will forever abide.