Saturday, April 24, 2010


When you hear the word courage, it often conjures images of physical risk, even risking one's life to save a life. Service members overseas, law enforcement officers, firefighters, citizens leaping into flood waters to save people stuck in cars.

The truth is, you have to face challenges and adversity on a regular basis. It takes courage to pursue your dream. It takes courage to live your life.

It means doing what you have to do even though you feel afraid. I love the way The Strange Familiar expresses this theme.


Beth Westmark said...

Buck says, "Fear is paralysis at the brainstem level." Thanks for this post. I had never heard of "The Strange Familiar." They express this timeless truth is a very nice package.

Anonymous said...

First time I heard this it went something like: Do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not. Then of course I discovered the Serenity Prayer, which has been around for 100 years or so: God grant me the courage to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference. Nothing new under the sun, I guess. Bill C.