Posts tagged with ‘Courage’

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True Grit

by Dan Gallagher

John Wayne, affectionately called “the Duke,” is a legend for the many famous western-style movies he acted in. If you are a Wild West aficionado like me, then you will readily recognize movie titles he starred in: The Shootist, El Dorado, Big Jake, and many more. Of all the famous movies the Duke played in, […]

Time for some pruning!

by Dan Gallagher

Pruning is a natural process, one that God has designed for the care and health of all plants. It is the removal of the parts of a plant that are not beneficial for its overall health and growth. The process of pruning removes those parts of the plant that are unhealthy, diseased, unproductive, or growing […]

Prudence—Learning to do the next right thing.

by Dan Gallagher

A number of years ago I was in a business meeting during which we were deliberating over a tough situation. In times like that we can have a tendency to let our minds become overloaded with all the possible scenarios and outcomes. Following all the “what ifs” and “maybes” can be like a rabbit zigging […]

Motorcycling and Spiritual Journey

by Dan Gallagher

The last few weeks I have enjoyed my Sunday evenings riding my motorcycle. I love to take off and head up the winding mountain roads near my home. A twist of the throttle and a few curves later and my mind clears as I enjoy the sights, sounds, and fresh smells of the open road. […]

Sitting on the Edge

by Dan Gallagher

Yesterday I tried to comfort a friend over the recent death of their child. And today I have been in touch with a number of others who have been dealing with some very difficult issues: car accidents, health problems, lack finances, jobs, family problems, and the list goes on. The reality is that at times […]

A Lesson in Courage

by Dan Gallagher

“ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ” (“Come and take”). These are the words spoken by King Leonidas in reply to Xerxes of Persia’s demand that the Spartan army lay down their weapons. Faced with unbeatable odds, the 7,000 strong Spartan army held back the Persian army of over 100,000 for three days, giving the people of Athens time to […]