brave brāv ~ adjective

• possessing or exhibiting courage or courageous endurance verb (used with object)
• to meet or face courageously: to brave misfortunes
• to defy; challenge; dare

re·sil·ient  ri-zil-ee-uhnt ~ adjective

• springing back; rebounding
• returning to the original form or position after being bent, compressed, or stretched
• recovering readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like; buoyant

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Music to the Ears

Spring is here, but in many ways, I haven’t truly noticed. Sure I’ve delighted in the fuchsia apple tree buds and the wild purple pansies popping up, but I’ve let my sight fool me about this … [Read More...]

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Step by Step

The following are insights by guest writer Nancy Parker Brummett.  One thing I’ve learned volunteering with older adults is that it’s not how fast you go that matters. It’s putting one foot … [Read More...]


Let It Go—Part 2

“Let it go, let it go,” Queen Elsa sings in the film Frozen, but isn’t life a little more complicated than musical advice from the latest Disney sensation? Last week’s look at learning to let … [Read More...]


Let It Go

The passing comment slapped me unexpectedly. The words wildly twisted in my mind, then plunked with a thud. What did she mean by that? Is she miffed at me? What did I do to elicit her harsh attitude? … [Read More...]


It doesn’t matter how great the pressure is. What really matters is where the pressure lies—whether it comes between you and God or whether it presses you nearer His heart. — Hudson Taylor