“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.”
- Charles SpurgeonChildrenConfrontationCourageLifestylePastorSelf-DisciplineTaking a StandTaking ActionYoung
Courage. Some have it, and some don’t. Are courageous people simply born with more of it than others? Is courage part of an individual’s personality…or can anyone develop courage with…
- CommitmentHabitsJohn WesleyMartin LutherPowerPracticePrayerSelf-DisciplineSpiritual GrowthTime
Do you find prayer meaningful? How about satisfying? Do you see the evidence of answered prayer(s) in your life? Most people answer those questions with a despairing “no.” But there have been others who have literally changed the world through prayer.
What are they doing differently than us?
Lowell, Oakville’s official town drunk, was having a particularly good time down at the Blues and Brews Tavern one Saturday night. When the bar finally closed, Lowell was so inebriated he couldn’t drive, so he stumbled out of the bar and set out for home in a drunken stupor.
But he didn’t make it; instead, he collapsed in a ditch near River Road Baptist Church.
- AccountabilityDiscriminationExcusesExerciseHealthPeer PressureResponsibilityRulesSelf-DisciplineSelf-ImageStandardsWomen
Throughout history, discrimination has struck many different groups; people from the “wrong” race, religion, age bracket, and gender have felt its sting. Of course, unattractive people and overweight people have also been shunned from time to time.
But now, it’s skinny people that are being discriminated against…by gyms!
- ArroganceBad DecisionsConsequencesDeathDisobedienceKillLearnPrideRulesSelf-DisciplineSoldierWar
Manfred von Richthofen, better known as the Red Baron, was the most feared soldier of World War I. He became a top ace with more confirmed kills than any other pilot in the war, largely because of the stringent set of combat rules he flew by.
But in 1918, the Red Baron broke one of his rules and paid a steep price for it.
- DiscipleshipExample (Being An)HumilityLeadershipQuotesSelf-DisciplineService
“If you aim at a fervent spiritual life, then you too must turn your back on the crowds as Jesus did. The only man who can safely appear in public is the one who wishes he were at home. He alone can safely speak who prefers to be silent. Only he can safely govern who prefers to live in submission, and only he can safely command who prefers to obey.”