When I look back over my lifetime it is easy to see, I have been learning to pray. As a boy, I was taught, Now I lay me down to sleep and God is great, God is good… the solid foundational beginnings of a promising prayer life. Then came the beginners prayer… Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. I call it the “beginners prayer” because in Luke 11, at the request of one of his friends, “teach us how to pray”, Jesus got his disciples off and running with the equivalent of our elementary school’s pledge of allegiance.
The Warrior's Heart - Michael's Blog
Love the Lord your God with all your Heart
Deuteronomy 6:5 and Luke 10:27
But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good Heart
If you confess with your mouth and believe in your Heart…
"All the same," said the Scarecrow, "I shall ask for brains instead of a heart; for a fool would not know what to do with a heart if he had one. "I shall take the heart," returned the Tin Woodman; "for brains do not make one happy, and happiness is the best thing in the world."
Be kind to yourself.
It’s hard to be happy when someone
is mean to you all the time.
When my friend shared these words, they landed as soft on my heart as a butterfly on my finger AND yet it was as if the butterfly could bite. It was true and amazing. I believe the encouragement is rooted in what Jesus taught:
"Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?"
Just a little more than two hundred years ago, soldiers in brightly colored red or blue suits marched in line to a drum. When they encountered one another, the skirmishes that proceeded consisted of each army lining up facing each other, taking a few turns firing muskets at one another, maybe a few cannons went off and then, after blowing a horn to announce their intent, they proceeded to charge! At that signal, both lines deployed, running at full sprint to somewhere in the middle for hand to hand combat…the casualties were many and the ground bloodied with wounded and dead men.
We are all are subject to the pull of gravity, even if we’re not all that familiar with how it works. I know I don’t often think about it; I just live with it. So describes my life prior to being given new eyes, ears and heart.
What we love about Wallace is true about Jesus
The Love Story- 5 Things Women Wish Their Men Would See In Braveheart: 20 Years of Braveheart Part 3 of 4
As I have mentioned before. The epic film, Braveheart, is a story with all the ingredients that make a story great. The largest and most important ingredient in this story, the one that moves our hearts every time… LOVE.
Love is why the greeting card industry still exists…
In the month of May, we are paying tribute to the 20th anniversary of the story and film Braveheart. The story has all the great elements that make men hold our breath, tense our muscles, clinch our teeth and even reach for a Kleenex. (For more on the background and storyline of the epic film, Braveheart, take a look at last week’s blog)
In May of 1995, a story written by Randal Wallace was brought to life on the big screen and unveiled in movie theaters across the globe. This month, 20 years later, the film, Braveheart ranks among one of the greatest films of all time. Like all great stories, it possesses all the essential ingredients we hold dear: love, adventure, inspiration, justice, friendship, family, betrayal, and the timeless essential ingredient of good verses evil, just to mention a few. The story, set in 13th Century Scotland, has stood the test of time and there are many good reasons.