Just Some Random Thoughts and FYI’s

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After posting today’s blog, “Safe In The Storm”, I was reminded of a speech I recently heard from one of my Toastmaster friends. He told three inspiring stories about three people who overcame incredible odds to persevere through some of the “storms” they encountered. One was Earnest Shackleton who persevered in his expedition to the Antartica though he and his companions ship was crushed in the ice. His preparations and his perseverance helped him and his companions to push through incredible odds.

My friend also shared the story of Victor Frankl who survived a Nazi concentration camp because he refused to be a victim and he maintained a remarkable attitude.

The third story he shared was about one of his younger scouts who persevered, trained and continued learning until he was able to complete a climb up Mt. Ranier. The scout at first told his scoutmaster, “I don’t think I can do this.” when out on a 60 mile hike. Because of the encouragement of his scoutmaster who told him, “Yes you can! Just keep putting one foot in front of the other.” He made it. It kind of reminds me of our relationship with our “coach” or “scoutmaster”, Jesus. When we think we can’t make it, we can talk to Him. With his encouragement, we will make it.

I encourage you to look up these stories online and read about these men. Of course, the story about the scout, you will just have to trust me on as it’s not online.

Have a good week!

Author: faithstepsandmore

I am a mom of three, grandmother of eight and have worked with young children for over thirty years. I currently write curriculum, speak for women's groups, do chapel for a daycare center and help with teacher/volunteer training at churches. I love what I do. There is nothing better than helping kids take those first steps of faith in a God who loves them more than they can imagine.

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