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This blog is intended to be a tool for the growth of whoever wants to use it. It is a daily journal intended to help us be more introspective. Every day I will do my best to supply a motivational quote, a Bible verse, a vocabulary word, and a personal message from myself. Use these if you like as motivation to improve yourself. Then, simply answer the daily questions provided honestly and see if it has an impact on your life. Zig Ziglar said, "If you don't have daily objectives, you qualify as a dreamer." Lets not be just dreamers but doers. Remember Martin Luther King Jr not only had a dream, he also had an objective. Thanks for reading, Jake

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Live with Mettle, January 27, 2011

"Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point."  C.S. Lewis

Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the one who goes with you.  He will not leave you nor forsake you.  Deuteronomy 31:6

Mettle:  "a person's ability to cope well with difficulties or to face a demanding situation in a spirited and resilient way"  New Oxford American Dictionary

When Viktoria was suggested to be like a mother to Hanni Levy, Hanni was sure to correct, "no, she was not 'like' my mother, she was my mother."  Years earlier in a brave and somewhat foolish decision made in desperation and fear Hanni approached Viktoria Kolzer, a movie theater cashier for help.  At that point Hanni was alone in the world with no where to go and no one she could trust.  She took a leap of faith that Viktoria would act according to her values with courage and approached her.  Hanni's leape of faith proved to be a wise choice.  Not only was Hanni, a jew in Nazi Germany who's real name was Hanna Weissenberg able to successfully evade the Nazis with the help of frau Kolzer, a special bond was formed between them that lasted a lifetime.  When faced with decisions requiring mettle in the face of adversity, let's try to remember stories like Hanni's and what could have happened if Viktoria had not acted with courage on what she knew to be right.

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