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Thursday Thoughts: Courage

My thoughts are stuck in my head this week, so I'll let this video speak for itself.  Lest my mom anyone is worried, let me assure you I am fine; I just know of others who are struggling a bit right now.  



How have you shown courage, or how have you seen courage demonstrated?
 
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Thanks for those who just keep plugging along, even when it's hard.

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  1. The video has a powerful message. Praying that all goes well with you and that your faith gives you the courage to endure and to overcome the current struggle whatever it may be.

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  2. Kristi, what a wonderful video! Sometimes life throws us unexpected curve-balls and it's what we do in that trial that matters. Stay in peace in the middle of a storm ,ride it out..
    God bless you
    Marissa

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  3. I hope life gets easier for them -- for all of us.

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  4. Wow a powerful message; hope all is well for you and praying for the courage and vulnerability you need to get you over your current struggle. I can't say that i am courageous; I plug along but behind my shield and armor I hide; my courage will come once I strip the suit of armor and rely only on my faith one day ...until then fear will not let go!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Marisa

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