Here Is God

In an old mariner’s chart drawn in 1525, the cartography made some very intriguing notations at certain areas of the map. He wrote: ‘Here be giants,’ ‘Here be fiery scorpions,’ and ‘Here be dragons.’ Eventually, the map came into the possession of Sir John Franklin, a British explorer in the early 1800s. Scratching out the…

Defending The Attack

A Nepalese soldier in the British army, Dipprasad Pun, was stationed as a lone sentry. Corporal Pun noticed approximately 30 Taliban fighters closing on his position. He told reporters later, “There wasn’t any choice but to fight. The Taliban were all around the checkpoint. I was alone….I had so many of them around me that…

Let Go Of The Bee

“To carry a grudge is like being stung to death by one bee” (William H. Walton). Maybe that person said something very insulting to you. Or maybe they did something to hurt your feelings. It’s easy to hold on to those grudges. If we do, all we’re really doing is holding on to that furious…

Not Lost, Given

A man was speaking to a soldier on a cot in a hospital. “You have lost an arm for a great cause,” he said. “No,” said the soldier with a smile. “I didn’t lose it–I gave it.” So many great sacrifices have been made for incredible causes. The men and women who serve in our…