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Caring and Courage Go Hand in Hand

Because we believe that caring and courage go hand in hand, we’ve gathered four inspiring quotes about courage. Take a moment to vote for your favorite.

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Michelle Van Engen is the Senior E-communications Specialist at CaringBridge. When she’s not online, she’s either reading, playing volleyball, baking or checking items off her life list.

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  • By Judy

    “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
    ― Lao Tzu

  • By Karen Ross

    I chose the courage quote that I did coming from the caregiver’s point of view and how you need to learn to live one day at a time and some days are harder than others, but you still have to get up the next morning and start over again.

  • By Carol Levin

    I think this a brilliant idea to think about and try to define, and to give others to think about while undergoing their trials and tribulations. It could empower them to be strong. Caring Bridge was an incredible resource for us when Richard went on to his next great adventure.

  • By Gordon

    my choice was made as a caregiver turned advocate after 56 years of marriage. My greatest resources that have brought me this far are my Earth Angels who are all-ways there for me no matter what to inspire, encourage and strengthen me with unconditional love.and lots of double hugs (soul to soul and heart to heart).

  • By ira

    3 of the quotes had the ends cut off by the list in orange.

    • By Brent Swanson

      Thank you for letting us know. We’ve adjusted the poll width settings.
      Best,
      Brent

  • By Jacqueline

    PERSEVERANCE!

  • By Barbarann Ayars

    Courage is that which we see countless times at this site as we who submit our support encourage it for those in need. While we build that Bridge of cariing toward each other.

  • By John

    “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” Jesus Christ, Son of God

  • By Wes

    “Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go;
    It is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow.”
    –Alice M. Swaim

  • By judi murphy

    When Life seems too much to bear and you are at the end of your rope you tie a knot at the end and hang on…..that’s courage.

  • By Janet Shea

    For me it narrowed down to Napoleon’s quote and Nelson Mandela’s. They both talk about going on despite being exhausted and afraid. But in the end, I went with Napoleon. Nelson talks about finally conquering fear. I don’t thing many of us really do this. The Valley of the Shadow if Death never stops being scary, but to keep on going anyway . . . that to me is guts.

  • By Patricia Feeley

    This earth is mostly froth and bubbles. Two things stand like stone. Kindness in another’s troubles and courage in your own.

  • By Barbara Caplinger

    Courage is what the Holy Spirit gives us everyday to meet our needs and go on.

  • By Keely Gunderson

    Love reading these quotes, I enjoy the positive inspiration! God Bless…

  • By Mary Davis

    “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.” When I think I can’t, God Says ” Oh yes you can with My help”

  • By Charles Caskey

    Courage- taking that next step into the darkness, because you know the only path to the light is this way as God alone holds your hand with each step taken!

  • By Terry Stoltz

    God’s purpose from all eternity is to prepare a family to indwell the kingdom of God. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11).

  • By Gary Cooper

    “Don’t measure the size of the mountain, talk to the One who can move it.”

  • By Paul Harman

    Courage is taking those tentative steps over that hill and allowing God to guide you as you journey onward through unknown territory. You will gain strength, knowledge and wisdom along the way, grateful you trusted Him to be by your side.

  • By Elaine M Kucik

    God has a lot to say in the Bible about ‘COURAGE.’ My favorite is found in Old Testament Book of Joshua. Moses had died, Joshua was appointed by God to lead the Israelites into the promised land. This scripture has helped me through many hard things, and gives me PEACE!

    Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? “Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

  • By Onie V. Coleman

    Elaine said it best,courage comes from The Lord and He commands us to be strong and courageous,He is with us. So we go to him continually.

  • By Linda

    “What does not kill me strengthens me.” I have held on to that since my own surgery for cancer 30 years ago, through a heart-breaking divorce, and through the loss of my 18-year-old son in a house fire.

  • By Bev

    Nelson Mandela is a wonderful example of courage, but I also have been blessed with so many other examples posted by these participants.

  • By Jan Kerr

    This I know…God will NEVER leave you or forsake you; I know this from losing my precious grandson in a car accident. When I couldn’t see beyond the darkness God brought people to me to let me know He cries with us and no matter what your going through…His strength will get you through it, He loves you that much. When I asked Him where was He when my Jacob had his accident, God told me “the same place I was when my Son died on the cross for you”.

  • By Enid Schwartz

    Anyone that does not believe in miracles is not a realist!

  • By Kathy Tamble

    “Courage looks you straight in the eye. They were right when they said she is stern,but they forgot to mention that she is kind.”
    Don’t know who said this, but I love it.

  • By Cheryl

    “Courage,” to me, is the embodiment of all of the listed quotes; in my own life there have been times when the only way for me to garner any courage has been preceded by having a “good cry.” It relieves the oft’ repressed tension, helps me put my situation into a bigger context, and realize that I am too blessed to wallow any longer. Then I can pick up my cape of courage and face the world!

  • By Mary Coombes

    Courage is letting go and letting God

  • By Mari

    Somtimes when we feel all alone and no one around, we have to remind ourselves that no matter what ocstacle of life crowd our path we are never abandoned without an angel walking beside us.

  • By Linda

    Faith is knowing that “Nothing Takes GOD By Surprise” so we can walk COURAGEously into our day knowing “He’s ALREADY there!!!” I should know as my beautiful 25 year old daughter flew away to heaven last year at this time………………..

  • By Helen

    What a beautiful collection of inspirational notes of courage, faith and strength. May God Bless All of You!

  • By Sylvia Bevill

    One day at a time. (sometimes one hour at a time)

  • By Sylvia Bevill

    One day at a time. (sometimes one minute at a time)

  • By Carla Temple - October 18, 2013

    I know that God is everywhere all of the time. Sometimes we pray and cannot hear what He is saying to us, but I know that if we will just reach up as high as we can, when we speak to Him, He will reach down to us and fill us with what we need for the day.

  • By Helen Carbery

    My sister-in-law was given 6 mos or less to live and she did so many kind acts for all
    people that she knew and also said she was ready to meet God and had no fear but
    a lot of real courage. She was wonderful thru it all. Bless you for your good work.

  • By J.F.G. Rooks

    But the bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what lies ahead, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding go out to meet it. – Thucydides

  • By Joyce Collins

    courage is going on no matter ”what” . I had the courage to go on after my darling husband passed away even though I had been told that I would not live beyond 39 due to medical problems but I survived those problems and still going strong even though I have difficulty in walking. Just give it to GOD and he’ll take care of everything.

  • By Phyllis

    God Never Changes He is the same yesterday, today and Forever! Rely on Him

  • By Linda Windham

    “He gives power to the faint and strengthens the powerless. but those who wait for the Lord
    shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and
    not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” My favorite passage for strength and the
    ability to carry on when life kicks you in the stomach.

  • By Willa Dellinger

    Courage is personified in my friend Betty Hibben, who, without complaint,
    moves on in life despite her struggle and inspires us all.

  • By Alice Schulte

    God did not promise us a life without challenges but He did promise to never forsake us. I experienced the death of my father, my husband and my mother within six months 24 years ago. As tough as that was, I felt the prayers of all those around me giving me strength and courage. Two Bible verses that I leaned on was…”I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” and “It came to pass”. I have been blessed and encouraged every time I share what I went through during that valley. It amazes me how God uses what we consider to be our challenges as a means to help others through their challenges. I am encouraged every time I am chosen by God to share my experiences with others.

  • By Barbara Puckett

    I have enjoyed reading all of these comments…and especially the one previous to me from Cheryl. This is how I have experienced it many times, but my husband amazes me that he has the capacity to know that God is with him immediately! I love to sing the song taken
    from the scripture mentioned above in Deuteronomy…”Be Strong and take Courage, Do not fear or be dismayed, For the one who walks beside you, Is the one who will show you the way, SO BE STRONG and HAVE COURAGE, do not fear or be dismayed, For the LORD will go before you and HIS LOVE will show the way! Moses was old and Joshua was chosen to lead the people of Israel into the Promised Land. God will make a way! Then you and I, Cheryl, can pick up our capes of courage and face the world! (Last sentence from Cheryl above copied….Amen!

  • By Sue Herbert

    The kids who daily face insurmountable tests of pain each day are the witnesses of courage. Their lives inspire me to never fear, but rather to keep going and never give up. Their parents witness of their love, faith and trust in God in the midst of such suffering, leaves me no choice but to turn in every challenge and say yes to God’s unfailing care for each of us.

  • By Sr. Lois Ann

    Kris is my idea of courage and living courage and going on when she hardly had the strength to make it. She never let go of the hand of God but held on tight and struggled on when she didn’t know if she could do it. God and all of us with our prayers(continual) helped to hold her up and support her and her family. God never leaves us alone!!

  • By Debra Monroe

    Courage is when you look defeat in the eye and say NO WAY!

  • By Gerald Downey

    What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
    — Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • By Gene Campbell

    CARING IS COURAGE SURROUNDED BY LOVE

  • By Iva Nell Kemp

    When you come to the end of your rope, just tie a knot in it and hang on!

  • By Willard Beaman

    Courage is living in day-tight compartments.

  • By Julia Badger-fewell

    Grace is what GOD gave us , faith is stepping out when there is nothing to step out on, believeing & trusting in GOD OUR SAVIOR

  • By Johnnia claudette

    Courage is taking one more step towards your challenge. Courage is willing yourself to take the next step. Courage is talking to our Angels that God has provided for us to take the next step.

  • By Jacob Friesen

    “Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10)

  • By Rita

    It’s not the outlook but the uplook that counts. True faith and courage are like a kite—-an opposing wind raises it higher.

  • By Mike Downey

    Sometimes the only way around is through. Thoreau (I believe)

  • By russell d mack

    there are no hopeless situations, only people who grow hopeless about them.

  • By Coach Lucy DelSarto

    Courage is facing fear with faith, determination and confidence knowing God is with you.

  • By Geeta

    I liked Hemingway’s quote. It is not easy to maintain calm and grace during tough and demanding times of caring for someone when there is no other reward than your own mental satisfaction of having done the right thing!

  • By Mike Pabrinkis

    NOT a statement about courage; rather, one of thanks. Thank you God, parents, nature — choose your own favorite(s) — for continuous opportunity to live, love, laugh and be happy, and sometimes do some good along the way.

  • By Charmaine Mitchell

    Courage is stepping up to a distressing situation and doing what must be done even though your heart is breaking. And then having faith in the future. That God will help you go on. And remember always: That this too will pass.

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading every comment here. Thank you everyone.

  • By Susan

    “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself” — Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
    This quote inspires me to face the future, both immediate and long term.

  • By Ken Leatherbarrow

    Napoleon’s and Mandela’s are both great, but in todays context, Napoleon would not be talking about courage. Mandela’s is correct. It’s not “Finally” overcoming Fear. For many, it is normal, and of course, whether people realize or not, it IS Faith based

  • By Gordon Tracy Eldridge

    Courage is not the absence of fear, but it is the mastery of it. After the situation is over, then you can be afraid.

  • By Kathleen Mlotok

    FEAR is lack of FAITH

  • By Bill Davis

    “When you walk through a storm hold your head up high and don;t be afraid of the dark. At the end of the storm is a golden sky and the sweet silver song of a lark. Walk on through the wind, walk on through the rain though your dreams be tossed and blown, Walk on, walk on, with hope in you heart for you’ll never walk alone.” I don’t remember the lyricist, but music often inspires courage in people. I know it does in me.

  • By Sofia

    Courage is your capacity to surrender to what is. Faith is knowing you will be held.

  • By S.E.Ingraham

    Courage is knowing when something needs to be said and having the nerve to say it. As Dostoevsky said, “Much unhappiness has come into this world by things left unsaid.” I concur.

  • By M.R.

    Philippians 4:13. “I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me.” Our indwelling Holy
    Spirit leads us through areas where we need the courage that can come only from Him.

  • By Nancy Partin

    I like the Nelson Mandela quote, but I would end it after the first sentence. It really says it all and leaves off the gender references. :o)

  • By john brockopp

    I agee with coach Lucy Courage is facing fear knowing that our lord is with us,and will be with us.

  • By kathy

    courage is something we need in everyday life but may not have to use it

  • By kathy

    courage is something we need in everyday life but may not have to use it

  • By Rose Concepcion

    These quotes about COURAGE are inspiring.

  • By Bryan W Carpenter

    “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
    John Wayne

  • By Maureen

    Courage is my sister Tricia and her husband Mike who live with her illness and still carry on with the family’s daily issues and treat all that touch their lives with love, grace and kindness.

  • By Patricia Burns

    I really likes 1 and 4 of the courage vote. I chose 1 because that was the way my Dad was when he had bone cancer for 3 years and still worked a full time job, too. He still wanted to do all he could right to the end of his life. My Dad was My Hero. He went through a prison camp in Germany in WWII. He told us kids that nothing in our lives would ever be any worse than that and that’s how he lived.

  • By Bea

    No matter what trials you face your being held in the Master’s hand. He knows your need, he cares and understands and He will see you through.
    Isaiah 43 FEAR NOT for I have redeemed you I have called you by name and you are mine. When you pass through the waters they will not come over you. When you walk through the fire you will not be burned the flames will not consume you for I am the Lord your God the Holy One of Israel your Savior. May God be with each one of you. You are an inspiration to me!

  • By Daryll Keirn

    Courage is standing your ground when you know the odd’s are against you!

  • By Myrtle

    It was the knowledge of the ever-presence of our Lord that supplied the courage for caring for my husband of 65 years and his recent loss.

  • By penny

    Some of the most beautiful things in life cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart. by Helen Keller -for me; this is courage-for a heart can break. I love to watch the weather/to feel the wind/sun/rain/sleet/snow!It’s refreshing-gives me insight into the things I cannot control-I leave in our Lord’s hands and trust each day that whatever this day brings- He is here beside me.

  • By Lena Swanson

    Courage is believing in you. So many people lack self confidence. That is an inner strength that gives you a high to stand tall and feel like you never have. Courage is the one feeling that you can claim for yourself, because you earned it.

  • By Marion Johnson

    Courage is doing even if you have reservations.

  • By Darlene Thur October 18,2013 at 9:25 pm

    It’s hard to maintain your faith during your illness,but I know I am in God’s hands. He will see me through my illness,whatever the outcome.

  • By Marilyn

    Courage can be silent as the sunlight,
    Invisible as air
    Soundless as an oak tree in the forest,
    Quiet as a prayer.
    Courage has no army and banners;
    Courage has no drums,
    But, softly, when the heart asks God for help…
    Courage Always Comes.
    Anonymous

  • By Yvette

    I am writing this with tears in my eyes after reading all the wonderful comments.
    Courage is my twin sister who passed away three years ago from cancer. Throughout her illness and subsequent pain, she taught us all, family and friends, to have faith and trust in God. She was not fearful about dying and never questioned why her? Instead she spent her limited time with loved ones to show how much we meant to her, and we did the same to her.
    She will always be my hero.

  • By Mike

    Courage is the strongest form of hope, as caring is to love.

  • By Pat

    Thank all of you for your words. My family is going through the very things you have spoken. My husband has stage 4 breast cancer.I have been through lose of parents because of illness, but for your soul mate to come down with something that looks so hopeless you learn the true meaning of courage which is God holding you knowing he will never let go. He does give strength when you need it the most. I like what Psalms 91:4-6 9-11says”He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust:his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day, Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for destruction that wasteth at noonday. Because thou hast made the Lord ,which is my refuge,even the most high, thy habitation; there shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh the dwelling. For he shall give his angles charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.” Those shalls are the courage to face today, tomorrow , minute by minute and day by day. I stand in the shadow of His wings and know He is my courage because He knows what is best for my family and I. We are trust Him for Health for our loved one. Thanks again for so many encouraging words. I needed to be reminded once again How great it is to sever a risen Lord!

  • By Laura

    “In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.”
    –Albert Camus–

  • By Jessie

    Courage is what God gave me when I told HIM HE had to carry me because I could not do it alone, when I had to view the body of my precious son after his accident. God did carry me and I was able to survive with inner peace only God can give you.

  • By Grace

    “…Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.” – Joshua 1:9

  • By Dan

    You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ Eleanor Roosevel

  • By Darlene Rosenwinkel

    Reading the comments on courage was a delight!!! So much wisdom.

  • By Larry

    Jesus said, “Father, if it is possible.. let this cup pass pass from me, never the less, not my will, but thine be done” courage is His strength to do His will . Jesus knew the cross was coming and embraced it to please the Father.

  • By Marlyce Peterson

    This verse is from Romans 15:13, and I have quoted it many times during the night when I can’t sleep. “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

  • By michele moon

    “Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something.”
    H. Jackson Brown Jr.

  • By Becky Johnson

    This is part of a poem I wrrote after 9/11. I think it can be used during any kind of tough times.
    “So you demons of war……Hear us loud hear our strong cry
    We will brandish our sword of spirit and it will never die!

  • By Teresa Roberts

    2 Corinthians 12:9-10 (Christ said:) “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness”…. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

    When we rely totally on God, then God gives us all the strength we need…we don’t do it by our own strength.

  • By Judy

    God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1. My mother quoted this to me when our son who was seven had meningitus and had a 50% chance of living. He is now 51 and I’ve always turned to this in time of trouble. God is my rock.

  • By Linda Rome Taylor

    Courage is staring fear in the face and conquering it, most of the time without thinking about it. M
    y sister, Shirley, did just that. She had “ALL” cancer and fought it for a year and a half. She is the most
    courageous person I know. Cancer patients has just as much courage as a soldier in war. May God continue to cover them with his hands and protect them.

  • By H. Hathcoat

    Rest, if you must; but don’t you quit.

  • By Rose Ann Bacher-Giallombardo

    Each and every one of us is growing older, but we can not grow weary. The following quote is from the book: “The Christmas Box”: . . .”Another Christmas season has come. The time of Joy and peace. Yet how great a void still remains in my heart. Remember me my love. . .”

  • By James and Jane Lema

    Strength doesn’t always get you through tough times.It’s you trusting in Gods hope for you not to give up through your faith in him who will give you what you need to see you free from cancer.

  • By Cathryn

    …those who can be most truly be accounted brave are those who best know the meaning of what is sweet in life and what is terrible, and then go out, undeterred, to meet what is to come. Pericles

  • By Glen

    I wear a tie that quotes Matthew 19:26. to me this says it all “With GOD all things are possible”

  • By Sharon Cothron

    On March 13, 2003, when we received the word that there had been an accident, I knew immediately that our five year old grand daughter, Hope Marie, had gone to be with Jesus. Our daughter, was injured and in one hospital and our grand son injured and in another hospital. At that point, we did not know how bad their injuries were, and if we would loose them all. As I cried out to The Lord, the first scripture that came to my mind, was the later part of Job 1:21 “The Lord gave, and The Lord has taken away; Blessed be the name of The Lord.” I continued to pray and asked The Lord to go with us, then Exodus 33:15 came to me, “If Your Presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here.” and then, verse 14,”And He said, ‘My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” and the last scripture, but certainly not the least, for the beginning of that journey of grief and pain, was John 15:5, at the end of that verse, ” for without Me you can do nothing.” And ten years later, I can confidently say, “He has given us great courage and all we need spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically for each and every day! And we know He will do the same for you, dear ones! May His Name be Praised and Glorified forever and ever!!!

  • By Sharon Cothron

    One day, weeks later, The Lord said to me in my spirit, ” You’re Hope is with Me and you’re hope is In Me.” ;-)

  • By Una Courtney

    Believing the Bible gives peace and courage. Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” He is already in our future. Let go and let God.

  • By Shirley

    One of the Names of God is El-Shaddai translated “God Almighty” Our God is “all-sufficient” for His people. Courage to me is fully trusting God to do what He says He will do. We are not to worry about anything according to Philippians 4:6. We are to pray, give thanks, and make our requests known. Leave the rest to God!

  • By Jackie H

    For Kathy Tamble above cause i liked what her quite reference was and wondered too, who said it….Courage looks you straight in the eye. She is not impressed with power trippers, and she knows first aid. Courage is not afraid to weep, and she is not afraid to pray, even when she is not sure who she is praying to. When she walks it is clear she has made the journey from loneliness to solitude. The people who told me she was stern were not lying; they just forgot to mention that she was kind. (J. Ruth Gendler)

  • By Catherine Iwanicki

    The bravest thing you can do when you are not brave is to profess courage and act accordingly- Corra May Harris, American writer (1869-1935)

    This quote has been introduced to us through a good friend that clipped it out of the paper for us. It is taped on the bathroom mirror. At times when courage is needed, someone in the family always seems to remember the quote. It has made a difference in my life. I hope perhaps you can use it too.
    Peace

  • By Jim Hubert

    Annon: ” It’s not weathering the storm, but learning to dance in the rain”.

  • By Mark Hume

    Just a thought…without fear there would be no courage.
    I am thankful for the encouragement these posts offer!
    The difference between “ordinary” and “extraordinary” is just a little “extra”!

  • By Jane

    God has always given me strength & courage at the time of need, when I have asked Him. Listening to and singing songs of Praise to His wonderful name (the name of JESUS) always gives me JOY, even in darkest hours.

  • By Cinda

    As I read the inspirational messages, I feel the inspiration and anyone who receive the messages will find great comfort. I have always felt comfort in letting go and let God be in control, it is His will, not ours. A very hard thing to do. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, at times, the tunnel seems very long, but, you will reach the light.

  • By elaine snyder

    When ever I feel down and it seems like I can’t go on, my strength and courage comes from Jesus. I will never leave you. Praise God for those words.

  • By Brenda Love

    COURAGE is a Blessing you discover in the FACE of FEAR.

  • By Brenda Love

    COURAGE is fear that has said its PRAYERS!

  • By doni Cripe

    Courage is knowing the LORD is holding you in the hollow of HIS HAND

  • By Darlene Taylor

    I really liked all of the quotes but the one from Nelson Mandela about fear was my favorite. Fear is the one thing that I struggle with and to overcome it no matter the circumstances is my dream.

  • By Gary Marachek

    Every day is a gift from God. Many times we take this gift for granted. There is no guarantee we’ll get up the next day and no guarantee we will make it through each day. When you’ve been beat up by life, when you’ve been abandoned by your friends and you feel completely lost, courage is knowing and turning to The Lord Jeasus Christ and asking Him for friendship and help because He will never turn His back on you. He will welcome you with open arms…Every time. Without hesitation.
    Without reservation. Without judging. We all of us have judged. Jesus Christ: never! He’s begging us to be His friend.

  • By Roberta Kairis

    To give ones time isl Love,to give ones Love is caring,to share ones Life is precious

  • By Jo Frock

    Courage is God given. We all have more than we think or realize

  • By maury castro

    Courage is doing what’s right and the “right” choice you have made comes from deep within your heart and the result is joy to the core of your being – no other reward.

  • By Gregg Jackson

    We have launched a new public service website for people who aspire to die with courage, humility, and consideration for others. It is at OurLastPassage.org. Perhaps you will find it of interest.

  • By Karla Freman

    ” Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage”
    – Anais Nin

  • By Solveig Tvedten

    Courage and love of God will bring one through the hardships in life.

  • By Nancy Camp

    I chose the one that I did because it is short and easy to remember in times of trouble. Everyone has or will be faced with serious problems and it would be quick to come to mind. May GOD bless each of you

  • By Kendra Blackerby

    “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.” —-John Wayne

  • By Pam Scheuermann

    I have a quote, that I heard on the radio, hanging in my office. It must have come from the Mandela quote. They said “Courage is not the absence of fear. It is the belief that something is more important than what you are afraid of”. They were referring to our military men and women who face fear everyday, but I copied it and put it in my office to remind me each day that just because I feel afraid doesn’t mean I can’t show courage by allowing God to help me do what it truly important in spite of my fear.

  • By Jan

    My son is my definition of courage. Seeing him come home from Afghanistan and his words saying he was at peace, even though at war, because God was with him, protecting him and holding him with his right hand. He reminds me that we are God’s soldiers too. I can use this in every scary, challenging circumstance in my life. God is for us, who can be againist us!

  • By jane

    Courage and hope go hand-in-hand. For the seriously ill Hope is not a way out – Hope is a way through.

  • By Debra Stewart

    I liked the comments about courage.
    My thought on courage is like the women that needed healing and in the mist of the crowd she reached out and touched the Hem of Jesus garment-because she had the faith it would heal her-and she had the courage to reach for that healing knowing it could have cost her life at that moment! Now to me That’s Courage at it’s best!!

  • By Nancy G

    Fear, tempered with faith, equals courage.

  • By Rose Concepcion

    Courage is trusting God, come what may. It is believing God’s presence and having the assurance that God will take you through your dark times in life as He had always been.

  • By diannscharp

    I think courage is my daughter in law her and my son clif were married for about 2 and a half years they bought a house and had a wonderful son the joy of their life. they were then told that cliff had a rare case of lukemia she worked her job at the hospital as much as she could but clif and her son griffin were her life they came first.she was at clifs side with griffin for 2 years as he suffered thru his cancer.even thru all the pain and suffering he always had a smile for them he finally passed away in july.and she gos on living for clif and their son griffin. and i dont know how she does it because i find it hard to go on now that he is gone.but i do know that he is in heaven with our holy father and his brother and sister.

  • By Jan

    When my husband was close to dying while waiting for a liver transplant, I read and cut out the following from our local paper: “Show me the pateince to care for the one I love, show me compassion when my loved one becomes frustrated, show me hope when I can see no hope.” Reading this over and over again, along with constantly quoting the 23rd Psalm, helped give me the courage to go on day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute. My husband is now 5 years, and 8 months out from his liver transplant on the 23rd of this month. Thank you, God, and thank you all for sharing all of your prayers and experiences.

  • By Dan

    Courage is not by accident or instinct. It is a conscious human decision to expose our greatest hopes and fears for elevation. In our challenge and discomfort, we may grasp, flail, and look foolish, but with all the stretching, the sacrifice is necessary to our being. We arrive at a newly discovered territory, instead of left holding regret for the call we still try to ignore.

    Looking back, we always wish we chose the courageous route and feel our greatest victories when we know we had.

    We can’t stand still, courage is an action to embrace the truth around you and choosing to move forward.

  • By Dora Belle Clark

    In all difficult times, God will give you courage and strength to continue on.

  • By Sandy Dickson

    Courage to me is when one is afraid or apprehensive of doing something, but doing it anyway because the need and reward for accomplishing, overcoming or enjoying the outcome is greater than that which he fears.

  • By Chuck

    Liked the Mandella one best follwoed by the Napolean quote. They have the advantage of speaking from experience. But when asking myself how I would define courage I would say:
    “Courage takes you where you have to go because it is about more than you.”

  • By Saadiqa Ali

    I’ve enjoyed reading everyone’s comments on courage. Personally, I think that God places challenges and obstacles in our lives to help make us stronger. I often think of babies when they first learn how to walk. They fall down a lot and sometimes they cry when they fall, but they never stay down. God has placed something inside of them that makes them get back up and try it again! It is by that process that they learn how to walk. God says to patiently persevere. Never give up and Never give in. He is our guide and He is our strength and protector. Have faith and trust in Him and entrust it to Him. Have Peace in your heart and Peace in your mind, knowing all along that God is in control at all times.

  • By Marie

    I still carry this one around with me ever since I first found it after my brother was killed in the terrorist attacks of 9/11/01…

    There is always a moment in any kind of struggle when one feels in full bloom.
    Vivid. Alive.
    One might be blown to bits in such a moment
    and still be at peace…
    To be such a person or to witness anyone
    at this moment of transcendent presence
    is to know that what is human is linked,
    by a daring compassion, to what is Divine.”

    from “Anything We Love Can Be Saved”
    by Alice Walker

  • By frankie prager

    It is the grace and courage my darling daughter-in-law exudes all the time that gives those who love her the only way to live our lives;be there for support,keep the smile on our faces and “know” that she will be a survivor.