Courage! – What a wonderful word! ( i see skies of bluueee… no wait – wrong song.) πŸ™‚

Β online etymological dictionary: (

courage Look up courage at
c.1300, from O.Fr. corage, from V.L. *coraticum, from L. cor “heart,” which remains a common metaphor for inner strength. In M.E., used broadly for “what is in one’s mind or thoughts,” hence “bravery,” but also “wrath, pride, confidence, lustiness,” or any sort of inclination. Replaced O.E. ellen, which also meant “zeal, strength.”

To Hearten – give or from one’s heart.


Let the conversation commence! πŸ™‚


(puts on Armour for this joust).


  1. as he lustily types his zealous reply on the wrathful blog…or wrathful reply on the lusty blog…hhmmm…wrathfully types…lustily blogs

    armourous jabs


  2. I love really, really the balloon that pops up on my blogroll thingee here.

    let’s see, wobbly, loud, more scalp exposed than last year, lover of arcane-to-inane details which makes him a blast in small groups…


  3. En Garde! ( but first off – I still can’t link to your blogroll from your posts – you might want to ‘fix’ that – i cannot see what you are laughing at or your bubble! 😦 see your pic but no linking going on)

    Discourage? – no we are not discouraged yet – just a little less than clear on what i tried to say (both in my writing and in my mind… Thanks for that – Jerk! lol).

    I am clear that many of us in our need to do God’s work end up doing the ‘opposite’ (in MY view/reality).

    But others are there to hold up a mirror to my own actions/self?

    As i was encouraging others not to discourage others i was discouraging them from walking their OWN path – eewwwww!

    So what did i mean/should i have said? Oh Great Wiser one?

    “Do what you do do well, but first sort out your own acts FULLY by yourselves, that you not pervert others from truth”????


  4. Courage! What makes a king out of a slave? Courage! What makes the flag on the mast to wave? Courage! What makes the elephant charge his tusk in the misty mist, or the dusky dusk? What makes the muskrat guard his musk? Courage! What makes the sphinx the seventh wonder? Courage! What makes the dawn come up like thunder? Courage! What makes the Hottentot so hot? What puts the “ape” in apricot? What have they got that I ain’t got?


    (You can say that again!)


  5. me a jerk..outrageous!

    It gets me when a semi-universal instuction is unable to live up to its own instruction.

    had someone ever discouraged you from doing something that you really thought you should, and then got yer butt handed to you as a result? You yourself rightly discourage certain things. It also seems as though when someone acts like their ideas aren’t that important, or they don’t encourage me to at least listen to the quality of the discouragement, then I presume that they themselves find their own ideas weak or less than useful, which is hardly a selling point to me.

    I have, recently, been positively discouraged. And I appreciate it.

    Is that discouraging?


  6. so you can pin down ants and insects but not the words that describe them huh??? πŸ˜‰

    Point taken, ‘Jerk’ πŸ™‚

    Having said that let me point out this…

    When you were positively discouraged… what lesson did you learn and what lesson did you miss and which would give you the greater PERSONAL benefit????


  7. Words are bendy, right, but only when I want them to mean something different than they do in that context. Or that’s how it usually goes. It can be very discouraging, or something like it.

    Rev22 banned me from their site. Which is positive discouragement. There are plenty of things to be said, and there is enough ascerbic material on the site, and if I am too ascerbic for them…well…it’s hard to be heard if people just don’t want to listen..just because you show up with a verbal scimitar.

    what was the point you pointed out?

    As for what lesson I missed…That’s like asking where I left the watch that I lost.

    Greater personal benefit: nothing I have ever experienced that was just me going my way doing my thing has ever been of the greater personal benefit.

    Have you arrived where you have only because you settled in the land of Nod (wandering)? Or were there roadblocks presented by people which, in retrospect, you appreciated?

    The silver is purified by burning it. Not by giving it a velvet pillow. Actually, some kind of dull heavy alloy is probably the better metaphor, silver I’m not.


  8. I think you took a left at Albuquerque – or should that be a Right? πŸ˜‰

    I was saying… when you listened to the one (human?) who gave you your ‘positive discouragement’, did you follow your path… or ‘his/hers’?.. We learn best by being allowed to make our own mistakes don’t we? Not by listening to the wise words others have to tell us to ‘save’ us from any perceived harm.?

    I know i get confused easily but it usually sounds so good before i say it out loud! πŸ˜‰


  9. To the coachella valley and the big carrot festival, therein. right.

    “We learn best by being allowed to make our own mistakes don’t we? Not by listening to the wise words others have to tell us to ’save’ us from any perceived harm.?”

    You are right in saying that we nearly always learn from our mistakes, howevah, we also notice the fact that we did not listen to people to whom we should have listened, and, if in the future we need help or advice, we return to the people who’s ideas were cohesive with reality.

    As well, you are giving wise words which instruct to not give wise words.




  10. I KNOW – little happy girl crash landing in the middle of your sweet boy fest…y’all are cute, in a pathetic kind a way πŸ˜‰

    Love, stop calling J a Jerk – play nice πŸ™‚

    Ok – continue…..


  11. TAM! where ya been??? was missing you but we’re having fun, all us guys together for a time πŸ˜‰

    Love conquers fear, love comes from out of the heart in man, fear comes from the ‘unknown’.
    Courage as defined above is all about Heart.

    Our head gives us the knowledge to overcome the unknown and our heart gives us the courage to Love. With those two working in harmony together nothing should ever ‘hold us back’.

    That goes for atheists and theists/Christians alike!

    Love Will Bring Us Together. πŸ˜‰

    and Yes! πŸ™‚


  12. Hey, Jason – Buddy didn’t ban you from Rev22 – he was asking me if I had somehow done it (I hope you know me better than that, besides, I don’t have that kind of access anymore.) Some of your comments ‘disappeared’, though. Something must be up with your new blog ‘persona’. Or Rev22 – he’s been playing around with the format.


  13. “We tell our kiddos that to be courageous is to do something afraid. Not letting fear hold you back is also courage…yes? no? maybe so? yes.”


    It’s not courage if your not afraid, yer just nuts.

    “I KNOW – little happy girl crash landing in the middle of your sweet boy fest…y’all are cute, in a pathetic kind a way”

    didn’t you see the ‘no girls” sign on the clubhouse door?



  14. Christian, Great post today!!! Love kinda mentioned the same thing to me this weekend…err!

    Hey Love! I’m here. It’s been “a day”! But I’m glad to wee you all!

    J – It was just so testosteronish when I got here. Although it was hard to see other faces than my own in the recent comments. But I have remedied that…all better!


  15. So what is it when we decide (to) tackle the unknown… without knowledge ?

    In a word – i’d have to say: Dumb! πŸ˜‰

    If we only use our hearts to decide our actions without running things by our minds to test for accuracy or error (lies) it is not bravery, it is like J said, just nuts ( actually they are somewhat below our hearts on the human anatomy scale huh? 😎 )

    Too much testosterone! (well that’s MY excuse lol)

    WE need knowledge of The Lord to help us stay true to ‘oursleves’ (desire to be reunited and walk with God). As well as Love of God to be fearless in the face of the great Unknown.

    Either one without the other can lead us we know not where! πŸ˜‰

    I love it when you make me think IW! πŸ™‚


  16. Oh NOOOO.. i couldn’t say THAT on my blog? Could I???
    Tell me what you all think… πŸ˜‰

    I just re read Tam’s WEE comment and saw a way it could have been much much worse…. with just one little ‘e’.

    J – It was just so testosteronish when I got here. Although it was hard to see other faces than my own in the recent comments. But I have remedied that…all better.

    put that ‘e’ in faces to give faec….

    OK – i really did go too far there huh?

    God will get me for that one!


  17. Back to the post boys…

    I just looked up “courage” on my desk top white trash dictionary πŸ™‚ and this is what it says…

    “The ability to do something that frightens one”

    Aahhhh – nice and simple and easy to understand!

    Class over!

    What’s for lunch?


  18. YES!!! You can come out and play! I missed you here – we need to reclaim Girl Power up in here πŸ™‚

    Guenther is the dude who runs the Coffee joint in the show “Friends”

    It appears that J is talking to the grass in his pic. πŸ˜‰


  19. Do you think it grows better when he coaxes it like that? I’m havin some fun at FC…I think Robert just old Skep…big eggs friend…in Spanish I think….what the ???


  20. The old picture was of Jack Lambert in Super bowl XIV, lookin to remove Roger Staubach’s head from his shoulders. I reaaly like Jack…(wistfully)..and I meet him in Pittsburgh when I was going to school there. I fell down as if dead. I thought using his picture, considering the content, would be ironic. Then I stopped thinking and that helped.

    This new one, so far, is the only one that Word press has let me upload in which you can see me at all.

    I’m trying!


  21. Maybe he’s blowing chunks and not his back out?

    “Wistfully” J? I guess a man who witnesses to foliage can get away with using words such as that πŸ˜‰


  22. We see you when your sleeping, we know when you’re awake, we know if you’ve been bad or good….just kidding πŸ˜€

    The Lord is really movin and shakin us right now…but in a good way. I posted a little of what He’s teaching me on my blog….mostly to trust completely and walk with Him as He guides us through this time. They’ve taken her off all life sustaining medicines now, so we’re just waiting for God’s timing. I feel like I could lose it any time, but that’s ok among friends correct?


  23. GG – Am not sure about your comments photo – my guess would be it is too ‘big’ ( no offense intended i ASSure you πŸ˜‰ )

    Since the thumbnail works just fine in the actual coments themselves I’m guessing everything else is just fine – try editing (resizing to about 200 x 200 pixels or even less) your pic on your computer disk, saving it to the disk with a new title and re-uploading it to your wordpress ( Dashboard/Users/Upadate profile under my picture) That MIGHT do it for ya Hun πŸ™‚

    (HUG) Otherwise it just gives you an extra air of Mystery, lol


  24. ‘I’ll be there for you-ou-ou!’, Santa! πŸ˜‰ ( well here actually, but you know what i mean! πŸ˜‰ )

    WE grow so attached to some earthly things/people that it makes it hard for us when the time comes to let it all go But as He did on the cross – that’s what we have to do for His Life He Promises – let it all ‘go’, so we can all be born ‘Anew’. Through Him.

    Why am i telling YOU all this?? lol πŸ™‚


  25. Thank you! InWorship….did you catch that???? tee’s probably the big hair…there is ALOT of hair….I’ll try (ask InWorship to look at) it….


  26. OH – 1 more thing GG – just noticed we can’t link your name here… See above comment for Jason about adding your wordpress weblink for you profile! Then your Golden Locks should be visible to all (up above that is)! πŸ™‚ ( after: ‘yerrr dethpickable!’ )


  27. Because no matter how many times you hear it, it’s good to hear again when you’re going through a trial. So thank you friend….cyber hugs! πŸ˜€


  28. In a Word – Glorious! 😎


    Blue skies, no clouds, birds singing, warm sun shining, flowers spring blooming, no wind, waves lightly lappping at golden white-yellow sands on our unpolluted beaches. You get the picture.

    But best of all?

    Laughing at you lunatics on my blog! πŸ˜€

    Hope you are not ‘down’ at all there Tam??

    Your blog had a sad note?
    (my nose is much better btw) πŸ™‚


  29. Hi Love, I didn’t know you and Ash were still discussing on FC. Could you PLEASE explain what you mean over there in a different way…I’m missing something here…..and trying to understand your view…

    Tam, I was going to leave a comment on InWorships blog but I couldn’t get past the picture of a bent over J, with the caption, “bright shiny object, this is my point” shoulder shaking laughter here….


  30. In Worship!

    A lot of fun and silliness i think?? see above πŸ™‚

    would you mind doing me a favour? See Tam and help her get over the sad feeling of missing the beach for a time – I’m sure you will think of something – you usually have lots of good ideas (except about Moles! πŸ˜‰ )

    GG – will do – mind if i do it on your blog? πŸ™‚ I dodn’t think so – will be over shortly! πŸ™‚


  31. Crazy day here! When Papa’s away the kids will play!

    Love, thanks for your input on my post today. I understand where everything was going and what was being said. Both you and Cheryl were correct IMO.

    Also, your clarification on GG’s blog was very cool!


  32. HUGGGGGGGGGG!!!!! > πŸ™‚ <

    I’ts the best i can doo at short notice – plus you get on the ‘I made it to 100 on lovewillbringustogether’s weblog FIRST! honour roll!

    And my undying Thanks for being a true friend and all around wonderful person!

    How’s that? πŸ™‚


  33. The Jerk – Steve Martins character, Mavin, is raised by a black family. The first shot of him is him homeless outside telling the camera man he was “born a poor black child”. Oh and he invented the “Opti-Grab”!

    Does that help?


  34. Love, when you finally see “the Jerk” you are gonna crack up when you get to the “Special Purpose” part.

    Trust me, you know what your special purpose is πŸ˜‰


  35. Actually I just got up.

    diagramming passages, reviewing for a Hebrew test, Semantic Analysis, writing a Statement of Faith, seeing how long I can hold my hand over this candle…



  36. J- Didn’t you just love the scene in The Jerk where Martin and Peters are laying in bed (she’s sleeping) and he goes on to tell her how their 5 days together feel more like weeks?

    I have no idea how Bernadette Peters made it through that scene at all!!! It is so hysterically funny!

    Oh, and I dated a guy in HS that kissed like Mavin too – eeeeewwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!


  37. Tam, Why didn’t you TELL ME that The Jerk Had cute little Bernie in it in the first place???

    Had a crush on her for Years! lol

    That’s it – i’m gettin the video! πŸ˜‰

    I know how shallow that makes me – ok? πŸ™‚

    bso – normally i don’t prescribe such DRASTIC action but this is a Special Case…

    MEDIC! – 250 cc’s of caffeine – STAT! and make it SWEET! πŸ™‚

    Get better soon dude! Knock ’em down with your work.


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