Archive for the 'Heroes' Category

Hero Tales: Really Authentic

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

We all love the director’s commentary and the extra “How We Made It” sequences on DVDs. We’re not quite there yet for our own Great Waters Press productions, but we thought you might be interested in what is going into our Hero Tales audiobook CDs. The third volume in this series brings the collection up to the…
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The Manly Virtues: A Powerful Mercy

Friday, November 11th, 2011

When the outnumbered defenders of the Alamo refused the Mexicans’ demand to surrender, General Santa Anna ordered his buglers to play “El Deguello” – a call meaning “no quarter”, a signal that no prisoners would be taken, and anyone surviving the assault would be put to the sword. As everyone knows, that’s precisely what happened…
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Down in the Dumps?

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

“To his son Custis, a cadet at West Point, Lee once wrote: ‘Shake off those gloomy feelings. Drive them away. Fix your mind and pleasures upon what is before you. … All is bright if you will think it so. All is happy if you will make it so. Do not dream. It is too…
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On Self-Discipline

Friday, November 4th, 2011

He disciplined himself to accept things as they were, to do his duty cheerfully because there was no sense in doing it any other way, and to do what he thought right without expectation of reward or recognition In his own words, it was enough to have “the satisfaction that proceeds from the consciousness of…
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Somebody’s Behind the Mask

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Oddly enough, we were on the way to church when the subject of Halloween costumes came up. Our approach to the event has been contrarian from the start

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers”

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Today is St. Crispin’s Day, my son informs me, the 596th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt.    King Henry V of England was hopelessly outnumbered by the approaching French Army, but

The Door Swings Wide in the Treacherous Borderlands of Mexico

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

We love to see the manly virtues played out in real life! Yesterday, we wrote in a Facebook note and shared the story of our courageous friend, missionary Mike Richardson and his determination to overcome fear to bring the gospel to those living in one of the most dangerous places on our continent – the…
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A Matter of Honor

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Is there a place for Christians to pursue honor, or is that something which is worldly, tainted, something to be put aside in favor of more spiritual pursuits? Recently I was invited to speak at the induction ceremony for a high school honor society, so I looked into the idea.  What I found might be…
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“You Gave John To God, Not To China”

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

John and Betty Stam were young American missionaries to China when Communist forces took over their town.  Tim Challies re-tells  the gripping story of what happened to John, Betty, and their infant daughter Helen, the testimony they bore, and the impact it had on the Chinese and Christians around the world.  The title above was…
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From Slaver To Pastor

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

John Newton, the converted former slave trader who became pastor to English abolitionist William Wilberforce, has a supporting role in the film Amazing Grace — besides, obviously, writing the theme song (in a sense).  His own story is just as fascinating, and even more dramatic, than Wilberforce’s. I just finished re-reading Newton’s autobiography, reprinted as Out…
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