Archive for the 'Heroes' Category

Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

As we were leaving our hotel in Richmond one morning after the HEAV convention on our way to visit the disappearing chef (You’ll hear all about it later!), we happened to run into our friends Larry & Sue Pruett of Ancient Paths Christian Bookstore who were packing their van. Sue mentioned that they were going…
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The Power of Biography

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

George Rogers Clark fording the Wabash – If we ignore the lessons of history, we’ve been warned, we’ll be doomed to repeat them. I would say in addition, if we ignore the lessons of biographies, we’re likely not to repeat them. And given the right lives to study, missing their example would be a tragedy…
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The State of American Manhood 2012

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

Every year I try to collect a few things from the news that speak to manhood — either a great example of true, noble, God-honoring masculinity, or a cautionary example of how easily we men fall victim to our own weaknesses.  Every year, there are plenty of examples of both types. We don’t claim these…
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A New Look at War

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

“Can I talk to you privately?” It wasn’t an unusual request, so I stepped aside with her. “I need to ask you about my son. I think he may be…I’m afraid he might be…showing some tendencies toward being…Oh, I think something’s wrong with him! Maybe he’s a psychopath or something!” My eyebrows went up. “What…
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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

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