Portraits of Courage (By President George W. Bush)

In honor of July 4th and those who have fought for our independence, I want to tell you all about President George W. Bush’s initiative to honor the men and women who have courageously served this country. Many of these servicemen and women have suffered wounds, both visible and invisible while fighting for us. I encourage all of you to check it out,  Portraits of Courage– A collection of portraits, painted by President Bush, with stories of courage honoring these men and women.

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A Message to the Wounded: Wounded Hearts and Their Fortress

This is a message to the many who have been wounded by various abuses of man. We build up a wall to protect us and help us overcome our brokenness. But there comes a time that the wall has to come down to begin a new chapter in your life. As this New Year begins, let us all evaluate our own hearts to see if these walls still stand and block us inside.

 Many are so wounded…
a fortress they have built.
Not of bricks and mortar…
but of pain, anger, or guilt.
Like a wall of stone…
completely surrounding a heart…
The wall must come down…
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Domestic Violence Burn Victim Speaks Out—Trigger Warning

Woman set on fire: Attacker's punishment doesn't fit crime

As I have read today about this case of domestic violence, my heart truly goes out to this brave burn victim who has a message for all women from her hospital bed. She wants all to know that verbal abuse leads to physical abuse and if in an abusive relationship, to get out. What this woman has gone through has just been horrific and I pray that “Judy’s Law” will pass to help all victims of this sort of domestic violence. I have attached a “Trigger Warning” Continue reading

Victimized– Then Angry With God

So many have been victimized…
by various abuses they have faced…
then make wrong choices…
feeling already broken and disgraced.
Now some choose wrong mates…
who will abuse or terrorize them more…
leading to even more heartache…
than they ever had before.
Then some will turn to drugs…
to escape from all the pain…
leading many to homelessness or jail…
or some even going insane.
For the abuses of our pasts…
lead many down wrong paths…
where our choices are in error…
as they lead to even more wrath. Continue reading