What is at the heart of a hero?  What does one do to become one?  Jesus talked about the greatest gift we can give to our fellow man.  That means we’re willing to help, protect and serve others without thinking about it.  It means we are willing to sacrifice our own lives so that another will benefit.

Today we recognize our veterans, but I believe that all who serve us, are equally deserving of our respect and honor.  The police officers, fire fighters, the average Joe – who willingly rescues another without thought of self.

Some how those heroes are not always noticed, but that’s really what makes them heroes.  They aren’t doing these deeds of heroism, because of what they have to gain, but because they love their fellow man and are filled with the love of Christ.  Today, the world looks at those who serve – the peacemakers – as the enemy.  The Liar of this world, the devil, has convinced many that these folks are the unapproachable – that they are out to get them – that they have no place in their world.

I heard something in the news recently which made me chuckle.  Some place in the world or within our own country – people have developed a plan to get others to care about others through acts of kindness and eventually heal the hate in our communities.  What a novel idea!  This idea was originally set by the Creator of the Universe.  God told man to love one another a long time ago.  He spoke of the unselfish love of His own Son, Jesus, who should be our model for living.  We do need to get back to loving and caring about each other.

Love is something we unfortunately have to teach to our children.  We aren’t born with it in our hearts.  We have to be taught to love, just like we need to learn how to hate. Without love, there is no chance for reconciliation.  Hate only gives way to more hate.

Today as we honor our veterans, let’s thank all those in public service.  We are still a nation of laws and many of us believe that God is love.  Let’s go to Him today and pray for people to sincerely love one another.  Ask God to put the spirit of selflessness back into the hearts of men.  We need heroes.  We especially need Jesus, the greatest hero of all.

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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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  1. Love this Kathy. And yes….blessings and thanks to our veterans and all those who serve in any way.

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  2. Great words and yes that notion of acts of kindness to eliminate hate…we have the playbook for that do we not…
    It makes me recall all those self-help books of the 70’s.
    Everyone goes grasping at straws while the answers are right in front of them!
    Happy Veteran’s Day!


    • atimetoshare.me says:

      So true. Those self help books didn’t teach how to treat others, did they? It was Thanksgiving day for us today. We celebrate early cuz our men go deer hunting in Wisconsin during Thanksgiving week.

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      • Ahhh— that’s right— I went down to “ the deer land” with Gregory today to help build some kind of trough —- Abby’s family always goes down to Savannah for thanksgiving and since this is Gregory’s first retail free thanksgiving in all his 69 years we’re going too— but Abby’s granddad had surgery earlier in October for a brain tumor so none of them are now going but for Abby, brenton and Autumn cause Abby said they needed this small vacation bad— so we’ll drive down, meeting them there in thanksgiving — a different kind of thanksgiving but I’m excited

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