Category: Sacrifice

Why Teachers Are Heroes

I have been a teacher and a coach for 30 years. My mother was a teacher for more than 45 years and my wife, and now recently, my son, are teachers. It have always found it intriguing, personally as a teacher and coach, and…

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A True Hero for Humanity

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Your Life Is Not Your Own

This is a re-post of an article that I posted a couple of years ago around Memorial Day. It is a powerful message that you will not soon forget. This an amazing account of incredible sacrifice during World War 2 involving simple towns people….

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Beneath the Wings of God

An article in National Geographic several years ago provided a penetrating picture of God’s wings. After a forest fire in Yellowstone National Park, forest rangers began their trek up a mountain to assess the inferno’s damage. One ranger found a bird literally petrified in…

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The American Flag: 13 Folds of Honor

Memorial Day is a day observed by millions of people in the United States of America in remembrance of men and women who sacrificed their time, careers, and lives for their country.  America is not the only country which honors their military…many countries around…

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Incredible Facts of D-Day

This year, June 6, 2014, marks the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. The site, http://www.army.mil/d-day explains D-Day in a short but descriptive way: “On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany…

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Your Life Is No Longer Your Own (Tissues Required)

Read an amazing account of incredible sacrifice during World War 2 involving simple towns people. Around this time each year, Memorial Day, I am reminded of a story that I once heard. Though the exactness of it I cannot confirm, I am assured its…

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When Life Is Gray

Life is a funny thing…there are times when a person feels great about themselves; their self-esteem is at an all-time high, everything in the world looks and feels as beautiful as a cool, crisp autumn day…nothing can be better. Then come the “down times”…

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Every Flag Tells a Story At Mobile’s Historic Magnolia & National Cemeteries

The one thing I enjoy is looking for inspiring and heartwarming stories of all kinds of occasions, experiences and places around the world. Recently, I came across the following article, which, to me, was an interesting and heartwarming story of a national cemetery in…

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Memorial Day: A Time to Remember

  It has always fascinated me how many people have sacrificed their lives or the quality of their life for the freedom that all Americans enjoy every day. I can’t imagine the impact that these misfortunes have on not only the soldiers, but the…

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Photos That Speak Volumes #44

The boy’s mother found Ryan Wise sitting with the large picture of his father in the corner of a room and snapped what may become one of the most iconic photo’s of our time. Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Wise, 34 of Little Rock  Arkansas…

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Freedom Comes With A Price

Freedom. There is nothing that is more valued and treasured by an individual. It is that one word that has made millions and millions of people to decide to come to America to live…free to worship, speak, travel, salute the flag, and many, many…

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Dressing A Soldier For The Last Time

  This is a picture the military has never let anyone see until now. This is a picture behind the scenes at Dover Air Force Base where the bodies of fallen soldiers are prepared for burial. And that includes being properly dressed, all the…

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An Unimaginable Love: The Pain and Suffering of Jesus

It is a sad reality in today’s world but more and more people have decided that having a relationship with God isn’t worth it. It is a waste of time and that there are other things in their lives that are more important. In…

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The China Earthquake: “You Must Remember That I Love You”

This is a true story of a Mother’s Sacrifice during the China Earthquake. After the Earthquake had subsided, when the rescuers reached the ruins of a young woman’s house, they saw her dead body through the cracks. But her pose was somehow strange that…

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Great Heartwarming Stories of Life

All of us can use some inspiring stories of love, sacrifice, and encouraging tales of humanity. A few days ago I found the following  collection stories that will brighten your day and bring a smile to your soul. Enjoy!

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A Mom and A Muffin

I always find it sort of funny how things in the world ”come full-circle.” The following is an example of what I mean… If you give mom a muffin, She’ll want a cup of coffee to go with it. She’ll pour herself some. Her…

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Pictures That Speak Volumes #35

Starlia Dawson, widow of Army Sgt. Ezra Dawson, 31, of Las Vegas, weeps during his funeral at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009.  Dawson, a member of 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Div., from Fort Hood,…

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The Smiling Face of an Angel’s Kindness

Originally posted on Kindness Blog:
During World War II, in a Warsaw ghetto, Irena Sendler carried infants out to safety in the bottom of her tool box. She also carried in her truck a sack for larger children. She trained her dog to bark…

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Fascinating and Unbelievable Stories of American Soldiers

Veteran’s day has come and has past but that doesn’t mean that we should ever forget what our young men and women have fought, sacrificed, and gave parts of their lives for. Today, I came across this really interesting article on huffingtonpost.com that presented…

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Remembering Our Veterans: Praying for Pappy

This is a story that took place in the south and involved a little boy and his mom. It shows us the sad side of war and reactions that a family endured at the loss of their loved one. Get a box of tissues…

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Veterans Day: Soldiers Reflections

The following is a collection of stories, accumulated and written by Judith Blakely a Yahoo Contributor. It gives us glimpse of the sacrifice and courage that our soldiers gave our nation. Let’s take time today to thank the Veterans that we know for fighting…

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Because of Love: The “Old One”

This is a true story which shows an undying spirit of love and sacrifice that was shared with me by a friend of mine, Amy B. A brother and sister had made their usual hurried, obligatory pre- Christmas visit to the little farm where…

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The Mother With One Eye

I came across this story that simply broke my heart and reminded me of an important lesson: never judge a person until you know exactly of what made them the way they are… My mom only had one eye. I hated her… She was…

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The Bird Cage

  There once was a man named George Thomas, a pastor in a small New England town. One Easter morning he came to the church carrying a rusty, bent, old birdcage, and set it by the pulpit. Several eyebrows were raised and, as if…

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