It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Chapter 4, Page 25, Book 17



Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once with beauty and courage.  Perhaps everything that frightens us, in the deepest essence, is something helpless that wants our love.

Rainer Maria Rilke

from one of my morning devotionals

Be ready to don your armor...

Old maps would often indicate the end of the known world with the phrase:  There be dragons there.   It was a way of saying, It’s probably not a good idea to go there.

In the legend of Saint George, he did not shy away from doing battle with a dragon.  Not only did he kill this menacing animal, but saved a princess, preached to the grateful people, distributed his reward money to the poor, and went on his way.  Not a bad day’s work for sure.

Dragons in stories are usually about people overcoming fantastic odds.


Fairy tales are more than true:  not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be be beaten.

Neil Gaiman

We all have dragons in our life.   Dragons can be small diversions that often seem like short cuts or nagging things like self doubt.  They at different for every one and only you know what your dragons are.

Dragons are the things that hold us back , a fear or a challenging experience that we’ve faced.  They will always be a part of life.

When faced with a dragon, we can prepare for battle and don our armor, or simply run away and hide. Our greatest weapon of choice is our next thought.  How we react or respond to the intimidating roar of our dragon.


Never laugh at live dragons.

J.R.R. Tolkien


4 comments:

Debbie said...

The best armour I've found is the suit found in Ephesians 6:11-18. It not only works spiritually, but for all aspects of my life.
I love your post today!!
Have a wonderful week, my friend.
Debbie
xo

betty said...

It is interesting that Satan is described at times like a dragon. We do need to conquer our dragons indeed, sometimes by the very Word of God!

betty

Mevely317 said...

What a cute super hero! So earnest!

I like your comparison of dragons to our fears and challenges. I used to keep a little Jodi Bergsma graphic in my office which read, "Some days the dragon wins."

http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/d4/a2/37/d4a2378ad8918c650090ec3a9db6931d.jpg

Just a wee bit of whimsy ... and perspective!

jack69 said...

Good visit. Dragons? Yep we hate to be called on to fight them. But it feels so good when we win!
Love ya
Sherry & Jack