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All Heroes Have Historically – or at Least Etymologically – Been Women

[For Women’s History Month, an archived post on heroics.] When I think of heroic women I think of them as heroes, not heroines. For one thing, the name Hero has been a woman’s name far longer than the English language has been around. And for … Continue reading

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The Heroes of Women’s History Month

When I think of heroic women I think of them as heroes, not heroines. For one thing, the name Hero has been a woman’s name far longer than the English language has been around. And for another, any time a word … Continue reading

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I Was Once A Hero

[From the archives.] *** The Cliffhanger When I was eleven or twelve, a friend and I were climbing a cliff at the beach in the town where I grew up. I reached the top first and looked down to see … Continue reading

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Evil Loses – a lesson from World War 2

[In today’s guest post Liz Mallory explores what it means to have heroes among us, and in reading it I could not help thinking of Paul’s insight in Ephesians 6:12: For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the … Continue reading

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Here I Come to Save the Day!*

[A couple weeks ago Adriana over at Classic Quest told me I should tell this story. It seemed appropriate to schedule it to follow yesterday’s post on heroes and rescuing people from danger.] *** The Cliffhanger When I was eleven … Continue reading

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A Four-year-old Hero, a Two-year-old Rescued, and My Heart is Breaking

I just read this opening paragraph moments ago: A 4-year-old girl in Washington state pulled her little sister from the wreckage of a car crash that killed their mother, then kept the two of them warm under a blanket in … Continue reading

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