Category: Courage stories

Celebrating love

On February 11th, Eva Dien Brine Markvoort recorded the last video entry for her popular blog (see below). Six weeks later, on March 27th, the 23-year-old lost her long battle with cystic fibrosis. Eva invited the world along on her…

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Celebrating gutsiness

There are so many amazing people in my life. Tatjana Bates is one of them. She’s one of those rare natural leaders. She visited here recently, and I got to thinking how plucky she is and how much she has…

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Janet’s bad hair day

Horse bad hair day

When our good friend, Hylton, sent the e-mail below, I had just been beating myself up over having accidentally ditched a presentation from my computer. (See Pushing On.) The story lifted my spirits so I was delighted when its author…

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Things happen at midnight

Jenni in Perth

[After I posted Facing our lions, Jenni Woodroffe sent me this story. Jenni is a talented Australian storyteller and children’s book expert who lives in Perth, Australia. I asked her permission to share this story. Jenni and I met while…

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