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The word for the five minute writing challenge this week is Brave.
You write for five minutes with no editing then publish.
As I was thinking about it I thought to myself what is bravery to me?
What is the meaning and what is the ultimate test of bravery.
Immediately a picture came to my mind and I knew I had to post it.
Being brave when your situation seems to be extremely intense.
The ones I see being brave the most are our police men and firemen.
Can you even imagine the tension and the pounding of heart at times when they run to a scene that is considered dangerous and terrible?
Thinking of the Boston bombings, and the twin towers, and many other terrible scenes through out the land where our uniformed men and women have to be brave and walk where no one wants to walk.
The mall shootings, the school shootings, the home shootings.
They train to keep us safe.
They learn new tools of the trade always finding ways to get ahead of the bad guys with the hope that some day the bad guys won’t have the power to ruin good and decent lives.
For those of us who have family members who are uniformed officers we pray and we pray more.
We pray for protection and for calms hearts and for a quiet shift.
I think the brave word should be placed right next to those uniformed officers who when they see the worst they remain strong and responsible and continue to do their job as they were trained and taught to do.
God bless our uniformed men and women.
The picture is my son not only in a training position but also on his knees in a prayerful position.

For the protection comes from the sound mind of the officer
and perhaps the prayers of the people too.
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power,
and of love, and of a sound mind.
2 Timothy 1:7