Somehow, John Wayne always saved the day. With his gravelly voice (it sounded like rocks slowly rolling down a hill) John said the right thing (even if it was in an awkward man’s man way)
Best of all, most of his movies ended happily. John tipped his cowboy hat and rode off into the sunset. Everyone sighed and wished life could be that way.Brad and I camped the Arizona desert. Hiking in the midst of cacti and sheer rock walls, I thought about my buddy John.
“Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.” – John Wayne
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. – Deut 31:6
but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. – Isaiah 40:31
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. — Matt 22:37,38
Stop your striving and recognize that I am God! I will be exalted over the nations! I will be exalted over the earth! – Psalm 46:10