Time Warriors

"The two most powerful warriors are patience and time." -Leo Tolstoy

Sometimes I read something, like this quote, that really encourages me. It is so hard to wait when life is difficult. I think that Tolstoy captures a deep truth in this quote. There is a war waging, especially when life is hard, and sometimes patience is the only weapon that avails itself to us.

The title of this book speaks to me of a second weapon in life's war. A friend defined hope this way on Facebook: "the feeling that something desired is possible". I like the simplicity of that thought. Without this kind of hope patience would take on a morbid mentality. During my difficult summer in Chicago I found strength in these two weapons. I patiently wait with hope in my heart.


  1. Bob,
    I'm sure people haven't commented on this post because they don't know what to say. I don't know what to say either except to tell you both that we are praying for you and that we admire you for your faith and for your hope and patience. --Joe Barone.

  2. Beautiful post!!!!!
    When I went to your blog yesterday, I saw the picture of my co-workers book. She is a fabulous woman who has been through a lot in her life. She goes into it a bit in her book. She is a very strong individual. Her books are really great! They are helpful to those who have delt with or are dealing with sexual abuse. When I told Beth about your blog, she had this huge grin on her face. It is a small world!

    I am still praying for you and your wife. Hang in there!!

  3. Thanks Heather. I subscribed to Beth's blog today.


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