Courage

We’ve spent most of the past few weeks strolling down memory lane as we celebrate the memories that made my books, The Eleanor Series and Lord Baden-Powell, spring to life. We’ve focused primarily on the second book in The Eleanor Series, Victoria Grace, Courageous Patriot.

churchAnother exciting childhood memory was looking at the pictures Mother kept in the trunk. Oh what fun it was to find the picture of the little rural church we attended. Each Sunday, we would drive from the farm into town to attend Sunday school in a small white clapboard country church. One Sunday our lesson was about Queen Esther, a patriot, who had the courage to go before the King and plead for her family. What courage!

picMother told me about one of her grandmothers, Victoria Grace (real name Mary McElyea), who reminded her of Queen Esther.  Victoria Grace was a bright girl with a desire to learn about medicine.  Her safe world turned upside down when America’s war for Independence exploded in the colonies.  She, too, was a courageous patriot and understood the cost of freedom.

kidsI was asked to be a guest speaker at a school in Fort Hood, Killen, TX. (A military base.)  I informed the students that our soldiers today are courageous patriots because they fight to keep the freedom that Victoria Grace’s family helped to capture back in 1776 during the American Revolutionary War. What a blessing they are to our country!

A Note from Eleanor: 

Jos. 1:9 says that we are to be strong and of good courage…

There may be times when we will be called upon to stand up for Christ, and or our country.  At the risk of embarrassment or even hurt, will we stand in courage or turn away?

Interested in learning more about how to be courageous? Read Victoria Grace, Courageous Patriot..to learn how a modern-day girl named Sara Elizabeth learned several lessons in bravery!

vgraceWhy Did I Write These Stories?

The books in The Eleanor Series are based one the true-to-life stories of my family’s history, and these heart-warming stories span generations, are historically accurate and highlight the nation’s Christian heritage of faith.

eleanorGrab your kindle-friendly copy of Victoria Grace, Courageous Patriot at Amazon.com. Autographed hardcopies can be purchased at www.eleanorclark.com.  Subscribe the Eleanor’s Blog…Down Memory Lane at www.eleanorclark.com.

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3 Responses to “Courage”

  1. Mack C. Wheeler June 11, 2013 at 11:36 pm #

    I found this book to be an excellent read. Teaching our children to be courageous is what our country needs. I love the foundations of these written words. I believe that good books like this book is what helps our children fast forward through some of the hard things in life while coming out on top. Yay for you ms Clark. I know you were taught right and I believe you children are blessed and highly favored.

  2. Audrey R. Mueller June 9, 2013 at 10:42 am #

    I found this book to be an excellent read. Teaching our children to be courageous is what our country needs. I love the foundations of these written words. I believe that good books like this book is what helps our children fast forward through some of the hard things in life while coming out on top. Yay for you ms Clark. I know you were taught right and I believe you children are blessed and highly favored.

  3. Ice. In Case Of Emergency Gerrie April 29, 2013 at 12:42 pm #

    Once again, I so enjoyed reading ur blog. I always find out something about our family I either did not know or forgot. Love you.