Courage: Me and My Sparky Way :-)

Courage is one of my values in life beside Hope, Honest, and Generosity.

Last nite I watched Oprah interview with Barbara Walters about 2 years ago. As you know that I love Oprah so much. But some of her statement made me think again… and found out really courage is a grace. Because for even someone like Oprah, doesn’t dare to take a courage step or commitment that for me is essential.

Courage word is originally from Old French corage (French: courage), from Latin cor (“heart”) (for Cordisian: do this word ring a bell?). Distantly related to cardiac (“of the heart”), which is from Greek, but from the same Proto-Indo-European root. Defiinision of courage is: “The state or quality of mind or spirit that enables one to face danger, fear, or vicissitudes with self-possession, confidence, and resolution; bravery.”

ImageThis morning in the way to office, I reflect things in my life… and I urged to write what I have in mind about courage…. and here it is in my broken English…

A blessing in disguise in the middle of Jakarta’s traffic and flood:

Courage in My Mind

Courage is when you come to the altar of God to say a vow in front of God and so many people that you will give yourself to the man/ woman in front of you freely, totally, faithfully and fruitfully. You are dare to face every expectation and sacrifice because you are ready to be a gift for the one you love.

Courage is knowing that you will give yourself at the edge of death to give birth to the fruit of love. And you are willing to do it over and over again in the name of love.

Courage is when you are willing to give all yourselves with nothing in return and give 100% of yourselves. Not less than that to make another person happy.

Courage is when you know that you would go beyond  and maybe to a very uncomfortable state of your life… But you still do it because you know that you were born with a big plan from your Creator and we are responsible to give a fullest expression of ourselves as a man/woman on earth.

Courage is when you can say with a tremble voice and humble heart: keep on using me Lord till You use me up.

-in the middle of flood everywhere in Jakarta with my little tiny Chevy Sparks-

Oh yeah… me and my little Sparky are courages!!!

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Lia adalah seorang Dokter dan saat ini Ia bekerja di sebuah perusahaan teknologi medis. Passionnya adalah mewartakan harapan yang terpancar melalui anugrah kehidupan melalui tulisan, ilmu kedokteran serta penghayatan hidup sebagai seorang perempuan. Ia adalah kontributor Buku Renungan Harian Wanita “Treasuring Womanhood” selama 8 tahun belakangan ini, juga penulis buku “You Deserve The Truth”, “Sexy and Holy”, “Wake up Princess”. Lia sangat passionate melayani kaum muda. Bersama suaminya Riko Ariefano dan komunitasnya Domus Cordis, ia banyak melayani di berbagai negara dan daerah di Indonesia, khususnya dalam mewartakan kabar sukacita tentang teologi tubuh (TOBIT), anugrah kehidupan, dan panggilan keperempuan-an. Lewat Inspire Group, sebuah kerasulan media sosial dalam Komunitas Domus Cordis, Lia dan Riko juga sering membawakan vlog dan menjawab pertanyaan-pertanyaan seputar kaum muda dengan berbagai perjuangan dan pergumulannya, serta bagaimana untuk selalu melibatkan Kristus dalam kehidupan mereka. Topik-topik yang dibawa termasuk tentang relationship, adiksi, potensi kaum muda, hubungan dengan orang tua, sampai current issues di Indonesia. She is a proud wife and blessed daughter. She is a writer and traveller who loves coffee, bakmi, and dogs! Lia bersama suaminya Riko Ariefano, dan kedua ekor anjingnya saat ini berdomisili di Jakarta. Blog: https://whittulipe.wordpress.com IG: whittulipe Vlog: Youtube: Inspire Group
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