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In the uttermost meaning of the words, thought is devout, and devotion is thought. Deep calls unto deep.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
History provides abundant examples of people whose greatest gift was in redeeming, inspiring, liberating, and nurturing the gifts of others.
Whatever I am offered in devotion with a pure heart - a leaf, a flower, fruit, or water - I accept with joy.
The value of life is not based on how long we live, but how much we contribute to others in our society.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.
Frank Lloyd Wright
The need for devotion to something outside ourselves is even more profound than the need for companionship. If we are not to go to pieces or wither away, we must have some purpose in life; for no man can live for himself alone.
When we got home from that race that night, Rick wrote on the computer, 'Dad, when I run it feels like my disability disappears.' So, that was a very powerful message to me.
Personal Stories About ‘Devotion’
Messed Up Life!Submitted by Anonymous
My life got pretty crazy when I turned eleven. I broke my wrist and sprained my ankle playing basketball, my best friend turned out to be the guy I love, I had a ton of boy drama, lots of friend drama'pretty crazy. But this isn't about any of that, its about the one guy that changed my life forever. I'd...
The Moment My Mother's Soul Left This LifeSubmitted by Cindy Byers Hennessy
My mother, 85 at the time, called me to say that she had stopped driving. So my husband said, "Go, take care of her as long as you need to." So, I went 700 miles south to live with her, love her, and take care of her until the day she died. It was the hardest and most rewarding job of my life. It tears your heart...
My Parents' LoveSubmitted by Anonymous
I lived in Dallas, Texas nearly all my life with my mom, dad and older sister. We were raised to respect others, value education, and get all that we could out of life. "You can be anything you want to be," my parents always say. "Work hard and the world is yours," is often quoted in my house. My parents are...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Devotion’
Julie GSubmitted by Meagan
Throughout life, we all run into people that we consider are heroes. A hero is someone who, in the opinion of others, has heroic qualities or has performed a heroic act and is regarded as a model or ideal. Someone that I consider to be a hero is my Young Life leader, Julie Guinsler. Julie is someone that I can...
Mike BSubmitted by Jodi Brown
My hero is also my best friend! He has been there for me through the roughest times of my life,times when my own immediate family walked out on me,and I was left to fend for myself. He not only taught me what true,unconditional love is,but he has SHOWN me! There have been times that I have done him so wrong,and...
Linda RSubmitted by Denise Hochstedler
Linda has always been an inspiration to me but in the past three years she has also become my hero. Her husband, Brad, was diagnosed with ALS a little over 3 years ago. Linda is a very faith-filled person and has used this faith to help her with the challenges of the disease as well as continuing to raise four...
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Devotion, means full of care,hope, and most of all love.
This was amazing
glenn, Lacey WA
Devotion = one portion endurance, one portion tenacity, one portion patience, and the largest portion is love.
Sonia Alexandria, Berlin, MD
Devotion is doing even when we don't feel like it.
Bruce Willingham, Warner Robins, Ga
I think that devotion is important because if you were Shawn Johnson or some other famous person, you need to devote yourself to something and work hard you can do it. Without devotion, people wouldn't be where they were today.
Kathryn V, Mingo IA
You should trust your self no matter what you do.You should believe in yourself.
Angel D, Granada East