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Integrity Moments - Jan. 21, 2010

  • 2010 Jan 21


The Courage of the Ordinary 
by Rick Boxx
January 21, 2010

Sometimes the courage of ordinary people paves the way for others. Lori Singleton-Clarke, a nurse in Maryland, is one such trailblazer.  According to The Wall Street Journal, she took on the IRS in Tax Court and won.

Courageously, after being convinced her MBA deductions were legal, Ms. Singleton-Clarke fought the IRS, without an attorney, or any legal training. Because of her success, thousands will receive education deductions.

In Acts 4, Peter and John also stood for their rights in court. In verse 13 we learn, "When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus."

If you know you're in the right, remember your courage may pave the way for others.

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