Encouragement for Today~In today's world of swirling circumstances, we need to be reminded of how much we are loved by God.

Rocky and Mickey



Most of you have seen the “Rocky” movies. The first movie was my favorite. In fact, the first Rocky movie was one of the first dates I had with my husband.  He even bought me the soundtrack, it was an album back then!! And yes, I had the teeshirt!

But Rocky was just a plain ordinary guy. He was a bit of an underdog, which made him that more enduring. I cannot tell you how many times we have watched the first Rocky movie!

In every movie he had a trainer. My favorite trainer (of course) was Mickey (Burgess Meredith.) He was always in the corner for Rocky. When Rocky had a bad round…he was there to encourage him and keep him going. When Rocky had a good round, he was there to tell him “good job”.mickey

Point being….Rocky’s trainer was always in his corner. ALWAYS. Win, lose or draw. He never left his corner.

Rocky always fought hard. He always received cuts, bruises, injuries. But Mickey always was there. I believe if he could have gotten in that ring to fight for Rocky he would have done so.

Friends, we have a “Mickey” in our corner too. When we are fighting for our life, when we are bumped, bruised, scraped, cut or injured…..HE is there in our corner. He is there when things are going well….and when they are not going so well.


Our “trainer” never leaves our corner, and HE never will. Isn’t that wonderful to know that Jesus Christ himself is in your corner?rocky-and-mick

And yes, HE has been in the ring for you. And that fight was won!




Be Encouraged Today~

Isaiah 55_8-9


Author: sptchmom777

I love Jesus. If I say nothing else, that is enough. But for those curiosity seekers, I am a 59 year old former special education teacher, current part time CCM Radio Announcer and author... who is married to her high school sweetheart. We have been together for 43 years, married 40 of those years! We have raised two sons, who are now married, have jobs and mortgages. AND...we became grandparents to a beautiful baby girl in 2018!! We also have our furry son, a West Highland Terrier. My heart's desire is to encourage people in their daily life. I believe that the Father speaks to us all the time, sometimes I have been too busy to listen. Even during times of trials and troubles, He is ever present. ~Be Encouraged Today~

3 thoughts on “Rocky and Mickey

  1. Great comparison! I also liked that movie. (But don’t you think that film set the trend for all sequels ever made to maintain the same “formula” as the first one of the series. Don’t screen writers have an original thought anymore? At least my books are original!) 🙂


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