Society & Culture
Lachlan Rabbetts

Is Public Safety Turning Into A Political Cult? Part 1

In this last year our awareness of our own mortality has only heightened with the voices of the powerful few, sounding the alarm that catastrophe is crouching at our doors. You cannot turn on the TV, switch on the radio, scroll with your phone or walk to the shops without encountering the reminder of possible death by viral infection.

Storytelling
Lachlan Rabbetts

My Experience Revisiting An Old Hobby – Warhammer 40,000

What has it been like getting back into a hobby 20 years later? Let’s find out. I also go into detail about why pursuing any sort of hobby comes with many benefits for your well-being. “Storytelling” blogs are my chance to go a little more personal about my life and some of the things that factor into who I am today.

Poetry
Lachlan Rabbetts

Happy Shakespeare Day!

Poetry … you love it or you hate it. Often you fall in to one of these two tribes, with very few picking any sort of middle ground. In my experience, you probably start by hating poetry UNTIL you find one that relates to you PERSONALLY. Today Is Shakespeare Day and so this is a perfect starting point to find out where you land on this matter. You will find the best summary of the man behind all the work that has been timelessly read, acted and played for over 500 years strong.

Society & Culture
Lachlan Rabbetts

Introduction To The Meaning And Politics Of Critical Race Theory

Critical race theory or CRT for short, is an ideology (a system of ideas and ideals, especially one which forms the basis of economic or political theory and policy.) that seeks to place everybody into clear and yet not so clear categories, which a person can quickly identify if they are being discriminated against as an individual or a collective group within society. This ideology often promotes the idea that even the very fabric of an entire country is fundamentally flawed and racist, therefore organizations such as the court system, law enforcement, universities, public spaces, schools and your private home life, must be reeducated to make people, and yes kids at an extremely young age, aware of this rampant injustice.

Christianity
Lachlan Rabbetts

Easter Bunny Origins and Christs Victory Over Death – What To Know

These days, Easter is celebrated in all kinds of ways. Some of you may of laid awake at night, wondering about the following questions around this time of year. Just what is the Easter Bunny? Why chocolate Eggs? Jesus did what? Blood atonement for my sins, huh? Does the Easter bunny prefer to be called “he”, “she”, or does it self-identify as something else? Here is the fast and loose on these important matters.

Poetry
Lachlan Rabbetts

A First Wedding Anniversary Poem To My Wife

The first year you are married can be a strange thing. New changes to not only your own life but for that of your loved one getting used to you being around everyday. Last month we celebrated our first year together and I wrote her a short poem to share with her, and so I thought I could share it with you.

Society & Culture
Lachlan Rabbetts

“You’ve Changed!” – Insult Or Compliment? My Response To This Kind Of Remark

We’ve all had somebody volley this unpredictable flaming arrow of a remark into the air at us before – It can come as both sharp and blunt at the same time. On the one hand it could be the compliment you’ve been craving for weeks or years now to boost your spirits, on the other it could be the surprise backhander that you appear to not be on somebody else’s level. Whatever the case, the force in which these two simple words put together impact us tend to have lasting effect, piercing to the very core of our tender selves.

Society & Culture
Lachlan Rabbetts

Living In A Real Life Cliffhanger

Why do we love (and hate) these (sometimes predictable) storylines so much? What is so thrilling about watching the scenes of what we wish ourselves never to experience? Why are cliffhangers so important? Because we simply see ourselves, though perhaps, never quite manifested, in that chosen character. We desperately want to mimic them to become an ideal version of ourselves. It just might be that what we seek is to at least know that we are not alone.

Society & Culture
Lachlan Rabbetts

What Makes a Courageous Person?

Courageous people exist all over the planet. They are in our countries, in our communities and in our neighbourhoods. The range of things performed to become a courageous person vary in impact but do not vary in essence.

Society & Culture
Lachlan Rabbetts

What the Gab!?

In order to build something “back better” it must be built on a better foundation than before. The globalists want to rebuild on a weak foundation of sand: critical theory, racial conflict, crony capitalism, political corruption, godless nihilist consumerism, etc. We need to build back on the foundation of Christ, family values, life, and fellowship. That’s how we will build back much better than ever before as we watch their foundation of sand collapse on itself. 

Society & Culture
Lachlan Rabbetts

A check in… How are you doing?

Hey, it’s nice to see you again. I have missed the clack of the keyboard into the night as I think of something that might

Society & Culture
Lachlan Rabbetts

A Thanks The Small Courage Readers

This weeks blog I’m here to tell you there is no usual blog content this week.  But don’t worry! …This will be rectified in a week

Society & Culture
Lachlan Rabbetts

5 Things To Inspire Courage In Others Today

This week I wanted to cover what I think is so important in our quest to be more courageous. It’s mostly, actually, about focusing on others. How’s that? The difficulty of a personal transformation is factually that when focusing on simply being better people by willing it to existence, you get left with the silence of disappointment. Life does not work like that and often indirect approaches are the antidote to updating our value system.

Poetry
Lachlan Rabbetts

“In Courage” – Poem by Dorsey Baker

This really simple poem is a great articulation of what courage brings to the table. Courage is not a denial of fear but a focus of action taken. in spite that weaknesses rain down on the parade. You cannot sleep, laze about or drag your feet through courage as its mysterious ingredient causes you to awaken. 

Society & Culture
Lachlan Rabbetts

Hope For the Suicidal

Today we hit the very nerve of suicide   Though I have never wrote on the topic before I believe people who have had a

Storytelling
Lachlan Rabbetts

A New Direction for Small Courage

Some of you may of noticed  a good many overhauls of the website, logo and banner for Small Courage. There’s been good reason for this

Society & Culture
Lachlan Rabbetts

BOOK REVIEW: First Man In – Ant Middleton

Welcome to the first Small Courage book review… This week I finished Ant Middletons book, “First Man In” to which you will see why I

Storytelling
Lachlan Rabbetts

Covid Made Me Redundant – Here’s How I Responded

In almost all the jobs I’ve had where the door had to be shut, whether for their reasons or mine, I’ve usually shed at least one tear or gulped a frog in my throat over. I care for my work, the relationships I’ve built and the comfortability that comes with years routinely working in the same place, around the same people.

Christianity
Lachlan Rabbetts

The Source of a Right Attitude – Psalm 62?

The world will try it’s hardest to bring us down. We can look for positive things to supply us with boosts in energy, rest and respite from our woes but the irony is that we want to fix the world with the THINGS of the world. What other source is there, that we are left to draw from after all this? Should we bother or dare to figure this out? The answer could be found in Psalm 62 of the Bible.

 

Society & Culture
Lachlan Rabbetts

Does America Need Our Help?

“Internet connection has made it easier than ever to be in every dog and their owners business but it becomes hard to distinguish what we

Christianity
Lachlan Rabbetts

How The God of the Bible Meets Us In Darkness

No matter what walk of life we come from we have all pondered what powers above us are watching. Whether or not a sovereign good exists, a transcendental ruler actually cares or we are just matter in motion in a cosmic vortex of planets.

Storytelling
Lachlan Rabbetts

Keep Track of Your Branches and Fruit

“on numerous times I have cut off the branches of potential from myself when success was likely near and in season” For all its hype,

Society & Culture
Lachlan Rabbetts

What Does Keeping the Status Quo Mean For You and I?

 We ride the google wave all the way to the shores of the 5 step programs, 12 easy steps, 9 ways to avoid and break free of… the status quo. But what if we have not stopped to ask the question on what is the status quo and what does it actually mean for us? Could it be all that bad?

Society & Culture
Lachlan Rabbetts

Haldir – Dealing With Peril

“The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though

Poetry
Lachlan Rabbetts

The Passing of the Dark

To the grieving families of today,To the uncertain many of tomorrow.Desperation wisps the air,Loneliness sloths the couch,Boredom under skin and frustration at ears,Hope feels low,

Society & Culture
Lachlan Rabbetts

The Rapid Seasons Of Life, Spring Shall Come

“A rapid season is only observed through the lens of hindsight. I can think back to times of failing grades, unsuccessful job applications and general

Poetry
Lachlan Rabbetts

The Rapid Seasons Of Life Poem

The winds they blow, the seasons they go, Rapid they come and rapid they slow! When does my life begin? When will someone step in? The rapid seasons of

Society & Culture
Lachlan Rabbetts

Of Calm Cabins and Turbulent Skies

“We may be very educated, informed, full of connections and of knowledge…yet possess little wisdom on piloting matters.” Over the years I’ve been fortunate enough

Society & Culture
Lachlan Rabbetts

The Power That Holds You Up

“There are things linked to us that we have forgotten exist. There are things tied and nailed to them that they don’t complain about but

Poetry
Lachlan Rabbetts

Flowers By My Window

Flowers by my window – What are they truly for?In joyous times they blossom, In sad they still bloom,They arise in times of romance or

Society & Culture
Lachlan Rabbetts

Courage For Dinner and Bravery For Dessert

Share on email Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! When I begun

Society & Culture
Lachlan Rabbetts

Tips For Building Personal Resilience During Winter

It’s inevitable that winter must come each year. We all know that there is a sense of angst about it as the wind blows in from the other direction and under the doors. People shudder at the first feel of chill  and make comments to concede the defeat of the good times. Here’s some advice that I’ve used on myself to not only fix my inner beliefs but push me to see the opportunities of action available each year around this time.

Society & Culture
Lachlan Rabbetts

True North and Where Culture Takes Us

“Culture never stays completely intact the same way it came and that should wake us up to the reality of some things” I would like

doubt, mourning, sad
Society & Culture
Lachlan Rabbetts

What Doubt Can Do To Us

“Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.” – William Shakespeare Measure for Measure Doubt

Christianity
Lachlan Rabbetts

Wild Wild West – Kayne Turns to Christ

What’s Happened? Kanye West – A man who needs no introduction as arguably the worlds leading music artist released his ninth studio album “Jesus is King”

Society & Culture
Lachlan Rabbetts

Who Do You Think You Are?

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today, I am wise, so I am changing myself.” – Rumi   Every once

Society & Culture
Lachlan Rabbetts

Important Lessons Learned From Bilbo Baggins

“We are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner! I can’t think what anybody

Christianity
Lachlan Rabbetts

Why I Think Everybody Is a Theologian

Love of theology has been something I’ve taken more seriously over the last 5 years of my life and it’s been a surprising journey. From

Christianity
Lachlan Rabbetts

Masculinity In Light of Holiness

“Men are obsessive self-improvement machines in some form or another” Since a young age I loved the topic of man and his purpose in life.

Poetry
Lachlan Rabbetts

Caged Bird by Maya Angelou

Caged Bird by Maya Angelou A free bird leaps  on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his

Storytelling
Lachlan Rabbetts

Loving Where You Live, Even Bradford

Swatted by various journalists and articles online as Britain’s ‘most unsafe place’ to live, there’s no wonder the number one question remains  “…But why Bradford!?”.

Poetry
Lachlan Rabbetts

Oh! The Places You’ll Go – Theodore Giesel

Oh! The Places You’ll Go! by Theodore Giesel Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away! You have brains in your head. You

Poetry
Lachlan Rabbetts

Good Timber – Douglas Malloch

Good Timber by Douglas Malloch The tree that never had to fightFor sun and sky and air and light,But stood out in the open plainAnd

Society & Culture
Lachlan Rabbetts

The Meaning Of Courage

Today we take a peek into what COURAGE means and also 5 ways to build up this elusive virtue.   Courage should never be treated

Storytelling
Lachlan Rabbetts

A Blog Journey Begins

Thanks for visiting Blog Post #1!  In up coming content I will be sharing about the various ways I have applied and stumbled over courage

Christianity
Lachlan Rabbetts

The Unspoken Courage of Joseph

The statement startled me some years ago. “Nobody talks about the courage of Joseph”. Some elderly and endearing Christian friends of mine from a previous

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About me

My name is Lachlan and I want to welcome you to a place where unspectacular, yet meaningful stories are being told to the entire world. 

“Small Courage” the name was bred from the idea that small amounts of… you guessed it, courage – is all that’s needed to succeed in life. It doesn’t matter how often and when you fail, it’s about getting back up again and facing new challenges with bronze like resilience. I have discovered this to be true for myself. 

I grew up from a rural town in South Australia, passed school with average grades and have even struggled with a speech problem the majority of my life. I have worked many kinds of jobs from I.T, Firefighting and Stone Masonry – I guess you could say this website is my next challenge of courage. 

I now permanently live in the UK where I am married to my beautiful wife Sophia and have 2 young daughters that fulfill a giant purpose in my life. 

I am building this brand to promote the strength that regular people have, and learn as much from them as possible. It has started out as a personal blog and has recently stretched it’s twiggy branches into the audio realm. As I continue to learn the skill of writing, web design and talking on the mic, I am living this pages own philosophy. I hope you will join me! 

Thanks for stopping by and I do wish you all the best with your own courageous ventures in life. Please do become apart of this family of courageous people wanting to do a lot with little. Together we will grow. God bless you, amen. 

L.C Rabbetts