This Thursday, we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, and we remember and are thankful for those who fight for their faith in the face of certain tragedy, beginning at Plymouth and Jamestown, continuing to Gettysburg, and today. Even now, we continue to fight together for our faith and the principles upon which our country was founded.
As we are thankful to God this season for all the blessings He has given us, including this country and the principles upon which it was founded, Thanksgiving reminds us of the great responsibility and opportunity we have to stand for those freedoms and principles in the days and months to come.
Take courage and boldness from these words written by William Bradford in Of Plymouth Plantation shortly after the Mayflower reached the land of North America:
“It was answered, that all great and honorable actions are accompanied with great difficulties, and must be both enterprised and overcome with answerable courages. It was granted the dangers were great, but not desperate; the difficulties were many, but not invincible. For though there were many of them likely, yet they were not certain; it might be sundry of the things feared might never befall; others by provident care and the use of good means, might in a great measure be prevented; and all of them, through the help of God, by fortitude and patience, might either be borne, or overcome. True it was, that such attempts were not to be made and undertaken without good ground and reason; not rashly or lightly as many have done for curiosity or hope of gain, etc. But their condition was not ordinary; their ends were good and honorable; their calling lawful, and urgent; and therefore they might expect the blessing of God in their proceeding. Yea, though they should lose their lives in this action, yet might they have comfort in the same, and their endeavors would be honorable.”
Bob Eskridge (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the President of Eskridge & Associates (www.eskridgeassociates.com) which specializes in the placement of physicians in both locum tenens and direct hire placement opportunities nationwide. Bob is one of a handful that has five industry certifications. He is a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC), Certified Temporary Staffing Specialist (CTS), a Certified Physician Recruiter (PRC) and a Certified Employee Retention Specialist (CERS) through the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS). He is also a Certified Staffing Professional (CSP) through the American Staffing Association. he has recently published his first book: “So you Always wanted to be a Physician Recruiter”(http://tinyurl.com/EANewBook).
Bob Eskridge is also President of Eskridge Worldwide Travel (www.eskridgetravel.com) providing travel services for physicians as well as Eskridge Consulting (www.eskridgeconsulting.com), a training company providing healthcare and related, professional development training as well as helping others to realize their childhood dreams of becoming physician recruiters