Welcome to Stand Tall Today, your site for incredible personal growth and discovering your greatest potential! In today’s world, we’re all slowed down or held back by things both within and outside of our control. These can include childhood traumas and abuses, broken or failed relationships, financial hardships, bad choices we’ve made, and many more. So many of us have felt the weight of the ball and chain around our leg, or have lived life emotionally and psychologically hunched over and nearly defeated.
The word “Tall” in Stand Tall Today is an acronym for Take Another Look at Life. Each one of us is worthy of living the abundant life that Jesus promises in the Bible. Sometimes, that requires us to take that second (or third, or fourth) look at ourselves, shed the negative self-image that we’ve acquired, and reframe who we are, and whose we are. We are children of a King, a Father who wants us to stand tall in our security as His sons and daughters. Not in a prideful way, but in an honest, realistic way. We’re not the sum of our wounds and mistakes. We’re made for greatness. Isn’t it time you learned to truly stand tall?!
"The mission of Stand Tall Today is important in our often demoralized world. I hope it can serve to remind people that every day is a gift and an opportunity to grow in gospel virtue in the Light of Jesus Christ. As I pray the luminous mysteries I am often inspired to realize that the incarnation of Jesus Christ has given every human life the potential of being luminous, full of light and grace. May the efforts of Stand Tall Today help many to embrace the Light of Christ which has overcome the darkness of our world."
"Stand Tall reflects the merciful love and all-embracing light of Christ that penetrates the darkness of anxiety and fear. Stand Tall is a stepping stone along life's path which, in cooperation with the grace of the Holy Spirit, can help you discover your 'why'."
As for Take Another Look at Life, I am glad that you are helping others trust Jesus’ words, “I came that you might have life and have it abundantly,” and to desire what St. Paul discovered through conversion, “The love of Christ impels us.”
Bishop Olmsted of the Diocese of Phoenix
Stand Tall Today consists of many exciting elements. These include our life-changing coaching services. Click on the Stand Tall Life Coaching tab to learn more about our team of coaches, each of whom is trained, certified and eager to help you reach your maximum potential in life.
We also feature both on-location and virtual Stand Tall Retreats, where people come together to be inspired to “take another look at life,” and to go out and have an amazing and positive impact on the world around them. Jerry and Debbie have also led Stand Tall Pilgrimages to holy sites throughout the United States, and more are planned for the future. It is our sincere hope and prayer that by participating in and taking advantage of these outreaches, your love for the life God has given you will be greatly enriched and enhanced!
To help you Stand Tall, we’ve created some custom devotionals and jewelry items you’re sure to absolutely love! The devotionals include the Stand Tall Rosary, which is unlike any Rosary you’ve ever owned and prayed. Each one is handmade, and the unique design will help you not only enter more deeply into the mysteries of the Rosary, but to pray it with greater intentionality.
The Stand Tall Express Novena consists of nine Memorares, plus a tenth one said in anticipatory thanksgiving for answered prayers. This is modeled after the way St. Teresa of Calcutta often prayed a novena when she didn’t have nine days to wait for help.
You’ll also enjoy our beautiful St. Michael Car Rosary, a one-decade Rosary that makes it easier to pray on the go. And soon we’ll have the first items in our exclusive inspirational jewelry line.