Category Archives: Don’t give up

Wherever You Are

Our granddaughters Avery and Haley came by the other day to play Hide and Seek.  Avery, who just turned 8 told me, “Pawpaw we are ready to play Hide and Seek.  And this time we aren’t going to fall for … Continue reading

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Do Your Best

My dad used to always encourage me to do my best. He would say, “Son, if you are playing a basketball game and you don’t leave the game with at least three fouls, you probably didn’t play hard enough. You … Continue reading

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The other day I found myself reading once again the words that the Lord gives to Joshua as he is about to take over the leadership of God’s people after the death of Moses. Although Joshua was mentored by Moses … Continue reading

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Wait Training and Staying in Line

I was stuck in downtown Buda the other day waiting on a train.  And I was waiting and waiting and waiting.  The railroad crossing arms were down, the lights were flashing and traffic was backed up for a couple of … Continue reading

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When I Feel Weak – A Prayer for Comfort

I met a few people in the past month or so who are going through some difficult times.  More than a few of them are worried that they will let someone down by admitting to the fear and anxiety they … Continue reading

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God of All Comforts and the Chaplaincy Experience

My chaplaincy program is going well.  It is a real blessing to work with the patients and staff at the hospital. And while some situations and conversations are much more serious and somber than others, I know the Lord is … Continue reading

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If You Mess Up

I was having a conversation with someone on the street a while back and this individual felt like they had really blown it as far as their relationship with God was concerned.  They felt like they reneged on their commitment, … Continue reading

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