Category Archives: Don’t give up

If You’re Going to Be a Bear…

I was thinking about my dad the other day; he passed away in 2006.  I was remembering some of the phrases and expressions he used.  One day he came to pick me up after football practice in high school.  He … Continue reading

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Let’s Work Out Together!

This morning I went to the gym to work out.  There is a small but not too small gym in our neighborhood community center next to the pool.  This morning I was there all by myself.  This is the first … Continue reading

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The Difference between Empathy and Sympathy

In a recent meeting at work, we were talking about providing good customer service and at some point, the conversation revolved around defining the difference between sympathy and empathy.  I have to say that sometimes the same words don’t always … Continue reading

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Hope Through God’s Word

This week I am starting to work on a short devotional about hope that I have been asked to share at a local hospital.   I have been praying and studying some scriptures which speak about hope.  So many of my … Continue reading

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I Need to Practice

I have been practicing finger picking on the acoustic guitar for the last several months and I have really enjoyed it.  I grabbed a pick the other day to play a couple of songs and I could tell it has … Continue reading

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Make a Choice

I saw a poster the other day that said, “The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.”  I like the sentiment expressed by that poster.  It reminded me of what the psalmist … Continue reading

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How and Where are You Building

We have had a lot of flooding this week and the news is full of pictures of people who have lost their homes and their belongings to storms and rising water.  It is a great opportunity for us to respond … Continue reading

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Just a Slingshot?

I was trimming tree limbs the other day and cutting them into small pieces for disposal when I noticed one that looked like a slingshot.  It reminded me of when a young shepherd named David defeated a giant named Goliath.  … Continue reading

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Help in Times of Anxiety

A while back I checked on a friend of mine who was going through a difficult time and had been dealing with some anxiety.  I wanted to check in and see how they were doing.   They said they were feeling … Continue reading

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Pulling Weeds

The girls came over the other day and they helped me weed the garden.  It was a good time to do it; the sun was going down soon and the garden was in the shade.  They pulled out several little … Continue reading

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