Category Archives: Don’t give up

Trust in the Lord

This week I have been reflecting on one of my favorite Bible verses, Jeremiah 17:7-8.  In this passage, Jeremiah is speaking to the nation of Judah. Jeremiah 17:7 “Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD and whose trust … Continue reading

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He Will Direct Your Path

Anytime you face a change of plans or a fork in the road on life’s journey, here is a great Bible verse to keep in mind: Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on … Continue reading

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A Refuge During the Storm

One day last week, a severe thunderstorm passed through our area.  Our little dogs usually handle those things okay but this time the lightning was really loud and really close and the thunder was booming.  I was busy working and … Continue reading

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Be Encouraged and Persevere

I bought a unicycle and it arrived about 10 days ago.  One of the things that has really stood out to me is that learning to ride a unicycle changes the way you view success.  Learning to ride is a … Continue reading

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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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