Category Archives: Don’t give up

Praying for Friends and Family

I have many friends who serve in the medical field and in ministry in one capacity or another.  They have all been on my heart this past week.  I know the last 18 months or so have not been easy … Continue reading

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I spent the past week preparing for a couple of memorial services.  Please pray for the families of these individuals.  In preparation for the services, I looked over some old songs and poems I had written.  Here is one that … Continue reading

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Jesus Comforts and Confronts Us

Each week I get to lead a Bible study with some young children.  Generally, we take turns reading some scriptures, reading a reflection on those scriptures and then sharing our thoughts on what we have read.  The theme of the … Continue reading

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Get Recharged

I had planned on mowing the yard the other evening but when I went to get the mower out of the garage, I noticed that the battery was not charged.  I have an electric mower and I had forgotten to … Continue reading

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Pass It On

I was talking with someone a while back and they shared with me about a very difficult season they endured in the past.  This person testified the only way they survived that season was because the Lord brought them through … Continue reading

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The Power of Proper Thinking

This week, the power of positive thinking and how it shapes our planning, our efforts and our expectations has been on my mind.  I have had a lot of coaches over the years who have shared their favorite quotes and … Continue reading

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Set Your Sails

As a part of my new chaplain job, I get to share a morning reflection.  One that I shared this week had to do with a poem I heard as a kid which has stuck with me over the years.  … 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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Trusting God’s Timing

Last Saturday morning, I took advantage of the good weather to do a chore on my “to do” list.  The flower garden in the back yard had produced a pretty good crop of clover and other small weeds in recent … Continue reading

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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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