Category Archives: Don’t stop

Take the First Step and Then Press On

In our chapel class this week we have been talking about goals and challenges and how God can equip us and empower us to reach the goals and plans He has for us. There are lots of good quotes which … Continue reading

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Some Days

I have really been enjoying my work as a chaplain at the hospital. We regularly talk with the patients we serve about the positive benefits of drawing and writing and how those activities can help us express and explore our … 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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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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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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Plans for Hope

Recently I was reflecting again on this verse from Jeremiah 29:11 where the Lord reminds His people Jer 29:11  ‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to … Continue reading

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Growing Older but Growing Stronger

The granddaughters came over to visit the other day while I was working out on my Total Gym.  Haley, who is 6, asked, “Papaw why don’t you just do pushups?”  Her older sister Avery who is 8 spoke up and … 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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