Category Archives: God has a plan for you

Make Room for Something New

I have a few days off this week and have been using the time to do a few things that really need to be done.  I cleaned the refrigerator and this afternoon I started cleaning out my closet.  It may … 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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Don’t Get Lost!

“I really think we should have taken that exit a few miles back.”  It was the third call in about 5 minutes that I received from my son-in-law Matt as we drove to Destin, Florida.  We had already been driving … Continue reading

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Making Plans

Marta and I went walking with the girls the other day and they were excitedly talking about the trip to Florida that our entire family has planned for this summer.  Haley who is 6 has been doing a daily count … Continue reading

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Write Something New

Took this picture of the granddaughters last weekend when we went to the mall. They ended up spending the night with us and we had a great time.  At one point we played a game called “Finish the Story.”  One … 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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Where Will I Be in Five Years

I have been involved in interviewing candidates for a couple of different jobs during the last month. One of our interview questions had to do with where the candidate did NOT want to be in the next 5 years. The … Continue reading

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I Need a Job

I was at the park the other day and I saw a lady walking a beautiful, energetic puppy that must have been about 4 months old. I asked her if it was a Belgian Malinois and she replied that it … Continue reading

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Time to Fly

I took this first picture when we were visiting the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga. They have a lot of great things to see and one of my favorite exhibits was the Aquarium’s Butterfly Garden. They had several different types of … Continue reading

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