Tag Archives: Christianity

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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This is the Day

One of my dad’s expressions that has stuck with me over the years is “Wherever you are, be there.”  He said it in the context of playing basketball or baseball.  He was trying to encourage me to stay focused, to … Continue reading

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Good Friday

Today, as I write, it is Good Friday.  It is the day we commemorate the fact that Christ was crucified and would rise on the third day, just as He had promised.  One of my favorite Good Friday scriptures is … 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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Stay in Tune

I have a very small, inexpensive travel size guitalele that I have been keeping in the car this week.  It is just a little bit bigger than a ukulele and has 6 strings.  It gives me something to do during … Continue reading

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Tend the Fire

Last Saturday I went up to the church to help some of the other men repair a couple of broken pipes that had busted during the ice storm the previous week.  When I told my wife Marta about my plans … 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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Right On Time

As some of you know, I have been actively looking for a “day job” the last couple of months.  I know that the Lord has something lined up for me, I just don’t know what it is or when He … Continue reading

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A Prayer of Praise

During the beginning of the  quarantine last year, I set some goals for myself.  One of my goals was to improve my Spanish.  I have been listening to Spanish podcasts every day, regularly reading my Spanish Bible and writing in … 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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