Tag Archives: don’t give up

Happy Fourth of July

I hope you have a happy and safe Fourth of July! As I write this morning, it seems that as a country, we are in yet another season where we need to be able to endure and overcome some difficult … 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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That You May Be Comforted

The other day in Bible study we were discussing topic of pain and suffering and the lesson was centered on one of my favorite passages of scripture, 2 Corinthians 1:2-4.  As Paul is writing to the Corinthians, he seeks to … 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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What’s a Life Map?

I have been making a life map for a class that I am taking.  A life map is meant to be a visual time line of key moments in your life.  I have been writing down the dates and seasons … 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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Get Up Close

I was in a meeting the other day that was taking place in a large conference room.  Someone stepped forward to speak and they had a power point presentation that went along with their subject.  Each slide had a lot … 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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Help in Times of Anxiety

A while back I checked on a friend of mine who was going through a difficult time and had been dealing with some anxiety.  I wanted to check in and see how they were doing.   They said they were feeling … Continue reading

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