Tag Archives: good advice

A Time to Grow

I was recently asked how my early years as a Christian set the tone for how I would live out my Christian faith. I came to know Christ as Savior when I was 12 at a youth event. My family … Continue reading

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Kind and Encouraging Words

I recently had an opportunity to spend some time with our grandson Theo who just turned three. We sat on the floor and played with trucks, drums, and a few other toys. I had a great time. My favorite part … Continue reading

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Stay Connected

I had some computer issues this morning. Actually, I had some monitor issues. It all started a few weeks ago with my screen going blank for a second or two. It would pop back on so I figured it was … Continue reading

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Stay on Track

I love the wisdom and truth of Psalm 37, especially verses 3 and 4. The psalm begins with a reminder not to fret over wrongdoers. Do not let someone who is determined to act wrong rob you of your peace. … Continue reading

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Hold Fast to What is Good

My wife and I have always had dachshunds in our home. We have raised them with our children, and some might say we raised them like our children! About 35 years ago, we lived in a house with huge oak … Continue reading

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Making Right Choices

This week, I have been praying for some friends who have some decisions to make concerning school, jobs, and things of that nature. I have prayed for the Lord to lead them and guide them and help them make the … 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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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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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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