Tag Archives: good advice

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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Who Do You Trust?

In this world, it can be so easy for us to place our faith, our trust, our hope on the things of this world.  Because we have been raised in this world and conditioned by it, we can easily become … Continue reading

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Be A Living Sacrifice – Be Transformed

Romans chapter 12 is one of favorite chapters in the Bible.  I have always considered it to be one of those chapters that starts off strong, stays strong and finishes strong.  Come to think of it, that’s the exhortation Paul … Continue reading

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Proverbs 20:7 How Fathers Can Bless Their Children

Good morning, I thought I would do something different today and share my Father’s Day sermon on this blog. It is an honor and a blessing to share God’s Word with you one more time.  I hope you had a … Continue reading

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Happy Juneteenth!

Happy Juneteenth!  Juneteenth is the annual holiday which commemorates the day of June 19, 1865 when the news of emancipation reached people in the Galveston, Texas area.  Sadly, this day came almost two and a half years after President Lincoln … Continue reading

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Words Are Important

This week I have been reflecting a lot on Ephesians 4:29 – 32.  This passage in chapter 4 of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians contains some of my favorite memory verses in the whole Bible.  I especially love verses 29 … 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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