Tag Archives: ministry work

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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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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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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Goodwill Toward Men

I love this time of year as we look forward to celebrating Christmas and the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.  I also love hearing about the generosity and kindness of people at this time of year.  It is a … Continue reading

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Trust in the Lord

This week I have been reflecting on one of my favorite Bible verses, Jeremiah 17:7-8.  In this passage, Jeremiah is speaking to the nation of Judah. Jeremiah 17:7 “Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD and whose trust … Continue reading

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Quiet Time

I hope that you were able to spend some time alone with God in prayer and in His word this week.  For me, I find that I have to really guard my quiet time because if I do not, something … Continue reading

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