Tag Archives: perseverance

Hang In There!

Debra K. Johnson writes about the time her 7-year-old daughter wanted to take violin lessons. She took her daughter to a music store to rent an instrument. Hoping that the young girl would understand the importance of making a commitment to … Continue reading

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Ups and Downs

Retired U.S. figure skater Scott Hamilton achieved a lot in his career. Among his accomplishments, he won four consecutive U.S. Championships and four consecutive World Championships. Hamilton won the gold medal in the 1984 Olympics. However, life hasn’t always been … Continue reading

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More on Stress

Yesterday I wrote about how whales that have been caught in fishing nets show levels of stress that are remarkably higher than the average stress level for a whale. I applied that to how the Christmas season brings more stress, … Continue reading

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Keeping the Faith

A little boy rode the church bus to the morning worship service. In Sunday school he made a card that read, “Have Faith in God!” As he was riding home the card slipped from his hand and flew out the … Continue reading

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Sweet Words

Psalm 19:10 says that the word of God is “sweeter than honey”. Just how sweet the Bible is depends on how much you hunger for it. There was once a Christian man who not only had leprosy, he was also … Continue reading

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The Middle Part Is Tough!

I just heard someone on the radio say that it is easy to have faith in the beginning and at the end. The tough part is to have faith in the middle. I suppose that is true. New Christians find … Continue reading

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Occasional Bad Miss

Carmelo Anthony took an uncontested shot from five feet away from the basket in the first quarter of last night’s game between the New York Knicks and the Washington Wizards. Anthony, usually a reliable offensive player, shot an air ball. … Continue reading

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Keep Going!

A timid driver was so nervous about merging onto a busy highway that he actually came to a complete stop on the ramp, anxiously waiting for an opening. The impatient driver in the car behind him shouted, “The sign says ‘Yield’, … Continue reading

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Still Competitive

Frenchman Robert Marchand recently set a new world record in his age group for bicycling the greatest distance in an hour. His age group? 105 and over. Marchand doesn’t have much (any!?) competition in that age group. And the fact … Continue reading

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The Secret to Success

In a devotion he wrote for The Southeast Outlook, Jacob Glassner tells how Sara Blakely learned to appreciate failure. Blakely, the founder and CEO of Spanx, a billion-dollar apparel company, often shares the story that led to her success. When … Continue reading

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