Tag Archives: perseverance

Lesson in Forgiveness

Retired baseball player Bill Buckner died Monday at the age of 69. Buckner was a good fielder and a great hitter, amassing 2,715 hits in a career that spanned over 2 decades. Buckner won a batting title in 1980 and … Continue reading

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Playing Hurt

Houston Rockets guard James Harden was inadvertently poked in both eyes by Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference semifinals. Although in a great deal of pain, Harden was able to finish … Continue reading

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The Show Must Go On

Hours after hosting the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Kelly Clarkson underwent surgery to have her appendix removed. Even though she was experiencing a great deal of pain, Clarkson not only hosted the show, but also performed two musical … Continue reading

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Hang In There!

A few days ago I noticed a small spider on our back porch. He was hanging from a single strand, about eye level, a couple of feet outside our back door. I kept an eye on the spider and noticed … Continue reading

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Deep Roots

Nearly three weeks ago, my family received some devastating news—my brother Bill had suddenly passed away at the age of 57. This unexpected tragedy was extremely difficult to handle. Only our faith in God and the support from the church … Continue reading

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Looking Ahead

Someone once said that there is a reason the rear view mirror is so small and the windshield is so large. We need to spend more time looking toward the future and less time dwelling on the past. True, we can learn … Continue reading

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Not the Easy Way

Chipper Jones was recently inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame. Jones piled up a lot of impressive statistics in his career, but this one really stands out. The switch-hitting slugger batted for a .303 average as a left-handed hitter and … Continue reading

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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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