Tag Archives: perseverance

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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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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