Tag Archives: perseverance

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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A Little Help!

In the Summer Olympics of 1992 at Barcelona, British sprinter Derek Redmond was competing in the quarterfinals of the 400 meter race. Halfway through the race Redmond tore a hamstring and collapsed on the track. The agony on his face … Continue reading

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Change of Plans

Guitarist Charlie Hunter has a new album out called “Everybody Has a Plan Until They Get Punched in the Mouth”. The title–which I think is quite humorous–comes from a quote from boxer Mike Tyson, a man who changed the plans … Continue reading

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Don’t Fumble!

Five NFL teams are having their running backs work with a new type of practice football. The “High and Tight” footballs, which cost about $150 each, are designed to help running backs eliminate fumbles. These special footballs emit a beeping … Continue reading

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