Posts Tagged ‘Encouragement’

The most important things in life

Every once in and while we enter a difficult season. Perhaps money is tight or health is declining. In my case, I’ve had several friends die within the last few weeks. That situation certainly gets you in touch with your own mortality. But for me, it has done more. It has forced me to renew…

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The “ripple effect”

You never know who you’re going to sit next to at a baseball game. It goes something like this.  You get a ticket, you sit down, and then someone invades your personal space and sits next to you. As you begin to enjoy the game, this guy next to you, usually with a painted face and…

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Nicknames

Years ago the most popular TV sitcom was “Seinfeld.” One of the characters, “George” wants a cool nickname. He wants his friends to call him “T-Bone.” It never catches on with his friends. Instead, they nickname him, “Koko the monkey.” He hates it…obviously! There is a man in the Bible named Joseph, but you probably…

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Love God

James 2:8 “If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right.” “Ama et quod vis fac” It’s Latin and it sounds cool. Better is what it means and who said it. In English, it’s “Love, and do what you want!” It was written by Aurelius…

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Kicking the bucket

Nobody talks about it, but it’s firmly planted in the back of everyone’s mind. In fact, if you want to kill the conversation at a dinner party, just bring up the subject. It’s uncomfortable. It’s awkward. However, I’ve often thought that strange. For something that is absolutely, 100 percent inevitable to every human being, every…

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It’s going to be alright

I just read a meme that really got my attention. It was a reminder of historical events listed by the year, the event, and what was said about it. I won’t share all of them but here’s a sample: 2000 – y2k is going to destroy everything; 2002 – West Nile Virus is going to…

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A family dose of love

I’m sitting in my favorite coffee shop working on a project. They always have some background music playing. Today we’re listening to an “oldies” station. I find myself singing along (in my head thankfully). Then I hear, “We Are Family” by Sister Sledge. I think it was released in 1979. Maybe years ago I didn’t…

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Don’t give up…no matter what!

Nobody sets out in life saying, “I wonder if what kind of poor decisions I can make.” Nobody when they get married has already made up their mind that they’re going to get a divorce. Nobody intentionally looks forward to a bad life or to a bad work environment or an unhealthy home life and…

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Who you gonna call?

The coronavirus has left all of us vulnerable. What we “thought” we could control, our jobs, our health, our future, we now know what internally we all suspected. We really can’t control anything. We never could, but we would fool ourselves into thinking that we  know it all and could do it all. So as…

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Remember

The Super Bowl is this weekend. Like a lot of you, I enjoy watching the game. Secretly, I REALLY enjoy watching the Super Bowl commercials. They’re usually creative and funny. They’re so popular, that they “leak” them to the public before the big game. I happened to see Google’s commercial today. It’s a conversation of…

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