Tag Archives: Perseverance

One Thing Becomes Everything

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. – Philippians 4:6   I first met Trisha during my freshman year at Valley Lutheran High School … Continue reading

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The Powerful Play Goes On

Back during my younger years, I wasn’t much of a reader. In fact, I only read four books when I was a kid. I always thought reading was passive. I had places to go and things to do. Even in … Continue reading

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Nowhere Else to Go

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. John 14:27 As a student of history and … Continue reading

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Mr. Irrelevant

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” – Ephesians 2:10 April showers may bring May’s flowers, but for a true football fan, this time of … Continue reading

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A Fingertip Away

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. James 1:5 Ten seconds left in the game. The score is tied at 72 apiece. Michigan defends … Continue reading

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The Greatest

Recently, NBA superstar LeBron James was asked which players he would place onto the “Basketball Mt. Rushmore.” He provided the names of four players: Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and Oscar Robertson – not a bad list by any … Continue reading

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Consuming Fire

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.” – Hebrews 12:28-29 For anyone who has ever experienced … Continue reading

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Get Busy

Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His presence continually! – 1 Chronicles 16:11 Twenty years ago, The Shawshank Redemption introduced us to Andy Dufresne and Ellis Boyd Redding; two convicts serving life sentences for murder in Shawshank Prison. As … Continue reading

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The Very Least

Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” – Matthew 25:40 This afternoon as I prepared to eat my lunch at work, a co-worker shared … Continue reading

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See It?

Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples. He went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way, … Continue reading

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