Monthly Archives: April 2018

Riding the Fence

In his book, Driven From Within, basketball great, Michael Jordan tells about an encounter he had with an NBA friend, Fred Whitfield.  As the story goes, Jordan was visiting Whitfield’s home one day and asked to borrow a jacket.  Whitfield … Continue reading

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Train Wreck

A wife is not a body to be used, but a person to be loved. (Leslie Vernick)  Every woman reading just shouted AMEN!!  Such a statement seems so plainly obvious, but I felt the need to share it.  Why?  Because … Continue reading

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Big and Small

If I’m gonna tell a real story, I’m gonna start with my name. (Kendrick Lamar) I know nothing about Mr. Lamar, or the context from which this quote was taken; however, his words seem to speak for many people – … Continue reading

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Chasing Butterflies

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.  (Nathaniel Hawthorne) Not long ago we talked about the weariness we encounter as we swim … Continue reading

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Bad Timing

As the sun rose, it caught the snow covering the ground and created what should have been a beautiful scene.  However, I struggled to enjoy the moment.  In fact, I was more than a bit peeved about it.  You see, … Continue reading

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The Powerful for the Powerless

The all-powerful, perfect God, died for us – the powerless and ungodly.  Amazing grace, indeed! (To receive free daily devotions via email, subscribe at:  http://www.theteachableheart.com/blogs—daily-devotions.html. For more information about the ministry, or to order the devotional books, visit:  http://www.theteachableheart.com/books.html).

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Just Keep Swimming!

The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it. (Woodrow Wilson) Early every Tuesday morning for >25 years I’ve crawled out of bed and gone to meet with a small group of men for the purpose … Continue reading

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Stand Firm

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. (Abraham Lincoln)  We’re not a culture that generally celebrates staying put.  There tend to not be any gold medals for simply holding our ground.  We value advancement, … Continue reading

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Winds and Sails

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.  (William Arthur Ward)  I know little about William Ward, but I appreciate his words above.  By selecting the wind for his illustration, Ward … Continue reading

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Known for Kindness

It’s probably the result of my Disney-drenched upbringing, but I’ve always read the story of Ruth and Boaz through a somewhat romantic set of eyes.  It’s easy to picture this middle-aged bachelor being kind and generous to the younger Ruth … Continue reading

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