She Had No Quit

“But I want you to keep your head no matter what happens. Don’t give up when times are hard. Work to spread the good news. Do everything God has given you to do.” 2 Timothy 4:5

Industrious. Positive. Determined. These are words that describe my grandmother. A farmer’s daughter who became a farmer’s wife, she did not lead an easy life. But it was a fruitful one.

The Sandy community, where both my grandparents lived most of their lives, is in the southwest corner of Oklahoma. The gritty soil is basically good for growing one cash crop–cotton. Beyond that (especially back in the day) it was simply a good place to get your car, or even tractor, stuck.

Sometimes when I’m out for a long run and I think I can’t go any farther, I picture my grandmother—headed out to the hen house in the middle of the night with her favorite hoe—because something was after her chickens.

She HAD NO QUIT. It just wasn’t in her nature.

This is what the Apostle Paul wanted to impress upon his young protege, Timothy: whatever happens, don’t quit. Fight the good fight of faith (1 Timothy 6:12); fan into flame the gift of God which is in you (2 Timothy 1:6); endure hardship like a good soldier of Christ (2 Timothy 2:3).

Isn’t it amazing when someone’s name describes their character? This was certainly true for Timothy. His name means, “honoring God” or “honored by God.” My grandmother’s first name was Eunice, which means “good victory.”

I can honestly say she “fought the good fight of faith” and completed everything the Lord gave her to do. And she did it with a positive attitude.

It’s understandable to worry a little, but you must remain positive—even if you don’t feel like it.

Eunice Estes

Grandmother died in 2012 at the age of 100, after spending the last 30 years of her life legally blind. Yet she rarely complained about anything.

Still today, I hear her cheerful voice saying something like, “Everything’s gonna be alright.” And I believe it.

So, please stay strong, my friends. Don’t. Give. Up.

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9

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21 responses to “She Had No Quit”

  1. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Yes indeed, Gary. I don’t quite have her level of tenacity, but I caught her positive attitude. Thank you for the comment. Blessings!

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  2. Gary Fultz Avatar

    What a great encouragement and legacy your grandmother left, and you caught it David.

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  3. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Yes, I most certainly was Barb! My grandmother was an amazing person. Thank you, and God Bless.

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  4. My Life in Our Father's World Avatar

    What a beautiful example your grandmother was! You were blessed to have her in your life.

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  5. davidsdailydose Avatar

    That’s great, Beth. I’m glad you enjoyed it! May we all fight the good fight of faith. Blessings!

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  6. Beth Alisan Avatar

    Thank you David for sharing your Grandma Eunice with us through your writing. When I finished reading, I felt like I had been handed a good dose of spunk and encouragement to keep fighting the good fight.

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  7. MariaTeresa Avatar

    Yes, she certainly was a bright light and very special influence upon me. Her name, Ellie means “shining light” and indeed she was! Blessings to you😊

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  8. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Yes, my grandmother and grandfather were both committed Christians. Thank you for reading and commenting. Blessings !

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  9. booferchick Avatar

    Thank you for sharing about your Grandmother, she sounded very strong in the faith. Isn’t it wonderful to have someone impact you like that?

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  10. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Maria! You’ve mentioned that your grandmother was also a special person. I feel blessed to have the heritage of faith that I do! Blessings.

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  11. MariaTeresa Avatar

    I can tell how much of am impact your Grandmother had upon your life. What a spirit she was ❤ It is so awe inspiring the deep meaning in names and how they manifest in life. Your message today echoes hope and faith that inspires the heart to keep trusting and loving! Enjoy your weekend David, many blessings to you!

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  12. davidsdailydose Avatar

    You’re welcome, Mandy. Thank you for reading and commenting! Blessings.

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  13. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Pastor Pete. I am grateful for my wonderful Christian parents and grandparents. Blessings.


  14. Blue Collar Theologian Avatar

    That’s fantastic! I love hearing stories like you and your Grandma! Thank you for sharing!!!

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  15. Lena Rae Avatar

    How wonderful! Have a good weekend!

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  16. pastorpete51 Avatar

    What a wonderful heritage! Thanks for sharing your grandmother’s wisdom with us.

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  17. Sally Avatar

    Hahaha….that’s a good one. I’m a ‘Keen’ager too. Thanks, David. 😄

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  18. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Sally. My grandmother did not like the term “Senior Citizen” either. Her favorite term for herself was, “Keen”ager.

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  19. Sally Avatar

    Wow, David, what a great legacy you were given through your grandmother and your mother.
    This is beautiful to read about.
    In Christ, we can all say, with confidence: ‘ Everything’s gonna be alright’. 🤗🌷

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  20. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Yes indeed, Lena Rae. It was God who reached out to me, but He did it through my godly grandmother and her daughter (my mother). Blessings.

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  21. Lena Rae Avatar

    What a legacy you were given through your grandmother Eunice!

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