Category: Perseverance

  • Getting Things Done with God

    The church where our little congregation meets was built in 1935. Now, to my friends in the UK, where there are churches and castles centuries old, 87 years isn’t all that much.😊 As you can see, the exterior of the church is getting a face lift. Over eight decades of south-central USA weather have taken…

  • 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…

  • Sparkle!

    “Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!” Dr. Seuss One of my colleagues has this sign hanging just outside her classroom door: Frankly, every time I walk past and read it I have conflicting thoughts. Thought #1: “Right on!” Thought #2: “That’s easier…

  • Turning Mirrors Into Windows

    Turning Mirrors Into Windows

    “As water reflects a face, so a man’s heart reflects the man.” Proverbs 27:19 NIV “Are you a runner?” This simple question came to me from an avid runner and former track coach. At the time, I was an absolute newbie–training for my first quarter marathon (6.55 miles)–and hadn’t seriously considered continuing beyond that. However,…

  • Almost Any Wind Will Do

    Almost Any Wind Will Do

    “And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all you need, you will abound in every good work.” 2 Cor. 9:8 When I was in grad school, a buddy of mine had a little ten foot sailboat we liked to take out on…

  • Don’t Go It Alone

    “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor.  Though one may be overpowered, two and defend themselves.  A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”  Ecc. 4:4,12 Do you have a Battle Buddy–someone you trust to help you through thick and thin? If not, find one, or a…