Category Archives: Encouragement

If You Build It

I read today that on the Cuban Island de Pinos there is a prison “so dark and remote that most of the world never even knew it existed. The huge circular cellblocks were built during the 1930s under Batista’s regime. … Continue reading

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When you have to drink from the bitter cup

The Israelites had escaped the Egyptians and were in the desert at a place called Marah. It was called Marah which means “bitter” because the only water there was bitter. Been there? Been to that place where you’re dying of … Continue reading

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Speaking Softly

We may have all the right answers, but when we live something, we often change the way we give them. Maybe what we say doesn’t change, but our delivery often does. Maybe our conviction grows stronger and our speech therefore … Continue reading

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Thy Will Be Done

I assume most people, or at least any who listen to Christian radio, have heard the song Thy Will from Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott. It’s beautiful and it’s haunting and it’s written from her soul and her struggles in the … Continue reading

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Peter-a Starbucks Story

It felt like we skipped spring this year, the late snows continuing to come… to dump on us, truth be told. So, you can imagine how refreshing it was when the warm sun finally did come, and when it came … Continue reading

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Eddie the Eagle – Movie Discussion

If it wasn’t for the somewhat graphic way Eddie’s coach compared ski jumping to having sex, I’d encourage you to take the whole family to see this one. If I was going to compare it to another “based on a … Continue reading

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What I Learned from a Hawk

The other day I decided at the last minute to go somewhere I hadn’t planned on going. It’s not so important where I went, other than the fact that it wasn’t my plan to do so, but more like I … Continue reading

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Joy – Movie Discussion

She didn’t know any of this would happen as she walked down the street that day. In the movie Joy, a man named Neil, explaining the power of sales and television and the history of his empire to Joy, makes … Continue reading

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New Missionary Biography … Great Quote

I started reading a new book today, a missionary biography called In This Place.  She writes this about having to leave all behind to go to Africa: In the necessary letting go of precious things in our immediate lives, it … Continue reading

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The Walk – Movie Discussion

Philippe was a wire walker, but he wasn’t a circus performer—he considered himself an artiste, and as such he wasn’t just looking to entertain, but to inspire. He wasn’t looking for routine, but to break routine, to break the bounds…and … Continue reading

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