Category Archives: Encouragement

Where Love is Great

Some quotes just stick in your mind the moment you hear them and never leave. I read Othello in high school and a quote from that story never left me. Except, now that I look it up, I have the … Continue reading

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They are a Gift To You

I’ve been thinking and writing about gifts lately. About how sometimes good gifts come wrapped in “bad” packages. Or how sometimes we are disappointed with what we’re given and we want a different gift instead. Along those lines, I was … Continue reading

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An Upside-Down Affair

I was going over some news articles I had saved today, cleaning out my desk, and found three articles each with a similar theme. In the first, the author, Reinaldo Gadea Perez commented that Venezuela is seeing its highest murder … Continue reading

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Great Article! Editing your Story with God

Don’t miss this article on Graham Cooke’s website about editing your story with God.  Here is an excerpt, but really, read the whole article!  The author asks some fantastic questions relating to the value of the editing process. A good … Continue reading

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Gage’s Surprise

I had gifts set aside for every day they were here. My niece and nephew had come to visit me in Colorado and I’d accumulated a small hoard of gifts, some specifically designed to enable them to enjoy the day’s … Continue reading

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God is such a GUY!

I have spent much of my life on the day or so before Christmas doing Dad’s wrapping. I don’t know if he shops at the last minute, or just realizes that things aren’t yet wrapped at the last minute, but … Continue reading

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There’s No Generosity in Equality

Have you ever been around someone who was all fired up about “equality”? It sounds so good, right? Wanting everyone to be equal. Wanting to lift up those less fortunate. And in that sense it is good. But have you … Continue reading

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Back to School Benediction

As you go to school, I pray that this becomes a lifelong love for you, the love of learning.  And that as you learn, you wouldn’t just love learning for the sake of knowledge, or even for the beautiful responsibility … Continue reading

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Giving Jars

I just read about this great illustration Corrie ten Boom used to teach “how God would repay the generous.” She stood in front of the class of young missionaries-in-training and placed two bottles before them, each filled with sand. One had … Continue reading

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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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