Category Archives: Building character

True (Not Fake) Confession

Let me be honest, Lord. I don’t love the folks on the other side of the political aisle. I confess that I take pleasure in their troubles. And that’s not right. Forgive me. And teach me to love. 

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Who Accomplished?

Isaiah 26:12 (NIV) All that we have accomplished you have done for us.   Forgive me, Lord, for hogging the credit.  

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Balance of Power

    “It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks.” Helen Keller (1880-1968)  

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Good Grief

  Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn.  Do you agree?   That makes no sense In the Bible, must be true. But how? What if you lived without grief? That means that you never loved enough to grieve when … Continue reading

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Fearsome Thought

    What’s your take on the fear of the Lord?   Not buyin’ it – God is love Makes God sound abusive I fear God, doesn’t everybody? I have it on good authority that fear of God is a good thing. … Continue reading

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No Shortcuts Here

    The path to love:   2 Peter 1:5-7 (NIV) Add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness;  and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. Persevere. There … Continue reading

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Proverbial Friends

  Long ago, I read an old African proverb: “There are friends of the road and friends of the heart.”   You’ll have both kinds of friends. Road friends come and go. Heart friends last. Are you heart-friends with God? … Continue reading

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Knitted Souls

    What kind of friend are you?   I’m 100% here for my friends Let’s have fun together I need a good friend It depends on who I’m with We just met up with friends from college. They live … Continue reading

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Lesson from a Founding Father

Are we looking to learn the right lessons?   “We should not look back   unless it is to derive useful   lessons from past errors.” George Washington

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Intentional Forgiveness

  Remember Christ’s words: Luke 6:31 (NIV) Do to others as you would have them do to you. I want the young man in Monday’s post to make good the damage to my car. And the people I’ve trespassed on want … Continue reading

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