We Can Do Hard Things

We Can Do Hard Things

We Can Do Hard Things My family and I recently returned from a trip to Utah. During the trip, we spent much of our time at a beautiful lake near the Bear River Mountains. One day our group planned various hikes through the majestic mountains with rugged terrain and...

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Are You a Bucket-Filler or a Dipper?

Are You a Bucket-Filler or a Dipper?

Are You a Bucket-Filler or a Dipper? You have heard of the cup that overflowed. This is a story of a bucket that is like the cup, only larger, it is an invisible bucket. Everyone has one. It determines how we feel about ourselves, about others, and how we get along...

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God Lives in the Post Office

God Lives in the Post Office

God Lives in the Post Office Our 14-year-old dog, Abbey, died last month. The day after she died, my 4-year-old daughter, Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey. She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God...

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Lessons Learned from My Dog

Lessons Learned from My Dog

Lessons Learned from My Dog It's graduation time and commencement speakers will soon share words of wisdom with new grads. Some lessons shared will be profound, and others quite simple. What would I share, if invited? Things I learned in graduate school, principles...

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Appreciation

Appreciation

Appreciation One young academically excellent person went to apply for a managerial position in a big company. He passed all the interviews until he needed to see the director who would make the final decision. The director discovered from the CV that the youth's...

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Giving to Jesus

Giving to Jesus

Giving to Jesus Here is a story, about a nine-year-old boy who lived in a rural town in Tennessee. His house was in a poor area of the community. A church there had a bus ministry that came knocking on his door one Saturday afternoon. The child came to answer the door...

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The Father’s Hand

The Father’s Hand

The Father’s Hand A little boy and his father visited the country store, upon leaving the store the owner of the store offered the little boy some free Sweets. “Get a hand full of Sweets,” the merchant said to the boy. The boy just stood there looking up at his...

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The Dark Spot

The Dark Spot

The Dark Spot One day, Professor John Morgan entered his class and asked his students to prepare for a surprise test. They all waited anxiously at their desks for the exam to begin. John handed out the exams with the text facing down, as usual. Once he handed them all...

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No Regrets

No Regrets

No Regrets At the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris, the sport of canoe racing was added to the list of international competitions. The favorite team in the four-man canoe race was the United States team. One member of that team was a young man by the name of Bill Havens....

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