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Strengthening Thots: Faith in Action
Living by faith means putting feet to your prayers. It means doing everything you can possibly do, as though everything depended on doing, and praying like everything depended on prayer. Real faith is not a passive thing. It puts into action what it believes.
Snail Patrol
Today I went for a walk with some of my friends' kids in the countryside surrounding the village in which we live, an area consisting of farmland, dirt paths, and small woods.
One of a Kind
Almost anyone's list of "People Who Have Influenced My Life" includes at least one teacher. What kind of teachers are these?—The kind who use their talents to help develop their students' talents, the kind who strive to shape not just the mind but the heart.
Not a Problem!
It was the end of another long, hectic day. My husband had been away on business for almost three weeks, and caring for our eight-year-old son and a two-month-old baby on my own had been a new and challenging experience. I was looking forward to some much-needed sleep, when my baby became fussy.
Cancer Casualty to Triathlete
In January of 2002, I was diagnosed with stage 3 metastatic melanoma cancer. The survival rate for people who reach this stage of the disease is less than 50%. Over half die within five years.
Two Paths
I went to see a friend the other day. I passed through two sets of polished doors and ascended the building in a gleaming elevator to get to his office.
Strengthening Thots: He Stands at the Door and Knocks
Jesus is the picture of patience, calmness, love, gentleness and long-suffering—the picture of tenderness, gently wooing like a dove. He goes where there are open and receptive hearts that are hungry. He seeks out the low and the humble and the contrite heart, but resisteth the proud. (Lk.
Strengthening Thots: Take Time to be Holy
To learn from the Lord, you have to stop and look and listen, or you’ll get run over by all the cares of this life, instead of running over with His truth, His love and His joy. If you drive yourself too hard and too fast, you may never get there. You’ll get out of touch with the Lord.
Strengthening Thots: Good Leadership
A good leader has two important characteristics: First, he is going somewhere. Second, he is able to persuade others to go with him. A true leader knows what he believes and acts upon it, no matter what others say. What he must do, and not what people think, is all that concerns him.
Strengthening Thots: Old Age
Old age should be the greatest time of life. It’s really sad how so many people view the older age as a terrible age, when really things are just getting better the older you get.

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