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Complaining Negates Your Influence

One of my friends at church was going through a difficult time at work many years ago.   He had gradually been promoted until he found himself working lead on major projects.   The company had been bought out and though they … Continue reading

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Discouraged Leaders

There’s a well-known chain restaurant in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee that is closed now, but was once thriving and busy..   It sits high on a hill and has a beautiful view of the surrounding area.  When I drive by it I … Continue reading

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The Importance of Gratitude in Parenting

Last night after church I received a text message on my phone.   It was from my son-in-law, Bryan Webster.   A year ago he and Ashley moved to Houston to start his career as a firefighter.   We miss them terribly, but … Continue reading

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The Importance of Prayer in Parenting

When I was a boy our church had a special prayer meeting each Saturday evening at 9:00 p.m.    My father would often ask me to attend with him, but I refused because I was afraid to pray in front of … Continue reading

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Love is Quiet When not Given Credit

Love is able to be quiet when credit is not given for something you have worked on even to the point of sacrifice.     Pride reacts when not given credit it thinks it deserves. Love doesn’t verbally protest to let others … Continue reading

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The Best Teachers

Who is the best teacher you ever had?    There were two special teachers in my training in college that deeply impacted my life, Dr. Wymal Porter and Dr. Bruce Lackey.   They not only had a command of content, but they … Continue reading

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Expressions of Pride – Argumentive Spirit

Sometimes Paula and I are with a couple and they will disagree over an issue and it gradually degenerates into an argument.    I know that we are always uncomfortable when this happens.   When I was a child and my parents … Continue reading

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