Category Archives: words for the week

The Strength or Weakness of Society

Our Words for the Week come as a warning from Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the Russian novelist and Nobel Prize winner. The strength or weakness of a society depends more on the level of its spiritual life than on its level of … Continue reading

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The Nation’s Lighthouse

Our Words for the Week are from Charles F. Stanley. Our country is like a large ship fighting through stormy waters in foggy weather. Spiritually and morally, we’ve lost our sense of direction. Sexual sins, greed, pride, indulgence, slothfulness, ungratefulness, … Continue reading

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Is Prayer Enough?

Our thought for today’s Words for the Week are from Janice Lyons. Is Prayer Enough? If all I do is pray for you, Can God’s work be done? If I am not His hands and feet, Can the world be … Continue reading

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Sympathy vs. Compassion

This is going to be a strange posting week. I usurped Monday’s Words for the Week to wish my late wife a happy anniversary. Today is usually reserved for Readin’, ‘Ritin’ & ‘Rithmetic, but since we won’t be having a … Continue reading

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Blessing or Curse?

The Words for the Week reflection thisĀ  time around comes from Michael Josephson’s Character Counts. At a Nazi death camp during WWII a Jewish prisoner noticed another praying. “What are you praying for?” he asked. “I’m praising God.” The first … Continue reading

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Take Goliath Down

Our Words for the Week are courtesy of Max Lucado. Goliaths still roam our world. Debt. Disaster. Dialysis. Danger. Deceit. Disease. Depression. Super-size challenges still swagger and strut, still pilfer sleep and embezzle peace and liposuction joy. But they can’t … Continue reading

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Don’t Confuse Me with the Facts

Our Words for the Week come from Dick Innes, founder and international director of ACTS International, I‘m sure you are aware of the old saying that says, “Don’t confuse me with the facts. My mind is made up.” Also, “A … Continue reading

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On Broken Wings

We’re sharing Joan Clayton’s experience as Words for the Week. I wanted to share an experience I had concerning broken wings. This experience came when I needed it the most. In June 2003 my husband was in a terrible car … Continue reading

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Losing Everything

A fellow servant, Gary Kallio, offers the Words for the Week today from his writing at Fiber for the Soul. What would you do if a crisis sours your life? We hear of folk who lose everything in a house … Continue reading

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Don’t Look Back

The late legendary coach John Wooden gives us this poem and message as our Words for the Week. Don’t Look Back The years have left their imprint On my hands and on my face. Erect no longer is my walk … Continue reading

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