Category Archives: words for the week

Thanksgiving

Our timely Words for the Week are from Charles R. Swindoll in his book, Growing Strong in the Seasons of Life. I recall, as a little barefoot boy with a cowlick of snow-white hair on my forehead, standing erect in … Continue reading

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Dog Nap

I thought I would share this oldie but goodie as today’s Words for the Week. An older, tired-looking dog wandered into a woman’s yard. She could tell from his collar and well-fed belly he had a home and was well … Continue reading

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Your Word

Our Words for the Week reflection again come from Ray Lammie and his Thought for Today program. Your Word Isn’t it disappointing when someone says they will do something: get back to you, call you, etc. and they don’t? When … Continue reading

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I Believe …

Words for the Week to ponder. I don’t know the original author(s). I Believe … … just because two people argue, it doesn’t mean they don’t love each other. And just because they don’t argue, it doesn’t mean they do … Continue reading

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This Day’s Thought

Our lead-in for the Words for the Week comes from F.B. Meyer, cited on This Day’s Thought. “When I was crossing the Irish Channel one dark, starless night, I stood on the deck by the captain and asked him, ‘How … Continue reading

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Change

Today’s Words for the Week come from the wisdom of Ray Lammie It’s not your parents’ fault, it’s not where you were born, how poor you were, your lack of education, the boss, your ex-spouse, etc. You are responsible for … Continue reading

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To Know and Not To Do

I like what a Buddhist monk once said. “To know and not to do is not yet to know.” To translate that into Christian terminology it could be, “To believe and not to act is not yet to believe.” In … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Carpenter

Our Words for the Week come from Michael Josephson of Character Counts. A master carpenter who’d worked for the same builder for nearly 50 years announced he was retiring. The builder told him how much he appreciated his work and … Continue reading

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Little Things

John Kerr reminded us of the stories from 9/11 as retold on Weekend Encounterfrom Acts International. I though we could use the unknown prompt as our Words for the Week. As you might remember, the head of a company survived … Continue reading

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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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