Awful or Awesome?

Yesterday at the end of a full and productive week, I was eager for the weekend. You know. Put work on the shelf, get into a book, take a long walk, watch a Hallmark movie. After hours of concentrated work with substantial progress I had that winning feeling. An hour later, I was overcome. The project that every ounce of energy had been poured into has to be reworked, and now instead of three weeks, I have one. There’s a big difference between being overcome and being an overcomer. Looking …

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Painted into a corner … what can I learn from this?

When I was 11 year old, my dad built the parsonage we lived in. For you young’uns a parsonage is a house the preacher and his family lived in and was usually pretty close to the church, if not attached. There. Your vocabulary lesson is done for today. But getting back to the story … this house had a basement which he decided to paint with some newfangled epoxy formula that would hold up to freight train traffic. Being the born-to-help child I wanted to paint the floor with the …

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Refining Grace