Tag Archives: failure

Close – but not quite…

Read Joshua 16 Focus on verse 10 One of my favorite quips is the phrase, “Close only counts in horse shoes and hand grenades”. Most often “close” is just a description we use in order to make ourselves feel better … Continue reading

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Getting it done…

Read Joshua 11 Focus on verse 15 I prefer the feeling that accompanies the completion of a long difficult project over the feeling that accompanies the realization that I have failed. Don’t get me wrong, both events have value, but … Continue reading

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Looking for Trouble…

Read Genesis 39 Focus on verse 9-1 On the occasions in my past when I was looking for trouble, I rarely had to look far to find it. I would not describe my past as particularly colorful in this regard, … Continue reading

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Consequences…

Read Genesis 38 Focus on verse 20-23 Today’s chapter reads like a soap opera that could make The Young and the Restless seem like a children’s story in comparison. The story line is as follows: Judah gets married and has … Continue reading

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Your Halo is Slipping…

Read Genesis 34 Focus on verse 13 and 3 Why does it seem to me that the more I read these accounts of the patriarchal families the less “saint like” they become. Hamor and the Shechemites appear to be attempting … Continue reading

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Faith building Failures…

Read Genesis 12 Focus on verse 11-13   It is not uncommon for us to make poor decisions when we find ourselves in frightening situations. Abram appears to be no different, but before we get too hard on him, consider … Continue reading

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Going half way…

Read Genesis 11 Focus on verse 31 My father used to say to me “son, there is no shortage of people with initiative…but very few have ‘finitiative’”. In other words, most people get real excited about starting something new, but … Continue reading

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