Monthly Archives: June 2011

Learn to Say No

We’re learning about gaining confidence in my series, Confident in God’s Hands. I’ve pointed out that we may often get ourselves involved in chaotic relationships, jobs, or other situations which make us feel as if all we’re doing is putting … Continue reading

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Quit the Fire Department

A fireman’s life A friend of mine is a fireman, and he leads a much different life from the rest of us. At times, it is difficult to connect with him, because he’s on duty at the fire station. He … Continue reading

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What Are You Tolerating?

The Billy Goat When Joe and I decided to move to the country, we found a large lot at a lake. All that grass would require a much larger mower than our little push model, so we bought a commercial … Continue reading

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Turn Off the Auto Pilot

Auto Pilot is supposed to be short-term. Most jets are designed to include an auto pilot setting, which gives the pilot an opportunity to get out of his seat, walk to the bathroom, eat a meal, and stretch. By simply … Continue reading

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Figure Out What Matters to You

The Pine Beetle People who raise trees for a living start having anxiety attacks when they hear pine beetle. This wood-boring insect can destroy acres of trees within a very short period of time, wiping out decades of growth and … Continue reading

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Imagine Your Future

Imagine a fairy tale ending. Fairy tales have always been popular, because they give readers hope. The author typically introduces a young girl, trapped in an unhappy childhood, and creates a marvelous future for her. When she achieves her dreams, … Continue reading

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Arrive Early for Greater Confidence

The 10 Minute Rule Consider how you feel when you find yourself running behind schedule. You look at your watch every few seconds as you crawl through heavy traffic on the way to work. You envision your boss glaring at … Continue reading

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Be Prepared to Boost Your Confidence

Grandma’s Bowling Ball When I was a kid, I went to stay with my grandmother for a week. One night, she got her bowling ball bag out of the closet and set it beside the door. “Are we going bowling … Continue reading

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