Tag Archives: Perseverance

Snatching Victory From the Jaws of Defeat

What a wild, wacky, wonderful weekend of college basketball. The NCAA Men’s Tournament has provided incredible comebacks, thrilling upsets and historic wins in the past four days.

After a 134 losses by a #16 seed to a #1  seed, UMBC stunned and actually stomped by the overall #1 seed Virginia, who was the favorite by many experts to win the championship. Continue reading

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Don’t Give Up

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Last night’s College Football Championship game was one for the ages. It was a battle of wills. Mental toughness. Physical stamina. Emotional fortitude. And a never say die attitude.

In an upset, the Clemson Tigers scored the winning touchdown with one second left in the game to beat the favored Alabama Crimson Tide, 35-31. Continue reading

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Great Verses of the Bible: 2Corinthians 4:8-9

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When you think you’ve experienced more challenges than you can handle and your failures are crying for you to quit, consider this man.

In ‘16 His family was forced out of their home. He had to work to support them.

In ‘18 His mother died.

In ‘31 Failed in business. Continue reading

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Let Go of Whatever Makes You Stop

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“Let Go of Whatever Makes You Stop” is the title of a little book by John Mason.

I read it years ago, but I recently came across it again. It’s a neat little book filled with 52 golden nuggets of two pages each. Mason’s goal is to help us rise above mediocrity. Get more out of life. And discover a new momentum for living.

Many of the chapter titles encapsulate  simple spiritual truths that are obvious. But often we fail to apply. Here are a few:  Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Perseverance

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Today is a special milestone for ThePreachersWord.  This is the 500th post!

We began January 1, 2012 with no readers!  No track record.  No idea of what to expect.  And certainly no thought of posting 500 times!  What began as an unexpected opportunity to minister in this manner has been a wonderful blessing to me.  And I  hope to those who are regular readers.

According to WordPress we have 2400 followers from various media sources. ThePreachersWord has been read in over 170 countries.  And we have posts in over 100 categories. Continue reading

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