Author Archives: rashionalthoughts

How we define ourselves

  No excuses, no whining — Coach Tony Bennett of the University of Virginia Cavaliers calmly and respectfully gave props to the UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) team and coach for taking care of business. “We got thoroughly out … Continue reading

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The humbling nature of the fruit

“I honestly believe if we would do more praying and less criticizing we would have a better nation,” Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines said Feb. 14. Speaking to a group of writers, editors and communicators, Gaines shared how at 60 … Continue reading

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Review, reboot, recenter

Search the hashtag #resolutionfail and you may break one of your resolutions if it is to spend less time on social media. The never-ending list of entertaining tweets consumed an hour of my — eh hem — research time. For … Continue reading

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Seeking a renewed prayerful heart

During this past holiday season, my uncle shared a bit about his recent journey through an in-depth study of prayer. He’s in his 70s and has been a believer for a long time but the experience of the past two … Continue reading

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Peace amid the sparkling lights

May you truly experience peace, hope and love from the One who is Peace, Hope and Love on this Christmas Day and every day … “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever … Continue reading

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Ever feel like you are letting everyone down?

Keeping count of the number of friends and family who feel they are letting everyone around them down can no longer be done with my fingers. I’m not sure what has so many stuck in this season right now but … Continue reading

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Why justify less than our best?

Justification is an interesting action. Have you ever noticed how much you justify to yourself or others why you did or didn’t do something? My moments of justification tend to focus on why I failed to follow through with a … Continue reading

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