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Embrace Perseverance

This quote came in the mail today from Billy Mills, national spokesperson for “Running Strong for American Indian Youth” – a project associated with Christian Relief Service.

The synchronicity of the arrival of this in mailbox today was not lost on me. I already had spent my hour up in my sanctuary reading my Bible, devotionals, and praying for you – and other family and friends on my prayer list (yes, you are there!). Among the names on my list is “Native American Youth.” Lord knows their needs and yours.

The word that was my “Take-Away” from that time upstairs today was “Perseverance.” And that’s BEFORE the mail came with this gift! Go back up and read it again… “Collective Perseverance…” and HOPE …Resilience and Certainty in tomorrow – – – Tomorrow: a better day!

Persevere in those choices!!

It’s perseverance
That changes maybe’s to YES.
Chase the doubt away!

To make an impact
Just practice perseverance.
Keep your dreams alive.

God says you are Unique…
Designed for Greatness!!

Being persistent
As you work to problem solve:
The road to success!

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I can’t just sit here
Expecting success to come.
Gotta go get it!

It’s perseverance –
Working to make it happen
That completes the goal.

What are you working
To complete with great success?
Live with that purpose.

Persevere with Purpose

But tenacity
Ain’t easy when we don’t see
The results we need.

Is hard to always maintain
When we keep failing.

But unless we fail,
We’re not trying hard enough!
Gotta fail to learn.

3 “Not only that, but we also rejoice in our sufferings,
because we know that suffering produces perseverance;
4 perseverance, character; and character, hope.
5And hope does not disappoint us,
because God has poured out His love
into our hearts through the Holy Spirit,
whom He has given us.…”

Romans 5:3-4

Don’t let the fact that
There’s certain failure keep you
From taking chances!

Folks who developed
The vaccines we are using
Failed many times.

Before succeeding,
They conjured up their courage
And kept on trying.

That’s the way it is!
So Embrace Perseverance
And live your purpose.

1 “Therefore, since we are surrounded
by such a great cloud of witnesses,
let us throw off everything that hinders
and the sin that so easily entangles.
And let us run with perseverance
the race marked out for us,”
Hebrews 12:1

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Look at that runner;
He did not win his first race!
But perseverance paid off.

What race are you in?
What’s marked out for you to do?
Step out and do it!

Embrace Perseverance!

59 years and still counting

Long term marriages like ours don’t happen accidentally.
Takes lots of perseverance.
Believe me!

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Comments on: "Embrace Perseverance" (10)

  1. Something worth embracing

  2. Jan, I’ve noticed many times that people with educational qualifications are not always successful in what they would like to do if they don’t have motivation as well, yet someone without qualifications but bags of motivation and perseverance can go far.
    I have to say that your wedding-dress is absolutely gorgeous . . . that train is breathtaking! I think I’ve seen a photo here on your blog where De wore it too for her wedding? You both looked beautiful! xx

    • Thank you, Lesley. Yes, you’re right… DeDe wore my wedding dress almost 20 years to the date later…. and was married in the same chapel at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. Such sweet memories! Thank you for your visit and comment. I agree, motivation and inspiration often can outweigh education <3 BUt when you have all three… then look out! Here s/he comes!! <3

  3. The image of the Star Quilt took me back to my days of teaching, coaching, and supervising our school activities. I observed the honored tradition of Star Quilt presentations many times from athletic teams on the Fort Peck Reservation.

    • I bet you have many warm and heart-felt memories related to your Fort Peck experience. I’m glad this image brought you back to some of those, {{{Richard.}}} Bless you! Thanks for reading and taking time to comment. I appreciate you.

  4. Elaina Colby said:

    James 1:4 “Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

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