Give Me That Mountain

Healing as an Acquired Skill

Health and Healing. Day eighteen...

A couple of years ago, one of the men attending our classes lived in his car. He was too tall to stretch out in his rear seat, and since he had a bad back to start with he was continually dealing with back pain.

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Everything Necessary

Health and Healing. Day nineteen...

A few months ago, as I was driving home on the interstate, at the end of an exit ramp I saw a car off in the ditch. (Nothing all that unusual. But the Lord used the incident to show me something.) A young teenage driver was standing next to his open car door—as if the incident had just happened.

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A Justified Confidence

Health and Healing. Day twenty...

“No brag. Just fact.” Walter Brennan spoke these words on a regular basis in the western series, “The Guns of Will Sonnett,” while it played on network television during the late 1960s.

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Get Mad

Health and Healing. Day twenty-one...

My children attended a rural elementary school. Most of the basketball teams in our conference had a policy of making sure each child had a few minutes of playing time. Invariably, it seemed as if the weakest kid had to be put in at the end of a very close game.

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Exceptions

Health and Healing. Day twenty-two...

There are exceptions to every rule. If you're not convinced, just try making a statement that is generally true, and then listen for a response from those who oppose your statement. They will bring up every exception imaginable in an effort to repudiate your generally true statement.

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Pursuing the Standards

Health and Healing. Day twenty-three...

Well‐run businesses have rules that must be followed, just like well‐run families, well‐run municipalities, or any other well‐run grouping of people. So as an employer I regularly had to deal with disciplinary issues.

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God Is Glorified in Our Victory

Health and Healing. Day twenty-four...

William Tyndale (1494–1536) was an English scholar whose mission in life was to get an English translation of the Bible into the hands of the common people, so they would no longer have to rely on the clergy to tell them what God said.

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Dealing with Distractions

Health and Healing. Day twenty-five...

As Mom would say, “How do you know you don't like it until you taste it?”

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Shaping and Perfecting

Health and Healing. Day twenty-six...

Art and function have always been inseparable in pottery. I am constantly amazed at what a pile of clay can become in the hands of the right person. Maria Martinez (1887–1990) was such a person.

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The Importance of Preparation

Health and Healing. Day twenty-seven...

When hearing someone say, “Let's do some painting,” those volunteers with no experience will immediately grab the brush and open the can—having no idea how far away they are from actually being ready to paint.

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Pushback

Health and Healing. Day twenty-eight...

When the word “pushback” is used in today's culture, we don't usually think about the pushback that backs an airplane away from the terminal. We're more likely to think about the pushback the community had against the proposed low‐income housing addition, or the pushback the parents had against the new middle‐school curriculum.

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Making the Connection

Health and Healing. Day twenty-nine...

A “surprising connection” is one of those moments when we realize that one issue in our life is being affected by another issue that appears to be totally unrelated.

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