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CHRISTIANITY IS NOT A SPECTATOR SPORT

Despite our position in the pews on a Sunday morning, Christianity is not a spectator sport. A former UCLA coach observed, “College football is often 40,000 people desperately in need of exercise watching 22 men desperately in need of a … Continue reading

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IN THE TRENCHES

Theodore Roosevelt said, “It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually … Continue reading

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ALLEGIANCE TO THE CAUSE

To whom would you be willing to swear undying allegiance? During the Crimean War between Russia and Britain’s allies, the “Charge of the Light Brigade” took place in 1854. British confusion was at the core of this disaster. Out of … Continue reading

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SETTING YOUR PRIORITIES

There’s an old story about a farmer who one morning decided to plow the north forty. His tractor needed oil, so he started to the barn to get it, but on the way he noticed the pigs had not been … Continue reading

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PREPARED FOR BATTLE

Private Jones was assigned to the Army induction center, where he was to advise new recruits about their government benefits, especially their Serviceman’s Group Life Insurance (SGLI).   It wasn’t long before the center’s Lieutenant noticed that Private Jones had almost … Continue reading

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THANKFULNESS

One day a father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the firm purpose of showing his son how poor people can be. They spent a couple of days and nights on … Continue reading

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A TURNING POINT

Several years ago, Newsweek magazine carried the story of the memorial service held for Hubert Humphrey, former vice-president of the United States. Hundreds of people came from all over the world to say good-bye to their old friend and colleague. But … Continue reading

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