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A Forward Look

In the finishing touch, Chuck Swindoll tells about a man he met one Thanksgiving: “With a grin and a twinkle, he whipped out his hand. It was a hand you could strike a match on, toughness by decades of rugged toil. ‘You look like a man who enjoys life. What do you do for a …

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How or Why?

The person who knows “How” will always have a job. However, the person that knows “Why” will always be his boss! After Thomas Edison’s fame had become international, he was advised to have scientists come to his lab and help him understand just why some of his inventions had worked. Edison didn’t see much use …

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Negligence

It’s been said that little things make big things happen, that little hinges swing big doors. The opposite is also true; small areas of negligence can cause big problems. Paying attention to small details can benefit us and save us from a host of difficulties. Consider the following story. Noel Borja of Malaybalay, Bukidnon, Philippians …

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Change Horses

There could be an unwillingness to change in all of us, and because of this unwillingness, we become inflexible. It’s said that some people seem to be so in love with the past that they cannot deal with the present.  I came across the following humorous story called “The Top Ten Strategies for dealing with …

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Armchair Critic

Those that have done nothing in life are not qualified to judge those that are doing something. In the story of the talents found in Matthew 25:14-30, you discover three individuals, two of them used what they had and were given more, however one buried what he had and lost it. If you read the …

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Problems=Potential

Eliminating all our problems won’t make our lives better; it’s in the struggle that we grow. Without problems, there’s no potential. Kites don’t rise with the wind but against it. In the Bible, the story of Jacob wrestling all night with an angel is such a picture of life; what you wrestle with and win …

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Reject the Rejection

People, circumstances, and situations will attempt to define your life, but don’t let them. When others try to build your life, they will always make it too small! In 1902 an aspiring young writer received a rejection letter from the poetry editor of the Atlantic Monthly. Enclosed was a sheaf of poems the 28- year-old …

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