Category Archives: Leadership

Frozen by Fear

Two farmers were talking one hot July day. One of them asked the other, “How is your cotton doing this year?” “I didn’t plant any,” came the answer. “I was afraid of the boll weevil.” “Well, how is your corn?” … Continue reading

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The Golden Rule

One of the best known ethical teachings comes from the Sermon on the Mount, where Jesus says, “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” … Continue reading

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Preaching the Word

This past September 29th marked the 30th anniversary of my first sermon. I was quite nervous as I delivered that sermon at the Clarksburg Church of Christ (now Clarksburg Christian Church). The text was from James 2 and the message … Continue reading

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Our Motivation

Opera star Mary Garden, considered one of the greats of her profession, said there was one thing she always told herself before going on stage: “There’s one person in that vast audience who has made a sacrifice to come and … Continue reading

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Ears Properly Spaced

A missionary was struggling to translate the Bible for a tribe that did not have the Word of God in their own native language. He found it particularly difficult to find a way to convey the concept of “pride”. He … Continue reading

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Feeling Ashamed

A young girl was once asked how she was able to sell a record number of Girl Scout cookies. She answered, “You have to look people in the eye and make them feel guilty.” Sometimes we can manipulate people by … Continue reading

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Improvement

In the early 1960s the University of Florida football team was running wind sprints for conditioning. One of the large linemen, Jack Katz, who played tackle, had proven himself to be the fastest lineman on the team. Katz walked up … Continue reading

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Dangerous Passenger

Clovis Chappell wrote about an interesting situation that occurred years ago, in the pioneer days of aviation. A pilot was attempting to make a long distance flight when he noticed that there was a rat in the plane with him. … Continue reading

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In Trouble Now!

An older couple who had never flown before decided that they would get on a plane in order to make the long journey to see their grandchildren. Their flight started out smoothly, but after a while the pilot’s voice came … Continue reading

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Clear Communication

A woman showed up for her appointment with a lawyer and got right to the point—“I want to divorce my husband.” To this the attorney replied, “Do you have any grounds?” She answered, “Why yes, we have a couple of … Continue reading

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