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Definition of Success

Three friends were trying to define the word “success”. One said, “Success is being invited to the oval office to advise the president.” The second friend said, “That’s pretty good, but I think success is being invited to the oval … Continue reading

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The Reason for Our Courage

“But Jesus immediately said to them: ‘Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.’”—Matthew 14:27 The disciples of Jesus were terrified when they saw him walking on water. But he spoke to their fears, telling them to be courageous, not … Continue reading

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Contagious Courage

Fear seems to be contagious. Ten of the twelve men who were sent to explore the land of Canaan came back with a fearful report, which caused the people to rebel against the Lord (Numbers 13 and 14). However, courage … Continue reading

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Courage

I believe it was Mark Twain who once said, “I don’t believe in ghosts, but I am afraid of them!” We are quite often too fearful. Jesus was constantly telling people that they shouldn’t be afraid. Instead of fear, we … Continue reading

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Why He Failed

In Matthew 25, Jesus tells a story about three servants who are entrusted by their master with huge amounts of money that they are to invest in order to gain a return. The first two servants doubled their master’s money … Continue reading

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The Secret to Success

In a devotion he wrote for The Southeast Outlook, Jacob Glassner tells how Sara Blakely learned to appreciate failure. Blakely, the founder and CEO of Spanx, a billion-dollar apparel company, often shares the story that led to her success. When … Continue reading

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Felt the Pain

The boy coming up to pinch hit was by far the smallest player on his baseball team, but he approached the batter’s box with great zeal and determination. Pounding the plate with his bat, he eagerly awaited the first pitch. … Continue reading

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