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Humble Service

Years ago someone visited the church in Plains, Georgia where President Jimmy Carter is a member. The visitor noticed that the church had some sign-up sheets for members to volunteer for particular jobs that needed to be done in the … Continue reading

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The Christmas Story

When I was in junior high my classmates and I all had to memorize the Christmas story from Luke 2 as part of our school work. In these days where the ACLU is vigilantly trying to protect us from all … Continue reading

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Ego in Check

A six-year-old girl was asked, “Are you in Jessica’s class at school?” She replied, “No, I’m not. But she’s in my class.” We tend to be self-centered, and those inclinations are seen in adults as well as children. One of … Continue reading

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Fasten Seat Belt

When Muhammad Ali was in his prime as a heavyweight prizefighter, he was on an airplane that was about to take off. When the flight attendant reminded him to fasten his seat belt, he brashly replied, “Superman don’t need no … Continue reading

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Doing the Dirty Work

Don McCullough writes in Waking from the American Dream: “During World War II, England needed to increase its production of coal. Winston Churchill called together labor leaders to enlist their support. At the end of his presentation he asked them … Continue reading

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Good at What You Do

There are different levels of being good at something. For example, you might be good at math in that you can balance your checkbook. However, you probably aren’t good enough at math to be a rocket scientist who works for … Continue reading

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Not An Easy Task

Alex Domokos shares the following story: “My mother cast one of her students as the innkeeper for the Christmas pageant. All the third grader had to do was tell Joseph, ‘There is no room at the inn.’ But during the … Continue reading

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The Voice of Authority

The cover letter of a job application contained the following statement—“I listen to what the company president says, but I still make my own moves because I know what is best.” That kind of attitude is probably not going to … Continue reading

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Seat of Humility

Mike Brown was hired as an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors after last season’s NBA playoffs. When head coach Steve Kerr became unable to perform his duties as he battled extreme back pain, Brown took over the head … Continue reading

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Royally Humble

It is reported that Queen Elizabeth was once approached by some American tourists who did not recognize her. When they asked her if she “was from around here”, she nodded that she was. Then they asked, “Have you ever met … Continue reading

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