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The Measure of a Person

Football fans anxiously awaited news about Kyler Murray’s appearance at the NFL scouting combine. While the Heisman Trophy winning quarterback out of Oklahoma declined to participate in throwing drills, he did submit to the measuring of his height and the … Continue reading

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They Need Shoes

Shane Claiborne, an advocate for the poor and homeless, once spoke at a church service in Chicago. And at the end of his speech he said, “When I’m done here tonight, I’m going to go be with some homeless folks … Continue reading

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Danger Ahead!

A hiker in Yosemite National Park was killed Sunday when struck by falling rock and ice. Officials had closed the trail due to the hazardous conditions. The trail closure was clearly marked, but the hiker ignored the warning and suffered … Continue reading

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Easy for Me to Say!

I was once watching a sports announcer on television as he offered his view of something that had happened in the sports world. I don’t recall whether he was talking about a certain player, a particular team or a play … Continue reading

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Determination

Ignacy Jan Paderewski was asked by a fellow pianist if he could be ready to play a recital on short notice. The famous musician replied: “I am always ready. I have practiced eight hours daily for forty years.” The other … Continue reading

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Are You Ready?

I have heard that there is an old tombstone in a cemetery in Indiana which bears the following epitaph: Pause Stranger when you pass me by, As you are now, so once was I. As I am now, so you … Continue reading

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Close to God

My old friend Alberta Herron recently passed away at the age of 93. Alberta was a wonderful Christian woman, one of the best members a church could ever have. She cared about people, and you could always count on her … Continue reading

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Similar Uniforms

The new professional football league, the AAF, is off to a good start in their first two weeks. The games have been getting a lot of attention, and the reception from fans has been strong. However, a game yesterday between … Continue reading

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It Felt Real

Someone asked a golfer if he ever had a hole-in-one. He answered, “No, but I know what one feels like.” When asked to explain, he said, “I hit a ball on an unfamiliar course, and it rolled up toward the … Continue reading

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Reliable

I once read about a man who lived in Long Island, New York, in the early 1900s. This fellow was an amateur meteorologist. He once ordered a barometer from a mail-order company and anxiously awaited the arrival of his purchase. … Continue reading

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