Tag Archives: influence

Guardrails

The highway department recently put in a much-needed guardrail along a stretch of road near our house. My wife asked me if I had noticed it. I had not, even though I had driven by there a couple of times … Continue reading

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When I Am Old

Old age slowly creeps up on some people. For others, it happens quite suddenly. One day they wake up and can’t believe what they see in the mirror! Growing older is inevitable for those who manage to remain alive. It … Continue reading

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Mannequin Challenge

The latest craze to go viral is the “Mannequin Challenge”. This is where people assume a pose and hold it, much like a mannequin in a store window. Often it becomes a group endeavor. Hollywood celebrities and professional athletes have … Continue reading

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The Influence of Wayne Smith

Wayne Smith passed away last week, and his funeral service will be tomorrow at Southland Christian Church, the congregation that he loved so dearly and served so faithfully for so many years. Wayne was known for his wit and humor, … Continue reading

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A Father’s Influence

Mike Piazza was recently voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The former New York Mets catcher credits his father for getting him to the major leagues by forcing him to get into a batting cage every day. His father … Continue reading

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Bad Company

The newspaper ad read: Free puppies to a good home. 1/2 Cocker Spaniel. Other 1/2 sneaky neighbor’s dog. A lot of harm can come from a bad influence in your life. It pays to be careful about the company you … Continue reading

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Leading the Unlikely

King David is considered one of the best leaders in the Bible. Even before he became king, his leadership qualities were apparent. He drew many followers, and he and his men became renowned for their bravery and the victories they … Continue reading

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Leading Attitude

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton understands that having the proper attitude is an important part of being a leader. Newton has learned from his earlier mistakes, and he plans to make some changes in order to become a more effective … Continue reading

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Bad Influence

A New York man who ran on to the playing area at Citi Field during the All-Star game faces up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. The suspect, 18-year-old Dylan McCue-Masone is charged with interfering with a … Continue reading

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Close to Home

I baptized my sister-in-law, Karen, yesterday. It was a very moving experience for me. The whole church celebrated as we welcomed her into the kingdom of God. Jesus sends us out to make disciples of people everywhere. This, of course, … Continue reading

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