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Caught!

It is interesting to read stories of bumbling criminals who make obvious mistakes that lead to their capture, like those who mistakenly leave a piece of paper with their name and address at the scene of the crime. I recently … Continue reading

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Tough Course!

A golfer once carefully lined up his tee shot, took a mighty swing, and missed the ball completely. Collecting himself, he approached the ball again, and took another swing, but missed again. A third time he approached the ball, determined … Continue reading

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How Do You See Yourself?

A toddler once found a dark red lipstick and proceeded to apply it to herself the way she had seen her mother do. By the time her mother discovered what she had done, the little girl had lipstick all over … Continue reading

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Humble and Gracious

I just heard part of a speech that Hillary Clinton gave to her supporters the day after her upset loss to Donald Trump in the presidential election. She was quite humble and gracious in her remarks. This was a sharp contrast … Continue reading

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Blinded by Pride

I once tried (unsuccessfully) to help a church move from their manmade democratic form of running the church to the biblical pattern of elder governance. During the teaching process, one lady claimed that she should have just as much say … Continue reading

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Humble Star

University of Kentucky basketball star Anthony Davis has blocked a phenomenal 175 shots so far this season. Davis refuses to call undue attention to himself after blocking an opponent’s shot. He does not wag his finger, beat his chest or … Continue reading

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Hard to Be Humble

H.A. Ironside, who preached in the early 20th century, noticed that he was becoming proud of himself. His church was doing well, his messages were well-received and people were even recognizing him on the street. Realizing that he needed to … Continue reading

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Lowly in Spirit

LeBron James Millions of people were delighted to see the Miami Heat lose to the Dallas Mavericks in the 2011 NBA finals. Even after their loss, Heat star LeBron James found it hard to be humble. He said that his … Continue reading

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A Brilliant Idea

There’s an old fable about a frog and two ducks that lived on the same pond. They were discussing what they should do since the pond was nearly dry because of a prolonged drought. They knew if they didn’t do … Continue reading

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The World’s Greatest Christian

I once met the world’s greatest Christian. How did I recognize her as such? She had no halo or aura to signify how special she was. So how did I know? She told me. Oh, not in so many words. … Continue reading

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