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Priorities

A couple of weeks ago I was on the campus of our local high school for an event that was open to the public. Before the program started, a student asked me enthusiastically, “Are you ready for tomorrow?” Seeing the … Continue reading

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Self-Denial

Psalm 132:1 is an interesting verse—“Lord, remember David and all his self-denial.” The text goes on to recount how David put the Lord’s concerns above his own. Self-denial is a challenging concept. We are familiar with the teaching of Jesus … Continue reading

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Stressed

Research shows that whales that have been caught in fishing nets experience a great amount of stress. Bayla, a young female whale, showed stress levels eight times higher than normal after she was found entangled in synthetic fishing ropes in … Continue reading

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Other Interests

Brad Dickson, a sportswriter for the Omaha World-Herald, took note of the fact that the Army football team has a junior wide receiver named Edgar Allan Poe. Dickson said, “If he’s the only Edgar Allan Poe you’ve heard of, you … Continue reading

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Proper Alignment

I play word games with some friends. This morning I played the first word of a new game. At least I tried to do so. The tiles were not properly placed on the board, so the game would not allow … Continue reading

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What Are You Chasing?

I recently attended a Christian men’s meeting where the preacher delivered a powerful sermon on giving God the honor and respect that is due him. Moments after the message concluded, a young boy, perhaps 12 or 13 years old, came … Continue reading

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First Things First

I just read that Chick-fil-A has surpassed KFC in sales in the United States. The Colonel has been relegated to second place in spite of the fact that Chick-fil-A has fewer restaurants than KFC. In addition to this, all Chick-fil-A … Continue reading

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Main Thing

“The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.”—Stephen Covey. Many self-help gurus continually emphasize the need to prioritize. They remind us that we shouldn’t spend too much time on trivial matters and that we must avoid … Continue reading

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Lasting Value

Coach Billy Donovan led the University of Florida to NCAA championships in basketball in 2006 and 2007. Here is what he had to say recently about the quest for titles—“Your whole entire life, you’re chasing this trophy, this crystal ball. … Continue reading

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The Main Event

“The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.”—Stephen Covey. Sometimes we struggle to maintain our priorities. Programs and ministries within the church are begun with the right motives, but often take on a life of their … Continue reading

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