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Not Half Bad

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Not long ago I found myself sitting outside my local carwash waiting for my car to get dried, and polished off. The carwash attendants were hard at work returning our vehicles to their pristine look. It was a beautiful day, the sun was shining, the sky was blue, and there wasn't a cloud in the sky....

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Stay in Touch

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The man was on his way to the county fair. He had a chicken in one hand, a pig under his other arm, and a basket on his head. Along the way, he became lost. As he tried to decide which direction to take, a lady passed by who happened to be going to the county fair...

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Shutting Down the Rumor Mill

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A judge was campaigning for reelection. He had a reputation for integrity, and his life was marked by charity within the community. Yet his opponent sought to drag his reputation through the mud in a vicious campaign against him. His adversary...

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Risking It All

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Before there was Federal Express there was the Pony Express. The Pony Express was a private express company that carried mail, $2.50 an ounce, by an organized relay of horseback riders. The eastern end was in St. Joseph, Missouri, and the western terminal...

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Setting Priorities

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Filmmaker Walt Disney was known for chopping anything from his movies that got in the way of the story's progress and pace. Ward Kimball can attest to that fact! Ward Kimball, one of the animators for Snow White, recalls working 240 days on a 4-1/2 minute sequence...

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Another Attack Is Coming

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In 1984, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher narrowly escaped with her life after two bombs exploded in the Grand Hotel in Brighton, England, where she was staying along with many other government figures. They were there for the national...

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Having a Fit

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Henry Martyn was a 19th century British missionary who left behind a glittering academic career at Cambridge to go to India and Persia for Christ. He was only twenty-four years of age when he left the British Isles. It took him almost a year to get there and he was...

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Precious Memories

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Any visit to Washington D.C. would be incomplete without a stroll along Massachusetts Avenue where you pass roughly 50 foreign embassies housed in mansions that range from the elegant, to the imposing, to the out there. Many consider the 4-acre British Embassy the crown jewel of the row....

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Wicked Good

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When June and I lived in the United Kingdom, one of our favorite confectionary shops was a store called Thornton's. They were known for their chocolates and toffee. Our friends and family knew this, and so when Christmas, and other special occasions rolled round,...

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You Are Richer Than You Think

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The guy was obviously down in the mouth as he sat on the park bench. He was so depressed looking that a policeman who was patrolling the area sat down, and sought to console him. "Something the...

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