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Don't Be Afraid to Ask

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The great Baptist preacher Adrian Rogers told of a time when he was a student pastor in the Indian River County area of Florida, a region known for its citrus growers. On one occasion a deacon in the church gave him a rather generous helping of delicious oranges....

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Our Own Worst Enemy

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In January of 1967, three American heroes, Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee, perished in the first great tragedy to hit the infant American space program. The crew of Apollo 1 was busy conducting preflight tests when an electrical spark triggered a flash fire in the oxygen rich...

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First Base First

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Coach Bobby Bowden of Florida State liked to inspire his teams with parables. According to Tennessee Titans center Kevin Long, who played under Bowden, one of Bowden's favorite stories centered on his playing days in college baseball. Bowden had never hit a home run...

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All's Well That Ends Well

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A janitor would wait patiently each week for a group of seminarians to finish their basketball game before cleaning the gym. While he waited, he would sit in the stands and study his Bible. One particular day, as the seminarians were exiting the gym, they noticed the janitor engrossed in bible...

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Double Vision

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Leonard Bernstein, the great American composer, says that when he was young his father adamantly opposed his going into music. There was no strike up the band and let's celebrate around the Bernstein home the day that Leonard entered music school....

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It Could Be Worse

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John Hooper, Bishop of Gloucester, one of the lesser lights among the English reformers, was burned at the stake on February 9, 1555, under the ruthless reign of bloody Mary. He had a reputation for personal holiness and Spirit-filled preaching. Thousands...

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Temptation Within Temptation

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The story is told of man with a bulging waistline who decided to do something about his weight. Engaging the fight with the flab, he decided to change his route to work so that he would not pass his...

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Green With Envy

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The story is told of a time when President Lincoln was carrying his two crying sons who were behaving badly. When someone asked him what was wrong with the boys, Abraham Lincoln replied, “Exactly, what is wrong with the whole world. I have three...

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Pick Your Fights

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President Theodore Roosevelt used to have a pet dog that was always getting into fights and being beaten by other dogs. A reporter once asked the president about that. The reporter stated, “Your dog is not much of a fighter is he, Mr. President?”...

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A Rare Find

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Jeb Stuart was the Civil War's version of a B-2 Stealth Bomber. This gallant, and gusty West Point graduate had an uncanny ability to infiltrate the federal lines without being detected. On the Confederate side he was nicknamed "the eyes of the army," and...

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