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Monthly Archives: November 1996

Currencies of Generosity

Generosity is deeper than money and wider than philanthropy. When I was thirteen, my neighbor Mr. Cherry wanted his lawn mowed once a week. It wasn’t that the grass grew more quickly on Mr. Cherry’s yard than anywhere else in Biloxi, Mississippi, but who was I to argue? As a […]

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No Substitute for a Peer

In the Land of Uz there lived a man whose name was Job. JOB 1:1 Few Bible characters provide a better example of how to live than Job. He successfully managed his family, spiritual life, and career. Realizing how little control he had over life, he simply tried to do […]

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18. The Truth, The Whole Truth

You’ve interviewed for several jobs but haven’t even received a call back yet. Then, one afternoon, you interview with a local company that seems very interested. As you’re discussing the position, the manager says, “We sometimes have a hard time finding employees because we require a two-year commitment from them.” […]

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Execution

Not even the best strategic plan self-executes. Parenting is much more than just deciding with your spouse that you want to have a child and going through the fun part of producing the tyke. When you leave the hospital with your bundle, you realize you’re going to have to guide […]

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Small but Wise

Four things on earth are small, yet they are extremely wise: Ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store up their food in the summer; coneys are creatures of little power, yet they make their home in the crap; locusts have no king, yet they advance together in ranks; […]

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Drilling Dow

It’s one of the first things you learn as a child: Treat others the way you’d like to be treated. So how is it that, as adults, we still need to be reminded of this concept? The idea of the Power of One is really so simple. Kids get it, […]

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The Strength of Weakness

Let [my enemies] know that it is your hand, that you, O LORD, have done it. PSALM 109:27 David certainly had an unusual number of enemies. His psalms are filled with pleas to God to destroy his enemies and rescue him from his foes. And you don’t hear him talk […]

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Drilling Down

It seemed like just another day at the Ashland County Airport in Ashland, Ohio. Instructors for the flight school were buzzing about, preparing for lessons, when Ralph Danison walked in. The 18-year-old announced he was scheduled for a lesson. But he didn’t wait for the instructor. Danison got more than […]

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