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A Touching Lesson in Humility

University of Iowa Sophomore Jordan Bohannon walked to the free-throw line and nervously looked into the stands to make eye contact with his older brother, Zach.

Bohannon was on the verge of breaking a record of 34 consecutive free throws that had stood for 25 years by a legendary Hawkeye, Chris Street.

Everyone knew it would happen. Jordan had once hit 200 consecutive free throws in practice.

So, with 2:15 to go in the game. And Iowa leading Northwestern 73-65, Jordan eyed the rim. Took his customary 4 dribbles. Bent his knees. And let it fly. Continue reading

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Humility–A Forgotten Virtue

           There is an old Mac Davis song that says, “Oh Lord, it’s hard to be humble when you’re perfect in every way.  I can’t wait to look in the mirror cause I get better looking each day.”  That reminds me of the quote by Muhammad Ali, who when he was in his prime said, “It’s hard to be humble when you are as great as I am.”  Continue reading


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