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Two Memorable Quotes From the Funeral of George H. W. Bush

“Some of the best public speaking we hear is at funerals,” posted my preaching and facebook friend , Warren Berkley, “It is storytelling from the eloquence of the heart. Nobody outlines the structure or critiques the delivery. We just listen.”

After watching most of the funeral service for President George H.W. Bush and hearing the eulogies, I have to say Warren was right.

The stories told by family, friends and colleagues were heartfelt, poignant, and often humorous. They spoke to the character of Mr. Bush. His gentleness. Kindness. Courage. Dignity. Decency. Loyalty. Honor. And grace under pressure. Continue reading


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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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