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A Passage To Ponder: Joshua 1:6-9

What is success? How do you define it? What are the essentials of success? And how do you know when you’ve achieved success?

Google “success” and you will incredibly get 5,440,000,000 hits in .48 seconds. Go to Amazon and you find there are over 90,000 books written about success. All of these sources are filled with formulas, fundamentals and principles for achieving success in a given area of life. Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Correction

“The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism,” once quipped the late Norman Vincent Peale, who was known for his classic “The Power of Positive Thinking.”

Even Peale realized that positive thinking and perpetual praise it is not enough. There are times in our lives when we all need to make changes. Modify our behavior. And make correction in the direction our life is taking. Continue reading

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How To Recover From Failure

There’s a story told of a preacher who was preaching a message about the fact that no one is perfect.

To prove his point he asked for anyone who was perfect to stand up. To his surprise, one man stood up in the middle of the congregation.

“Do you really think you’re perfect?” The preacher asked. Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Ability

The late Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, known for his best-selling book The Power of Positive Thinking, once related this humorous incident.

Following one of his speeches he was shaking hands and greeting people when he noticed a woman looking at him with a steady gaze. Finally, he went over to her and asked, “Madam, did you want to speak to me?”

“Hello, Norman,” she said. “Don’t you remember me?”

“Well, you have a familiar look,” Peale replied. “But I can’t place you.” Continue reading

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IT’S FRIDAY. BUT SUNDAY’S COMING! Some Things Are More Important

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Yesterday was an exciting beginning to the NCAA basketball tournament. There were upsets. Overtimes. Controversial calls. One point victories. And heart breaking losses.

The outcome of each game was important to their, players, coaches and fans. Yet in the midst of the adrenalin rush of these nail-biting contests, I am reminded of a statement by the late and legendary UCLA coach, John Wooden. Continue reading

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Teamwork: The Key To Success

We are now moving forward into my favorite time of year.  No, not winter!  Not Christmas!  Basketball season!  I like other sports.  And watch other sports.  But basketball is the best.  I won’t even argue the point here.  You know it is!  Continue reading

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