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You Can Help Midnight To Never Come!

We love underdog stories, sometimes called Cinderella stories. We like to root for the person or team that is not supposed to win. In literature we have the story of Cinderella who despite her wicked stepmother’s best efforts gets to meet the handsome prince. Who can forget the “Miracle on Ice” when a group of American collegiate and amateur hockey […]

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Emptying Your Cup

Our lives are guided by what is and is not acceptable behavior. These cultural norms are the standards we live by. They are the shared expectations that guide the behavior of people within social groups. How you interact with a co-worker of the opposite sex is different from how you interact with your spouse, or at least it should be. […]

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The Red Carpet

Are you the type of person who always wants to know the answer? You like to dig into the “who, what, where, when and why.” Take for example the red carpet often seen at awards shows or to welcome dignitaries. Some people see the red carpet and don’t think any more about it while others see it and desire to […]

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There Is A Rebel In All Of Us

Are you a rebel? Do you consider yourself rebellious? Could you have starred alongside James Dean, Sal Mineo, and Natalie Wood in the 1955 melodrama film, “Rebel Without a Cause”? Throughout life we all at times oppose or resist family, friends, authority, tradition, the establishment, and God, yes, even God. In the 15th chapter of Luke, Jesus tells a story […]

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Drifting Out To Sea

Have you ever asked yourself, or thought to yourself, “How in the world did I get here?” You find yourself in some situation and you are not sure how you got there. Over time you neglect your physical health and then one day you look in the mirror or get on the scale, and it hits you, you are overweight […]

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Every Athlete Needs A Good Coach

You are probably familiar with the old adage, “It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.” I was a sprinter in high school and college and I never won or lost a race at the starting line. How I started the race did often help in my quest to cross the finish line first, but ending well determined whether […]

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Grape Juice

We live in a world full of choices. If you have cable television you know what we are talking about. Even if you have the basic cable package you probably have fifty of more channels to choose from, many of which really do not have any programming worth watching, but nonetheless you have endless choices. Walk down the breakfast foods […]

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The Safety Net

Do you find yourself in a situation where you feel squeezed? You feel like you have run out of options. You have done everything in your power to remedy the situation but you keep coming up empty. You have used up all your get out of jail free cards but you still feel trapped. It feels like you are free […]

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What Is Your Jordan River?

Picture yourself hiking on a path. You come to a shallow and narrow creek. Without hesitation you simply step over the water and voilà, you are on the other side, without even getting your shoes wet. In life we face many decisions like this; ones that can be often made without too much thought or stress. You probably did not […]

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Faith That Believes Before It Sees

We live in a world of broken promises. So often people, corporations, and government tell us one thing, then either do something else or nothing at all. When someone says to you, “I will come to your picnic” it often really means “I will come to your picnic if nothing better comes up.” Marriages break up because “as long as […]

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