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  • Edison: Complete Forgiveness

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Apr 26, 2010
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    EDISON: COMPLETE FORGIVENESS When Thomas Edison and his staff were developing the incandescent light bulb, according to Ken Sande, it took hundreds of hours to manufacture a single bulb. One day, after finishing a bulb, notes Sande, Edison handed it to a young errand boy and asked him to take it ...read more

  • Roy Riegels: Don't Give Up

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Mar 21, 2010
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    ROY RIEGELS: DON'T GIVE UP On New Year’s Day, 1929, Georgia Tech played the University of California in the Rose Bowl. A UC player named Roy Riegels, who was their center, recovered a fumble for California and in the confusion of evading some of the Georgia Tech tacklers, started running ...read more

  • You Are Not Alone

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Mar 14, 2010
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    YOU ARE NOT ALONE Reed Lessing tells the story of a Native American ritual for training young braves: "On the night of a boy’s thirteenth birthday, he was placed in a dense forest to spend the entire night alone. Until then he had never been away from the security of his family and tribe. But ...read more

  • When I Was In Seminary, I Heard An Illustration ...

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Mar 7, 2010
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    When I was in seminary, I heard an illustration that has stuck with me over the years. It began with a question, “Whose holding your trampoline?” The image there is of a group a people stationed around the sides of the trampoline to keep you from falling off. The purpose of the question was to ...read more

  • #8230;it Took 40 Years In Chaos, The ...

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Feb 28, 2010
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    “…it took 40 years in chaos, the wilderness, because the people needed time to reorganize at a higher level. Had they made the trip in forty days or forty months, the people of Israel would have arrived in the promise land unchanged.” ...read more

  • To Children On School

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Feb 28, 2010
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    TO CHILDREN ON SCHOOL School is your job right now. It is where you spend a great deal of time, just like parents spent a great deal of time a work. School is where you learn important habits that are important to work. Like showing up on time. Being respectful. Doing your work to the best of ...read more

  • Truth In Customs

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Feb 28, 2010
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    TRUTH IN CUSTOMS I have a friend who lives in France and she lives on a farm with her husband and animals. (On Christmas Day, she and her husband were helping the sheep they own as they gave birth to lambs!) I decided to ask her about table customs in France that were different in America and ...read more

  • According To "Character Counts!" To Be ...

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Feb 28, 2010
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    According to "Character Counts!" to be responsible is to * Do what you are supposed to do * Persevere: keep on trying! * Always do your best * Use self-control * Be self-disciplined * Think before ...read more

  • In My Humble Opinion, More Mature Christians ...

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Feb 28, 2010
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    "In my humble opinion, more mature Christians tend toward mercy as they develop. I loved the idea of Real Justice as a kid. Then I ...read more

  • Character Is Like A Tree And Reputation Like A ...

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Feb 28, 2010
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    Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is ...read more

  • In 2007, The Pew Research Center Did A Follow Up ...

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Feb 28, 2010
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    In 2007, The Pew Research Center did a follow up survey to one done in 1990 regarding what makes a marriage work and here is what they found: In 1990 95% of those surveyed said that faithfulness was the most important ingredient in making a marriage work. In 2007 that dropped slightly with 93% ...read more

  • Losing The Art Of Conversation  PRO

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Feb 28, 2010
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    LOSING THE ART OF CONVERSATION We live in a world of overwhelming access via phone, e-mail, instant messaging, Twitter, Facebook, and the like. More than once I have heard someone say, "I got x number of e-mails at once with the expectation I would send an instant response to each one!" I ...read more

  • From The Texas Heart Institute's Website, We ...

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Feb 27, 2010
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    From the Texas Heart Institute’s website, we learn the following about our human heart. It weighs between 7 and 15 ounces (16 ounces is one pound.)It is the size of our fist (Make a fist.) For a person who lives a long life it will beat up to 3.5 billion times. It pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood ...read more

  • Hey Bob! Building Margin In Your Life

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Feb 27, 2010
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    "HEY BOB!" BUILDING MARGIN IN YOUR LIFE In his book, The Short List: In A Life Full of Choices, There Are Only Four That Matter, Butterworth tells of the time when he came home to his family after another weekend speaking engagement when his then youngest son decided to start talking at the ...read more

  • Four Freedoms

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Feb 27, 2010
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    FOUR FREEDOMS In January 1941, when the flames of war were consuming Europe and the Far East, President Roosevelt addressed Congress. In that address, he said some things about freedom that has echoed down through the years. The address, now known as the "Four Freedoms" address, contained ...read more

  • Giving Questions

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Feb 27, 2010
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    GIVING QUESTIONS What is harder for people to give these days: time, money, or possessions? Why? What is the biggest internal barrier for people investing what they have already have for God? What is the biggest external barrier for people investing what they have already have ...read more

  • What Is Your Greatest Frustration With Reading ...

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Feb 27, 2010
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    What is your greatest frustration with reading and understanding the Bible? • Lack of time • Lack of a road map to help you get the big picture • Lack of desire • Lack of some ...read more

  • Steps Of Bible Study

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Feb 27, 2010
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    STEPS OF BIBLE STUDY Bible study starts with Observation: What does it say? Then we move on to step 2 with Interpretation: What does it mean? Then we move on to step 3 with Correlation: How does it fit with the Bible as a whole? Finally, we end with Application: How do I use it in my life? ...read more

  • Esther's Shoes  PRO

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Feb 27, 2010
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    ESTHER'S SHOES Your story, my story, our story is in the Bible. We know what it is like to be in Esther's shoes. We have had moments when our faith and our commitment to God has been tested at work, in the classroom, at home, and in the neighborhood. We are faced with the question, "Am I ...read more

  • People Who Are Learning To Speak English As A ...

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Feb 27, 2010
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    People who are learning to speak English as a second language probably wonder what a phrase like ‘he risked life and limb’ really means. What does it mean? According the freedictionary.com it means, “to do something ...read more