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Joyciline demonstrating her athletic prowess.

Athletic Accomplishments

Posted on October 21

ATHLETIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS COVID-19 has provided a platform for some people to really excel in athletics in unbelievable ways. They are turning the tough times into terrific things! Here are four examples to read: A Chinese marathoner named Pan Shancu lives in a small apartment, but he decided to use the extra time running a marathon inside his apartment. It was a 26-foot course – that figures to be about 9 yards. He ran 31 miles... more »

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Is the grass really greener, or is it artificial?

Greener Grass or Artificial Turf?

Posted on September 16

GREENER GRASS OR ARTIFICIAL TURF? Some people go through life trying to find a reason why they’re not successful where they are. They feel like the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. It may look greener, but it is usually artificial turf! God’s greenest grass is right where you are standing. Produce where you are planted! For years, I went to Larry Brown at Kut Above to get my hair cut.... more »

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Successful man in a business suit raises his arms in front of a skyscraper.

How Successful Are You?

Posted on January 29

HOW SUCCESSFUL ARE YOU? Everybody wants to be successful, but sometimes success can be the worst thing that happens to a person. People can deal with adversity much easier than they can with success. Abraham Lincoln said, “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” I remember hearing my Dad say, “It’s difficult to hold a full cup steady, especially if that cup was filled rapidly.” We’re living... more »

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The Boy Scouts Got This Right!

Posted on September 11

I was a boy scout. I will always remember the motto—Be prepared. Those words have echoed in my mind for years. Benjamin Franklin said, “By failing to prepare, you’re preparing to fail.”

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Illustration of two frogs jumping in a pot of liquid. It goes with the poem about one frog giving up and one frog succeeding in getting out of the bowl

Avoid This Bad 4-Letter Word

Posted on September 4

When you set out to accomplish a goal, and things become challenging, you have two choices—you can keep going forward, or you can sit down and quit.

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