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Can Anything Good Come of This?

Can Anything Good Come of This?

“Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” John 1:46 In 2015, Kmart brought back their once signature marketing tool, the blue-light special. Alasdair James, the president of Kmart at the time, promoted the move as a returning to the DNA of the store’s culture. He said, “We think there is a real positive buzz coming out of it and we expect to see an increase in sales.” The move…

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A Good Decision Abandoned

A Good Decision Abandoned

On March 2, 1962, in Hershey, Pennsylvania, Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in a basketball game. He also set a record for most free throws made in a game. What is remarkable about this second statistic is Chamberlain was a horrible free throw shooter, maybe the worst of all time. So what made that night so different? It turns out Wilt Chamberlain decided to start shooting free throws differently that season. He would put the ball between his knees and…

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Don’t Walk Away

Don’t Walk Away

“He could not do any miracles there…He was amazed at their lack of faith.” Mk 6: 5ff C.S. Lewis imagined the process of entering heaven in his book, The Great Divorce. In the book, when people die their bodies become ghost-like figures, a form with no substance. The ghost-like figures find themselves in an abandoned city. They must get on a bus and travel to the entry point of heaven. There, they are met by some acquaintance from earth, a…

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I Should Have Paid Attention

I Should Have Paid Attention

O that you had paid attention to my commandments! Isa 48:18 Have you ever found yourself looking back to an experience when you were younger and think, “If only I had paid attention…?” A time when you were in a unique learning opportunity, but didn’t take it seriously. Then when older, you realize how valuable it would have been to listen to the person teaching. I wished I had paid more attention in high school. Maybe that’s a stretch, but…

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