Adversity | Courage | Health | Life | Perseverance | Sports | Strength | Success | Trial

CHOICES: TWO WAYS OF RESPONDING Two paraplegics were in the news recently. One was Kenneth Wright, a high school football star and later, an avid wrestler, boxer, hunter and skin diver. A broken neck sustained in a wrestling match in 1979 left him paralyzed from the chest down. He underwent therapy, and his doctors were …

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Humor | Lost | Sports | Wisdom

HANDICAPPED? My secretary, Eileen, recently went to the Flint Center to see and hear Gordon McCrae perform. She told me the following story that Gordon told: It seems that Arnold Palmer was invited to come to a convention of blind golfers. He asked the golfers how they were able to know what direction to hit …

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Sports | Thanks

IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER There are all kinds of things to be thankful for, because thankfulness is in the eye of the beholder. One evening I asked the members of a confirmation class (eighth grade) to give a one-sentence prayer of thanks for something good that happened in the previous week. Most gave …

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Humor | Hypocrisy | Sports

AUTUMN RITUALS The start of the deer hunting season in Vermont is an event of special significance. Each year, on opening day, a substantial portion of the male population retires to outlying cabins and lodges where they eat, drink and play cards. Any deer foolish enough to bust in the door or poke his head …

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