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THROUGH THE EYES OF OTHERS In the February 25, 1991 Sports Illustrated (“Making the Cut”), Thomas K. McGuane writes of training cutting horses to work with cows and compete in cutting horse competitions. He tells of taking a two year old from being tentative and jumpy to being able to face “the unknown with confidence.” …

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SOLID IMAGE An anonymous poet has captured this fact of life in these truthful words: “I took a piece of plastic clay,/and idly fashioned it one day, and as my fingers found it still,/it moved and yielded to my will. I came again when days were past, the bit of clay was hard at last, …

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LOVING GOD I spent 7 years of my life devoting the majority of my free time to playing the saxophone. I didn’t do that because I was musically talented. I didn’t do that because I loved the saxophone or even because I loved music. I did that because I knew that my father, who died …

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RAISING BOYS Adrian Rogers, former president of the Southern Baptist Convention, tells about the man who made his sons work in the cornfields while their peers spent the afternoon at the swimming hole. Someone scolded the father saying, “Why do you make those boys work so hard? You don’t need all that corn.” The wise …

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THE FAMILY BUSINESS A Sarasota, Florida couple made the newspapers a while back. They earned this publicity by instructing their teenagers on the ins and outs of the family business. The family business happened to be armed robbery. This couple was thoroughly schooling their teenage sons in such tools of the trade as AK-47 assault …

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THE EPAULET MEN Other people I look for are the “epaulet men.” On the eve of the Battle of Saratoga in 1778, Daniel Morgan led his Morgan Rifles against the British army led by Gentleman Johnny Burgoyne. Morgan compared his troops and ammunition to the strength of the British, and it was obvious his Rifles …

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SPURGEON ON PARENTING In dibbling beans the old practice was to put three in each hole: one for the worm, one for the crow, and one to live and produce the crop. In teaching children, we must give line upon line, and precept upon precept, repeating the truth which we would inculcate, till it becomes …

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QUALIFYING PARATROOPERS After enlisting in the 82nd Airborne Division, the recruit eagerly asked his Recruiter what he could expect from jump school. “Well,” he said, “it’s three weeks long.” “What else,” he asked. “The first week they separate the men from the boys,” he said. “The second week, they separate the men from the fools.” …

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PERMANENT & IMMEDIATE When I was a student in seminary, I was privileged to pastor a church on weekends. God blessed in many ways, and at one point I was tempted to leave school and devote my full time to the church. My faculty counselor set me straight. “God has waited a long time for …

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Adversity | Discipline | Perseverance | Sanctification/ Persecution | Spiritual Warfare | Suffering | Training | Trial

CONFIDENCE OF A SOLDIER The Christian soldier may wonder at times if there is any reason behind the various lessons of life; but a wise God knows that a soldier’s usefulness increases with the breadth of his experiences. During this stage of his training, Phil was exposed to many things with the purpose of acquainting …

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Children | Courage | Dogs | Family | Father | Fathers | Guard | Humor | Responses | Training | Understanding

MORE COURAGEOUS THAN WISE Two little girls are sitting and talking about the first girl’s dog. “My father has been training our dog to protect our house from strangers. He’s been putting on disguises and getting her to attack him.” The second little girl asks, “Is she learning?” The first girl answers, “She certainly is… …

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PARENTS AS BENEVOLENT DICTATORS “I believe in being a benevolent dictator,” said Dr. Ruth A. Peters, a Florida adolescent psychiatrist, contributing editor to “Child Magazine” and author of the book Who’s in Charge? “There are many more brats now than ever before, and I have a simple rule: Thou shalt not reason with the unreasonable. …

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