Success

Even My Money

William Allen White, famed Editor of the “Emporia Gazette,” was a staunch member of the Democratic Party. On one occasion, however, he found himself attending a Republican Party convention as a political reporter. At the opening session, the presiding officer saw Mr. White in the audience and asked him if he would give an invocation. …

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What’s Next?

Whether one is seventy or seventeen, there is in every human heart a great reservoir of childlike awe and wonder, childlike zest for “What’s next?”, childlike hope for the transformation of “things as they are” into “things as they will be.” We read in First Corinthians: Eye has not seen, ear has not heard, nor …

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Too Big A Job

When we are part of a large crowd attending an outdoor happening of some kind, it is gratifying to discover that the event has been well-planned. We are pleased to see that canteens, first-aid stations and sanitary facilities are set up in advance. But, a crowd that once gathered to hear Jesus speak was in …

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An **A**-For-Effort

In one of his writings, Ralph Waldo Emerson asks, “How do you measure success?” In his answer, he lists the following traits: To appreciate beauty; To find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a redeemed ocial condition or a job well done. Not many people I have known …

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Don’t Pull Up The Drawbridge

“If you’ve been wondering why you’re tired,” begins an old magazine article, “here’s why”: No matter how tired you may be, your exhaustion is fully justified, as can be proven by simple arithmetic. The United States has a population of some 200 million. Of these, 72 million are past retirement age, leaving 128 million in …

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Formula For Success

Willie Loman is the name of the principle character in Arthur Miller’s famous play, “Death of a Salesman.” Willie Loman’s ambition in life was to be a supersalesman and, at the same time, popular and well-liked. But in pursuing these goals, his rising star began to fall. His sales were dropping off. He was beginning …

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The Search Ends Here

After the Ten Commandments had been given, the Lord said to Moses, “Tell the Israelites this: ‘You have seen for yourselves that I have spoken to you from heaven. Do not make any gods to be alongside of Me. Do not make for yourselves idols of silver or gods of gold.’” But while Moses was …

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A Sweet Spiritual Blessing

A large crowd had gathered near a pond in a large zoo. They watched admiringly as a peacock slowly spread its great tail and displayed its stunning plumage. The great bird stood erect and noble and strutted regally. Just then an old, gray duck waddled slowly from the pond and passed between the proud peacock …

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Crossing The Great Divide

A New York Times newspaper column told the story of a New York City woman who was standing at a bank writing table, filling out a form. A man walked up to the table holding a stack of papers. He began writing checks and putting them into envelopes. He obviously was paying bills. When he …

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