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Titles

I have a title at work. It was given to me when I was hired and it designates a particular program for which I am responsible. I am a husband, a son, an uncle, a cousin, a grandchild, a brother, a friend, a co-worker, and the list could go on and on. Each day we all carry with us various titles of who we are to ourselves and to other people. How we are viewed by others, many times, depends on what we are to them. ... Read More »

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Legacies

Our nation has lost a couple high-profile, important people recently. Just a few weeks ago, Billy Graham, probably the most respected and honored spiritual leader of our generation said farewell to this world. Last week, Barbara Bush quietly passed from this temporary life to her eternal home. Covered in the prayers of a nation, both slipped from the grip of deeply-devoted, faithful families into the arms of their ... Read More »

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Idol Chat

Heroes. Idols. People we admire. From early childhood to somewhere in my early adult life, I, like many of you, aspired to be like those whom I looked up to. For me, it was most often a sports figure; someone who could play a game like no other; an athlete who could run faster, jump higher, and score more points than anyone else. “Someday I am going to be like him,” I would think to myself as I ran down ... Read More »

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15 Life Lessons

John R. Mott is a name almost synonymous with the YMCA. He lived from 1865 until 1955, serving all of his adult lifetime in the YMCA. Some of his accomplishments were: 27 years as National Secretary for the Intercollegiate YMCA of the USA and Canada; Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions; Presiding Office of the World Missionary Conference in Edinburgh; ... Read More »

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When Answers Don’t Come Easy

I am amazed at how difficult this life can be. Tragedies on a world-wide scale have become all too common. Personal struggles seem to push us to the brink at times.  Evil seems all too prevalent. And as a result, we tend to ask questions like, “where is God,” and “why would a loving God allow such tragic things to happen?” To be honest, nobody has those answers. We all struggle at times ... Read More »

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