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You Will Get Through This

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For the four weeks leading up to and going beyond Easter, we’re looking at the life of Peter.  Because he’s so often at the center of both the brightest and darkest moments in the Gospels, he has always been a source of hope and inspiration for those endeavoring to follow Jesus. On New Year’s Day 1929, Roy Riegels made one… Read more »

Hall of Fame Prayers

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For the four weeks leading up to and going beyond Easter, we’re looking at the life of Peter.  Because he’s so often at the center of both the brightest and darkest moments in the Gospels, he has always been a source of hope and inspiration for those endeavoring to follow Jesus. Mike Ditka is one of the most famous tough… Read more »

Peter the (Extra)Ordinary

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For the four weeks leading up to and going beyond Easter, let’s take a look at the life of Peter.  Because he’s so often at the center of both the brightest and darkest moments in the Gospels, he has always been a source of hope and inspiration for those endeavoring to follow Jesus.   In all four Gospel accounts, no one shows… Read more »

Hope in the Midst of Failure

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You have to feel for Carson Wentz.  The Indianapolis Colts are paying him millions of dollars.  He has sufficiently elite skills to be one of only 32 athletes who will regularly start at quarterback for an NFL team next fall.  Just six years ago he was drafted second overall by the Philadelphia Eagles.  Scouts and general managers couldn’t say enough… Read more »

Press On

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In the year 2000, Pixar was riding a wave of success unrivalled in the history of movie studios.  Their first three feature-length films – Toy Story, A Bug Life’s, and Toy Story 2 – had been smash hits.  Two future blockbusters – Monsters Inc. and Finding Nemo – were in production. Buoyed by such achievement, what did Pixar do next? … Read more »

Who You Are vs. What You Do

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For Bukayo Saka, it was an exceedingly painful moment. He failed.  In front of a crowded stadium and a worldwide TV audience. Saka, a 19-year-old Londoner born to Nigerian parents, is one of the most highly regarded young players in the world’s most popular sport – football (or as Americans call it, soccer).  Earlier this summer he was chosen to… Read more »

Finish the Race

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In the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, marathon runner John Stephen Akhwari of Tanzania finished last. But there’s quite a bit more to his story. Akhwari was one of the world’s best long distance runners.  He had never trained at high altitudes, however, such as those in central Mexico.  Several miles into the marathon, Akhwari began to cramp.  Then, approaching the… Read more »

Solomon’s Failures

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The reign of King Solomon represents the high water mark of the Old Testament. For centuries, faithful Jews looked back to the time of Solomon and his father, King David, as a kind of Golden Age. Solomon was a remarkable person.  He is credited with composing 1,005 songs, authoring more than 3,000 proverbs, and expanding the boundaries of Israel to… Read more »