Hank was distraught. His wife had gone shopping the day before and hadn’t returned. The only thing he could think to do was report the situation to the sheriff’s department. When he walked into the headquarters, he was directed to Deputy Jones. “Hey, bro, my wife has gone missing. Can you help?”
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Let’s say you’ve just escaped jail and you’re on the run from the law when you see your picture posted online. What would you do?
No matter how you answer that question, it’s different from what this Australian teen did.
Let’s say you’ve accidentally ran your truck off a mountain-side road. Now, you’re trapped in a vehicle that’s dangling over the side of a deep cliff. In that situation, what’s your first priority?
For driver Mathew Sitko, the answer was as obvious as it was wrong.
Brian Dyson knows success. As the former CEO of Coca Cola Enterprises, his work impacted the lives of billions of soda drinkers around the world. Recognizing his authority and influence, Georgia Tech invited him to deliver the commencement address at their university in 1996.
But what he said about success was different than what most expected.
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When getting dressed, there are a few keys to remember. For instance, make sure your socks match. Also, be careful you don’t skip any loops with your belt. And always – I mean always – double check your zipper!
But there’s one other key to getting dressed…and this one can teach us a lot about life, in general.
Let’s be honest, most Christians don’t study their Bible as often as they should. It’s just not prioritized high enough on their “to-do” list. Sadly, that lack of study reveals itself in lots of ways.
Here are just a few.
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General William Nelson caused lots of trouble for the Confederate Army that fought against him during the Civil War. The hulking man who stood over 6 feet tall and weighed more than 300lbs well-deserved his nickname of “Bull.”
But after dodging every bullet fired at him by the Confederate Army, he couldn’t dodge just one that was fired at him from the gun of a fellow Union general.
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Painting the walls. Hanging the family portrait. Rearranging the furniture. Replacing a couch. Setting out pictures of friends. Sounds like a normal weekend remodeling project in the suburbs, right? But what if it were a hotel room? Would that be a little weird?
Then why do we do the same thing with our lives in general?