Making deals with God never works because He already owns the stuff we’re offering Him.
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The TV show Seinfeld followed the lives of four friends living in New York in the 90s. Jerry was the lead character. Elaine was his former girlfriend. Kramer was the…
Have you ever failed at something and then had to live with the consequences? Jerry Lynn has. He suffered a comical misstep with a simple home repair and he now gets a daily reminder of his failures.
It comes at exactly 6:50pm each evening.
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Let’s say you were going to try and chart a first-ever course through the frigid Arctic Ocean. What would you pack for the trip? Equally important, what would you not pack for the trip?
In 1845, Sir John Franklin learned the answers to both questions the hard way….
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A priest, a Baptist pastor, and a rabbi were accustomed to meeting each Monday morning to discuss their weekend services. On one of those occasions, the priest mentioned that it…
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In November of 2011, the Snay family won a hard fought legal battle against Gulliver Preparatory School in South Florida on the grounds of discrimination. They were awarded a whopping $90,000 in the settlement.
And then one careless Facebook post cost them all of it.
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What if you were told you had to make a change, maybe even a big change…or else you would literally die? Would you make the change? Without a doubt, most people say they would.
The experts disagree. Overwhelmingly.
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This business of forgiving is by no means a simple thing…. We say, “Very well, if the other fellow is sorry and begs my pardon, I will forgive him, then I’ll give in.” We make of forgiveness a law of reciprocity. And this never works. For then both of us say to ourselves, “The other fellow has to make the first move.” And then I watch like a hawk to see whether the other person will flash a signal to me with his eyes or whether I can detect some small hint between the lines of his letter which shows that he is sorry. I am always on the point of forgiving…but I never forgive. I am far too just.
Everybody knows that in baseball you get three strikes…and then you’re out. Not 1. Not 4. It’s such a universal rule that most parents and teachers (and even bosses) use it in their respective roles. Getting “three” strikes is the last hope a nervous batter has after accumulating two.
Unless that batter is Chris Stewart of the New York Yankees….