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Tarnished Trophies

    I grew up in a wonderful basketball culture at East Beauregard High School. From the early 60s when the school was opened until the mid-70s, were the heyday of basketball for the school which I attended for all of my education. It’s the same ...

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Joseph on Forgiveness: Part 4

Joseph on Forgiveness Part 4   Folks ask, “When did Joseph forgive his brothers?”   The rational answer is that this forgiveness occurred years later when the brothers show up in Egypt. However, the forgiveness was even now taking place after arriving in Egypt. . ...

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Trustworthiness

Trustworthiness: Lesson 3 on Joseph “Joseph got in prison, but prison didn’t get in him.” -Chuck Swindoll When we last saw our hero, Joseph, he had been framed for attempted rape by his bosses’ wife, the evil Mrs. Potiphar. When Potiphar returns that evening, his ...

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A big word called Integrity

Joseph: Part 2 Integrity The best definition of Integrity I’ve seen is by author John Maxwell: “Integrity is who you are when no one looking, and what you’re willing to stand up for even if you’re standing alone.” Joseph’s Old Testament story reveals these maxims. ...

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A Man named Joseph  Part  1

“The story of Joseph is like the buffet at Golden Corral. There’s so much to choose from.”   There are many outstanding characters in the Bible. In the Old Testament, there is no one who shines brighter than a man named Joseph. His life is ...

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“T.O.B.”

T.O.B.   I’m part of a Friday morning Bible study led by Warren Morris. Warren is the former LSU player who hit the famous walk-off home run to win the 1996 College World Series.   He is a great teacher and leader. Most of all, ...

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The Best Christmas Present

This story, written years ago, is still my favorite Christmas story. Enjoy and Merry Christmas to you and your family.  -Curt Iles   The Best Christmas Gift   “The only true gift is a portion of yourself.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.             With sweaty palms, ...

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A Thanksgiving Story

    “In everything, give thanks.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18   It’s always been one of my favorite stories, and I can’t think of a better time to share it than at Thanksgiving.   The only character in this story is a man named Vance. He’s ...

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John Wooden’s Socks

John Wooden’s Socks   “It isn’t what you do, but how you do it.”   -John Wooden   I was a college senior the year I met John Wooden in 1979. I was preparing to embark on my journey as a high school basketball coach. I ...

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Shake Like a Man

Shake Like a Man As we’re slowly but surely passing up the restrictions of the Pandemic, it’s time to be reminded about the manly art of handshaking. A fist bump is a poor excuse for a firm handshake.   “When you give a man a ...

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Running in the Lobby

  Today would be the birthday of my precious great aunt,  Letha Stockwell Reynolds.  In honor and memory of her life, we’re posting a reader favorite story, “Running Through The Lobby.” It’s a post about love and Aunt Letha and her husband of seventy-seven years, ...

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A Dead End Road

                 Dead End   Mr. Frank Miller stormed into my office. Maybe stormed is too strong a word, but he was evidently highly upset. When a man over eighty storms into a room, and he is your mentor, you quickly want to ...

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Drive Your Stakes Deep

  Drive Your Stakes Deep We set up our tent on a bluff overlooking a pristine Maine lake. My hiking partner, Mac, and I were on a two-week hike on the Appalachian Trail (AT). We set up camp on an August evening with clear skies ...

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Choose Your Rut Carefully

Choosing Your Rut     Choose your rut carefully: you’ll be in it for the next thirty miles. -Sign on Alaskan wilderness road It’s true. I learned in African bush driving that the rut you chose is very difficult to get out of. During the ...

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