Archive for April, 2009

Apr
30

The Cheat Test

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Dan Ariely, an economics professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, conducted some tests on human behavior. In one experiment, the participants took an examination in which they would receive money for each correct answer. The participants didn’t know, however, that Ariely was not testing their knowledge but . . .

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Apr
29

I Will Never Leave You

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One of my earliest memories of hearing good music was when a male quartet rehearsed at our home. I was about 10 years old, and I was especially attentive to my dad, who sang first tenor. One of the quartet’s favorites was titled, “I Am With You.” Even at that tender age, I not only appreciated the music but I “got the message.” . . .

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Apr
28

Drifting Away

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Imagine relaxing on a rubber raft along the shore, eyes closed, soaking up the sun and listening to the gentle crash of waves. You don’t have a care in the world—until you open your eyes! Suddenly the shore is alarmingly distant. . . .

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Apr
27

April 26, 2009

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Now What? – Do We Have a Helper (Holy Spirit)
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Scripture: John 16:7-15

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Apr
27

April 12, 2009

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It is Time to Claim the Victory
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Scripture: John 16:17-22

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Apr
27

Slapton Sands

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On the southern shores of England is Slapton Sands. This beautiful beach area carries a tragic memory from its past. . . .

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Apr
26

First Things First

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A seminar leader wanted to make an important point, so he took a wide-mouth jar and filled it with rocks. “Is the jar full?” he asked. “Yes,” came a reply. “Oh, really?” he said. Then he poured smaller pebbles into the jar to fill the spaces between the rocks. “Is it full now?” “Yes,” said someone else. “Oh, really?” He then filled the . . .

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