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Book Review: What Do You Do With A Chance?

What Do You Do With A Chance?, written by Kobi Yamada, illustrated by Mae Besom The world is full of people looking for the main chance.  When we think even of just music that is devoted to chances and taking … Continue reading

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Sapere Aude

Dare to be wise, or Sapere Aude in Latin, is a favorite motto among philosophers and educational institutions.  It is easy to understand why this is the case.  Philosophers imagine themselves to be wise and so of course they are … Continue reading

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Book Review: Farmer Giles Of Ham

Farmer Giles Of Ham, by J.R.R. Tolkien Besides his writings in the Middle Earth universe, Tolkien wrote a great deal of diverse writings, including this enjoyable fantasy tale that began as a tale for his children and became a short … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Tenth Man

The Tenth Man, by Graham Greene This book, like several that are part of Greene’s body of work, is a somewhat forgotten film treatment that was published as a result of the work being found by someone many years later.  … Continue reading

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They Know Better

I often ponder my obstinance when it comes to performing tasks I set out to do.  As it happens, when I woke up this morning and went off to work there was some snow falling from the sky, but it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Act Like Men

Act Like Men:  40 Days To Biblical Manhood, by James MacDonald [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Moody Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This book is full of ironies, as it was written by … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Next Generation Leader

The Next Generation Leader:  Essentials For Those Who Will Shape The Future, by Andy Stanley When I read this book as part of my occasional reading on the subject of leadership [1], I was concerned that this book would be … Continue reading

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Book Review: Giant Killers

Giant Killers:  Overcoming Obstacles And Seizing Opportunities, by Steve Lawson [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/WestBow Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Perhaps the biggest surprise about this book is that I read it … Continue reading

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A Mighty Man Of Valor

[Note:  I write the following while preparing for Sabbath School last Sabbath.  As it happened, I wound up not teaching my class that week because another teacher had prepared a class and class was canceled this Sabbath due to the … Continue reading

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Between Scylla And Charybdis

In the Greek tales of the heroic age, like those of Jason and the Argonauts or the Odyssey, poets used to exaggerate the admittedly serious dangers of certain paths by having their heroes thread the narrow course between two disastrous … Continue reading

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