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It’s a Small World After All (Yeah, Really Small!)

Can you hear me humming it even now? “It’s a small world after all! It’s a small world after all! It’s a small world after all! It’s a small, small world.” That’s what was spinning in my head as I left a Walmart in Largo, Florida last night, even if Dwight disagrees. Here’s why. I […]

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O LITTLE Town of Bethlehem (for sure!)

His name was Phillips Brooks. And the year was 1865. It was Christmas Eve, and Philips was riding horseback from Jerusalem to Bethlehem, where he was to assist with the midnight Christmas Eve service. The memorable journey impacted him, and though he tucked away the inspiration from that night for three years, finally in 1868 […]

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One Small But Significant Action

Few people in the early 1900’s knew the hidden power of a single, small action better than James Flannigan, a pastor in Omaha, NE in 1917. You see, while most of America was wrapped up in World War 1, checking the papers daily to see if their boy was on the list of those killed […]

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The Small Gifts of Christmas

Small things can make a big difference! And small books can have a great impact. Such is the case with the short, self-titled book by the prophet Micah. In fact, it’s small things that Micah brings attention to throughout the three sections of his prophecy. Micah is best understood based on its three divisions, each one […]

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Nothing New “Under the Covers”

It’s the same old story told again and again: Success, stardom, then smallville. Hero to zero in 60 months or less. It’s exactly what happened to Samson, and its echo is louder than ever in the current saga of John Edwards (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/26/us/26edwards.html?_r=1&partne…). I was commenting to my wife just last Thursday morning, as we were […]

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