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The Speeding Ticket

Recently, a man in Florida went to great lengths to get out of a simple speeding ticket. When the police officer who pulled him over was out of earshot, the man dialed 911. He told dispatchers that a murder was about to take place. He passionately described how a person was holding a gun and…

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The Plague of Flies

Sometimes it’s hard to imagine just how bad some of the plagues may have been, especially ones like flies (Exodus 8:20-24). I mean, come on, how bad could a few flies really be? Once per year in Wisconsin, flies emerge from the upper Mississippi River. We aren’t talking about a few flies here; we are…

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That’s Not Fair!

“A socialist once came to see Andrew Carnegie and soon was railing against the injustice of Carnegie having so much money. In his view, wealth was meant to be divided equally. Carnegie asked his secretary for an assessment of everything he owned and at the same time looked up the figures on world population. He…

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I Need Air!

“There’s a story about a proud young man who came to Socrates asking for knowledge. He walked up to the philosopher and said, ‘O great Socrates, I come to you for knowledge.’ Recognizing the flaws in the young man, Socrates led him through the streets, to the sea, and chest deep into water. Then he…

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How Smart Are We?

If we take a step back, it’s easy to see we have become incredibly knowledgeable over the years. If we displayed just how smart we have become on a graph, perhaps it would look something like this. Up to 1845 = 1 inch. 1845 to 1945 = 3 inches. 1945 to 1976 = the height…

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Eyes On You

A story is told about Cyrus, the founder of the Persian Empire. Through his conquests, he captured a prince and his family. When they came before him, the monarch asked the prisoner, “What will you give me if I release you?” “The half of my wealth,” was his reply. “And if I release your children?”…