The surprising power of the second mile
Why are the hamburgers square at Wendy's? Founder Dave Thomas insisted, "We don't cut corners." Years ago when I someone worked in a restaurant, the restaurant manager cut corners. He instructed me to dip ice cream so the scoops were hollow in the middle-cheating customers out of a few spoons of dessert. When I was in college I asked the professor, "How long does my research paper have to be?" -which meant, "How short can I make it and still get by?"
We win, We win!
The University of North Carolina played the University of Miami in the quarterfinals of the 2011 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament. Miami hit the first shot of the game and continued from that point building a huge lead over North Carolina. By early in the second half, Miami led by 19 points.
Then UNC began mounting an incredible comeback. They went on a 27-6 run over the last 10 minutes of the game .. With less than a second left, UNC's Tyler Zeller hit a layup as time ran out to give Carolina the lead and the win. It was the first and only lead UNC had the entire game. But they led when it counted-at the very end.
There are 40 minutes in a college basketball game, and that breaks down to 2,400 seconds. Miami led the game for 2,399.5 seconds. That's 99.99 percent of the game. But UNC led when the buzzer sounded, and that's all that mattered.
"I love Max Lucado and I love his book, Anxious for Nothing. Scripture is so clear on the topic of worry, and Max has beautifully, and accessibly, laid out a plan for dealing with the stress that can rule, and ruin, our lives."
"Anxious for Nothing is a profound and prophetic message for everyone in these chaotic times. Max reminds us that we can trust God in all things. He is good, he does good, and he is working all things together for your good and His Glory. Fear, terror, and uncertainty cripple so many, this book will help you to step into the future with faith and hope."
Billy Graham passed away
The news came moments ago from family, who were by his side at the time of death. Billy Graham was perhaps the most significant religious figure of the 20th century, and the organizations and the movement he helped spawn continue to shape the 21st.
During his life, Graham preached in person to more than 100 million people and to millions more via television, satellite, and film. Nearly 3 million have responded to his invitation to "accept Jesus into your heart" at the end of his sermons. He proclaimed the gospel to more persons than any other preacher in history...
We will miss him RIP Brother Billy Graham, you were America's Preacher for years. We all admired you so much. Heaven is rejoicing now for sure.
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