Monthly Archives: November 2011

WHAT’S UP WITH TEBOW?

The way that Tim Tebow, the quarterback of the Denver Broncos, is playing has no historical precedence in the NFL. Virtually every game he is in, he inexplicably implodes until the last few minutes.  At virtually the last minute of … Continue reading

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POLICE AND PRAIRIE BIBLE – THEN AND NOW

There have been some gracious inquiries by folks who have questioned why Prairie didn’t call the police when purported abuse that occurred forty or fifty years ago was recently made public. Today, in society at large, police are called at … Continue reading

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WILL STEVE JOBS BE THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON OF THE 21ST CENTURY?

Fortune Magazine picked Henry Ford as the most influential businessman of the 20th century. My premature hunch is that Steve Jobs will be the one nominated for the 21st century even though we are just 11% of way through it.  … Continue reading

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EIGHT REASONS FOR GRATITUDE THIS THANKSGIVING

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day.  It is an abrupt departure from the demands of possibly the busiest time of year for many of us.  Twenty-four hours later it is back on the treadmill for Black Friday and Saturday followed mercilessly by … Continue reading

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SEVEN SUGGESTIONS FOR BRINGING RESOLUTION TO THE SEXUAL ABUSE ALLEGATIONS AT PRAIRIE BIBLE INSTITUTE

This past weekend, international newspapers, radio stations, CNN, and websites have been reporting on allegations of sexual abuse at Prairie Bible Institute in Three Hills, Alberta, Canada that allegedly occurred decades ago. PBI is my alma mater.  My father also … Continue reading

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“I SKATE TO WHERE THE PUCK IS GOING TO BE, NOT WHERE IT HAS BEEN.”

Wayne Gretzky, the second best hockey player of all time, is said to have coined the phrase “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.”  He played for the Edmonton Oilers, located in … Continue reading

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CLYDESDALES ONLY PULL WELL WHEN THEY PULL TOGETHER

If you can think beyond the fact that Clydesdales are used to promote an adult beverage, consider the analogy they represent of working harmoniously together to achieve one simple objective – in their case pulling a wagon.  For those of … Continue reading

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WHY WOMEN LOVE TO SHOP

Thursday and Friday of last week, we staged what we now refer to as our Christmas Open House.  Although we originally had coined it Ladies Night Out when the event was inaugurated two years ago, some of the men in our community … Continue reading

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HARK THE NATIONAL CASH REGISTERS RING

What at one time was the commemoration of the birth of the Christ Child has now become the season to commemorate the time of the year when the retailer’s books turn from red the day before Thanksgiving to black on … Continue reading

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ACCORDING TO THE ACCORDION

Often what is appreciated by one generation is held in complete disdain by the next. In churches we notice this with the change in worship styles.  In written communication we have gone from letters to e-mails, Facebook, and Twitter.  In … Continue reading

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