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HIT THE NAIL – NOT THE NAILS!

A carpenter hammers hundreds of nails most days, so gets lots and lots of practice. He soon learns that the most important thing is to keep one’s eye on the nail—not on the thumb or fingers holding the nail. It … Continue reading

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MENDELSSOHN, the great composer and organist, was refused permission to play the great Silbermann organ.

GOTTFRIED SILBERMANN was commissioned by Freiburg Cathedral, in 1711 to construct a new organ of three manuals and pedals with 44 registers. This was completed in 1714 and is regarded as the greatest of all organs. It is still there … Continue reading

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WHEN VICTORY IS DEFEAT – a lesson from King Pyrrhus

King Pyrrhus of Epirus suffered irreplaceable casualties in defeating the Romans at Heraclea in 280 BC and Asculum in 279 BC during the Pyrrhic War. Pyrrhus is quoted as saying “Another such victory and I come back to Epirus alone” … Continue reading

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HE “MET HIS WATERLOO”

The word Waterloo has entered the English vocabulary as a slang term: meaning that one who has met with defeat, after victories, is said to have “met his Waterloo”

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HIS HAND ON MINE

Ignacy Jan Paderewski was born in 1860 in a Polish village.  He had piano lessons with a private tutor, and at 12 years old he went to Warsaw and was admitted to the Warsaw Conservatorium.

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LIFE FROM ABOVE – a lesson from a spider

The diving bell spider [Argyroneta aquatic] is found in northern and central Europe and northern Asia and lives entirely under water.

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THE WAR WITHIN – it just keeps raging!

  THE WAR WITHIN – it just keeps raging! An all-out battle rages inside every Christian. OK – some Christians might have been able to quieten their consciences enough so that it is more like an occasional conflict than a … Continue reading

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A LESSON FROM JOE LOUIS

JOE LOUIS was the heavy weight boxing champion of the world, holding the title for 15 years. He fought 71 professional fights and only lost one of them.    Towards the end of his career,  the “Brown Bomber”  was asked what … Continue reading

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WHAT A WASTE –

WHAT A WASTE! The Germans had a very powerful weapon in WWII which never repaid its investment. The TIRPITZ was the largest battleship ever built in Europe, with dimensions slightly exceeding those of her sister ship the Bismarck.  Tirpitz never … Continue reading

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A COW SPEAKS

  A city dweller moved to a farm and bought a milking cow.  He looked after the cow and was upset when the cow went dry in just a short time.  One day he complained about the cow to his … Continue reading

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