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Jimmy V’s Moving Speech

February 25th 2008

I shared Randy Pausch’s “Last Lecture” in this blog, and a friend was kind of enough to share with me Jimmy Valvano’s speech that he gave at the 1993 ESPY Awards.
 

If you’ve never heard Jimmy V’s speech, I encourage you to take time to watch it.  I watched it live and have viewed it a few times since he delivered it in ’93, and enjoyed it each time.
 
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Randy Pausch’s “Last Lecture”

February 18th 2008

How many people do you know that have received a standing ovation before they delivered their speech?
 

We’ve all witnessed speakers receive standing ovations following their speech, but Dr. Randy Pausch, a Carnegie Mellon University computer-science professor, received a standing ovation from over 400 students just before he delivered his last “Last Lecture.” (more…)

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A Couple of Dollars for Dinner

February 11th 2008

My wife, who sent the story below to me via email, thinks it’s pretty funny. I must admit, I did laugh aloud when I read it and I thought our readers might enjoy it as well, so here it is:
 

A woman was walking down the street when she was accosted by a homeless woman who asked her for a couple of dollars for dinner. The woman took out her billfold, extracted 10 dollars and asked, “Now, if I give you this money, will you just go out and buy some wine with it instead of dinner?” (more…)

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Fifth Graders Take on Commercials

February 4th 2008

One day following the Giants win over the Patriots and millions around the world viewing the highly anticipated Super Bowl commercials, I thought each of our readers might enjoy a post about a fifth grade teacher in a Christian school that asked her class to look at TV commercials and see if they could use them in some way to communicate ideas about God. Here are some of the student’s responses:
 
God is like Bayer Aspirin.
He works miracles. (more…)

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