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You Need a Long-Term Plan

Written by Gary North on August 1, 2016

Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength. By me kings reign, and princes decree justice. By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth (Prov. 8:14-16). “By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.” This includes covenant-breaking kings and princes. As rulers, they necessarily imitate God. […]

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One Day at the Top: Robert Hernandez, 1958

Written by Gary North on July 23, 2016

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I have wanted to tell this story for a long time. I was cleaning out a box of memorabilia. I don’t have much. Now I have less: about a 4-inch stack of magazines. I came across a publication the size of a magazine, Southern California Football 1958. It covered high schools mostly, with a few […]

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Jenner: How Times Change

Posted on July 2, 2016

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“Hey, Mr. Fantasy Man,” Sports Illustrated (1980) Bruce Jenner is living out our fantasies for us. . . . We all fantasize: we swagger through our daydreams. But we are too thick-waisted to play the role in reality. Our hair, once so dense and lustrous, has turned mouse-colored and thin. Our teeth are irregular, and […]

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The Case for Patience

Written by Gary North on June 18, 2016

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One of the truly discouraging things for every businessman or minister to deal with is the slowness of all progress within his organization. A man who is pioneering a particular idea or technology believes that his product is so unique, so beneficial, and so marketable that buyers or contributors will line up to buy it. […]

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The Calling

Written by Gary North on May 28, 2016

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“The Protestant ethic.” We hear that phrase all the time. Usually, people speak of the Protestant ethic as something that belonged to the American (or British, or Dutch) people generations ago, but which is dead today. In fact, the only place it still seems to flourish is in Japan, except that the Japanese are not […]

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Pareto’s Pyramid of Performance

Written by Gary North on January 30, 2016

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Most people believe that second rate performance is fine, and third-rate performance is acceptable. I do not, and I never have. The more important your cause is to you, the more important you think your cause should be to the world. If you represent your cause in a second rate way, you are doing your […]

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The Home Business as a Christian Calling

Written by Gary North on January 30, 2016

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In every person’s life there are key turning points. I believe this is also true of nations and civilizations. These turning points have meaning only in reference to long, uneventful periods of conventional day-to-day activities. That is the whole meaning of a turning point. It turns us into a new path after years of stability. […]

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Unprofitable Servants

Written by Gary North on January 2, 2016

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So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do (Luke 17:10). The words of Jesus are not palatable to the self-proclaimed autonomous man. Jesus, to use the vernacular, never gave man a lot of […]

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A Sense of Accomplishment

Written by Gary North on November 14, 2015

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One of the phrases we hear today is this: “People have no pride in their work anymore.” There is a sense of loss in our era. The erosion of standards of craftsmanship represents an even greater moral erosion in our society. Unquestionably, the free market system has produced remarkable examples of productivity. There is no […]

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