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  • When I was a kid, I vividly remember conversations with the other boys in the neighborhood about the killer bee swarm that was growing by the day, migrating from somewhere exotic toward the U.S., and that within 5 years, we’d all be defending our lives daily to avoid succumbing to the swarm that
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  • I wonder if this might be the first time this lady has smiled since April 25th, when an earthquake ripped her life into a new shape? The reason she’s smiling is because she’s receiving an earthquake survival kit from a World Concern worker. A kit that maybe you paid for, during our special morning for Nepal Relief. That morning, in just 3 hours, you provided over 4,100 survival kits.“The opposite of love is not hate, it's
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  • Having a flip phone made people feel like James T. Kirk on Star Trek. (Unfortunately, not me... I didn’t have one) It was cool... actually, it was beyond cool. Now? I think you can buy them by the shoebox full at Goodwill. We’ve replaced the flip phone for
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  • Our dog, Beau, is a beautiful Newfoundland… He’s really one of the family, except he doesn’t get to enjoy all the privileges of the rest of the family… like laying on the bed, for instance. Occasionally, Beau will get on the bed, even though he knows he’s not allowed. What’s really hilarious though, is when
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  • Thank YOU!!  As I write, we’re wrapping up Share the SPIRIT on SPIRIT 105.3, with your incredible outpouring of prayer and financial support. It’s a thrill to partner with you to share the Hope that is so needed in the Puget Sound area.
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  • Japanese WW2 soldier Hiroo Onoda hung on to those words spoken to him by his commanding officer, while facing the enemy and the elements in the Philippine jungle. When the Japanese army surrendered in 1945, word got to Onoda, but he was convinced it was just enemy propaganda… so he waited on the words of his commanding officer “…we’ll come back for you”…
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  • As I write this letter, the TV behind me is displaying the highlights of the semi-finals of the World Cup soccer tournament between Brazil and Germany. Germany played to win the whole enchilada, while the Brazilian team played as though just being from the host country should be more than enough to win, and that actually touching the ball wasn’t
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  • Before moving to Seattle, we lived in Barcelona, Spain, where the locals speak 2 languages- Spanish and Catalan… and not many people speak English. We worked hard to learn the languages so that we could communicate with others, but for some especially important conversations, we needed to
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  • That moment… when someone says something that causes you to take notice, simply because their words could be yours… “The last couple years have been pretty difficult for me…” A SPIRIT listener started his call to me that way.
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  • Confession time… I’m not much of a football fan. American football that is… For me, I am way more into the game that the rest of the world calls football (soccer). I follow my favorite teams and am excited about the upcoming World Cup.
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  • The Killer Bees Are Coming

    When I was a kid, I vividly remember conversations with the other boys in the neighborhood about the killer bee swarm that was growing by the day, migrating from somewhere exotic toward the U.S., and that within 5 years, we’d all be defending our lives daily to avoid succumbing to the swarm that Read More

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  1. The Killer Bees Are Coming

    shari lynne said "Matt!!

    This cracked me UP! I totally remember the days of the killer bees stories and how horrifying it all ..."
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