Just a Terrific Story to Encourage Christian Women and Pastors Wives
I'm copying a little story from a book copyrighted in 1915 ( Illustrative Incidents for Public Speakers, complied by Will. H. Brown) but so fitting for today. (Photo of Platt Adams during the standing high jump competition at the 1912 Summer Olympics.)
"George Horine, a student at Sanford University, who broke the world's record for a high jump in 1912, had made a good jump that day, and, being in splendid condition, decided to try for the championship. He was about to have the pole placed a couple of inches higher than than his first effort, when his veteran trainer, "Dad" Moulton, said: "Don't do that, George. Put the bar six feet six inches, and go after it right away. Don't tire yourself out jumping up to it."
George followed the advice, and cleared the bar, with two inches to spare, breaking the world"s record of six feet five and five-eights inches, made by M.F. Sweeney at Manhatten Field, New York, in 1895.
Moulton's advice is good for every one. Whatever you wish to accomplish in life, go after it. Don't wear yourself out 'jumping up to it....' "
We'll look some more at I Am Not My Own possibly tomorrow.
Be blessed in The Name above every name, Jesus! I know I am!
Linda L Culbreth
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