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A Few Things George Bailey Taught Me About Prayer

When I graduated from high school, a friend gave me a book with the words NO MAN IS A FAILURE WHO HAS FRIENDS written inside. I thought it was catchy and I thanked him for the gift, but I had no idea where that phrase originated. When I asked he said, “Watch It’s A Wonderful Life sometime. I think you’ll enjoy it.” To be honest, it always seemed like one of the boring black and white films that I intentionally avoided, so it […]

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12 Days of Christmas Cheer: #ARichChristmas Day 2

In Frank Capra’s Christmas classic “It’s a Wonderful Life”, George Bailey’s daughter Zuzu delivers the classic line: “Every time a bell rings, an angel gets it’s wings” If that’s the case, the Salvation Army is dishing out wings all across the country, one jingle at a time. How do you normally approach the iconic Christmas bell ringers? Do you find another entrance trying to avoid them altogether, drop your brow, fake a phone call, look into the air? This year […]

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The Richest Man In Town

We all know Frank Capra’s 1946 classic movie It’s a Wonderful Life. Most of us catch the film around the holidays, as its final scenes are set during Christmastime. The film takes place in the town of Bedford Falls, a small, simple community that gives the impression the story could take place anywhere. The great James Stewart plays the lead character, George Bailey. Bailey has aspirations for a great life. To him, this life consists of traveling the world, seeing […]

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