Missing the point

Think a minute…Remember the first people to ever fly an airplane? There were the Wright brothers, just a week before Christmas, 1903.

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Obstacles or opportunities

Think a minute…In the 1930’s, Jesse Owens was a world-class athlete in track and field.

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Identity theft

Think a minute…The worldwide web, personal computer, tablet and smart phone have brought the world of information into our hands.

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Made for pleasure

Think a minute…Sex was God’s idea. God created sex in marriage for pleasure. The problem is that we have misused and twisted God’s plan for sex.

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No Parking

Think a minute…On this journey called life, do you sometimes feel like just pulling over and parking? You feel like you’ve done enough, worked enough, and learned enough.

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A real leader

Think a minute…A quiet, gentle man was reading a book on how to be a strong, self-assertive leader of his family. After work he marched boldly into his home, pointed his finger in his wife’s face and said: “From now on, I’m the boss around here and my word is law!

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Lonely little girl

Think a minute…This is a true story about a famous woman whose mother’s name was Gladys. Gladys was a beautiful woman who was instantly attracted to a handsome man named Edward who rode a motorcycle.

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Let Go of the Controls

Think a minute…A pilot was flying his small airplane, a Cessna 150, when suddenly he lost control. His plane began spinning and falling to the ground! He panicked and began doing everything he could think of with the controls.

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For adults only

Think a minute… Someone said, “The problem with fairytale marriages is the young lady who waits for her prince on a white horse does not yet know that she’s the one who cleans up after the horse!”

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Say no for your soul

Think a minute…A stressed-out secretary told her boss: “When this rush is over, I’m going to have a nervous breakdown. I’ve earned it, I deserve it, and nobody’s going to take it from me!” In today’s modern world, a woman often has many jobs and responsibilities.

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The unlocked door

Think a minute…This is a true story about a young lady who got so tired of living with her strict parents that she ran away from home.

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Work Works

Think a minute…Did you know that the average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work? That means those who use 50% of their ability stand out from the rest. So the very few who actually give their full 100% of strength and smarts to their work become the most successful of all.

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Successful mistakes

Think a minute… Neil Vanderbilt was spoiled—but he could afford to be. Starting at age 16, he had worked his way to the top and built one of the largest transportation empires in history.

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Ready or not

Think a minute…School tests may not be fun, but they are important! Final exams can decide your whole future: whether you go to university or not and what kind of lifelong career you have.

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Don’t cheat yourself

Think a minute…Imagine you’re in school and your teacher gives your class a really hard test. You’re scared and nervous because you didn’t study.

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Boys to men

A well-known leader who had counseled thousands of male prisoners for 25 years said not one of them loved his father—and 95% of the prisoners on death-row waiting to be executed said they deeply hated their dads.

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Home from the sea

Think a minute… Every Friday at sunset the old man came to the beach carrying a bucket filled with shrimp.

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Passion Brings Prosperity

Think a minute…There’s a best-selling book entitled, Do What You Love And The Money Will Follow. It explains that if you’re passionate and good at your job, then you will be happy and successful at your job.

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The End of the World

Think a minute…Recently the biggest-selling book in America was about the end of the world. Sometimes watching the world’s news is like watching a horror movie, isn’t it?

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Stress solutions

Think a minute…A man went to the doctor feeling stressed and suffering from constant headaches. He followed the doctor’s orders to stop smoking and drinking, yet he continued having headaches. So the doctor told him to quit his stressful job

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Editorial

Another blunder? Or is it desperation?

The government’s announcement that the Overseas Medical Referral Programme (O.M.R.P.) has now been extended to India – with the likelihood of New Zealand being totally excluded - would without a doubt raise eyebrows.

Letters to the Editor

In support of the Minister of Revenue

Dear Editor, I am all for the Minister of Revenue in his plan to tax pastors. These Pastors should pay taxes to avoid them getting chronic disease, that’s a great effort.

Street Talk

Ruta, 45

What changes in the police ministry are needed?

The Police Commissioner, Fuiavailili Egon Keil has finally returned to work following a long suspension and an appearance in court. Now that he’s resumed his position, Sina Filifilia Sevaaetasi hit the streets of Apia asking the question “Is there a need to have changes in the police force?”

Columns

Should we punish all juvenile criminals like adults?

Samoan youth throughout years have been so well-mannered that there was an unlikelihood of any sort of crime sprouting up.

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

JUST CURIOUS A friend of BTL was looking through the coaching staff for the Samoa A team that’s in Fiji right now.

Sunday Reading

Myths and Legends of the Ancient World

The horsemen left King Giuki’s burg at dawn, riding out through the forest to the distant mountains beyond.

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