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Failure

The great racehorse Native Dancer won every race he ever entered except one. That was a race on the first Saturday in May in Louisville, KY, called the Kentucky Derby! The one his owners wanted most to win is the one he lost. Many people succeed in almost everything except the one thing in which they wish the most to succeed. Like King David, who succeeded in everything except parenting.

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J. Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati, OH.