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The Faith of LSU Coach Ed Orgeron: Two Keys to Using Fame Well

Now behind exalted as the best coach of all time, LSU football coach Ed Orgeron recalled the day he failed to get a permanent job with the University of Southern California football team in 2013. He told his wife, Kelly, “Besides the day I buried my father, this is the worst day of my life.” She replied, “No, it’s not,” and explained that “God had a better plan.” Orgeron said, “Whew! It better be good.” It's safe to say, he had no idea what God had in store for him.

I Was in Israel When the U.S. Killed the Iranian General: Three Ways to Redeem Our Mortality

When Iran's Qassem Soleimani was killed last week, I was in Israel giving a guided tour of the Holy Land. Some in our group asked if Israel would raise its “threat level” in response to Soleimani’s death. My answer was that they live every day at the highest level of preparation. When you’re a country the size of New Jersey surrounded by enemies who want to exterminate your nation, expecting the unexpected becomes a way of life.

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