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THE FINAL ESCAPE

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He’s known as “Hitch” and “The Master of Suspense.” Alfred Hitchcock’s story, “Final Escape” is the purest example of the way he blends the phobias inspired by Edgar Allan Poe and the narrative twists of O. Henry. Can you guess the surprise twist before you get to the end of this post? (Don’t cheat yourself. Read the story.) A Life Sentence In the October 28th, 1985 TV episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Lena Trent (played by Season Hubley) is convicted of murdering her husband. She’s sentenced to spend the rest of her life in prison. The episode starts turning the audience against Lena from its opening frames, showing Lena in court wearing pretentious sunglasses, an indication of her lack of…

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THE MOST INSPIRING WORDS

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I asked over 1200 people to write down their favorite Bible verse on a card. Most wrote from memory. Some wrote from the New Testament they had just received, courtesy of the Gideons of Canada. After sifting through hundreds of cards, I quickly concluded 3 things: 1. A wide variety of Old and New Testament verses mean something very special to people. I went through 38 cards before I found my first duplicate verse. There were literally 100’s of different favorites. 2. The most popular verses in this given sample were: Jeremiah 29:11 Romans 8:28,29 John 3:16 Proverbs 3:5,6 Psalm 23:1 3. The Bible is a rich source of inspiration and direction for people at North Pointe. Many who wrote…

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