Category: Blog

Lipscomb University Gift
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Lipscomb University Gift

When I decided to sell the NBA Hornets team, I knew the LORD had been working on my heart, more than ever, to show me that it was time to focus on HIM.

George Shinn gives $15 million to university
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George Shinn gives $15 million to university

Lipscomb University has received a $15 million gift, its largest gift in institution history, president L. Randolph Lowry announced Monday night, April 3, at its Imagine 2017 “Nashville: Prosperity for All Corners of the City” event. George Shinn, former owner of the Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets, made the gift as an investment in Lipscomb University’s College...

Bobby Lee Shinn
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Bobby Lee Shinn

I got to spend my brother’s last day on this earth with him this week. Romans 8:28 has been my verse this year. It’s strong and true meaning has done more for me than I can begin to explain. I love God, so I know that He works all for my good. Late yesterday, we...

Dealing With Flat Tires in Life
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Dealing With Flat Tires in Life

  Did you hear about the three drivers that had flat tires on the same road, in the same city, and on the same day? The first guy got so mad, he left his car sitting there and stormed off. Someone heard him say, “Cars are nothing but trouble. I’m through with them.” His only...

The Power of Prayer
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The Power of Prayer

Prayer isn’t something I do to change God. Prayer is something God uses to change me. That’s why prayer so powerful. Prayer connects me to the ultimate source of power in all the universe—God himself. Now it’s no longer me facing the world with my gifts and insights alone. I face the world with the Giver...

We Win With the Help of Others
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We Win With the Help of Others

I once had a business associate compliment me for being a self-made man. He knew I didn’t grow up with much money or a rich uncle to bequeath me a fortune, so he assumed that my accomplishments were something I did through hard work and determination. I did work hard and I believed in myself...

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The Power of Giving

John Wesley hit the nail on the head when he said: “Gain all you can; save all you can; give all you can.” There is so much to think about in that simple outline. Gain all you can. Do your best to succeed in life. Don’t be content to settle for mediocrity. It’s not just okay,...

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Get Excited About Life

Getting what you want from life – success, happiness, achieving personal goals –  will happen on the basis of what you put into life. Talent is good. Hard work is a must. Poise under pressure helps. Resilience is usually required. Proper training and a spirit of learning accompany longterm achievement. You already know how important...

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4 Ways to Invest In Yourself

After bouncing around from job to job after high school it was obvious I was not on the right career path. Folks, I’m not sure I was on any path, much less the right one. I worked at a carwash. I worked in a bakery. I got a factory job. I was going nowhere fast....

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Sharing Hope

I think it only fitting that the host of our first Nashville area Seniors Christmas ShinnDig was legendary area broadcaster, Hope Hines. He has a great personality and positive attitude that fits his name perfectly. I think that hope is a great description for the ShinnDig as well. The reason I started putting on a...