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Meet Sophie, Your IEC Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31

Meet Sophie, Your IEC

True wisdom is hard to achieve, but there is help -- divine help!

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Independent educational consultants help high school students get into the college of their choice. Sophie, the wisdom of God, coaches us toward a life of happiness and peace.

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For material based on today's gospel text, see "Button Creep," June 3, 2007, at

Getting into the college of our choice can be quite an arduous venture. At the most academically competitive schools, thousands of students apply, and only a handful are accepted. If our first choice school is Stanford, for example, it's going to be very tough. They accept only 5.1 percent of their applicants. That's one acceptance for every 20 applications! Or, said a different way, 19 disappointments out of every 20 applicants. Harvard and Yale are a little easier, accepting 6 percent of their applicants.

Gaining acceptance to prestigious technical schools is also difficult. Massachusetts Institute of Technology accepts only 8 percent of applicants, and California Institute...

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