Resource Library

Monday
Jul072014

The answer for America today

French writer Alexis de Tocqueville visited the United States in 1831. After his visit, he wrote: “I sought for the greatness of the United States..."

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Monday
Jul072014

What it takes to finish well

In the original Olympic Games, the Greeks had a race that was very unique. In this race, each competitor was given a torch which was lit. The runners would then race against one another holding the lit torches...

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Monday
Jul072014

Finding grace in fulfilling God’s calling

Not long after arriving in the South Pacific to begin work as missionaries, John G. Paton and his wife Mary had a baby son. Their joy was tragically cut short, however, when both Mary and the baby died of tropical fever within weeks of the birth...

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Monday
Jul072014

How to know you’re a child of God

One day a pastor had a new believer show up at his home in deep distress. The new believer said, “Pastor, no matter how much I pray or how hard I try, I simply can’t seem to stay faithful...

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Monday
Jul072014

How to steer clear of the enemy’s trap

Perhaps you’ve heard of the clever way African Bushmen used to trap monkeys for food. They’d use a box or some other container and put a hole in it just big enough for the monkey to stick in his hand...

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Monday
Jul072014

How to redeem your past for a better tomorrow

Some years ago in a small Idaho town, police received a call one night from neighbors who reported seeing a car driving around the neighborhood in reverse...

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Monday
Jul072014

The secret to stepping forward with Jesus

Two creatures are pictured on the coat of arms for the nation of Australia: an emu and a kangaroo. A young Australian boy was once curious about the significance of the two animals...

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Monday
Jul072014

The beautiful masterpiece God is making you

A huge chunk of beautiful marble lay in the courtyard of the Florence, Italy cathedral for almost a hundred years. The sculptor commissioned to carve it had made a mistake...

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Monday
Jul072014

How you can receive incomparable riches

During his reign, King Frederick William III of Prussia found himself in quite a pinch. Wars and nation building had left his kingdom seriously strapped for cash...

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Monday
Jul072014

The key to winning life’s challenges

Years ago in Tennessee, two men were competing in an all-day wood chopping competition. The first man worked very hard, stopping only for a brief lunch break. The second man had a leisurely lunch and took several breaks during the day...

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Monday
Jul072014

Ice Cream Cake - From Virginia's Kitchen

This time of year, it seems we always have guests coming by. That’s why I love this quick and easy Ice Cream Cake that you can whip up in minutes and stick in the freezer to set.

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Monday
Jul072014

How far would you go to share Christ?

Some time ago, a ship off the New England coast capsized in a terrible storm and was going down. The Coast Guard received a distress call...

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Monday
Jul072014

Where to find rewards for your faithfulness

In December of 1944, 18 members of a reconnaissance platoon held off a battalion of German troops in the Belgian village of Lanzerath. Their brave stand against the onslaught gave the Allied forces time to begin mounting a defense...

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Monday
Jul072014

Crossing the gap between you and others

Years ago in Brazil, a contingent from a native Indian tribe was scheduled to meet with President Ernesto Geisel. The men arrived wearing their traditional clothing...

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Monday
Jul072014

How you can achieve true spiritual health

A Greek legend tells of a man in ancient Athens who once saw the great storyteller Aesop playing games with some children. Thinking it was too far below such a prestigious person to do such a thing, the man laughed and jeered at Aesop...

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Monday
Jul072014

Where do you seek your approval?

One morning at his normal 8:30 AM staff meeting, President Harry Truman was brought a lavender envelope with a regal wax seal and flowing purple ribbons. Opening it, the President found a letter from the King of Saudi Arabia...

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Monday
Jul072014

How to experience joy in any circumstance

In 1858, the Illinois State Legislature used an obscure statute to send Stephen A. Douglas to the U.S. Senate instead of the winner of the election, Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln was obviously devastated...

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Monday
Jul072014

How to get past the pain of the past

The American Civil War was the bloodiest conflict ever fought on American soil, leaving close to 750,000 people dead from the North and the South. Two men on opposing sides, Confederacy President Jefferson Davis and Union General Ulysses S. Grant, had a sharp disdain for one another...

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Monday
Jul072014

The power of life-giving words

Chuck Swindoll tells the story of a young boy who lived with his grandfather in the Swiss Alps. The boy loved hearing the echo of his voice. So often he would go outside, cup his hands around his mouth, and shout...

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Monday
Jul072014

Is your pain God’s plan?

Author Jay Kesler told a story of his first car accident. He had just gotten his driver’s license and was driving too close to the middle of a narrow road. He accidentally sideswiped an oncoming vehicle...

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