Resource Library

Wednesday
Jul302014

How to maintain spiritual unity with others

At the age of 14, a young man ran away from home and fought in the French and Indian War. When the American Revolution broke out, he joined the Continental Army...

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Wednesday
Jul302014

How to develop your “spiritual muscles”

In December of 1987, a Soviet cosmonaut returned to earth after nearly 11 months in orbit above the earth. He was in very good health, which hadn’t always been the case in journeys like this...

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Wednesday
Jul302014

Finding your purpose in adversity

English writer Somerset Maugham once wrote a story about a janitor at St. Peter’s Church in London. It was discovered one day that this janitor was illiterate...

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Wednesday
Jul302014

Can trust really be rebuilt?

A pastor told a story about his teenage son who was dating a girl and was only allowed to see her on certain nights. On one of the nights he wasn’t supposed to see her, the son told his parents he was going over to a friend’s house...

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Wednesday
Jul302014

How to share Christ without fear

Judge John Lowell of Boston had a reputation as a harsh man. One morning at breakfast, Lowell was reading his morning paper when a frightened maid stepped into the room...

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Tuesday
Jul292014

What’s first in your life?

When the famous missionary David Livingstone died, his body was shipped to England where he was buried in Westminster Abbey in London. Yet, what many people don’t know is that his heart was buried in Africa where he lived for many, many years...

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Tuesday
Jul292014

Christianity: routine or relationship?

One afternoon a young lady came home with a new dog that she just adored. She fed him, washed him, and played with him every day. But very quickly, the dog developed a bad habit...

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Tuesday
Jul292014

How God brings purpose to your pain

In 1818, little 9-year-old Louis was sitting in his father’s workshop outside of Paris, France. His dad was a harness maker, and Louis loved watching his father work. He even aspired to one day be a harness maker just like his father...

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Tuesday
Jul292014

The role of tradition in the Christian life

In 1903, the Russian Czar noticed a sentry posted in a very odd place on the grounds in the Kremlin. He asked the head of security why the guard was there, but he didn’t know the answer...

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Tuesday
Jul292014

How to treat those who reject God

There’s a traditional Hebrew story about Abraham that tells of a time when he was sitting outside his tent one evening when an old man, weary from age, came toward him. Abraham ran out to greet the man and invited him in...

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Friday
Jul252014

The only way to navigate life’s twists and turns

Just before the 1988 Winter Olympics, a television program aired that featured blind skiers being trained for slalom skiing. The blind skiers were paired with sighted skiers and were taught how to make right and left turns...

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Friday
Jul252014

Can the truth really hurt?

In the early 1900s, George Riddell acquired the overly-sensational London newspaper, 'The News of the World'. One day Riddell met famous British journalist Frederick Greenwood and mentioned that he owned the newspaper and offered to send Greenwood a copy...

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Friday
Jul252014

What really lasts after this life?

The famous 19th-century professor and naturalist Louis Agassiz was once invited to address the members of a learned society. Agassiz declined the invitation...

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Friday
Jul252014

Where to find direction for tough choices

During World War II, the British Secret Service broke the Nazi code and informed Prime Minister Winston Churchill that the Germans were getting ready to bomb the city of Coventry...

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Friday
Jul252014

Where you can find eternal joy

On November 25, 1895 in Leadville, Colorado, a cornerstone of ice was laid that would be the foundation of what would become the largest ice palace ever built in America...

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Friday
Jul252014

How to be ready for the coming King

In the early 1990s, coalition troops of Operation Desert Storm wowed the world with their 100-hour ground assault against Saddam Hussein’s troops who had invaded Kuwait...

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Friday
Jul252014

How does God define ‘success’?

United States Senator Mark Hatfield tells the story of touring Calcutta, India with Mother Teresa. On their tour, she took him to visit the so-called “House of the Dying,” where terminally sick children were cared for...

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Friday
Jul252014

The greatest exchange ever made for you

A young boy had a problem of being consistently late for dinner. One day, his parents warned him to be on time or else he would get only bread and water for dinner...

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Friday
Jul252014

Why God often lightens your load

On July 14, 1771, Samuel Hearne led a party from the Hudson’s Bay Company toward the Coppermine River in the Northwestern Territories of Canada. A few days after they started the expedition, they were raided by a group of Inuits who stole most of their supplies...

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Friday
Jul252014

How you can experience joy to the fullest

Years ago, the Holiday Inn hotel chain was looking for 500 new people to fill positions in a large new hotel. The applicants found the first cut was the easiest to make as it was simply based on smiling...

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