How to communicate with clarity and purpose

As the American Civil War was beginning to draw to an end, Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which would free the slaves across the country…

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Avoiding the trap of covetousness

Writer Bob James recalls a time when he laid a small circle of poison around a hill of stinging ants. Thinking the tiny granules of poison were food, the ants began to pick them up…

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The importance of a good reputation

A man in the Army of Alexander the Great who was also named Alexander was one day accused of cowardly actions. He was brought before Alexander, the great military conqueror…

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Do you take your calling in Christ seriously?

When Queen Victoria was a child, she had no idea she was in line for the throne of England. Because of this, she was simply a happy-go-lucky child with no real focus or ambitions…

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Fulfilling your role as an ambassador for Christ

The South Pole could be called the healthiest place on earth because there’s no pollution, no dust, and very few people. The air is as fresh and clean…

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What to do with your priceless treasure

In 1987, ‘The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’ carried the story of a rock hound named Rob Cutshaw who owned a little roadside shop in North Carolina. He would hunt for rocks…

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How important is cleanliness?

A museum of history was having problems with patrons touching the valuable and rare items displayed in its exhibits. So the curator decided one day to place “Do Not Touch” signs…

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Showing grace with others’ mishaps

Actress Carol Burnett got out of a cab one day and accidentally caught her coat in the door. The driver was unaware of her plight, and slowly began to edge out into traffic…

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How to solve the church’s problems

Charles Spurgeon illustrated complaining in the church today this way: A heavy wagon was being dragged along a country road by a team of oxen. The axles groaned and creaked…

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Your gift is worth TWICE as much to encourage seniors like Eileen!

Thank you for your gift below – which will be worth TWICE as much thanks to a $5,000 Challenge Grant – to encourage more seniors like Eileen. Daily life is a real struggle for her. She’s strong, but she desperately needs prayer just to make it through. She writes… “Thank you for your willingness to […]

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