Where to turn with life’s tough questions

Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. was a doctor who became very interested in the use of ether to anesthetize patients who were having procedures done. So in order to better understand its effects, he decided to administer it to himself one day…

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Is the Christian life an easy life?

Clarence Jordan, the author of the Cotton Patch New Testament translation, was getting a red-carpet tour of a brand-new church. With pride, the pastor pointed out the beautiful pews, the luxurious decorations, and the beautiful, handcrafted pulpit in the front…

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How to keep unity in the face of adversity

A story is told of Tonto and the Lone Ranger riding through a canyon one afternoon. All of a sudden, both sides were filled with American Indian warriors on horses, dressed for battle and shouting loudly…

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How to prepare yourself for battle

Looking back on history, these words must be considered some of the most foolish ever written. Yet they go to show simply how unaware many people in the United States were about the possibility for the kind of attack carried out by the Japanese just two months later…

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What does “walk by the Spirit” really mean?

In 1933, bowler Bill Knox had a large screen placed just above the bowling lane so that he couldn’t see the pins. All he could see was a few feet in front of him. Yet, much to the amazement of the crowd, he bowled a perfect game…

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The truth that’s behind your emotions

After the 1912 presidential election, Woodrow Wilson made a trip to visit an aged aunt whom he hadn’t seen in a long time…

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How you can help combat spiritual ignorance

In 1883 in Allentown, New Jersey, a wooden Indian – the kind you’d see in front of a cigar shop – was placed on the ballot for Justice of the Peace under the fictitious name of Abner Robbins. When the ballots were counted, Abner won over the incumbent by seven votes…

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The target of your transformation

Some time ago during a football game between Michigan State and UCLA, the score was tied at 14 with only seconds to play. Michigan State had the ball and was within field goal range…

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Why is spiritual growth important?

In the mid-1700s, a shipload of migrants landed on the northwest coast of America. Their first year, they established a site on which they’d build their town…

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Your Divine Privilege

On February 17, 1791, the famous preacher John Wesley preached his very last sermon. The text he preached was Isaiah 55:6, which says, “Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near.”…

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