How to overcome Satan’s resistance

Pastor Charles Swindoll tells of a gentleman he knew who served on one of Walt Disney’s original advisory boards. He once told him how persistent Disney was when he was faced with disagreement…

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How to reclaim your joy

Author Leo Buscaglia tells an inspiring story about his mother and their “misery dinner.” Leo’s father came home one night from work, and he told the family that it was likely his company would have to fil …

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Guarding against carelessness in the battle against sin

Steve Green, the famous Christian music artist, once told about getting to know some of the work crews in the large auditoriums where his concerts were held…

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How to Find Strength in Your Grief

In 1990, my mom died of colon cancer at the age of 62. I remember one poignant moment during a visit only days before she went to heaven: I was encouraging my two-year-old daughter, Lisa, to come and talk with her grandmother. But Lisa got distracted and ran out of the room…

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The importance of actively loving others

After he served as President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia. Jefferson trusted that students would take their studies seriously, so the code of discipline was very relaxed…

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Is it okay to brag?

A story is told of an owner of a small foreign car who had begun to irritate his friends by bragging incessantly about his gas mileage. So his friends decided on a way to get some…

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Don’t get left in the rain

One dark, rainy night many years ago a salesman had a flat tire on a lonely country road. He got out to change the tire, but quickly discovered he didn’t have a lug wrench. So, he saw a nearby farmhouse and set out on foot for help….

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The key to successfully navigating tough situations

On November 29, 1991, fierce winds from a freak dust storm triggered a massive freeway pileup along Interstate 5 near Coalinga, California. At least 17 people died and dozens more were injured as dust whipped by 40-mile-per-hour winds reduced visibility to zero…

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How to speak powerfully into others’ lives

At age 16, Andor Foldes was already a skilled Hungarian pianist. But he was experiencing a troubled year…

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How you can experience a joy-filled life

As a minister was addressing a group of men one day, he took a large piece of paper and made a black dot in the center of it with a permanent pen…

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