Finding God’s favor through perseverance

Psychologist Martin Segilman of the University of Pennsylvania advised the MetLife insurance company to hire a special group of job applicants who, although they had failed a normal aptitude test, tested high on optimism…

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Are you too easily satisfied?

Over 2,000 years ago, a young Greek artist named Timanthes studied under a respected tutor. After several years, the teacher’s efforts seemed to have paid off when Timanthes painted an exquisite work of art…

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Avoiding the danger of overconfidence in yourself

When it comes to overconfidence, golf legend Arnold Palmer recalls a tough lesson he once learned in a tournament…

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Two stances to take toward sin in your life

A 1990 Subaru car commercial showed a Volvo heading toward a wall, and then, in slow motion, crashing into the wall…

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The dangers of hasty decisions

The photographer for a well-known magazine was assigned to take photos of a great forest fire. The problem was that smoke at the scene hampered him…

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The key to building solid, selfless relationships

Albert Einstein was invited to speak at a banquet held in his honor at Swarthmore College. Hundreds of people from all over the country crowded an auditorium to hear what he had to say…

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What if you’re wrong?

For centuries, people believed that Aristotle was right when he said that the heavier an object, the faster it would fall to earth…

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Waiting patiently for God’s perfect timing

There was a family who had a small Scottish terrier who would go to their back door and bark and bark until someone finally got the message and let it out. One day, a handyman had come to do some work…

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Standing firm when you’re tempted to compromise

Sister Carol Anne O’Marie is a nun in Oakland, California, who writes mystery novels about an elderly nun who becomes a detective. Awhile back, Sister O’Marie was approached by a Hollywood television company…

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Where do you store your treasure?

George W. Truett, a well-known pastor in the mid-1900s, was invited to dinner in the home of a very wealthy man in Texas. When the meal was finished, the gracious host took Pastor Truett to a high place where they could get a good view…

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