The danger of comparing yourself to others

A farm boy got a white football one Christmas morning. He was kicking it back and forth across his yard, when it accidentally went off the side of his foot…

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Facing life’s challenges with the right perspective

Byron Janis was a world-class concert pianist at the peak of his career. He had spent years studying and practicing and developing his art. Then one day, he felt a stiffness…

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How to find real truth in the midst of confusion

On June 18, 1815, the Duke of Wellington led his armies against Napoleon Bonaparte in the Battle of Waterloo. In those days, updates from the battlefield reached England via…

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How you can have hope and joy no matter what

The famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright built a house for industrialist Hibbard Johnson in 1937. One rainy evening, Johnson was entertaining distinguished guests when…

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The key to making a real difference for Christ

The world-famous tenor Luciano Pavarotti learned early what commitment was all about. He relates, “When I was a boy, my father introduced me to the wonders of song…”

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How to share the gospel with confidence and clarity

There is a tale told of the great English stage actor, William Macready. One day, an eminent preacher asked him…

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Overcoming fear in sharing your faith

Celestine Sibley, a columnist for The Atlanta Constitution, once took her three children to a diner for breakfast. It was crowded, so they had to take separate seats…

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How to simplify your life

In an article in ‘The Kansas City Times’, Robert Fulghum wrote, “Most of what I really need to know about how to live, and what to do, and how to be, I learned in kindergarten…”

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How to overcome dwelling on the past

In 1948, during a runoff Senate primary fight with former Texas Governor Coke Stevenson, early indications were that Congressman Lyndon B. Johnson had lost…

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How to make an impact in your mission field

In the eleventh century, King Henry III of Bavaria grew tired of court life and the pressures of being a monarch. So he went to visit the head monk of a local monastery…

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