The real definition of ‘wealth’

According to a survey of the general American public, most perceive the status of “rich” to be attained when a person has between $1 million and $5 million in assets. But here’s the catch: In that same survey, only 45% of people whose assets ranged from $1 million to $5 million actually considered themselves to be wealthy…

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What to do when you feel unappreciated

A young man moved away from his rural hometown and went out to search for a better life. After some time, he became rather successful. His parents, however, still had the same house out in the country. And despite his continued offers of financial help, they continued living off the land quite humbly…

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Avoiding the self-inflicted pain of sin

A number of years ago, a play was written called The Potato Creek Chair of Death. This was a rather bizarre theatrical work about a man who built a timing device he attached to a shotgun…

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Why give?

#GivingTuesday is in full swing and I hope you won’t miss today’s Daily Living Devotional on what God’s Word says about generosity. I know you’ll be inspired to get involved…

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How to maintain spiritual unity with others

At the age of 14, a young man ran away from home and fought in the French and Indian War. When the American Revolution broke out, he joined the Continental Army and helped capture Fort Ticonderoga from the British…

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How to develop “spiritual muscles”

In December of 1987, a Soviet cosmonaut returned to earth after nearly 11 months in orbit above the earth. He was in very good health, which hadn’t always been the case in journeys like this…

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Finding your purpose in adversity

English writer Somerset Maugham once wrote a story about a janitor at St. Peter’s Church in London. It was discovered one day that this janitor was illiterate – a fact he had concealed for some time. So the young vicar of the church fired him…

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Can trust really be rebuilt?

A pastor told a story about his teenage son who was dating a girl and was only allowed to see her on certain nights. On one of the nights he wasn’t supposed to see her, the son told his parents he was going over to a friend’s house…

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How to share Christ without fear

Judge John Lowell of Boston had a reputation as a harsh man. One morning at breakfast, Lowell was reading his morning paper when a frightened maid stepped into the room and whispered something into his wife’s ear…

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What’s first in your life?

When the famous missionary David Livingstone died, his body was shipped to England where he was buried in Westminster Abbey in London. Yet, what many people don’t know is that his heart was buried in Africa where he lived for many, many years…

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