Your Greatest Weapon Against Loneliness

If you and I are honest with ourselves, we’d have to say that at some point in our lives, we’ve experienced loneliness. Maybe it was after the death of a loved one. Or perhaps you’ve felt abandoned by a family member in your time of greatest need. This is a bleak, yet very real, situation […]

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Finding comfort in the ‘detours’ of life

In 1920, an examining board for selecting missionaries was considering a young man named Oswald Smith for foreign missionary service. One dream dominated…

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How to stay focused in the Christian life

During the many months of modeling and molding it took to create her 9-foot, 800-pound Babe Ruth in bronze, artist Susan Luery met countless experts and…

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The pleasure that comes with patience

In the 1960s, an experiment was conducted where researchers gave this choice to a 4-year-old: “I am leaving for a few minutes to run an errand and you can have…”

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Are you steady in your faith?

For most of the 1980s, the city of Chicago experienced a tremendous budget crisis. This caused city officials to cut back wherever they could…

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The key to really knowing yourself

Thomas Edison was concerned about the way visitors to his office helped themselves to his expensive Havana cigars. So since he refused to lock them up, his secretary suggested…

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The consequences of standing for your faith

The Prussian king Frederick the Great was widely known as an agnostic. By contrast, General Von Zealand, one of his most trusted officers, was a devout…

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How to overcome division within the body of Christ

Mstislav “Slava” Rostropovich is a world-famous cellist. Since his exile from his native Russia in 1974, he has lived in the West. When Communist hard-liners…

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The key to resolving conflict

Years ago, a large statue of Christ was erected high in the Andes on the border between Argentina and Chile. Called “Christ of the Andes,” this statue symbolizes…

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How to show courage in the face of criticism

There is a very famous quote from former President Teddy Roosevelt that says…

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