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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Do you worship a counterfeit god?

During the Middle Ages, there was a popular story which circulated about Martin of Tours, the saint for whom Martin Luther was named. It was said that Satan once…

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Can you be sure you’re saved?

In his book ‘Light for Anxious Souls’, George Cutting shares the story of a farmer who lacked assurance when it came to his salvation. So he foolishly prayed that…

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How to stay sharp well into your years

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., was and still is generally regarded as one of the greatest justices in the history of the U.S. Supreme Court. Because of his often heated disagreements…

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