What is your standard of success?

A Chinese folk story tells of a group of elderly, cultured gentlemen who would often meet to exchange wisdom and drink tea. The men took turns hosting…

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The most powerful motivation you can give others

Dr. Ernest Mellor tells a story of him and his wife attending an outdoor performance by young violin students. After the concert, an instructor spoke briefly on…

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The powerful influence you can have on others

When Rosina Hernandez was in college, she attended a rock concert where she witnessed a young man brutally beaten. The next day she was shocked to learn that…

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God’s greatest commandment to you

A pastor once told the story of the public library in his town that had a system called “Dial-A-Tale.” With this system, anytime a young child wanted to hear a story…

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The best way to deal with anger

The author Jim Taylor tells a story about his longtime friend, Ralph. One morning, Ralph woke up at 5:00 a.m. to a terrible thumping noise…

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The priceless reward of a good friend

During World War I, a Protestant chaplain with the American troops in Italy became a friend of a local Roman Catholic priest. In time, the chaplain moved on…

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How to overcome the enemy’s intimidation

In the operating room of a large hospital, a young nurse was completing her first full day of responsibilities. “You’ve only removed 11 sponges, doctor…”

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What it takes to stand for the truth

In the fateful winter morning of January 28, 1986, the space shuttle ‘Challenger’ stood poised for launch. Overnight, the temperature had plummeted into…

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The blessings that are yours today

There was a golfer on the pro tour years ago who was a pompous egomaniac. In his mind, he could do nothing wrong, and he always had a quick excuse…

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What it means to show Jesus to the world

J. Allan Petersen tells of a little boy who was consistently late coming home from school. His parents warned him one day that he must be home on time…

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