The most fruitful way to spend your time

Charles Francis Adams, the 19th century political figure and diplomat, kept a diary. One day he entered: “Went fishing with my son today—a day wasted…”

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How to love those who ridicule you

In 1818, Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis was born into a world of dying women. The finest hospitals lost one out of six young mothers to the scourge of…

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How to get off the spiritual roller coaster

As a wealthy oil tycoon lay on his deathbed, his pastor talked of God’s healing power. “Pastor,” he gasped, “if God heals me, I’ll give the church a million dollars…”

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The reward of living for today

J. Vernon McGee once attributed the secret to his longevity and ongoing strength to the fact that he took 12-14 vitamin pills a day…

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How to break free from the bondage of sin

In one of his most famous sermons, Pastor J. Alistair Brown told a story of how he passed a massive oak tree as he was walking through a park one day. A vine had grown…

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What is the foundation of your life?

On November 25, 1895, a cornerstone of ice was laid in Leadville, Colorado—the beginning of the largest ice palace ever built in America. In an effort to bolster the town’s…

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Appreciating the blessings of others in your life

A story was told of a man who loved old books. He met an acquaintance who had just thrown away a Bible that had been stored in the attic of his ancestral home…

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Finding reward in life’s challenges

Almost everyone has heard of Paul Revere’s midnight ride to warn American patriots of advancing British soldiers during the American Revolution. But few have heard…

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How you can avoid spiritual immaturity

In a survey conducted by the Barna Research Group, nearly 1/3 of all born-again Christians stated that all good people will go to heaven, whether they have…

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How to emphasize the eternal in your life

Professional golfer Tommy Bolt was playing in Los Angeles and had a caddy with a reputation of constant chatter. Before they teed off…

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