The destructive power of unforgiveness

The famous writer Leo Tolstoy thought he was getting his marriage off on the right foot when he asked his fiancée Sonya to read his diaries, detailing…

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The incredible value of what God’s given you

When the Western Union company asked the great inventor Thomas Edison to “name his price” for the ticker he had invented, Edison asked for a few days to…

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Is knowledge enough to save?

When General Douglas MacArthur was a young West Point student, he was asked to give a report on a section of reading about the time-space relationship…

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Keeping your focus where it belongs

A pastor tells a story of how he spent a summer teaching in Mexico and took both of his children with him. To pass the time as they drove, his 13-year-old son watched…

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Trusting Christ when it means rejection

At his father’s funeral, American track and field star Carl Lewis placed his 100-meter gold medal from the 1984 Olympics in his father’s grave…

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Can you trust the mediator?

A folk story is told of the bandit Jose Rivera who became notorious in several little towns in Texas for robbing banks and businesses. Finally a Texas Ranger caught up with…

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What baggage are you carrying?

Many Christians today treat their spiritual life like motor homes. You see, the motor home has allowed us to put all the conveniences of our normal life on wheels…

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How to avoid being tempted to sin

Picture yourself walking on a set of train tracks when a train starts coming at you from behind. If the train engineer sees you on a track, he or she will…

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How to persevere through any trial

As a young man, film director Robert Flaherty spent many months in the far north looking for iron ore and cod. He found neither, but he did shoot 70,000 feet of film…

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How to find rescue from your pain

A man put up a sign in his yard that read “Puppies for Sale.” Among those who came to inquire was a young boy from the neighborhood…

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