Where to turn with life’s tough questions

Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. was a doctor who became very interested in the use of ether to anesthetize patients who were having procedures done.

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Is the Christian life an easy life?

Clarence Jordan, the author of the Cotton Patch New Testament translation, was getting a red-carpet tour of a brand-new church.

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How to keep unity in the face of adversity

A story is told of Tonto and the Lone Ranger riding through a canyon one afternoon. All of a sudden, both sides were filled with American Indian warriors on horses, dressed for battle and shouting loudly.

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How to prepare yourself for battle

A Japanese attack on Hawaii is regarded as the most unlikely thing in the world, with one chance in a million of being successful.

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What does “walk by the Spirit” really mean?

In 1933, bowler Bill Knox had a large screen placed just above the bowling lane so that he couldn’t see the pins.

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The truth that’s behind your emotions

After the 1912 presidential election, Woodrow Wilson made a trip to visit an aged aunt whom he hadn’t seen in a long time.

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How you can help combat spiritual ignorance

In 1883 in Allentown, New Jersey, a wooden Indian – the kind you’d see in front of a cigar shop – was placed on the ballot for Justice of the Peace under the fictitious name of Abner Robbins.

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The target of your transformation

Some time ago during a football game between Michigan State and UCLA, the score was tied at 14 with only seconds to play.

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Why is spiritual growth important?

In the mid-1700s, a shipload of migrants landed on the northwest coast of America. Their first year, they established a site on which they’d build their town.

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Your divine privilege

On February 17, 1791, the famous preacher John Wesley preached his very last sermon. The text he preached was Isaiah 55:6…

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