Your words come back to you

There once was a little boy named Billy who got in a fight with another boy at school – and lost. Billy got home, and his mother told him to put some ice on his black eye. While he was sitting there, he told his mom…

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How to rejoice in your trials

A Methodist preacher by the name of Luther Bridges accepted an invitation to minister at a conference in Kentucky in 1910. He left his wife and three sons in the care of his father-in-law and made the trip to Kentucky, where he…

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How you can live with purpose every day

When my youngest daughter was in college, she had an assignment to ask various random people about their purpose in life. So one Saturday morning, we went around to different tables at my favorite coffee shop, asking our question…

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What to do when you discover you’re wrong

A man awoke very early one morning to find a puddle of water in the middle of his king-size bed. In order to fix the puncture, he rolled the heavy mattress outside and filled it with more water to help him find the leak more quickly…

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Struggling with thankfulness

Scottish minister Alexander Whyte was known for his uplifting prayers in the pulpit. That’s because he always found something for which to be grateful…

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Making teamwork work in the body of Christ

People can learn a good amount from nature. One way we can learn about teamwork is by looking at bees. On a hot day, about half the bees in a hive stay inside beating their wings while the other half go out to gather pollen and nectar…

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How you can grow a generous heart

A man was walking one day when he heard a woman screaming hysterically. He looked over to see she was kneeling in front of her child. He was able to get the woman to calm down enough to discover the boy had swallowed a coin and couldn’t breathe…

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The key to having those tough talks

President James Madison suffered from many ailments in his old age that required him to take a variety of medicines. A longtime friend sent him…

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How to avoid spiritual deception

An article years ago in U.S. News & World Report brought to light a very sneaky practice by some manufacturers of common household goods. In an effort to save costs, these companies were reducing the amount of…

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How are we to treat the lost?

The great scientist Isaac Newton once performed an experiment that required him to stare at the image of the sun in a mirror. The brightness burned into his retina and he suffered temporary blindness…

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