Christianity: routine or relationship?

One afternoon a young lady came home with a new dog that she just adored. She fed him, washed him, and played with him every day. But very quickly, the dog developed a bad habit of pulling down the clothes hanging from the clothesline…

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God brings purpose for your pain

In 1818, little 9-year-old Louis was sitting in his father’s workshop outside of Paris, France. His dad was a harness maker, and Louis loved watching his father work. He even aspired to one day be a harness maker just like his father…

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The role of tradition in the Christian life

In 1903, the Russian Czar noticed a sentry posted in a very odd place on the grounds in the Kremlin. He asked the head of security why the guard was there, but he didn’t know the answer. So he decided to do some investigation and discovered something very interesting…

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How to treat those who reject God

There’s a traditional Hebrew story about Abraham that tells of a time when he was sitting outside his tent one evening when an old man, weary from age, came toward him. Abraham ran out to greet the man and invited him in. He gave the old man food and drink and began talking to him…

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The only way to navigate life’s twists and turns

Just before the 1988 Winter Olympics, a television program aired that featured blind skiers being trained for slalom skiing. The blind skiers were paired with sighted skiers and were taught how to make right and left turns…

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Can the truth really hurt?

In the early 1900s, George Riddell acquired the overly-sensational London newspaper, The News of the Word. One day Riddell met famous British journalist Frederick Greenwood and mentioned that he owned the newspaper and offered to send Greenwood a copy…

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What really lasts after this life?

The famous 19th-century professor and naturalist Louis Agassiz was once invited to address the members of a learned society…

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Where to find direction in tough choices

During World War II, the British Secret Service broke the Nazi code and informed Prime Minister Winston Churchill that the Germans were getting ready to bomb the city of Coventry…

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Where you can find eternal joy

On November 25, 1895 in Leadville, Colorado, a cornerstone of ice was laid that would be the foundation of what would become the largest ice palace ever built in America…

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How does God define ‘success’?

Former United States Senator Mark Hatfield tells the story of touring Calcutta, India with Mother Teresa. On their tour, she took him to visit the so-called “House of the Dying,” where terminally sick children were cared for in their final days…

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