The greatest exchange ever made for you

A young boy had a problem of being consistently late for dinner. One day, his parents warned him to be on time or else he would get only bread and water for dinner. This time, though, the boy arrived later than ever and found his parents already sitting at the table…

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Why God often lightens your load

On July 14, 1771, Samuel Hearne led a party from the Hudson’s Bay Company toward the Coppermine River in the Northwestern Territories of Canada. A few days after they started the expedition, they were raided by a group of Inuits who stole most of their supplies…

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How you can experience joy to the fullest

Years ago, the Holiday Inn hotel chain was looking for 500 new people to fill positions in a large new hotel. The applicants found the first cut was the easiest to make as it was simply based on smiling…

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The answer for America today

French writer Alexis de Tocqueville visited the United States in 1831. After his visit, he wrote:

“I sought for the greatness of the United States in her commodious harbors, her ample rivers, her fertile fields, and boundless forests—and it was not there…

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What it takes to finish well

In the original Olympic Games, the Greeks had a race that was very unique. In this race, each competitor was given a torch which was lit. The runners would then race against one another holding the lit torches…

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Finding grace in fulfilling God’s calling

Not long after arriving in the South Pacific to begin work as missionaries, John G. Paton and his wife Mary had a baby son. Their joy was tragically cut short, however, when both Mary and the baby died of tropical fever within weeks of the birth…

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How to know you’re a child of God

One day a pastor had a new believer show up at his home in deep distress. The new believer asked, “Pastor, no matter how much I pray or how hard I try, I simply can’t seem to stay faithful. I think I might have lost my salvation.”…

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How to steer clear of the enemy’s trap

Perhaps you’ve heard of the clever way African Bushmen used to trap monkeys for food. They’d use a box or some other container and put a hole in it just big enough for the monkey to stick in his hand…

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How to redeem your past for a better tomorrow!

Some years ago in a small Idaho town, police received a call one night from neighbors who reported seeing a car driving around the neighborhood in reverse. So they sent a patrol out to check and found the driver of the car to be a teenage girl in her parents’ car…

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The secret to stepping forward with Jesus

Two creatures are pictured on the coat of arms for the nation of Australia: an emu and a kangaroo. A young Australian boy was once curious about the significance of the two animals…

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