The real definition of ‘wealth’

According to a survey of the general American public, most perceive the status of “rich” to be attained when a person has between $1 million and $5 million in assets.

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What to do when you feel unappreciated

A young man moved away from his rural hometown and went out to search for a better life. After some time, he became rather successful.

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Avoiding the self-inflicted pain of sin

A number of years ago, a play was written called The Potato Creek Chair of Death. This was a rather bizarre theatrical work about a man who built a timing device he attached to a shotgun.

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What it means to love others as yourself

In 1986, a terrible tragedy happened in the Black Sea off the coast of Russia. Hundreds of ship passengers were killed when two ships collided, throwing many into the icy waters below.

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How to maintain spiritual unity with others

At the age of 14, a young man ran away from home and fought in the French and Indian War. When the American Revolution broke out, he joined the Continental Army…

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How to develop your “spiritual muscles”

In December of 1987, a Soviet cosmonaut returned to earth after nearly 11 months in orbit above the earth.

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Finding your purpose in adversity

English writer Somerset Maugham once wrote a story about a janitor at St. Peter’s Church in London. It was discovered one day that this janitor was illiterate…

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Can trust really be rebuilt?

A pastor told a story about his teenage son who was dating a girl and was only allowed to see her on certain nights. On one of the nights he wasn’t supposed to see her, the son told his parents he was going over to a friend’s house.

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How to share Christ without fear

Judge John Lowell of Boston had a reputation as a harsh man. One morning at breakfast, Lowell was reading his morning paper when a frightened maid stepped into the room

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What legacy will you leave the world?

A surprise farewell party is attended by hundreds of his former students. Now young men and women with happy and successful lives and careers, they have gathered to let Mr. Holland know of his impact on their lives.

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