The best place to have a God encounter

In the 1940s, the pastor of a tiny church in a rural town ordered a sign for their outdoor manger scene. The sign company was in another city, and needed to know the dimensions and wording of the sign. So for clarity purposes, the pastor decided to send a telegraph of the text and measurements of the sign…

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How God really can soften a hard heart

As he approached the end of his life, atheist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre declared, “I do not feel I am the product of chance, a speck of dust in the universe, but someone who was expected, prepared, prefigured. In short, a being whom only a Creator could put here; and this idea of a creating hand refers to God.”…

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The priceless value of the gospel you carry

One foggy night in London many years ago, a poor man shuffled into a quaint little music shop on the edge of town. Under his right arm, he held an old violin in terrible condition…

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What it means to give your life for Christ

The chaplain walked in and saw the soldier lying on the bed. The news was bad. His leg had been terribly injured and had to be amputated. Now, it was up to the chaplain to break the news to the wounded soldier…

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How to find joy in every circumstance

The famous English architect Sir Christopher Wren was supervising the construction of a beautiful new cathedral in London…

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How you can rejoice in the midst of loss

One night in December of 1914, a fire in West Orange, New Jersey, claimed Thomas Edison’s manufacturing facilities and with it, almost $1 million worth of equipment and the record of much of his work…

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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. So in order to better understand its effects, he decided to administer it to himself one day…

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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. With pride, the pastor pointed out the beautiful pews, the luxurious decorations, and the beautiful, handcrafted pulpit in the front…

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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

Looking back on history, these words must be considered some of the most foolish ever written. Yet they go to show simply how unaware many people in the United States were about the possibility for the kind of attack carried out by the Japanese just two months later…

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