Clothe yourself in this

Philip II, father of Alexander the Great, was always accompanied by two men who had very interesting jobs. One man was to say to him each morning, “Philip, remember that you are but a man.”…

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Why you can wear the banner of Christ with pride

A woman was preparing a pasta dish for a dinner party she was giving. In her haste, however, she forgot to refrigerate the spaghetti sauce, and it sat on the …

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How to avoid religious exhaustion

A lumberjack bought a brand-new chainsaw and was told it could cut down at least 100 trees a day. But on the first day, he only managed to cut down 25 trees. The next day he tried harder and finally…

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How to know what’s right about God

A blackboard in a ninth-grade health classroom was covered with the names and locations of the major bones and muscles of the human body. The diagram stayed on the board throughout the…

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How to build a faith that overcomes any doubt

G. Campbell Morgan had already enjoyed some success as a preacher by the time he was 19 years old. But then he was attacked by doubts about the Bible….

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The power of expressing thanks

In his autobiography, Breaking Barriers, syndicated columnist Carl Rowan tells about a teacher, Miss Thompson, who greatly influenced his life. One day during class, she shared a quote from the world-renowned architect Daniel Burnham that resonated with Rowan…

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A God-shaped hole

Years ago, Joseph Stalin’s daughter, Svetlana Alliluyeva, defected from Russia to flee communism. This was a huge development in the Cold War – and many on both sides were startled. Upon meeting reporters in New York, she told them…

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The key to maintaining a Kingdom focus

A story is told of Yogi Berra, the well known catcher for the New York Yankees, and Hank Aaron, who at that time was the chief power hitter for the Milwaukee Braves. The teams were playing in the World Series, and as usual, Yogi was…

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How to silence your critics for good

Babe Ruth was nearing the end of one of his last full major league games. It was the Braves versus the Reds in Cincinnati. The great Ruth was no longer as agile as he had once been. He fumbled the ball and threw badly. In one inning alone his errors were responsible for most of the five runs scored by Cincinnati….

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How God wants you to see others

William Jennings Bryan, Secretary of State in Woodrow Wilson’s Cabinet, was one day interviewing a man who was seeking a diplomatic post in China. Bryan was known for the high standards he had for diplomats, so the interview was fairly grueling…

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