How to avoid playing the blame game

There was once a manager of a minor league baseball team who was so disgusted with his center fielder’s performance that he ordered him to the dugout and assumed the position himself. The first ball that came into center field took…

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Discovering real life in God’s Word

Anatoly Shcharansky, a dissident Soviet Jew, kissed his wife goodbye as she left Russia for freedom in Israel. His parting words to her were, “I’ll see you soon in Jerusalem.” But Anatoly was…

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Make your age an asset

Henry Durbanville wrote a book several years ago called The Best Is Yet To Be. In it, he argued that growing older isn’t something that should be dreaded, but…

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How to deal with feelings of betrayal

No treachery is worse than betrayal by a family member or friend. Julius Caesar knew such treachery. Among the conspirators who assassinated the…

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How are you investing in others?

A small church congregation in rural Ohio met one Sunday evening to share prayer requests and praises with one another. Toward the end of their time together, a woman in her early 30s stood up and nervously sauntered forward…

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The best way to discover God’s truth

Are you strong enough to face how mistaken many of your most cherished beliefs are? Well, here are a few things you may not have known…

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The importance of remembering God’s provision

The American painter, John Sargent, once painted a panel of roses that was highly praised by critics. It was a small picture, but it approached perfection. And although he was…

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How to be a force of encouragement to others

Old Eb was, like many of his breed, rather stingy with words. He said very little, and even when he spoke, it was rather grudgingly. But one evening he was sitting on the front steps with his wife…

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How to know you have eternal life

H. A. Ironside was once speaking with an elderly man who told him that he wanted to be sure of his salvation in Jesus Christ. So Ironside asked him…

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How to give with a cheerful heart

A pastor once recounted how, as a child, his mother sent him to pick a quart of raspberries. Reluctantly he dragged himself to the berry patch. His afternoon was ruined for sure…

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