The power of life-giving words

One day, the boy misbehaved and his grandfather disciplined him severely. The boy was outraged. So he raised his fist to the sky and shouted at the top of his lungs…

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Is your pain God’s plan?

Author Jay Kesler told a story of his first car accident. He had just gotten his driver’s license and was driving too close to the middle of a narrow road. He accidentally sideswiped an oncoming vehicle, tearing off the front fender, two doors, and the rear fender of his father’s car…

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Finding answers to the “whys” of life

The Boston Globe newspaper carries a daily column dedicated to answering questions from its readers. Some years ago, the paper listed the top ten unanswerable questions it had received…

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What kind of legacy will you leave?

A man named Milt Rood worked for years in Spokane, Washington as a car salesman. He was also very active with the Union Gospel Mission, working to help better the lives of juvenile delinquents…

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The Dangers of a Prejudiced Mind

Mahatma Gandhi wrote in his autobiography that when he was young, he read the Gospels and was considering converting to Christianity. He believed that in the teachings of Jesus, he could find a solution to the caste system that had divided the people of India…

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The Key to Truly Knowing God

The famous baseball player Ted Williams put up some amazing statistics in his days. In the 40s and 50s, he was known as a “natural hitter” because of the seeming ease with which he would make contact with the ball and send it soaring through the air…

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How you can Experience God to the Fullest

Missionary Herbert Jackson and his family had just arrived on the mission field and were assigned a car that wouldn’t start without a push. So he devised a plan. He went to the school near his home, got permission to take some of the students out of class, and had them push his car off. Away from home, he would endeavor to park on a hill or leave the engine running…

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Who is the Ultimate Authority in Your Life?

In his autobiography, renowned economist John Kenneth Galbraith wrote about the devotion of his family’s housekeeper, Mrs. Wilson. He told about a wearying day when he asked her to hold all phone calls while he took a nap. Suddenly, the phone rang. It was President Lyndon Johnson calling…

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Finding comfort in God’s perfect timing

The famous evangelist, George Muller, one day decided he would pray diligently for five of his friends to receive the Lord. So he began. Day after day, he would pray for these five men by name. And after many months, one of them trusted Jesus…

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Will you accept this gift?

In 1830, a man named George Wilson was tried and convicted of robbing the U.S. Mail, a crime punishable by death. Wilson was sentenced to be hanged. Feeling pity on him, President Andrew Jackson wrote a pardon for Wilson. Wilson, however, unexplainably refused the pardon…

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