How to overcome the enemy’s intimidation

In the operating room of a large hospital, a young nurse was completing her first full day of responsibilities. “You’ve only removed 11 sponges, doctor,” she said to the surgeon. “We used 12.”

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What it takes to stand for the truth

In the fateful winter morning of January 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger stood poised for launch. Overnight, the temperature had plummeted into the twenties. At liftoff, it was a crisp 36 degrees Fahrenheit. Huge icicles clung ominously to the launch tower.

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The blessings that are yours today

There was a golfer on the pro tour years ago who was a pompous egomaniac. In his mind, he could do nothing wrong, and he always had a quick excuse for any loss. As if these faults were not enough, he was also not above hustling a few extra dollars playing amateurs in cities on the tour for $50 a hole.

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What it means to show Jesus to the world

J. Allan Petersen tells of a little boy who was consistently late coming home from school. His parents warned him one day that he must be home on time that afternoon, but nevertheless he arrived later than ever. So his mother met him at the door and said nothing.

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The importance of adding action to your plans

Dr. J.B. Gambrel tells an amusing story from General Stonewall Jackson’s famous valley campaign. Jackson’s army found itself on one side of a river when it needed to be on the other side.

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Be a blessing!

A barber in a small town was busy cutting hair one day when the local cop walked in for a haircut. The barber was feeling a bit generous, so he…

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How to experience the fullest life possible

Thirty years ago, 33-year-old Larry Walters decided he wanted to see his neighborhood from a new perspective. He went down to the local army surplus store…

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How to experience abundant grace through obedience

Many accidental deaths result from taking risks.

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How to recognize and overcome evil

John was driving home late one night when he picked up a hitchhiker. As they rode along, he began to be suspicious of his passenger.

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The key to real spiritual growth

It was a simple clerical error, but it could be the most expensive typo of all time. In 1978, Prudential, the largest insurance company in the U.S., loaned…

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