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Aug 28

Finding life

A Roman soldier once asked his superior for the privilege of speaking to Julius Caesar. His request was granted and when he approached Caesar, he plead for permission to end his life. Looking at the man who stood before him the general saw a man who led a wretched and worthless life. After a moment’s …

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Jul 25

Why does God bless the peacemakers

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God” (Matthew 5:9). “A peacemaker is a person who breaks up fights,” says Doug, age 10. Is this a referee or more like a bouncer? “If you try not to start fights but settle them, you will be thanked,” says Davis, 10. Often the …

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Jul 24

America, land of the free and home of the blessed!

Happy Birthday, America. God has truly showered His grace upon you as a nation. Many people today take delight in attacking America. Many people castigate the U.S. regularly, spewing hate-filled epithets about our nation. The problem is, the leading America-haters are American citizens. We have so much to be thankful for, yet so many of …

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May 15

How do you keep going when things get tough?

“By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity — another man’s, I mean,” wrote Mark Twain. buy cialis online with no prescription If you’re reduced to human resources, there’s wisdom as well as wit in Twain’s quip. Severe personal adversity has a way of undoing us. The self-assured masks we love to wear become …

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Apr 30

Lone Star State: Courage, grace in West Texas

Last week, the small town of West, Texas suffered a terrible tragedy when an explosion at a fertilizer storage facility ripped through the community. Approximately 200 people were wounded, and at least 14 lost their lives. Among these are many of the volunteer first responders who bravely sacrificed their own lives in order to protect …

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Mar 29

Refusing to forgive has a boomerang effect

I recently heard a person say, “I will never forgive him for what he did!“ All too often, people who are hurt or offended do not believe the offending person deserves forgiveness. Many people believe such a declaration to be profound, valiant or courageous. Refusing to forgive another is often used to underscore the disdain …

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