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Good Grief

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Working through the grief that comes with the loss of a friend or loved one is no easy thing. In terms of stress tests the death of a child or spouse tops the list. It is hard to go back to living after the death of someone we love. The regrets of yesterday and the fears...

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Finish the Sentence

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A generation ago the George Arliss film, House of Rothschild, made major use of an incident that is said to have occurred at the end of the Napoleonic wars. In the dots and dashes of powerful light beams, a message was flashed across...

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An Audience of One

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It had been a great worship service. The choir and orchestra had raised the roof, the sense of love among the people was palpable, and the pastor had knocked it out of the park in his sermon. The pastor had sensed it himself,...

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Watch Your Manners

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Cecil Rhodes, the South African statesman and financier, was known to be a stickler for correct dress. He was a man who minded his P's and Q's. Yet one evening during a formal dinner while welcoming his honored guests, who were all wearing full...

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Soul Food

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Modern Ethiopia owes much to the great African leader Menelik II. Thought to be a descendant of the legendary Queen of Sheba and King Solomon, Menelik II of Ethiopia maintained his country's independence against Italian aggression....

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That's Not All

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Roland Hill was an English preacher of yesteryear who loved to bring the love of God to the poor, and the struggling of London. On one occasion he was given a rather large sum of money to help support the pastor of a church in a...

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United We Stand

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In biblical times the Roman Army was a fierce and formidable force to be reckoned with. Julius Caesar had invaded Britain in 55 BC with only 10,000 men. He had beaten the Gallic tribes of France at the battle of Alesia three years earlier despite...

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Learn to Say No

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A man unpacked his lunch in the factory cafeteria, and complained to his fellow worker, "I don't believe it, bologna again! This is the fourth straight day I have had this!" His fellow worker responded, "Well, why don't you tell your wife you're tired of bologna?"...

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Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow

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There is a sense in which the study of prophecy does for us what travelling into space has done for the scientific world. Scientists have learned much about our world by going outside it through space travel, and looking back. They have learned things...

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What Just Happened

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I once read about a man whose name was mistakenly printed in the obituary column of the local newspaper. As you can imagine no one likes to wake up in the morning, and find out that they are already dead. Livid the man called up the newspaper, and demanded to talk to the editor. ...

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