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Double Vision

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Leonard Bernstein, the great American composer, says that when he was young his father adamantly opposed his going into music. There was no strike up the band and let's celebrate around the Bernstein home the day that Leonard entered music school....

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It Could Be Worse

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John Hooper, Bishop of Gloucester, one of the lesser lights among the English reformers, was burned at the stake on February 9, 1555, under the ruthless reign of bloody Mary. He had a reputation for personal holiness and Spirit-filled preaching. Thousands...

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Temptation Within Temptation

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The story is told of man with a bulging waistline who decided to do something about his weight. Engaging the fight with the flab, he decided to change his route to work so that he would not pass his...

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Green With Envy

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The story is told of a time when President Lincoln was carrying his two crying sons who were behaving badly. When someone asked him what was wrong with the boys, Abraham Lincoln replied, “Exactly, what is wrong with the whole world. I have three...

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Pick Your Fights

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President Theodore Roosevelt used to have a pet dog that was always getting into fights and being beaten by other dogs. A reporter once asked the president about that. The reporter stated, “Your dog is not much of a fighter is he, Mr. President?”...

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A Rare Find

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Jeb Stuart was the Civil War's version of a B-2 Stealth Bomber. This gallant, and gusty West Point graduate had an uncanny ability to infiltrate the federal lines without being detected. On the Confederate side he was nicknamed "the eyes of the army," and...

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Evidence That Demands a Verdict

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In 1876, after a conversation on a train with the noted infidel Col. Robert G. Ingersoll, General Lewis "Lew" Wallace realized that he had a pretty threadbare understanding of his own faith. Wallace was a Methodist...

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Message in a Bottle

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Someone has said that life is a bridge of groans over a river of tears. While that statement may be overly pessimistic, there is nevertheless more than a tinge of realism in it. Life has a way of reducing each of us to a puddle of tears....

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Give Your Best

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When Henry Kissinger was Secretary of State of the United States, an aide in the White House approached him with a report. Kissinger asked, "Is this the best you can do?" The aide sheepishly replied that he could do better. A few days later,...

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Your Brother is More Important than Your Opinion

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It has been interesting to note the different perspectives and opinions that Christians have on the events of this day. It is safe to say that these opinions tend to fall broadly between two camps: those who tend to be ...

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