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Trees Won’t Mature with Too Much Fast, Easy Growth

How do trees grow the strongest? Surprisingly, too much sunlight and too much easy, fast growth does not produce healthy trees. Most young tree saplings ...


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This Thanksgiving, Be Thankful Even in Difficult Times

In the fall of 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued two landmark statements. The first was the famous Gettysburg Address in which Lincoln commemorated ...


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Man Restores Church Desecrated by Satanists

In June of 1992, Gloria Davey and a few friends were walking in the English countryside. When they stopped for a rest, they discovered a ruined church ...


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Man Turns Race into Land Cleanup Movement

When Tate Morgan initially conceived of the event now known as the Gambler 500, it was nothing like what it is now. Back in 2014, Morgan had an idea for ...


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Why Bad Things Happen to People

Job, Epicurus, Augustine, C.S. Lewis, and other famous thinkers wrestled with explaining why an all-loving, all-knowing, and all-powerful God would allow ...


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Revenge Fantasies Replaced by Forgiveness

Marcus Doe used to dream of revenge against his father’s killer. Then he came to faith in Christ. He writes:

We had heard the distant gunshots for ...

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Becoming a Christian Almost Got Her Killed

Vivian Prodan was born in Communist Romania under the brutal totalitarian regime of Nicolae Ceauescu (“Chow-sches-coo”). A place where questioning ...


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Disabled Coach Inspires Kids on the Court

Scott Bozearth coaches two youth basketball teams in New Jersey. And it was a good year, both teams made a championship run this season. If you coach ...


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Using Conspiracy Theories to Tame Life's Chaos

On the unusually cold morning of January 28, 1986, the Challenger space shuttle blew apart 73 seconds after liftoff, killing all seven astronauts on board. ...


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Indian Pastor Witnesses for Christ Despite Persecution

An article titled “Arrests, Beatings, and Prayers: Inside the Persecution of India’s Christians” details the persecution of Christians ...


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