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Delight out of Disaster

I once read about farmers in southern Alabama who were accustomed to planting one crop every year--cotton. They would plow as much ground as they could ...

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Thanksgiving for Strife

Thanks be to God for a life full-packed with things that matter crying to be done--a life, thank God, of never-ending strife against the odds. ... Just ...

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When Loss Is Gain

In his book of sermons The Living Faith, Lloyd C. Douglas tells the story of Thomas Hearne, who, "in his journey to the mouth of the Coppermine River, ...

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Protected by Adversity

A leader's own salvation and spiritual progress are protected by humbling adversity.

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Easy Work Is an Insult

It's wrong to offer people easy work. Few things in life are more insulting than to be offered an easy job.

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How to Effect Change

It's hard to effect change unless people feel a compelling need to change.

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Learning the Hard Way

If you are a poor creature--poisoned by a wretched upbringing in some house full of vulgar jealousies and senseless quarrels--saddled, by no choice of ...

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Fortunately, the Hut Burned Down

A ship was wrecked, and the only survivor washed up on a small uninhabited island. He was exhausted. He cried out to God to save him. Every day he scanned ...

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Practice Makes Perfect

What was Christ doing in the carpenter's shop? Practicing. Though perfect, we read that he learned obedience and grew in wisdom and in favor with ...

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Curious Alchemy

I can see that Jesus drew men and women into the Kingdom by promising them two things: first, trouble--hardship, danger; and second, joy. But what curious ...

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