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Child's School Trips Provide a Lesson on Prayer

I grew up in Newfoundland, Canada. In 1972, our seventh grade French class decided to take a special weekend trip to the French Islands just off our southern ...


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True Faith Is Like Grabbing a Rope from Our Rescuer

Philosopher Nicholas Beale and scientist John Polkinghorne use the following story to illustrate the nature of biblical faith:

A philosopher, a scientist, ...

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Finding God's Providence in the Wake of a Grandchild's Death

In Dennis Rainey's book Stepping Up, he tells the story about the short life of his granddaughter Molly. Born with a brain aneurism, Molly lived only ...


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Adopted Child from Haiti Assured of Future Food Supplies

Fred and Cheryl went to Haiti 25 years ago to pick up a child they had adopted. Addie was five-years-old. Her parents had been killed in a traffic accident ...


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Martin Luther King Jr. on Faith

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.”

—Martin Luther King Jr.

“This faith transforms ...


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Boy with Rare Disease and Rare Gift Declares God's Goodness

Anson Hui is Nineteen-years-old. At the age of three, he was diagnosed with Glycogen Storage Disease (GSD), meaning his body can't break down or store ...


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Christopher Hitchens Writes about His Battle with Cancer

In the summer of 2010 the popular author and atheist Christopher Hitchens was diagnosed with cancer. With his usual candor and clarity, Hitchens movingly ...


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Ten-year-old Raises Money for House

By the time Jackson Rogers turned ten years old, he had already built a house—not with hammer and nails, but by raising $43,000 for Habitat for ...


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Nancy Ortberg Moved by Amputee's Gratitude

Nancy Ortberg writes:

I worked as a registered nurse for about ten years before my life took a different direction. One of my earliest patients was a young ...


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Sitting with God on the Bathroom Floor

In his book The Pressure's Off, psychologist Larry Crabb uses a story from his childhood to illustrate our need to delight in God through adversity: ...


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