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In the Wake of a Drive-by Shooting, Neighbors Lose Hope

In his book Hope Is Contagious, pastor and former pro football player Ken Hutcherson shares his personal journey of facing a terminal illness. In the ...


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A Blind Architect Accepts the Gift of His Limitations

Two years ago, Chris Downey had just started a promising architectural job at a successful design firm. A few weeks after he took the job, he noticed ...


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Between Failure and Fraud

In a very difficult season when finances were tight, I was driving a dilapidated car that had been donated to the church. It had lots of problems, including ...


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"My Dog Skip:" Redeeming Failure

The film My Dog Skip is based on the childhood of American writer Willie Morris. It chronicles life lessons learned from a beloved terrier, a next-door ...


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The Risk of Hope

To hope is to risk frustration. Therefore, make up your mind to risk frustration.

—Thomas Merton, Trappist monk and writer (1915–1968)


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Favre Breaks NFL Record

On September 30, 2007, Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre broke Dan Marino's record for throwing the most touchdown passes in football. His new ...


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Man Puts Hope in Counterfeit Money

Have you ever had high hopes for something and then seen those hopes crumble to pieces? It happened to one man in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His story ...


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"Lucky You": A Lesson in Integrity

In the movie Lucky You, Huck Cheever (Eric Bana) plays a hotshot poker player who is trying to raise enough money, $10,000, to enter a poker tournament ...


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Christians Too Busy for God

In data collected from over 20,000 Christians in 139 countries (though mostly in America) and between the ages of 15 and 88, The Obstacles to Growth Survey ...


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Gentle Warrior

On January 12, 2002, the [Tampa Bay Buccaneers] had suffered a crushing 31-9 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the playoffs. Two days later, [head coach ...


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