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Pessimists and Idealists

Every age suffers its pessimists; every age needs its idealists.


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The Company of the Discouraged

The company of the discouraged is a very noble company. Not too long ago, the Hayden Planetarium in New York City issued an invitation to all those who ...


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A Pessimistic Compliment

Donn Moomaw is sort of a larger-than-life person, so he has a lot of larger-than-life stories that are really funny. This is true. When he was preaching ...


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Resignation and Acceptance

"Resignation is surrender to fate; acceptance is surrender to God," says Elizabeth Elliot. "Resignation lies down quietly in an empty universe. Acceptance ...


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Trying It Again

If your beliefs and behavior are initially misunderstood, don't cave in to popular opinion. Hang in there and watch God reward your persistence.

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Looking Through the Bars

Two men look out through the same bars: One sees the mud, and one the stars.


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Problems Make Us Try Harder

I was talking with a 29-year-old woman recently. She told me how she was changing and how happy she was that her life was going well. She shared all the ...


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The Best of Both Worlds

The knowledge of God without that of our wretchedness creates pride. The knowledge of our wretchedness without that of God creates despair. The knowledge ...


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Hold onto Ideals

People grow old only by deserting their ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul. Worry, self-doubt, self-distrust, ...


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Sound and Fury That Signifies Something

One of the great treats to me in this last Thanksgiving break was a television concert presented by the Philadelphia Orchestra. It was Eugene Ormandy's ...


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