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Eeyores in the Congregation

Many of us think fondly of that dismal, old grey donkey Eeyore in the Winnie-the-Pooh children's books by A.A. Milne. While lovable and secretly goodhearted, ...


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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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Young at Heart

For years in the summer, our children and grandchildren enjoyed a week at a Christian camp. Now my husband and I were attending one for the first time, ...


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Hopeless Death of Carl Sagan

Jerry Adler writes in Newsweek:

[Carl] Sagan was fascinated by the phenomenon that educated adults, with the wonders of science manifest all around them, ...

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Torment of Sin

I have been dying since October, wake up at night so afraid, so terrified, that I couldn't be that afraid while awake. It has taken its toll. I have come ...


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McCain Suffers as POW

MSNBC.com reports on John McCain’s recent return to where he was imprisoned as a POW in Vietnam:

During his captivity, McCain twice tried to hang himself, ...

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