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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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Psychologist Blames Unhappiness on Uncertainty

Daniel Gilbert (a psychology professor at Harvard) drew from the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index and stated that the Index showed "that Americans are ...


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Football Player Can't Forget the Ball He Dropped

Noble Doss dropped the ball. One ball. One pass. One mistake. In 1941, he let one fall. And it's haunted him ever since. "I cost us a national ...


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Parrot Stubbornly Tries to Get Through to Woman

A lady was walking past a pet store when a parrot said, "Hey, lady! You're really ugly!"

The lady was angry but continued on her way.

On the way home, ...


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Mother Gains New Perspective from 8-Year-Old's Scribbling

In his book Hidden in Plain Sight: The Secret of More, author and pastor Mark Buchanan illustrates God's love through the story of Tracy. He writes: ...


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Dad Recognizes His Discouraging Words

My ten-year-old son was "helping" me paint the laundry room. I brushed; he rolled. When he disappeared to get a Coke, I re-rolled where he'd ...


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Sons Don't Live Up to Their Names

In their fascinating book, Freakonomics, economists Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner point out that one of the first acts of parental power comes in the ...


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"Akeelah and the Bee": Girl Overcomes Her Fears

Akeelah and the Bee is the story of a talented South Los Angeles girl who overcomes her fears and all other obstacles to compete at the National Spelling ...


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Confronting the Addiction of Harmful Words

Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, author of Words That Hurt, Words That Heal, has lectured throughout this country on the powerful, and often negative, impact of ...


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Widow Thankful for Her Husband's Life and Witness

Kelly James was a 48-year-old landscape architect who loved to climb mountains. On December 9 of 2006, he and two of his friends set out to climb Mount ...


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