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First Graders Encourage Distraught NFL Kicker

During the 2015-2016 NFL season, the Minnesota Vikings place kicker Blair Walsh had made an NFL-high 34 field goals. Before the Vikings' playoff game ...


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Encouragement Changed the Life of 'Maestro of Lighting'

"He made drinks sparkle, desserts shimmer, and Richard M. Nixon look less shadowy—all with meticulous tricks of lights." So begins an obituary for ...


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Mentor Helps Skydiver Break World Record

On October 14, 2012, the Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner broke two world records that had stood for over fifty years. He smashed the previous world ...


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Two Football Coaches and Two Approaches to Motivation

Mike Howerton describes how different were the motivational methods of the two men who coached his high school football team—Coach Crow and Coach ...


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An Act of Tough Love Changes an Employee’s Life

Christian businessman and author John D. Beckett shares the following personal story about the redemptive power of speaking the truth in love:

I was in ...

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Young Man Weeps upon Hearing Words of Encouragement

Sean and Liegh Anne Tuohy, the real-life couple portrayed in the movie Blindside, share the following story in their book In a Heartbeat:

There is a little-known ...


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Words of Encouragement Spur on Famous Composer

Edvard Greig, the nineteenth century Norwegian composer, wrote his parents concerning the encouragement he received from famous Hungarian composer-pianist ...


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Max Lucado Prefers Encouragement to Complaining

I discovered the importance of healthy counsel in a half-Ironman triathlon. After the 1.2 mile swim and the 56 mile bike ride, I didn't have much energy ...


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Father Encourages Son Through Prayer

Many kids wake up to the smell of coffee brewing or the sound of a rooster crowing. My wake-up call was my father's passionate praying filtering through ...


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Children Pressured to Be Normal

For more than 30 years, Gordon Mackenzie worked at Hallmark, eventually convincing the company to create a special title for him: "creative paradox." ...


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