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U2's Bono on Talking about God

Let's face it: God's not exactly a welcome guest in the wild and wicked world of rock 'n' roll. But that's precisely why Bono, lead ...

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Stephen King on the Power of Giving

Prolific author Stephen King made a speech at the Vassar College commencement on May 20, 2001. He entitled it "Scaring You to Action" and told ...

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Winona Ryder Finds Fame Lonely

Winona Ryder said:

"When I was 18, I was driving around at two in the morning, completely crying and alone and scared. I drove by this magazine stand ...

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Grace Overwhelms U2

Bono, lead singer of the band U2, recently said: "The most powerful idea that's entered the world in the last few thousand years—the idea ...

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Dr. Benjamin Carson's Mother

Dr. Benjamin Carson, renowned surgeon at Johns Hopkins, tells a moving story about his mother. Mrs. Carson insisted that Ben and his brother Curtis write ...

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Princess Diana's Favorite Hymn

A little-known hymn by Cecil Spring-Rice called "I Vow to Thee My Country" was a lifetime favorite of Diana, Princess of Wales. She requested ...

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Superbowl MVP Kurt Warner

The St. Louis Rams 1999 Cinderella season is not without a Cinder-fella. A virtually unknown quarterback by the name of Kurt Warner rose from the ashes ...

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John Lennon's Son, on Dad

I felt he was a hypocrite. Dad could talk about peace and love out loud to the world, but he could never show it to the people who supposedly meant the ...

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The Story of Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman (1820?-1913)

The "Moses" who set people free

In 1849 Tubman, a Baltimore slave, escaped to Philadelphia and freedom. She returned ...

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The Despair of William Cowper

William Cowper (1731-1800)

Despite recurring mental illness, he wrote hymns on God's providence.

William Cowper's poetic achievements are remarkable ...

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