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Husband Cares for Wife with Alzheimer's

Editor's Note: Preachers, this is a powerful illustration about the beauty of committed marital love. It's longer than many of our illustrations, ...


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Researchers Develop Faster Ketchup Flow

An article in Time.com noted that ketchup flows out of a glass bottle at a rate of .028 miles per hour. That's slower than a Galapagos tortoise, ...


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Facebook Question: What's Hard about Serving Others?

While preparing a sermon, I posted this question to my friends on Facebook: "What makes it hard for you to serve other people?"

They gave great answers, ...


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Tony Dungy Learned Patience from His Father

Former pro football star and coach Tony Dungy told the following story about his father's Christian character:

My dad was usually a quiet, thoughtful ...

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Survey Identifies Money as the Cause of Most Marital Fights

According to a 2012 national telephone survey, couples fight about one issue more than any other—finances. The survey revealed the following stats ...


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Musical Artists Clash Over a Tiny Musical Piece

In October, 2011, The New York Times ran an article about two musical giants whose longtime relationship unraveled over a tiny piece of music. Helene ...


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Visit to Calcutta Orphanage Reveals a Woman's Sinfulness

During an extended visit with Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, Dr. Mary Poplin discovered the depths of sin in her own heart. It happened while ...


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A Family Outing to the Apple Orchard: The Ideal Versus the Real

In family life and in church life, there's always a huge gap between the ideal and the real. For example, every autumn my family likes to go apple picking. ...


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Ancient Christian Wisdom on Staying Committed to Community

When you experience conflict or pain in a church setting, don't run away to another church. It's often better to stay put and work through it. That's ...


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If You're Married, God Is Your Spiritual Father-in-Law

Gary Thomas reminds Christians that if you're married, God is your "spiritual Father-in-law." He writes:

When I realized that I was married to God's daughter, ...

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