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The Benefits of Adversity

As German planes began bombing London in 1939, the British government had no doubts societal breakdown would ensue. Civilians were not ready for the trauma ...


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Finding Christ's Love in the Midst of Field Labor

California’s San Joaquin Valley not only boasts 17 billion dollars in annual revenue, it’s also home to over 100,000 laborers. The Harvest, ...


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Lessons from the Bristlecone Pine

Bristlecone pines are the oldest living things on our planet, with approximately eighteen living examples that are over 4,000 years old. The oldest of ...


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The Pastor Who Ran Away

Kevin Martin was a minister at a massive church—but one of those churches where it got too burdensome. The administrative machine ate him up, and ...


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Commemorative Ornament Depicts 2020 as Dumpster Fire

As 2020 draws to a close, much of humanity appears to agree that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has turned the year into chaos. One company is now selling ...


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Winning the Unfair Canoe Race

Writer Al Hsu tells this story:

I grew up in an affluent community that was something like 94 percent white. During high school, I went to a Christian ...

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Hardship Can Cause Spiritual Growth

Bristlecone Pines are fascinating trees that grow in the western mountain regions of the United States. Sometimes as high as two or more miles above sea ...


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The Companies That Help People Vanish

All over the world, from the US to Germany to the UK, some people decide to disappear from their own lives without a trace--leaving their homes, jobs, ...


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The Benefit of Tears

In Christianity Today, Al Hsu writes:

Encouraged by a 25 percent-off coupon given to me by a friend, I went ahead and had [laser eye] surgery [to correct ...

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Christian Discipleship Is Costly

You can pay extra these days to buy jeans with ready-made holes that make them look old. You can buy spray-on mud so that your 4x4 looks as if it’s ...


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