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Perseverance and Rewards

98-year-old Charles Fackler was to receive France's Legion of Honor medal for service in World War I.

Bill Fackler, his son, later said, "It was ...


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Time Is Beastly

How completely satisfying to turn from our limitations to a God who has none. ... For those out of Christ, time is a devouring beast; before the sons ...


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A Calling, Not a Job

I think most of us are looking for a calling, not a job. Most of us, like the assembly line worker, have jobs that are too small for our spirit. Jobs ...


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All Flesh Is as Grass

Consumerism is fed by a desire to forget our mortality.


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Living in the Presence of Death

Philip Yancey tells of a painting in the Prado Museum in Spain by Hans Baldung titled "The Stages of Life with Death." On the ground is a newborn ...


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The Struggle Against Death

The fundamental thing behind all motivation and all activity is the constant struggle against annihilation and against death. Death is absolutely stupefying ...


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Life Is Fleeting

The time God allots to each one of us is like a precious tissue which we embroider as we best know how.


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The Sands of Time

If I cast my eyes before me, what an infinite space in which I do not exist! And if I look behind me, what a terrible procession of years in which I do ...


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Highest Service Begins with Death

When our son Sandy died at the age of 21, a missionary who had overseen his work as a summer missionary in France wrote us a letter, and he said, "I ...


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One Foot in the Air

Even in the best of health we should have death always before our eyes [so that] we will not expect to remain on this earth forever, but will have one ...


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