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Hope and Health

"Hope does not just motivate people to positive action. It actually has healing power."

So says John Ortberg in his book If You Want to Walk ...

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Former POW Jim Stockdale on Hope

In Good to Great, Jim Collins writes about Admiral Jim Stockdale, who was captured by the enemy during the Vietnam War. He was "the highest-ranking ...

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POW Camp Survivor on Difference Between Optimism and Faith

Jim Collins, the author of Good to Great, interviewed Admiral Jim Stockdale, the highest-ranking officer in the Hanoi Hilton prisoner of war camp during ...

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Latest Research on Happiness

More than 60 scientists have been given millions of dollars in funding to help humanity find happiness. A popular movement among psychologists called ...

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A Muddy Moment of Clarity

In The Sacred Journey, Frederick Buechner writes:

"[One] winter I sat in Army fatigues somewhere near Anniston, Alabama, eating my supper out of a ...

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Hope Is the Basis

It is not the way we deal with our human situation that is the basis for hope--hope is the basis for how we deal with our human situation.

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Earthly Kingdoms Always Perish

Several years ago the noted British journalist Malcolm Muggeridge was a guest at a breakfast in Washington, D.C. ... When he had finished his testimony, ...

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Talk About the Weather

I have a friend who radiates joy, not because his life is easy, but because he habitually recognizes God's presence in the midst of all human suffering, ...

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The Company of the Discouraged

The company of the discouraged is a very noble company. Not too long ago, the Hayden Planetarium in New York City issued an invitation to all those who ...

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Seeing the Stars

Two men look out through the same bars: One sees the mud, and one the stars.

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