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Indian Rickshaw Driver Finds the Secret of Happiness

In Break Open The Sky, Steve Bauman describes the opening scene of Happy, a documentary that explores the nature of happiness, where we meet Manoj Singh, ...


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When Humanitarian Relief Goes Wrong

In the wake of the destruction from Hurricane Harvey, Americans rallied to provide aid and relief. But not all of the "help" actually helped. Some of ...


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John Perkins Shares His Greatest Regret

The Christian leader John Perkins has written movingly about the need for racial reconciliation even after his painful encounters with brutal racists. ...


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Local Church Provides Widows a Way Out of Poverty

After losing her husband, Tinashe Butau of Zimbabwe was now a single mother with four children to feed, and she needed to find a way to provide. When ...


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Homeless Man Thanks Pastor for 'Looking at Me'

The following story was shared by Ed Salmon, a pastor from South Carolina, who passed away in 2016:

Just yesterday, I went out for lunch. When I got to ...

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'Little Free Pantry' Movement Is Spreading Across the Country

You may have encountered the "little free library" phenomenon that has popped up in neighborhoods all over the country: a cabinet-like box filled with ...


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Church Starts a Subway Franchise to Provide Jobs

A church in Buffalo, New York has found a unique way to bless its local community—open a Subway franchise in its building. In a riff off the popular ...


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The Hoarder Next Door

The suite next to our condo is a small studio. The neighbors who lived there when we moved in fit the profile: young, professional, and private. That's ...


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Community Raises Money for Homeless Teen

Two police men approached a black teen in Barnesville, Georgia on the campus of Gordon State College. I bet you think you know where this is going. But ...


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Average American Home Size Increases by 175%

In a series of articles on the nature of greed, Christian blogger Ted Scofield writes:

When I ask people "What is greed?" typically the first concept articulated ...

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