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George Custer's Reckless Buffalo Chase

In the spring of 1867, George Custer and his regiment were on a scouting expedition on the plains of Kansas. Suddenly Custer's English greyhounds, ...


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Some History Behind "I Am the Captain of My Soul"

In 1875 a British poet named William Ernest Henley published a short poem that expressed one way to cope with life's circumstances. The poem, called "Invictus," ...


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Springer Spaniel in Heat Depicts the Drive of Sin

When I was seven, our Springer spaniel was going through her first heat. My parents, under the advice of the vet, had decided to wait to have her spayed ...


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Carelessness Causes Deaths at the Grand Canyon

In his book Over the Edge: Death in the Grand Canyon, Michael P. Ghiglieri chronicles the nearly 700 deaths that have occurred in the Grand Canyon since ...


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We're Like Children Who Can't Stop Being Bad

In her book, Acedia & me, Kathleen Norris writes, "I have become like the child I once knew who emerged one morning from a noisy, chaotic Sunday-school ...


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Family Relationships Show a Scientist His Need for God

Rebecca Pippert relates a story about a famous physicist who confided in her and said:

I'm a scientist, you know, a rational person. I've never seen much ...

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Whining Cats Illustrate Our Disobedience

The cats in my house sure live a cushy life. Recently, as my cats watched beautiful snowflakes falling from above, they wanted to go outside and enjoy ...


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John Ortberg on Following God Instead of Your Gut

In a sermon, John Ortberg said:

My friend, Jimmy, and his son, Davey, were playing in the ocean down in Mexico, while his family—his wife, daughters, ...


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Christians Struggle with Opposing Desires

We want to be a saint, but we also want to feel every sensation experienced by sinners; we want to be innocent and pure, but we also want to be experienced ...


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Stallone: "The Church Is the Gym of the Soul"

2006 was a year of surprises for Sylvester Stallone. First, he surprised the entertainment world by resurrecting his iconic movie hero, Rocky Balboa, ...


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