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Realistic Happiness

Who could speak more realistically about the illusion of a yuppie value system than Alexander Solzhenitsyn, who suffered deprivation of all that money ...


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Pressure Points

The intensity of pressure doesn't matter as much as its location. Does it come between you and God, or does it press you closer to him?


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Faithfulness, not Freedom

One of the deepest sentimentalities of liberalism is the presumption that you can have children without having them suffer for their convictions. People ...


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Against the Current

I thought when I became a Christian I had nothing to do but just to lay my oars in the bottom of the boat and float along. But I soon found that I would ...


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Faith on the Death March

Philip Crosby, in his book March Till They Die, tells of a forced march of American and European soldiers in Korea. In November of 1950, the North Koreans ...


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Christ Became One of Us

John Howard Griffin was a white man who believed he could never understand the plight of African-Americans unless he became like one. In 1959, he darkened ...


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Patience in Suffering

He is not truly patient who will suffer only as much as he pleases or from whom he pleases. A truly patient man gives no heed from whom he suffers, whether ...


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Don't Get Too Comfortable

People wish to be settled; only as far as they are unsettled is there any hope for them.


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The "Good Life"

Prosperity has often been fatal to Christianity, but persecution never.


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Growing on a Bed of Pain

I am certain that I never did grow in grace one-half so much anywhere as I have upon the bed of pain.


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