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Hope Changes Everything

In 1981, the successful millionaire Eugene Land was asked to address a class of 59 sixth graders in East Harlem, NY. After asking the principle how many would likely go to college and receiving the answer that perhaps one might, he was in despair. Finally...
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Blessings that Follow Obedience

A king once placed a huge rock in the highway, then concealed himself nearby to see if anyone would move the boulder. Wealthy merchants and courtiers went around it – some loudly accusing the king of not keeping the roads clear. But when a peasant came...
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A Clarifying Contrast

When you see diamonds displayed, are they set on white satin so they’ll blend in? No! They are displayed on black velvet so that the contrast will allow you to see the many facets of the valuable stone. Life also offers us contrasts that make the facets...
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A Faithful Man of God

What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘faithful’? Perhaps you think of a couple you know who has been married for 50 years. Or maybe you think of the reminder to be “faithful in the little things.” Consider the following example. One stormy...
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Redemption Unfolding

There is a moving story of a young boy who lived with his grandmother. When their house caught fire, he was upstairs in his room. The grandmother tried to work her way through the flames to rescue him, but perished in her efforts. Those on the ground...
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Getting Ready for God to Work

Hudson Taylor, a young man from England, was aboard ship sailing to China as a missionary. He had been preparing for years, and was eager to share the hope of Christ with those who had never heard it. However, part-way through the voyage, the ship on...
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Godly Kindness to Widows

In Halle, Germany, Pastor August Francke founded an orphanage for the late 17th century orphans throughout the city and region. One day, when he didn’t know how he could carry on the work with the present lack of funds, a Christian widow came to him...
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Under God’s Wings

Have you ever seen a chicken gather all of her chicks under her wings to protect them from some danger? She clucks until all her little ones scamper over to her. One by one they disappear under her wings which she shuffles and adjusts until everyone is...
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God’s Hand of Guidance Everyday

There is a story of a man who survived a ship-wreck only to discover he was the only person washed up on a deserted island. After much painstaking labor, he constructed a hut which provided shelter and a small sense of home. Then, one day, the unimaginable...
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Seeing the Rainbow in the Storm

Jerry ran crying into the house. “Mother, I’ve been stung by a bee.” As she gently bandaged his arm, Jerry wished aloud that God had not created bees. A few minutes later, he eagerly ate the toast and honey his mother had prepared for him. When...
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