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Archive for January 2016

5-Year-Old Reminds Us of the Beauty of Giving

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Childlike Innocence

To view the world through the eyes and heart of a child can be a powerful reminder. They possess an innocence and are not yet jaded by the harsh realities of the world. They can be examples for us to see the world with a pure heart.

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Bi-polar, Manic, Addict…World’s Most Interesting Preacher

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Some people love drugs. Others allow alcohol to replace the blood in their veins. Sex is surely toward the top of the list of things that people will do almost anything to engage in. People can become addicted to just about anything and, like most addicts, I wasn’t aware I had become one until I was desperately and carelessly chasing my high. I had become addicted, not to chemicals or lust-filled activities, but to being interesting. Having people, family members or strangers, love me was my cocaine on the counter, my Vodka hidden in the freezer. And I would do just about anything that would make me stand out, appear unique, so the faceless crowds would clap for me and I could get drunk on their adoration.

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A Mugger Apologizes to His Victim, 30 Years Later

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It's Never Too Late to Apologize

How would you react if, after many years, someone decided to apologize to you?

 

Michael Goodman was reading about a local bagel shop on the social media website Facebook. While scanning the article, a named popped off the page: Claude Soffel. More than thirty years prior, Goodman had stolen Soffel’s bus pass from him outside New York City’s Museum of Natural History.

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Find Rest

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Find Rest

Grace is not about anything we can do. It’s about resting in what Christ has already done on our behalf.

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” –Matthew 11:28…

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Heart of Winter

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In the Heart of Winter

If eternity has been set in our hearts, it makes sense that the echoed beauties of our world would resonate within us, awakening hope and homesick longings for the eternal.

“He has made everything beautiful in its time, and has put eternity in our hearts.” –Ecclesiastes 3:11

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