My Favorite Stubborn Child

Confident, competent, tough as any nail,

A little girl just four years old determined not to fail.

No shrinking violet here—no dainty little lass;

She stands firm on two small feet and often she will sass.

How strong she is, how full of life, how beautiful and stubborn,

A leader on the playground to

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Life, Death, God and Fear

The subject of fear is an interesting thing when we consider both life and God.  You see, I don’t believe I’m afraid of dying and yet I know that as long as I am alive, I will resist death; and perhaps even in my final moments I will not be able to reconcile myself

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Facing Cancer with Courage

She has walked through fearful hallways

And crossed thresholds fraught with pain,

Yet arose each dawning morning

To take up her cross again.

Wearing courage like a mantel

To traverse every day

With spirit like a beacon,

Shining bright along the way.

She has set a fine example

To cancer victims everywhere—

Walk in

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Destiny

During a momentous battle, a Japanese general decided to attack even though his army was greatly outnumbered. He was confident they would win, but his men were filled with doubt. On the way to the battle, they stopped at a religious shrine. After praying with the men, the general took out a coin and

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The History of “Jesus Loves Me, This I Know” Song

The very first Christian song most children learn is “Jesus Loves Me.” If there were a best-seller hit list among the preschoolers, this very simple but precious song would have to be at the top of the charts. Yet few people know that “Jesus Loves Me” began life not as a song but as

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Blind Ambition

Charlie Boswell has always been one of my heroes. He has inspired me and thousands of others to rise above circumstances and live our true passion. Charlie was blinded during World War II while rescuing his friend from a tank that was under fire. He was a great athlete before his accident and in

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The Jackie Robinson Story – Baseball’s Great Experiment

By Charles W. Colson

At New York’s Shea Stadium, two years ago, baseball commissioner Bud Selig announced that number 42 would be retired by the major leagues forever. It was a mark of honor for the man who had worn that number-the man who broke baseball’s color barrier in 1947: Jackie Robinson.

February is

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A Leader’s Impact

In September of 1862, the civil war tilted decisively in favor of the south. The morale of the northern army dipped to its lowest point of the war. Large numbers of Union troops were in full retreat in Virginia. Northern leaders began to fear the worst. They saw no way to reverse the situation

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A Difficult Hill

Researchers at the University of Virginia have found that most people perceive a hill to be steeper than it really is, especially if they are tired or carrying a heavy load. When asked to estimate the slope of a hill, test participants consistently misjudged it, thinking a 10-degree slant was about 30 degrees, and

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From Saint Patrick’s Breastplate

Christ be with me Christ before me Christ behind me Christ in me Christ beneath me Christ above me Christ on my right Christ on my left Christ where I lie Christ where I sit Christ where I arise Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me Christ in the mouth

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