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Finish Your Race

After years of progressive hearing loss, by age 46 German composer Ludwig van Beethoven had become completely deaf. Nevertheless, he wrote his most fabulous music, including five symphonies, during his later years.  Louis L’Amour wrote over 100 western novels selling … Continue reading

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Four Choices to Make in a Crisis

The Chinese language uses two characters to form the word crisis: one means danger, the other opportunity. A crisis can blindside you, bringing pain and added hurt; or it can provide an opportunity, leading you to a new adventure and … Continue reading

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8 Facts about Contentment

Historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., observes that our society is marked by “inextinguishable discontent.” Our quest is for better and what is next. We are never satisfied, never content, and envious of those who have what we have not attained … Continue reading

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Never Give Up

Victory belongs not to the faint-hearted. Nor does it belong to the weak-willed. Nor to the uncommitted. Not if the enemy is great and his resolution strong. Only by facing the opponent head-on with undaunted valor can the battle be … Continue reading

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4 Realities to Revolutionize Your Prayers

The practice of prayer in a believer’s life is an incredible, virtually untapped power source. Prayer moves the hand of God. Prayer prevails. Prayer turns ordinary mortals into men and women of power. This key unlocks the storehouse of God’s … Continue reading

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The Five Habits of Happiness

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that 60% of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40% is up to us. He further suggests that happy people have habits one can introduce into their everyday … Continue reading

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4 Steps to Changing Your Thoughts

Our thoughts determine our feelings and our feelings determine our actions. If we want to live positively we must carefully choose what we think about. The Proverb states: “Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts.” … Continue reading

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4 Benefits of an Upgraded Life

Jesus is in the upgrade business. He upgrades despair to hope, bondage to freedom, perplexity to peace, and illness to health (to mention but a few). His most significant upgrade for us has to do with our existence. His main … Continue reading

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Why You Should Be Different

The dictionary defines different as “distinct, separate, not the same, out of the ordinary, unusual.” Ought not Christians, then, to be different? Ought not we be distinct, separate, not the same, out of the ordinary, unusual? Christ was distinct, separate, … Continue reading

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5 Actions for Living Powerfully

For many of us our power has gone out. We don’t seem to have the energy to face the demands of life. We don’t seem to have the wisdom to handle the course of life. We don’t seem to have … Continue reading

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