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You Can Start Fresh Today! 

You Can Start Fresh Today! 

New Year's resolutions!  If you make them, can you keep them? John always gets out his pencil and paper and starts jotting down those bad habits and little shortcomings with a determination that "this time I'm really going to keep my resolutions." His January diary...

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A Christmas Eve Broken Heart

A Christmas Eve Broken Heart

Today is Christmas Eve, at least in most places in the world.  It's an exciting time for children who may have left cookies and milk for Santa whom they hope will come down the chimney.  For them, sleep will not come easily. But for the parents who look at the scene...

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What Really Happened at Bethlehem?

What Really Happened at Bethlehem?

"My sole purpose in going to Florence," wrote Mark Twain in his book, A Tramp Abroad, "was to see this immortal 'Moses,' and by good fortune, I was just in time, for they were already preparing to remove it to a more private and better-protected place because a...

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You Can Beat the December Blues

You Can Beat the December Blues

It's December—the twelfth month of the Gregorian calendar. If you live in the northern hemisphere, Jupiter and Saturn are visible at dusk in the eastern sky, and in the southwest sky, a brilliant Venus soars from excellent to magnificent. On the 21st of this month,...

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Why Does Attitude Matter?

Why Does Attitude Matter?

Draw a line and then write four words from left to right: optimist, realist, skeptic, and cynic.  In so doing you move from sunshine to partly cloudy, to the sodden gray sky, to near darkness.  The young woman who is an optimist says, “Hey, there are lots of handsome...

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Lower Your Buckets!

Lower Your Buckets!

The largest river in the world is the Amazon. More water flows in its banks than flows in the Yangtze, the Mississippi, and the Nile rivers combined. The mouth of the amazing Amazon is more than 90 miles across, and water from this great river creates currents as far...

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What Does Integrity Look Like Today?

What Does Integrity Look Like Today?

In a TV drama entitled Uprising, the plight of the Jews of Warsaw and how they resisted the forces of the Third Reich is vividly portrayed. Some 350,000 men and women were forced like animals into the Ghetto where they were systematically annihilated. In the drama...

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5 Ways to Beat Procrastination

5 Ways to Beat Procrastination

When you wait because you are uncertain as to whether or not you should do something, that's wisdom; but when you are certain of what you should do and don't do it, that is procrastination. Example #1: Your tooth hurts and you know that it needs attention, but you've...

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