And It Came to Pass

As I stared out the rear window of the bus, I thought, 'What if I die? This may be my last night ever!'My son suggested we take an all-night bus through the Peruvian Andes down to the coast. I was prepared to be driven over high mountain passes and on winding roads....

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Dr. William Osler

One of England's most famous physicians was Dr. William Osler. Many stories are told of Dr. Osler, but one of the most revealing comes from World War I.Friends recalled the day when he was working in one of Britain's military hospitals during the war. He was called...

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Deciding How to Live

There was once a young man who, in his youth, professed his desire to become a great writer. When asked to define "great" he said, "I want to write stuff that the whole world will read, stuff that people will react to on a truly emotional level, stuff that will make...

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For Closeness, T-R-A-V-E-L!

Inmate Mitchell King had a visitor -- his wife. King was serving a six-year jail term in Auckland, New Zealand for armed robbery. But his wife didn't want to be away from him for that long. So they held hands. And they stuck. She'd rubbed her palms with Super...

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Follow Your Stars

"Learn to say no," said Charles Spurgeon. "It will be of more use to you than to be able to read Latin."One educator used to say that no society can last long unless it has a quorum of "unpurchasable people." These are people of principle who cannot be bought; people...

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The Golden Chain

Goethe said, "Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together." But I was not thinking about the golden chain of kindness one day when a dilapidated automobile, possibly kept together with bandages and wire, parked in front of my house. During those...

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Steve Goodier