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Regret Immortalized

In the violent world of African war where thousands of people shot bullets, South African photojournalist Kevin Carter shot film. The dangerous vocation of wartime photography put him in life-and-death situations on a daily basis…and eventually, it took its toll.

But Carter wasn’t killed in war. He took his own life…even after winning a Pulitzer Prize for one of his photos. Continue reading

Florence’s Fog

Florence Chadwick was a world-class athlete who set and broke long-distance swimming records for women…and men. In 1950, she crossed the English Channel faster than any other woman in history. A year later, she crossed it again, this time against the current, something no other woman had ever done.

But on July 4, 1952, Chadwick did something else she’d never done before. Continue reading

Move Your Fence…Or I’ll Move Your House

“Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry,” warned the Apostle Paul many years ago. He knew that lingering bitterness can make people act in ways they would live to regret. After all, unresolved anger can lead to harsh words or fights.

It can even lead somebody to bulldoze a person’s house. Continue reading

Madonna vs. Mediocrity

She’s sold well over 100 million albums around the world, done TV and film work, and launched her own line of clothing. Her career has spanned more than 4 decades and she’s won multiple ASCAP Awards, Golden Globes, and Grammys.

But Madonna still can’t seem to capture satisfaction or self-respect…. Continue reading

Life’s Delete Button

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If it were only that easy, right?

 

We’ve all said and done things we’ve lived to regret. It’d be… Continue reading

Prone to Wander

One Sunday when he was a young man, Robert Robinson and some buddies went to church…but only to make fun of the Christians gathered in worship. However, the preacher that day was the mighty George Whitefield, and Robinson ended up giving his life to Christ instead!

And that’s just one part of this hymn writer’s amazing spiritual journey. Continue reading

Annual Gluttony

For many Americans, Thanksgiving serves as an annual excuse to overdo it at the dinner table. There’s turkey, ham, stuffing, pie and many other favorites for you to enjoy…or abuse. And if you’re like most, you probably over did it at the dinner table.

If you’re not sure, use this simple checklist to find out if you went overboard. Continue reading

Cowardly Christians

“All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing,” declares Tolstoy in War and Peace. The truth – and consequence – of that statement has revealed itself time and time again throughout the travesties in mankind’s history.

Sadly, it was true of an entire church in Nazi Germany. Continue reading

Money to Burn

When it comes to hiding money, people have lots of options: secret safes, underwear drawers, holes in the backyard, shoeboxes in the attic, and off-shore accounts. Without a doubt, some places are better than others.

Just ask the man from Sydney, Australia who hid his money inside the kitchen oven. Continue reading

The Lindsey Leap

Coming into the last jumps in the Snowboard Cross finals at the 2006 Winter Olympics, America’s Lindsey Jacobellis was in such a commanding lead it seemed no one could keep her from winning the gold medal.

No one, but herself, that is…. Continue reading