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I Didn't Want a Divorce, But Could We Last?

I did not want to be another divorce statistic, but the numbers were not in our favor. My husband Rudy is a bus driver and I work in dentistry - both careers that rank high in divorce statistics. We have a severely handicapped son. We struggled financially. My husband has been fighting depression for most of his life. My life and my marriage were...

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Victory Over Prescription Addiction
Victory Over Prescription Addiction

"Ann, you have everything anyone could ever want!" a friend of hers exclaimed one day. "Oh, yes," she answered, "I have a beautiful home, all kinds of material things and a good husband. But what good are all these things if I feel like a walking zombie? I'm sick of taking tranquilizers and sleeping pills. This is no way to live!" Ann had been...

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A Healing Journey
A Healing Journey

Secret -concealed from general knowledge or view, hidden. (Webster's Dictionary) There are different kinds of secrets. Some are things hidden from our understanding, sometimes called the mysteries of life: how they built the pyramids, miracles, unexplained events. There are military secrets - confidential military matters, the CIA and spies. There...

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Lost and Wandering – No More
Lost and Wandering – No More

It was an intense moment. Saying “yes” to Jesus seemed so appropriate after the pressures and stresses we had been through over the last few months as a family. There I was, attending the second evening of an Alpha Course sponsored by some local churches in our community. Alpha, originating in Britain, is an 11 week course that investigates...

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Have You Checked Your Compass Lately?
Have You Checked Your Compass Lately?

Oliver Wendell Holmes once said: “I find that in this world it is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.” Mr. Holmes is right: we are all moving in a direction, and it is very important for us to stop and check to see if we are still moving toward the right destination. I have learned this more than one time in...

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Success to Significance
Success to Significance

Story told by Rick Brekelbaum, written by Kevin Miller Several years ago I was challenged to think about what I had accomplished in my life, and Lord willing, what I would do over the remainder of the years I may be allowed to live.  My upbringing, education and career were centered very much on “accomplishing” (ie: being all that I could...

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Fadia Naji, Mother
Fadia Naji, Mother

Growing up in a wealthy family in Kuwait meant Fadia Naji could have anything her heart desired: expensive cars, beautiful jewellery and the latest designer clothes. But when the Gulf War ended in 1990, so did life as she knew it. Her husband, who had sided with the Iraqi army during the conflict, was sentenced to ten years in prison and her three...

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A Change of Direction Results in a Change of Attitude
A Change of Direction Results in a Change of Attitude

The plane was three hours into its international flight when the pilot came on the intercom with the following announcement: “Ladies and gentlemen, don’t be alarmed, but I have some bad news as well as some good news for you. The bad news is that our navigational equipment is malfunctioning and we have no way of knowing where we are. The...

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