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Angel Boy

We heard shrill shouts and the dull thud of coconuts hitting the wall. From granny's bedroom where my brother and I were supposed to be sleeping, we listened to the drunken brawl pitting my mother against my aunt. After my mom ducked the coconuts, my aunt pulled a knife on her. Mom retreated behind a locked door, but kept the stream of insults flowing. Outside,...

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An Unreasonable Joy
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My Search for Truth
My Search for Truth

I was born in Montreal and raised in Vancouver, Canada. My parents were morally upright but non-religious. Our neighbors could also be described as non-religious. I did not know any Christians or serious followers of any other religion while I was growing up. Though my neighborhood was poor, its public schools were outstanding and its libraries...

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I tried to be good enough
I tried to be good enough

My parents divorced when I was four. My mom lavished attention on me. I grew up to be an open and social person. I could find a common language with almost any stranger. Acquaintances quickly became friends. There came a point where I began to notice my friends. They lied, cheated and betrayed me and each other. I protested, but they didn’t...

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What Gives Life Meaning After the First Million?
What Gives Life Meaning After the First Million?

Profile on: Rob LaMorte, owner of investment consulting company Behavioral Economics, Inc. Becoming a millionaire by age 35 and then retiring pretty much sums up the American dream for many young entrepreneurs. However, what do you do for a second act? And what gives your life meaning once the quest for financial security and personal fulfillment...

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Living the Entrepreneur’s Dream
Living the Entrepreneur's Dream

Profile on:  David Browne, retired CEO of LensCrafters At the tender age of 29, David Browne was living every entrepreneur’s dream. As CEO and President of LensCrafters, the multi-million dollar eyewear company he co-founded, every sign indicated that his star would continue to rise. However, even though David admits he thought of himself as...

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A Healing Journey
A Healing Journey

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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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