Rusty Wright

An Easter Story Worth Remembering

You've probably seen Santa Claus; but have you ever seen the Easter Bunny? As a small child, I enjoyed visiting Santa at a local department store at Christmastime. My parents would take me downtown to the jolly bearded man in the red suit. I felt comfortable climbing into his lap, telling him my wish list and receiving a gift along with his encouraging...

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Jesus’ Resurrection: Fact or Fiction?
Jesus' Resurrection: Fact or Fiction?

At Easter, some might wonder what all the fuss is about. Who cares? What difference does it make if Jesus rose from the dead? It makes all the difference in the world. If Christ did not rise, then thousands of believers have died as martyrs for a hoax. If he did rise, then he is still alive and can offer peace to troubled, hurting lives. Countless...

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Coping with Loneliness at Christmas
Coping with Loneliness at Christmas

[caption id="attachment_60844" align="alignleft" width="290"] Whether you need prayer, or just someone to talk to to, our mentors are here for you.[/caption] 'Tis the season to be … gloomy? Feeling low this Christmas season?  You’re not alone.  Amid cheery songs, festive parties, gifts and good wishes, many lonely people are...

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Can God & Politics Mix?
Can God & Politics Mix?

Can God and politics mix?  Is blending them a recipe for suppressing freedoms, grabbing votes, or promoting the public good? God-talk has become popular among US politicians. Leaders contemplating faith-in-action would do well to look back two centuries to William Wilberforce, the famous British parliamentarian who led a grueling but bipartisan...

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Lessons In Decision-Making
Lessons In Decision-Making

Forty years after his tragic death, President John F. Kennedy continues to fascinate. A new JFK biography hit the bestseller lists. His relatives -- America's royalty to some -- are frequent newsmakers.  An intriguing facet of his legacy involves his decision-making procedures. Some brought great success, others colossal failure. In 1961, after...

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Disappointments Come in All Sizes
Disappointments Come in All Sizes

Not all disappointments are created equal. Tim Horton's in Canada recently brought back their "Roll Up the Rim" promotion, where by rolling up the rim on your cup of coffee you can win one of millions of free food prizes, or even computers or cars. But more often than not you won't win anything, and seeing "Please play again" is sure to be mildly...

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9/11 and You
9/11 and You

My sister had a 9:00 a.m. appointment at the World Trade Center. On September 12. Since September 11, 2001, I've often wondered what might have happened had her appointment been a day earlier or the terrorist attacks a day later. I could have been walking the streets of New York City with her picture. What were your feelings that tragic...

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Octuplet mom faces forclosure
Octuplet mom faces forclosure

It was the birth heard around the world. Or rather, births. The octuplets (eight babies) were born to Nadya Suleman after she had fertility treatments and brought her total number of children to 14. The story was reported on in the USA, UK, Germany, China, India, and pretty much everywhere else. The latest chapter in the saga is that the octuplets'...

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