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“The LORD is for me, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?”             (Psalm 118:6) As America’s Pacific fleet lay in ruins at Pearl Harbor – President Franklin Roosevelt delivered perhaps the most memorable speech of his career on December 8, 1941. The dayKeep reading…

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“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you…” (Ezekiel 36:26) On December 3, 1967, a 53-year-old South African grocer dying with chronic heart disease, received the first human heart transplant. The new heart had functioned normally, until 18 days later the recipient died from double pneumonia. Surgeon Christiaan Barnard,Keep reading…

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“And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name.” (1 Chronicles 29:13) The tradition of celebrating Thanksgiving became an annual custom throughout New England in the 17th century, but it was not until 1863 that President Abraham Lincoln declared the holiday to fall on the last Thursday of November. It was veryKeep reading…

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“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” (Romans 12:2) As a child of the 1930’s-40’s, he was an avid reader who studied Stalin, Marx, Gandhi, and Hitler,Keep reading…

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“We also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance.” (Romans 5:3) The words, “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?” were spoken by Henry Morgan Stanley on November 10, 1871 when he located missionary and physician David Livingstone following several years without anyone hearing from him. Born in Scotland in 1813, David Livingstone’s devoutKeep reading…

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“I write to you, not because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and because no lie is of the truth.” (1 John 2:21) It was not the truth. Some said it was mistake. Others claimed it was a false prediction. On November 3, 1948, the Chicago Tribune mistakenly declared NewKeep reading…

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“For I have given rest to the weary and joy to the sorrowing.” (Jeremiah 31:25) Towering above New York Harbor is the Statue of Liberty. That stately lady, with freedom’s torch held high, has beckoned millions of people who were suffering from oppression and seeking a better way of life. Drawn to what that monumentKeep reading…