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Making Great Decisions

Making Great Decisions

Compiled by H. Bergner: Perfect decisions are few and far between because life is messy. Making a great decision is always possible, however. Great decisions don’t all have fairytale endings, but they do achieve the best possible outcome under the circumstances. The most successful decision-makers don’t act on impulse, intuition, or even experience alone; they have […]

Story of a Teacher Turned Student

Story of a Teacher Turned Student

If I had encouraged, respected, and trusted them more, they probably would have respected and appreciated me more as well. We could have grown together. Guest blog by Charlotta Hopper, Brazil, November 2, 2012: This should be easy, I thought as I prepared to make the switch from teaching elementary-school-aged children to teaching teenagers. After all, I […]

3 Treasure Troves

3 Treasure Troves

Guest Contribution by Mary Fontane, October 15, 2012: I asked myself recently what keeps me steady in times of crisis. What keeps me from giving up and saying, “I don’t want to keep trying,” “I don’t want to give so much,” “I don’t want to care anymore,” “I don’t want my heart broken anymore,” “This burden is […]

Planting Seeds

Planting Seeds

By Pete Fontaine, September 2012: Not long ago, a friend of mine bought a property and planted about 100 fruit trees. He had to clear the land before he could plant the saplings, and now he must drive to the property regularly to tend to them. The trees won’t bear fruit until they are about […]

The Centurion’s Faith

The Centurion’s Faith

(Based on the  7th Chapter of Luke ) In the city of Capernaum in Israel, there lived a prominent officer of the Roman army, a centurion responsible for a garrison of a hundred soldiers. He and his men had kept watch on Jesus’ doings ever since He began His work there. It was their duty […]