Are there any two more devastating words than no hope? No hope beyond a devastating diagnosis, no hope when we lose our job, no hope when our loved one dies, and ultimately no hope when we face our own mortality?
At some point in our lives, we will all endure the kind of loss that will knock us off our feet and tempt us to abandon hope. And what if there is no resurrection? Then our lack of hope applies not just to this life but to eternity. And if that’s the case, then there’s nothing left in life but to eat, drink, and live it up.
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The new Wildwood library is nearly complete and Miss Harbor's class has been given the honour of making it something to go on permanent display. Ned knows just the thing and sets off to create his masterpiece. But his pride and anger put the project—and his life—in jeopardy! Can his friends save him from destruction?
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by Robyn Roste
I was in my third year of university and I was assigned to write an article where I interviewed real people. All I had to do was choose a theme and find sources to interview about it. Simple right? Write about anything and interview whomever you want.
Not so simple. I had no idea what to write about. And worse still, my professor dismissed all my ideas so I started from scratch each and every class. For weeks this continued until I was instructed to “Just pick something from your list and go with it.”Read Full Article >
by Steve Johnson
There’s a story of a man who saw Michelangelo chipping away with a chisel at a piece of shapeless rock. The man asked the sculptor what he was doing. “I am releasing the angel that is imprisoned in this marble,” Michelangelo answered. This great sculptor saw past the surface to something greater than just a mass of rock. He knew he had the power to liberate it.
While you and I may not have the sculpting skills of Michelangelo we are able to use something even more powerful, our words.Read Full Article >
by Steve Johnson
How can I make a positive impact in others’ lives?
One way is by being encouraging and affirming. When we see the value and potential in others and then convey to them what we see, we are making a positive impact. When we aim our affirmation towards a specific area in others’ lives it can help them reach their potential in life and in Christ.
Here are eight ways we can learn to affirm others.Read Full Article >
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