“Meaninglessness does not come from being weary of pain. Meaninglessness comes from being weary of pleasure.”
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On December 26, 2004, a massive earthquake ruptured along the coast of Indonesia sending a towering tsunami racing toward the coastlines of multiple continents. When the waters finally receded, the world was shocked to learn that 280,000 men, women, and children had lost their lives in the waves.
One question loomed over the hearts of a grieving world: What should we do with a God who allowed such a tragedy?
Stop signs serve a really important purpose: they warn drivers they’re approaching danger. But what happens if a stop sign isn’t where it’s supposed to be? What happens if there’s no warning?
Sadly, our entire nation learned that grim lesson back in 1996.
“Everyone has a plan till they get punched in the mouth.”
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Most people want to avoid as much pain in life as possible. Think about it; you don’t know anyone who likes getting stung by a bee, banging their knee on a piece of furniture, or breaking an arm. But the parents of Gabby Gingras want one thing for their daughter above all else: for her to feel pain.
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In December of 1988, a song entitled Every Rose Has Its Thorn finally topped the Billboard Charts. Focusing on the heartache of unfaithfulness, the song gave Poison their first (and only) #1 hit.
But the band’s joy was tempered by the fact that the song was based on the real life pain of their lead singer.
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Two people who’ve professed love for each other? Check. Family and friends? Check and check. Cake, drinks, and gifts? Check, check, check. Sounds like a wedding reception doesn’t it?
Nope. It’s a divorce party.
Sadagopan, or Sadan, as his friends called him, was born into a high-caste family where he enjoyed many of the finer things in life. But when he contracted leprosy, he was ousted from every quadrant of civilized existence in India.
Fortunately, he crossed paths with Dr. Paul Brand, a Christian surgeon who would change his life.
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Coach Billy Donovan knows how to win big. Before transitioning into the NBA, he led the Florida Gator’s basketball team in back-to-back national championships. But he knows what it’s like to lose big, too.
When he and his wife lost a child, he knew exactly where to turn.
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Max was diagnosed with severe autism when he was just two years old. His life will never be a “normal” one as most of us define it, and not just because of his mental disorder. He’ll also struggle with the occasional idiot who masquerades as a “normal” adult.
Like this moronic woman in Ontario.