The TV show Seinfeld followed the lives of four friends living in New York in the 90s. Jerry was the lead character. Elaine was his former girlfriend. Kramer was the…
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In the years following World War II, when Communism was in full swing in Eastern Europe, Corrie ten Boom traveled from country to country sharing the Gospel and encouraging believers who followed Jesus at the risk of their very lives.
Robert Herjavec is a handsome multi-millionaire who’s had tremendous success in technological enterprises. His achievements have even landed him celebrity appearances on popular TV shows like Shark Tank and Dancing With The Stars.
But none of those accolades could help him when cancer attacked his family.
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Christina Tournant, a beautiful, intelligent, and athletically talented young woman, seemed to understand everything. She graduated valedictorian from her high school in Seminole, FL and then enrolled at MIT to study science.
But there was one aspect of life she couldn’t figure out, and it cost her everything.
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We’ve all come home from doctor visits only to be greeted by our family members wanting an answer to the same question: What did the doctor say?
But after years of experience, I’ve come to learn that what the doctor “says” and what the doctor “means” are completely different.
Near the end of Kyle’s medical internship at the city hospital, an elderly man walked in for treatment. It would prove to be a very difficult appointment for the future doctor as the old patient had a thick accent and no health insurance.
But those problems weren’t the biggest.
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Hoping is risky business…just ask anyone who’s ever done it. That’s because, in life, we speak of hope getting “dashed,” “crushed,” and even “lost.” In those painful moments, we must decide if we’ll ever hope again, and if so, in what or who.
That was the exact decision one particular AIDS patient faced years ago….
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For three days in 1871, a fire raged through the great city of Chicago and turned large parts of the metropolis into ruble and ash. The destruction was tremendous; 300 lost their lives, 100,000 lost their homes, and Horatio Spafford, a wealthy attorney who had invested heavily into real estate, lost his fortune.
But the loss of his wealth paled in comparison to what he would lose soon thereafter.
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When a lifeless body was pulled from the dark waters of a lake near Dublin, Ireland, Joseph Scriven’s world turned upside down. It was his fiancée, the woman he was supposed to marry the following day. This tragedy – and plenty like it – plagued him most of his life.
But out of his woes came a song that has encouraged millions around the world.
Plagues were fairly common in ancient times, and the microscopic germs that caused them could do more damage than an advancing army. In 260 AD, an outbreak of disease struck the Roman Empire with such severity that thousands were dying in the capital city each day!
The suffering was enormous and would reveal stark differences between Christians and non-believers.