Making Wise Investment Decisions

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Do you know what things are really worth? Houses, cars, and other material things all have price tags that may not match the real value of those objects, nor do they represent their future value. The Bible gives God’s principles for valuing things correctly and gives the consequences for those who do not follow them. Look at these principles and ask yourself if you are making good choices based …

Why don’t we see Rainbows all of the time?

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To see a naturally occurring rainbow, conditions have to be just right. There has to be a lot of water droplets in the air and the sun has to be at your back as you look at the droplets. If these two things are happening then you will see a rainbow! Sunlight is made up of different colours of light. When sunlight enters a water droplet each colour …

Last Words on Mt. Everest

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It was Shriya Shah-Klorfine’s lifelong dream to reach the summit of the planet’s tallest peak. For two years she prepared for her climb. Carrying a 20 kg backpack, she ran 19 km a day on trails and hills near her home. She also took karate, cardiovascular exercises and rock climbing seriously. In 2012, with her lifelong goal in sight, she mortgaged her home to raise money to cover the …

When Plans Collide

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My name is Lezar. I’m 23 and I was born in the Philippines. Along with my sister and brother, I was given the privilege of growing up in a Christian home, although in my late teens I did not consider my home a blessing. We immigrated to Canada when I was three years old. We were surrounded by family and friends. I enjoyed my childhood in Winnipeg, Manitoba. We …

Who is to Blame

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No one had forecasted a shipwreck as the Costa Concordia cruise ship left its port near Rome. Over 3000 guests on board the luxury liner were expecting a safe and enjoyable trip. They looked forward to relaxation, delicious food and scenic stops before returning to home port. Whatever Captain Schettino was thinking and doing we can’t be sure. But in January 2012, the cruise ship slammed into the rocks off …

Getting Laddie Back

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Laddie was the most wonderful dog in the world. At least that’s what Matt thought. Even running errands for Mom was fun for Matt if Laddie came along. When Matt came home from school, Laddie was always at the gate to meet him. But one day, when Matt got home, his dog had vanished. “Where’s Laddie?” he asked his Mom. “He’s probably curled up sleeping somewhere,” she …

911-God

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If someone asked you if you loved God, you might say: “Of course I love God. What kind of a person do you think I am?!!” Many people are afraid to say they really don’t love God, in case He retaliates by being unresponsive to them in a crisis. So, making yourself believe you love God offers you some reassurance that God will hear you when you call. …

Necessary Preparation

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My boss registered to compete in the Subaru Ironman in Penticton, British Colombia. The Ironman is a gruelling triathlon consisting of a 3.8 km swim, a 180 km bike ride followed by a 42.2 km run. Males and females of all ages and from all over the world entered this competition. In order to attend the race, all of the participants needed to be prepared. …

The Wrong Chart

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The shore in sight The British naval vessel HMS Orpheus cut an impressive sight as she moved, in full sail, towards the lonely, rugged coast of New Zealand. It was Saturday, February 7, 1863, and a fine clear morning. The Commodore was on the bridge, studying the chart and giving commands to set the course of the ship. Every now and then he lifted his spyglass to …

The Greatest Thief of All

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Last Christmas, I came home to find that someone had broken into my house. I had been robbed. It is a terrible feeling to realize that your home, a place where you find comfort, privacy and rest, can be so vulnerable to those intent on harm. As I tried to get my home back in order, I began to think about a greater thief. Satan is the greatest …