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Donor Needed

My wife and I were sitting in the auditorium of our cruise ship, waiting for the evening’s entertainment to begin, when an urgent announcement came across the public address system. There was a medical emergency on board. A passenger needed … Continue reading

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Incremental Sacrifice

Fred Craddock once spoke to a group of ministers about an observation he had made about the subject of sacrifice. Here is what he said: “To give my life for Christ appears glorious. To pour myself out for others…to pay … Continue reading

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Check the Motives

A lady answered a knock on her door and found a man with a sad expression on his face. “I’m sorry to disturb you,” he said, “but I’m collecting money for an unfortunate family in the neighborhood. The husband is … Continue reading

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She Ain’t Heavy

On May 14, 13-year-old twin sisters Claire and Chloe Gruenke were competing in the 800-meter race at the junior high state track meet in Illinois when Chloe suddenly felt something “pull and pop” in her thigh. The pain forced her … Continue reading

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Compassion that Comforts

The devastating tornado that recently hit Moore, Oklahoma, destroyed thousands of homes and killed 24 people. Many families found only empty lots where their houses once were. Many people came to the area to assist in the search and rescue … Continue reading

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Running to Help

The recent bombing at the Boston Marathon reminds us that there are different reactions that people have when they are faced with an opportunity to help someone who is in a dangerous situation. In the aftermath of the attack, some … Continue reading

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Great Samaritan

Gerald Gronowski recently had a flat tire east of Cleveland, Ohio. Christopher Manacci stopped to give him a hand. As they were talking, Gronowski recalled another stranger who had helped him eight years ago. That man had helped him pull … Continue reading

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