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The Greatest Impact You Have May Come Out Of Your Pain
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Have you ever met somebody who has been hurt, wrongfully hurt and is bitter about it? It’s difficult to have compassion, even though they have a right and reason to be bitter. We may want justice for them, and may even have empathy, but there is something imperfect about the story. And yet I find bitterness is easy when I’ve been wronged. Vengeance is a normal reaction, it seems, a human reaction. What else are we supposed to to with our pain?

Years ago I read a book called Country of my Skull, about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa. The TRC was a commission put together by Nelson Mandella to hear cases of crimes against humanity committed under apartheid. Mandella asked Bishop Desmond Tutu to head up the commission [...]

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Sunday Morning Sermon – If You Can’t Change It, Own It
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Patience Beard is a scholarship Division 1 Cheerleader at the University of Arkansas, but isn’t like other women in her situation. Patience lives her life with a prosthetic leg.

Not only is Patience inspirational because of what she has accomplished as a cheerleader, with an obvious disadvantage, but because she doesn’t view herself has “different.”

I love Patience’s outlook on life. It makes me re-think how to view challenges I face in the new year. From now on, when I face something that seems like a disadvantage, I’m going to look for reasons it can be an asset to me.

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The Best Viral Videos We Found This Week
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Last week brought the closest voting we’ve had between two videos: The Coder barely clinched the vote from A Walk One Winter Night. Keep up the voting, last week was exciting!

Who will win this week?

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What I Learned From My Big Brother About Those Who Hurt Me
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Christ is Born, Our King has Come
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Sunday Morning Sermon – The Great Loss of Growing Up
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The Best Viral Videos We Found This Week
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A Lesson I’m in Constant Need of Re-Learning
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The Power of Listening Without Judging
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What Jesus Would Say To Ebenezer Scrooge
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How to Help the World With a Beard and a Doughnut
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