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The Unopened Letters

In 1806, Elizabeth Barrett Browning was born into a difficult family. Elizabeth’s father was very domineering and for some unknown reason forbid any of his 12 children to ever marry. At the age of 15, Elizabeth became very ill, suffering from head and spinal pain which would plague her for life. Being mostly confined to…

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Noble-Minded

One of the greatest compliments ever given in scripture is found in Acts 17. When Paul and Silas arrived in the area of Berea, they made an awesome observation about these people, “Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see…

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Authority

Christian Herter was the governor of Massachusetts in the 1950s. One day, after a busy morning chasing votes and going without lunch, he arrived at a barbecue. It was late in the afternoon and Herter was famished. As he moved down the serving line, he held out his plate to the woman serving the chicken.…

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Stinking Deeper

I am a fan of the show Mythbusters. If you’ve never seen it, this show takes common urban myths and scientifically tests them out to see if they are true or false. One interesting myth they tested a while back was if ancient ninjas were able to walk on water with various flotation devices on…