How Can We Grow Our Capacity to Love?

By Hannah P I have always been a peacemaker, eager to please. Even today, if you asked me to pick up a leaf on the sidewalk I'd bend over and grab it; only after doing so would I stop to ask why. Trusting others came naturally, but as I easily lived and loved I found many times that trusting people, loving people, and letting people love me ended in heartbreak and sadness. In high school I developed a motto that "everyone leaves" and built a wall around my heart where I hid my emotions and...
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Does God Talk to Us?

By Marvin H. God knows us, He knows what we need, and He speaks to us. Some years ago, I worked in a computer manufacturing facility. As I was driving home one day, I noticed a station wagon with the hood up on the side of the road. This person obviously had a problem. While approaching the vehicle, I received a distinct impression to stop and help the person. I began to make excuses in my mind. I had just worked a 10 hour shift and was hungry. The skies were grey and a light drizzle wa...
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