A Heart Transplant for Chris – Making a Tough Decision

by Dianne N. On June 28, 1787, when the Constitutional Convention was deadlocked, Benjamin Franklin made these comments: I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth -- that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?”… While the scale is entirely different, I agree with Franklin’s conclusion, that it is wisdom to appl...
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The Refiner’s Fire

Two sons, her daughter, her husband.  All had cancer.  Three died. "The refiner’s fire is not a comfortable place to be. It involves intense heat and repeated hammering. But it is in the refiner’s fire we are purified and prepared to meet God."  This woman's faith grew through these terrible trials, and she provides hope and compassion to others.   The Refiner's Fire
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After the Storm

Moore, Oklahoma - May 20, 2013 A devastating, killer tornado struck. But the lives of this woman and her family were saved forever.  Her husband had left her, and she was in the depth of despair, but the tornado miraculously changed all that. "That morning I had wanted to give up.  But when I faced the reality that I might have lost my kids, that I might not see their faces, or hear their laughter again, I changed my mind." "God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform." After ...
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Motives & Manganese

By Mike C. In June 1974 billionaire playboy Tony Stark, uhh… I mean Howard Hughes,  launched the Hughes Glomar Explorer (HGE).  At 618 feet and 36,000 tons, the ship was a pretty impressive sight.  Reports said it had the capability to pick up 5,000 tons of ore off the ocean floor each day.  And what kind of ore were they looking for – gold, silver, platinum?  Actually they were reportedly looking for manganese. The story gets stranger.  It turns out that the whole manganese story was ...
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The Art of Emotion Coaching

During the last few decades, researchers have increasingly come to understand how important it is to understand our emotions and handle them in a healthy way. The term "emotional intelligence," introduced by Daniel Goleman in a book by the same name, has become common in both research literature and books written for the general public. Emotional intelligence is learned, and the parents are a child's first teacher about emotions. You can help your child develop emotional intelligence by "...
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Teaching Your Child Empathy

Can you remember a time when you heard a baby cry, and suddenly a lot of other babies started crying? You may not have known it, but that was empathy. What is empathy? Empathy is when we try to understand someone's feelings from their perspective, and then desire to help that person. Newborn babies react instantly to the distress of others by crying themselves. They are still too young to understand how to help, but empathy is there. Empathy develops as a child's brain and thinking ...
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