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The Deaf — how God changed my misconceptions

deaf

The Thais sat in my living room — immune to the hot air and ignoring the massive mosquitoes dancing about the room — as they fixed their eyes on the Deaf man standing before them. They smiled as he acted ...

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4 ways to stretch your health benefits

health benefits

Often, employees enroll in medical insurance plans for protection against unpredictable events, sudden illness or serious health concerns that may result in expensive medical bills. Getting the most from your benefits requires understanding coverages and deductibles, as well as taking ...

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Author Lee Strobel on ‘The Case for Christ,’ now a movie

“The Case for Christ”

In the early 1980s, Lee Strobel, an atheist and legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, decided to investigate the facts surrounding the case for Christianity — largely to discredit the faith after his wife converted. He interviewed biblical scholars, medical doctors and psychologists; read ...

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Finding the Presence of mind

Several years ago I was assigned a story by a newspaper, and the person I needed to interview lived about an hour’s drive north of my office. About five minutes into the trip the car radio went out. I flipped ...

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Selfie ascension

Selfie

Over the holiday season we decided to visit Balboa Park with some relatives. As we were walking around I couldn’t help noticing the latest accessory to the ubiquitous mobile phone: The “Selfie Stick” attaches to your phone and allows you to ...

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3 reasons to date your daughter every single week

Father and daughter

There aren’t many things in life that truly terrify me. Natural disasters and tornadoes come close, and snakes finish near the top, too. I’m also not crazy about tight enclosed spaces—and I would rather not die by drowning, if given ...

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