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  • Criticism

    An article from a church bulletin taught such a good lesson about criticizing that I thought I should pass it along. It begins with this poem: A little seed lay in the ground, and soon began to sprout; Now, which of all the flowers around, shall I, it mused, come out? The seed then could be hea

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  • Seed

    Russet potatoes are one of America's favorite varieties. They were developed by Luther Burbank in 1872. He noticed a potato plant with an unusual bud. He watched the bud until it dropped. When he opened it he found 23 seeds. He selected two that seemed better than the rest and from these two seeds have come all Russet potatoes.

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  • Seed

    Russet potatoes are one of America's favorite varieties. They were developed by Luther Burbank in 1872. He noticed a potato plant with an unusual bud. He watched the bud until it dropped. When he opened it he found 23 seeds. He selected two that seemed better than the rest and from these two seeds have come...

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  • Promises Concerning the Resurrection

    In a cemetery in Hanover, Germany, is a grave on which were placed huge slabs of granite and marble cemented together and fastened with heavy steel clasps. It belongs to a woman who did not believe in the resurrection of the dead. Yet strangely, she directed in her will that her grave be made so sec

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  • Illustration: Adversity

    We have heard of the place called Death Valley. Normally it is barren and forbidding, but every once and a while it explodes with color.

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  • Illustration: Service, Obedience

    In Paths to Power , A.W. Tozer writes, "There are two kinds of ground: fallow ground and ground that has

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  • Perseverance

    Victory takes persistence. It took twenty-two years for the McDonald's hamburger chain to make its first billion dollars. It took IBM forty-six years and Xerox sixty-three years to make their first billion. If only we would apply that kind of determination to our walk with God! -Denis Waitley, Seed

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  • Resurrection

    In November of 1995 newspapers reported the story of lotus seeds found in a dry lake bed in China. They were 1,288 years old! Seven of them were obtained by the University of California at Los Angeles. The seeds were germinated, sprouted, and a plant grew from them. They are thought to be the oldest seeds ever...

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  • Example Of Persecution

    In one of his recent columns, investigative reporter Jack Anderson discussed how Christianity has survived persecution in the USSR. He wrote, "Reports seeping out of Russia indicate that the Christian 'problem' has become serious enough to warrant a concerted crackdown by the authoritiesThe a

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  • Blood

    Christ began His ministry turning water into wine and ended it turning wine into blood. The first was literal, the second was symbolic. We often use the word blood in a symbolic way. When we speak of family we say that blood is thicker than water. When we speak of inherited gifts we say, "It's in his blood." We say that the blood of...

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