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An Unlikely Messenger

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If you saw her backstage you never would have imagined what fame was soon to come her way.  She walked out on the stage in a frumpy dress.  Slightly mussed up hair.  Bushy eyebrows.  She seemed a bit old and a bit odd for the competition.    Before her first...

From Death to Life

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From Death to Life   While most of us find it easy to talk about life, it's far more uncomfortable (and even scary) to talk about death.   C.S. Lewis, one of the great champions of the Christian faith in the 20th century, wrote of death in this way:  "If we really think that...

How to be a straight shooter

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Butch Harmon, who has instructed professional golfers from Fred Couples to Tiger Woods, tells the story of the club member who was having problems with the shanks. To shank a golf ball is to hit it with a shut clubface. As a result, the ball sails off the side of the fairway rather than down the...

Breaking Free from the Kingdom of Me

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Only 14.3 acres in total land mass, it is a small kingdom unto itself.  Located in three separate areas in the United States--part in Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Northern California--you can leave the United States and enter the Republic of Molossia.  It is claimed to be a...

Got ID?

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  Imagine living your life with a false identity.  That's what happened to Francisco Madariaga Quintela. Nearly 40 years ago his mother, Sylvia, was kidnapped by Argentine security forces.  Her husband Abel last saw his pregnant wife being pushed into a Ford Falcon by army...