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When our actions contradict our values

In 1983 a Korean Air Lines flight accidentally strayed into Soviet air space and was shot down by a Soviet jet-fighter, flown by a Major Osipovich. 240 people lost their lives as a result, and an international crisis suddenly flared … Continue reading

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The practice of thanksgiving is our most transforming resource.

In every generation the wisest people have known that the surest way to change one’s quality of life is to change the way we think. Our ability to change our outer environment may be limited, but the way it affects … Continue reading

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Turning things right side up

One of the most puzzling things about Jesus’ teaching was that he constantly took the accepted standards of the world and said they don’t work; and then turned them upside down to show what does work. The people whom Jesus … Continue reading

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Pushing the limits

Frank Allegretti, a meticulous pilot with more than twenty years experience, crashed his plane in a cornfield because it ran out of fuel. His distraught wife said: ‘Everybody told me, he was the most cautious pilot they ever knew.’ Sadly, … Continue reading

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Many Happy Returns

The Hollywood mogul Louis B. Mayer used to tell the story of how as a boy he vowed to get even with an older boy who had beaten him in a fight. His mother overheard him and next day, on … Continue reading

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A butterfly called hope

The ancient Greeks had a story about a beautiful girl named Pandora, who married Epimetheus. One day Mercury, the messenger, sent them a box. It was for them to enjoy but they were not to open it. Well, of course, … Continue reading

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True Greatness

One of the few American Presidents I, as a non-American, instantly warmed to was Jimmy Carter. History seems to have written him off as a bit of a failure, yet for years after we’d hear about him, quietly popping up … Continue reading

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