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Serving the Neighbor: Simple yet Profound

Here at Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life we are constantly preaching about serving the neighbor. But what does that mean? It means many things. But it also means serving someone when you least expect it. Here’s an example that recently

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Posted in Current Events, Spiritual Growth

Faith Alone Is Not Faith

My post two weeks ago titled “Faith Alone Does Not Save . . . No Matter How Many Times Protestants Say It Does” drew a strong reaction. Most of the reaction was positive. But since the article assailed a fundamental defining and

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Posted in The Bible Re-Viewed

Kindness and Caring in Business

Business and industry has gotten a reputation in some quarters as being a heartless, soulless behemoth whose only interest is in racking up money and profits for the people at the top. But even if that reputation may be partially

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Posted in Money and Business

Tommy Gilbert: The Curse of Free Money and Easy Living

Thomas Gilbert, Jr., 30, had everything. His father was a Wall Street multimillionaire. He grew up amid wealth and luxury. He had attended the best private schools, and graduated from Princeton University in 2009 with a degree in economics. He

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Posted in Current Events, Money and Business, Spiritual Growth

Our New Year’s Resolution Idea for You: Look for the Good in 2015!

We get plenty of bad news. It’s all over the media, and all over the Internet. So here’s a suggested New Year’s Resolution: Look for the good in 2015! Yes, we do have to pay some attention to the bad

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Posted in Current Events, Spiritual Growth

Random Acts of Pasta

Matt Tribe, of Ogden, Utah, was one of the lucky 1,000 people who managed to purchase a promotional “Never Ending Pasta Pass” from the Olive Garden Italian restaurant chain for $100. It entitled the bearer to all-you-can-eat pasta meals, complete

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Posted in Current Events

God Proposes, but Man Disposes . . . and God Re-Composes

In his 15th century devotional classic, The Imitation of Christ, Thomas à Kempis (1380–1471) famously wrote: Man proposes, but God disposes The general idea is that we humans can make whatever plans we want, but in the end, God is

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Posted in Spiritual Growth

What does it Mean to Minister? Michael Sulsona’s Story

These days, when we hear the word “minister,” we’re likely to think of a preacher in a pulpit delivering a sermon to a church full of people. Or we may think of a top government official such as the Prime

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Posted in Current Events

Rx for a Rare Disease: Create a Mob

Here’s the problem with rare diseases: they’re rare. Not many people have them. Unfortunately, the average cost for developing a new drug to treat any disease currently runs between $350 million and $5 billion. If only a few thousand people

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Posted in Current Events

Dr. Zenko Hrynkiw: When a Hero Says he’s Not a Hero

In our hero-worshipping culture, what happens when someone hailed as a hero rejects that label? On January 28 of this year, during the snow storm that paralyzed much of the U.S. South, Dr. Zenko Hrynkiw received a call that an

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