A man who goes by the affectionate nickname Boo Boo tells a story of a rough winter when he was sixteen. His home life was tough, and he chose to live with neither of his parents, making him ...

Here’s the challenge: How can we know how the other person lives? The answer is that we must walk in the other person’s shoes. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut did exactly that. He wanted ...

How big can you wish for Christmas? How about traveling across the globe, a last-minute surprise, and all right at Christmas? Logistically, it sounds impossible, but it was a Christmas wish come ...

In Chicken Soup for the Soul, Jennifer Barney recalls a year their family was short on Christmas gifts. On Christmas day, her mother handed Jennifer a gift that Jennifer knew was for her mother. She ...

It’s always a disappointment to want something special for Christmas, only to find it’s no longer stocked on the shelves. A favorite doll at a tender age. That red wagon from when we were ...

Chat. To talk, speak casually, to enjoy a relaxed back-and-forth flow of information. Chat is different than a lecture, flies in defiance of a threat, and never leaves us feeling sour or ...

The eternal sleep. The final ticket. To bite the dust. There are a hundred ways to say it. She gave up the ghost. He lost his battle … bought the farm … kicked the bucket … or how about this ...

Who’s the greatest of the great? Martin Luther King Jr.? The man championed equal rights. Mother Teresa? She is known as the Saint of Calcutta. Or maybe you think back to George Washington. The ...

There’s two ways to flip a breaker. On or off. On connects you to the power. Off shuts everything down. We have a choice in whether we are connected to the power of God or languishing in the ...

What’s special about mercy? Better asked, what is mercy? Here’s what Merriam-Webster tells us: Compassion or leniency, especially towards an offender subject to your power … So, if someone ...
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