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The autobiography of G. Stanley Jones is titled A Song of Ascent, and it’s considered to be a spiritual classic. Jones was a great man: a missionary to India, a friend to Gandhi, a tireless world traveler, and a great writer and speaker. Now, what is amazing to me is that this book was actually his third attempt at an autobiography. He was 83 years old at the time. Jones had written two previous books but had been unwilling to …

Weeds

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Have you ever been responsible for a task you didn’t particularly enjoy? Perhaps you can relate to one homemaker who developed a unique perspective on some of her less enjoyable household duties. She said: I don’t do windows because I love birds and don’t want one to run into a clean window and get hurt. I don’t wax floors because I am terrified a guest will slip and get hurt, and then I’ll feel terrible.  I don’t disturb cobwebs because …

New Each Day

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Patrick Henry, whose primary contribution to the history books is the phrase “Give me liberty or give me death,” made another memorable statement. He said, “I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.” Repeat this before a group of your friends, and you’ll see many heads nod in agreement. It has the ring of good common sense. Be careful, though. This axiom might be true when it is applied to politics or history or investing, …