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Youtuber’s ‘humdrum’ happiness
Cole LaBrant is a social media sensation on his YouTube, Instagram and Twitter accounts where he frequently uploads funny family-friendly videos and shares beautiful pictures of him, his wife, fashion blogger Savannah, and his stepdaughter, Everleigh Rose.
Youtuber’s ‘humdrum’ happiness
Taken “as is,” flaws and all
Have you ever purchased a product labeled "as is?" We trust the lowered price of the item we've bought will be worth whatever hidden flaws might emerge later on.
Taken “as is,” flaws and all
The challenge of forgiveness
I have always needed forgiveness and I live in a world surrounded by people who need me to be forgiving. The difficulty is that accepting forgiveness or offering forgiveness can be a real challenge.
How to be an optimist
There are many definitions of optimists and pessimists. I heard that an optimist is a man who, having fallen off a twenty storey building, was heard to say as he passed the window of the second level, "I'm OK so far." A pessimist is a man who wears a belt and braces too.
How to be an optimist
Jesus in jeans Pt 2: The fancy banquet
A modern rendering of the parable in Matthew 22:1-14
Memory loss shows what matters most
Professor Arlene Chan, an oncologist who specialises in breast cancer treatment, was involved in a motorcar accident while she was at university, which left her with broken bones and a severe head injury.
Memory loss shows what matters most
Gangster finds amazing grace
Japanese mobster thought he needed God like a hole in the head – until he got one!
Gangster finds amazing grace
Learning to let go of his anger
Duane Golliday was a lost soul. He had never been a follower of the crowd, but had never used his leadership ability in the right manner either. He just didn't have the drive he needed in order to succeed in life.
Born twice, die just once
Growing up in communist Cuba in the 70s and 80s, Victor Manuel's grandparents bravely taught him about the God of the Bible, despite there being a strong threat of persecution and a general rejection of religion in society.
Born twice, die just once
Finding truth amid hypocrisy
Jen Ledger of Skillet performs at MAPFRE Stadium on May 20, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Squires/Getty Images) Jen Ledger of Skillet performs at MAPFRE Stadium on May 20, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Squires/Getty Images) Rock band drummer Jen Ledger saw the hypocrisy around her in the church and youth group she attended as a young teen and decided Christianity was "a load of rubbish".
Finding truth amid hypocrisy
Forsake the vanity of the crowd
These days most people are on digital platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Youtube trying to build the number of their followers. Gaining and maintaining your social media crowd often depends on feeding your followers what they want to hear.
Forsake the vanity of the crowd
A letter from God to those feeling unloved
Dear Child, I heard when you said todayThat your life has no purpose or worth,And I cried because it's had meaningSince before the foundations of earth.
Acclaimed scientist’s most amazing find
Dr James Tour is a brilliant scientist who was voted one of the 50 most influential minds in the world, has written over 650 research publications, is the holder of over 120 patents, the starter of more than half a dozen companies and is in the US National Academy of inventors. He works in areas that range from computer science to electronics and material science to medicine.
Acclaimed scientist’s most amazing find
Celtic star survived rock ‘n roll lifestyle
Many know Moya Brennan as 'the voice of Clannad' – the family folk band that shot to fame in the seventies, graduating to chart success in the early eighties. She is also the sister of famous Celtic soloist Enya.
Celtic star survived rock ‘n roll lifestyle
Gratitude is good for you
It's so easy to get caught up in running errands and checking items off your to-do list, but what's the point of getting all that stuff done if you never stop to be grateful for it?
Maths Youtube sensation explains why the universe is beautiful
Eddie Woo doing what he does best - explaining maths to a student. An award-winning high school mathematics teacher says the elegance of maths points to the intelligent design of the universe.
Maths Youtube sensation explains why the universe is beautiful
Maybe baby, I’m a ‘theybie’
Zyler and Kadyn Sharpe are three-year-old fraternal twins living in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Which is a boy, and which is a girl? According to their parents, that's a question only the children can decide.
Biggest dinosaur ever found?
On the basis of a significant number of fossilized bones found in Patagonia, Argentina, scientists believe a plant-eating dinosaur they have named Dreadnoughtus schrani to be the world's biggest—and that it was still growing when its life ended.
Biggest dinosaur ever found?
Fathers modelling forgiveness
"We must love them Corrie. We must show them that love is stronger than hate..."
Fathers modelling forgiveness
Lessons from a golfer - Pt 1
I am sure you have all heard the stories about intrepid golfers.
Lessons from a golfer - Pt 1
‘Born again’ sounds weird – what does it mean?
It does sound strange, doesn't it? And unfortunately it's often associated with a certain 'brand' of Christian – those who come at you full-on.
‘Born again’ sounds weird – what does it mean?
Put here by design
US' Michelle Carter competes in the woman's shot put during the Diamond League athletics competition in Doha, in May 2017. (Photo: Karim Jaafar/AFP/Getty Images) American shot putter Michelle Carter knows what she was designed to do and Who designed her for it.
Put here by design

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