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By John Braland I read a story about a small town in the south that was alcohol free until a local businessman decided to build a tavern. A group of Christians from a local church were concerned and planned an all-night prayer meeting to ask God to intervene. It just so happened that shortly thereafter, [...]

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In 2014 Americans will swallow four spiders in their sleep, one in five cell phones will be dropped in the toilet, 19 identity thefts will occur every minute, 40,000 people will seek rabies treatment and 220 million will have a flat tire. So far, I don’t think I’ve swallowed a spider although we still have [...]

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This nation was founded through a war of independence. It grew by creativity, rugged individualism and solid productivity. It has sustained its edge by sharp innovations and clever rationality. It is the greatest nation on earth in human history. And yet, embedded in that triumph and power, are seeds that, if we recognize them, scare [...]

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By Dr. John Braland Before having children, Kathi and I went on dates, socialized with friends, and ran errands anytime we wanted. One time we watched a mother and her kids have a meltdown at Target. Kathi and I rolled our eyes and thought, “We will never let our kids do that.” We were wrong, [...]

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More people die by suicide than by car accidents. The suicide rate in the United States increased significantly over the past 15 years mostly because of an increase in the suicide rate among the middle-aged. Suicide has typically been viewed as a problem of teenagers and the elderly so the surge in suicide rates among [...]

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By about this time you’ll have heard plenty of talk about 2013 – some of its high points but mostly about how bad it was. The so-called experts have already analyzed everything about 2013. They’ve offered their scrutiny on everything from the fashion statements of Hollywood’s elite to the financial ramifications of Target Corporation’s stolen [...]

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