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Need a unique Father’s Day present? Gift a goat

USA (MNN) — Father’s Day spending in the U.S. is expected to reach a record $ 16 billion this year, according to the National Retail Federation. Just over 75 percent of people plan to celebrate the occasion, NRF’s survey indicates, and 45 percent want to buy something “unique” for dad. …

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Oil Is a Gift from God. Are We Squandering It?

By August 27, 1859, New England railroad conductor Edwin L. Drake had been spending borrowed money for months, and it was running out. His steam-powered drill had bored 69 feet into the rock near Titusville, Pennsylvania, at the rate of three feet a day, and he had yet to strike …

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Palm Sunday and the Gift of Disillusionment

The December sky was low and gray on the morning I woke up and could not feel my hands. I wrung out my arms, hoping the sensation would return. I shook them violently to no avail. Rushing to the bathroom, I held them under hot water. Then frigid water. Neither …

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Wycliffe USA gift catalog highlights Scripture needs

USA (MNN) — Charity goes hand-in-hand with the holiday season. According to Charity Navigator, contributions given during the month of December represent 21.8% of all online giving. This year’s #GivingTuesday donations exceeded $ 380 million, according to preliminary estimates reported by NonProfit Times. Maybe you donate a turkey so a …

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Human freedom is a gift from God, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Nov 22, 2018 / 11:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- To be able to take “risks” in helping others is a gift of the freedom received from God the Father and revealed through Jesus Christ, Pope Francis said in a video message Thursday. “Human freedom discovers itself to the fullest …

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The Gift of Seeing

Some years ago, pastors Stuart and Jill Briscoe were visiting our World Relief staff in Cambodia. Their trip included visits with vulnerable Cambodian women for whom World Relief’s ministry was an oasis of hope. At one point, Jill rather abruptly turned her attention from the women to the scores of …

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Water: An Underappreciated Gift of the Creator

June 23 is considered National Hydration Day, a day that reminds us to replace the fluids our body loses throughout the day. Of course, the best fluid to sip all day is water—and lots of it. We are composed of about 60% water and cannot survive more than a week …

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