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‘Tis a Gift to Do ‘Undignified’ Work

When I was growing up, the best TV shows all featured blue-collar characters. Cheers, The Simpsons, Love and Marriage, The Wonder Years—each centered on the lives of loveable laborers. Cliff from Cheerswas a postman, Homer Simpson pulled levers in a nuclear power plant, and even the disgruntled Al Bundy sold …

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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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