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Winners

Winners

Ronan Keane

When I was a kid, I hated with a passion losing at any kind of game. It wasn’t easy to accept that I couldn’t roll the perfect number, hit the perfect shot, or play the p... »

How to eat a bison

How to eat a bison

Ester Mizrany

“I just can't do it; it's too much work for me!" Robbie cried with despair in his eyes. I'd been helping to homeschool Robbie from first grade, and at the start of second... »

Reason to celebrate

Reason to celebrate

Peter Amsterdam

All throughout history, people have marked great advances, victories, and momentous occasions with celebration—some of which continue till today, such as birthdays, anniv... »

The hobbit mirror

The hobbit mirror

Joyce Suttin

I finally got around to changing something that had discouraged me for years. We had put a rather cheap, full-length mirror on the back of our bedroom door some years ago... »

The reward of faith

The reward of faith

Misty Kay

“Oh, my lord, what shall we do?” Elisha’s servant asked. The king of Aram (present-day Syria) was at war with ancient Israel and had sent an entire army to the city of Do... »

Climbing Mount Dinara

Climbing Mount Dinara

Irena Žabičková

It had been a long, busy summer with many projects and activities focused around keeping our Croatian volunteer center functioning smoothly, and my husband Paolo and I we... »

Overcoming today

Overcoming today

Marie Alvero

I spent a lot of my youth traveling on public transport. The buses in Poland were often so crowded that you could literally be held up by the crowd without putting any we... »

The will to live

The will to live

Iris Richard

Last year, during one of our aid projects in a poor community, we met Benson, a young freelance reporter. He offered to take some professional photos for our website. On... »

A sound mind

A sound mind

Marie Story

I am by nature something of a worrywart, almost constantly preoccupied with one worry or another. I am also a multitasker. I can do just about anything and worry at the s... »

The climb to victory

The climb to victory

Message from Jesus

The rugged climb doesn’t dissuade the determined mountain climber; he revels in the challenge. Nothing can stop him from pressing on until he reaches his goal. No adversi... »

The best investment

The best investment

Ronan Keane

Some time ago, I came across a quote that was attributed to Confucius, and it fits with this issue’s topic of investing in people and the importance of learning: “If your... »

Growing pains

Growing pains

Elsa Sichrovsky

During a weekly spelling test with a class of first-graders, I noticed that one of my students, Cindy, hadn’t written anything on her test. “I can’t remember any answers!... »

Overcoming personal weaknesses

Overcoming personal weaknesses

Maria Fontaine

Life is often likened to going to school, and that’s a good analogy. God allows all sorts of things to happen in our lives to test us, to see how we’ll react to them, to... »