Moving from Discouragement to Hope

Without a doubt, Thomas Edison is the greatest inventor in US history. But what I admire most about Edison is how he handled failure and discouragement. In 1914, after ten years of experimenting on the storage battery without success, Edison’s finances were depleted. The only thing propping up his laboratory was film and record production. Then one night, a fire erupted in the film room. Fire departments from eight towns ...

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A Parent’s Greatest Legacy

In his book Growing Strong in the Seasons of Life, Chuck Swindoll recounted the tragic story of George Jaeger, whose father and three sons drowned after their fishing boat sank during a storm: First one boy and then another swallowed too much salt water, gagged, and strangled on the brine as they fought to keep their heads up. The helpless father heard his sons, one by one, then his dad, choke and ...

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