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Word of the Week: Love

Recently I read a story about a 78 year old lady, Aleida Huissen, from Rotterdam, Netherlands, who had been smoking for 50 years.

And for 50 years she’s been trying to quit. Every attempt failed, until…

Until Leo Jansen entered the picture. The 79 year old proposed marriage with one condition. Aleida had to quit smoking. Continue reading


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Word of the Week: Tenderhearted


Tony Campolo tells a  touching story about a school teacher Miss Thompson and one of her fourth grade students, Teddy Stallard.

Teddy was a slow, unkempt student, a loner shunned by his classmates. The previous year his mother died, and what little motivation for school he may have once had was now gone. Miss Thompson didn’t particularly care for Teddy either, but at Christmas time he brought her a small present. Her desk was covered with well-wrapped presents from the other children, but Teddy’s came in a brown sack. When she opened it there was a gaudy rhinestone bracelet with half the stones missing and a bottle of cheap perfume.  Continue reading


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