Kelly Clark

Kelly Clark Olympian Snowboarder

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If you had no friends, no money, no success, no breaks in life, no significance and no future you could understand the dark feeling of being empty inside. Perhaps you have a horrible inner void, screaming out to be filled, that hauntingly echoes through the hollow caverns of your life. But what if you had everything above – yet, with …

Hope for the Broken

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The World War II plane dropped below the clouds. Louis Zamperini scanned the ocean for the downed bomber that had not reached its destination the day before. Suddenly, Louis felt a shudder and the engine on the far left of the plane shook violently, then stopped. The plane tipped to the left, then began to drop. Another engine failure sent …

It’s not about Me

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I am Michael Da Silva, Sr. My parents immigrated to Canada from Europe with four sons. My twin and I were born in Toronto. I am thankful for honest, hardworking parents who sent us to church almost every Sunday. I like to look back at my childhood as a time of innocence. However, by the time I was 16 years …

His Final Step

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“But why Daniel”? This question has been asked over and over. Why did he have to leave us so soon? He was so young; just a week shy of his 18th birthday. The canoe and camping trip was a go. His occupation was planned. His future was as bright as his smile. This summer morning was to be like any other; shower, breakfast and off to work at …

When Plans Collide

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My name is Lezar. I’m 23 and I was born in the Philippines. Along with my sister and brother, I was given the privilege of growing up in a Christian home, although in my late teens I did not consider my home a blessing. We immigrated to Canada when I was three years old. We were surrounded by family and friends. …

Looking Forward to My Heavenly Home

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I was born and raised in a home where I was blessed with God-fearing parents, two brothers and a good church community. We lived in the countryside, so I had plenty of space to roam and explore. I had a wonderful childhood. I was baptized as an infant. I went to church twice every Sunday. I attended a Christian school. The …

Finding Righteousness in Istanbul

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As Muhammad and his friend were walking through the Bazaar Quarter of Istanbul, they heard a loud explosion, and joined the crowd that was gathering at the site. When they saw an American father trying to reassure his two young daughters, Muhammad offered to buy ice cream for the little girls. After the ice cream had comforted them, Mohammad and his friend asked the father about himself. The American told …

The Big ‘C’ Word

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The big ‘C’ word that puts fear into the heart when the doctor makes his diagnosis has been a prominent intruder into our family. My granddaughter died of this dread disease. My mother and eight of my twelve siblings, have all died of cancer. I, one of the remaining three, have had surgery for removal of my bladder, kidney and half of one lung. Those who have experienced a …

Show me the Truth!

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I had good parents, but they were not considered ‘religious.’ I had to attend Sunday School until I was 12 years old. At the age of 14, I started listening to music that later formed the foundation for the early life decisions I made! Soon I began experimenting with what some call ‘soft drugs’ such as marijuana and drinking. Like many others, I discovered that there is no such thing as soft drugs. They are gateway …

Grandma was an Atheist

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Max lived in Russia with his parents and his grandmother who was a committed communist. In her younger days, she had earned her living by holding meetings with female factory workers. She tried to deceive them into thinking that the Bible was wrong, and that they should not believe its message about God and salvation. She used a Soviet State manual of so-called errors in the Bible to help her …