What We Read This Week

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Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week!


Five places that are getting it right- by not being Vancouver

Vancouver is raising more eyebrows than crocuses this winter. Here are five places that are showing Vancouver up by getting it right…Read Full Article

From ucobserver


Don’t Force the Celebration at Funerals

Even knowing the truth of the resurrection, it’s still okay to cry…In college, I told my friends that I wanted the Jars of Clay cover of “All My Tears” played at my funeral: “When I go don’t cry for me / In my Father’s arms I’ll be.” I disliked the thought of my loved ones saddened at my death, since I knew I would be “in a better place.”…Read Full Article

From Christianity Today


You May Be More Like ‘Other Women’ Than You Think

C. S. Lewis once wrote, “Friendship…is born at the moment when one man says to another ‘What! You too? I thought that no one but myself…’” The unexpected fruit of the “you are special” message is that it undermines those “you too” moments. The desire to feel special collides with the equally powerful desire to belong. After all, how can you belong if no one on earth is like you? How can you belong if no one has shared your exact experiences or if no one truly understands you?…Read Full Article

From Christianity Today


Why Joel Osteen is the Most Popular Preacher on the Planet

He powers entire stadiums with his message of positivity, not pessimism. Osteen and his team of nearly 200 are in San Francisco for an event they call A Night of Hope. Most of the people working for him traveled together from Houston, where Osteen is the senior pastor at Lakewood Church, a nondenominational megachurch that gathers in the arena formerly known as the Compaq Center, where the Houston Rockets used to play. Tens of thousands attend his church every week, and millions more watch him on televisions around the world, making him easily the most popular preacher on the planet…Read Full Article



10 Things Successful People Never Do Again

We all make mistakes but the people who thrive from their mistakes are the successful ones…Read Full Article


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