Life Lessons

Every day we are bombarded with news from our communities, and around the world. Disasters, tragedies, wars, environmental issues, politics, corporate scandals, social and lifestyle issues, winners and losers. The media has touched every part of our lives – feeding us the same information on world events and happenings – creating a bond shared among citizens of this planet. This Bible based site draws Life Lessons from the news.

 

Can we learn deeper ‘life’ lessons from the same stories splashed across the news? Every couple of weeks, a new story is added to this section. Why would we add a piece of news here? We hope that by comparing and contrasting parts of the story to the spiritual side of your life, you will dig deeper, and think about your own personal relationship with God.

 

If the life lesson drawn from the story conflicts with your thinking, please email and let us know. If the story has raised a question or concern in your mind, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us personally.

Life Lessons

Micah Hackett – Not Afraid to Die at 19

By On August 6, 2019

December 20, 1999 – July 17, 2019 Micah Hackett, son of Brent and Angie Hackett, was able to smile as he absorbed the report of a rare form of cancer attacking his spinal cord and cerebral meninges. He was not afraid of facing death. Medical experts in Ontario, Colorado, and Texas had no documented cases to compare Micah’s condition with….

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Debt Relief Brightens the Future

By On May 22, 2019

Debt is a very heavy burden and carrying the load can cause depression. It can strain relationships. If financial analysts label the escalating student debt load a crisis – how must the students feel as they embark on their future carrying such a heavy weight! When someone says they are drowning in debt – you know it’s serious. How can…

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Lifelong Search Ends – Treasure Never Found

By On April 20, 2019

Most people live their entire life-time without ever finding one of those rare treasures that unexpectedly catapults them into the elite circles of wealth. There are some who take treasure-seeking extremely seriously. Dan Blankenship was one of them. Dan Blankenship was a successful business man in Florida back in 1965 when he was gripped by a Readers Digest story about…

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Unredacted Report Very Damaging – Available Here

By On April 19, 2019

Redacted and unredacted have become familiar adjectives in common parlance. At one time, it seemed to be a word used mostly by lawyers and courts of law. If you are guilty or someone you love and respect is suspected of wrong-doing, the more details of an incriminating nature that are hidden, obscured or withheld, the greater your relief will be…

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Nature or Nurture – Identical Strangers

By On March 19, 2019

Before a research project involving people proceeds, most organizations require an independent ethical evaluation. That’s the norm today – but, it wasn’t always. Back in 1961, it seems Psychiatrist Peter B. Neubauer had a shocking amount of discretion in meddling with humans in researching the nature versus nurture question. To read about it today – his research seems nothing less…

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It’s Not a Level Playing Field – The Side Door

By On March 15, 2019

You may not find this shocking in the least. For many, it seems like a proverbial truism – people with connections and money have an uncanny way of getting what they want. As troubling as this reality is, we are resigned to a reluctant acceptance of unlevel playing fields in most sectors of society. But in the single most important…

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$50,000 Gift Donated by Accident

By On January 29, 2019

Donating intentionally to charities is a common occurrence. People donate dollars and gifts-in-kind to charities of their choice. But Jane and Brian Lowe in Halifax, Nova Scotia have major regrets about the gift they didn’t intend to give. They never intended to donate $50,000 worth of diamonds, pearls and gold jewelry to Diabetes Canada. It was a huge gift and…

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Canadian Gets a New Face and a New Future – A Spiritual Reflection

By On November 18, 2018

New hearts are quite common now. Around the world, 3,500+ people every year receive a new-to-them heart. Medically, the first successful heart transplant was done in 1967 in South Africa. Face transplants are far less common. The first full-face transplant was done in 2010 in Spain and since then, fewer than 45 have been undertaken around the world. Canada’s first…

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Impermanence of Stunning Sand Art – Like Life

By On October 10, 2018

It sounds like one of those heavy-duty words – impermanence. But it’s not too difficult at all to wrap your head around the concept. Something that’s here today but gone tomorrow is impermanent. Something that stole the spotlight yesterday but is nowhere to be found today – is impermanent. A temporary show. The stunning yellow rose that won the summer…