Watching the world from a spiritual perspective

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"Some children give in to the adversities in life and become violent, while others don't let life defeat them," says Sherry Baldwin, a counselor at Roberson Junior High School in North Carolina.

One of Roberson's resilient students is Jeff Tharp, an honor student, athlete, and recipient of two major college scholarships. Jeff's father died fifteen years ago, leaving his mother, Barbara, to raise Jeff, his brother, and his sister. Mrs. Tharp worked hard at more than one job in order to make ends meet, but she also made time for spiritual matters.

"I always took the kids to church," she says. "I always told them that we don't have all the money in the world, but we have a family and we are rich for that."

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Ready to forgive, ready for peace
June 8, 1998

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