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To think for yourself

A close friend and I were at our local coffee hangout, having one of our frequent political discussions, debating the virtues and pitfalls of the political world, looking at things from the right, the left, and the center.
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Those who read my story in the September 1 issue ["Prayer about drugs in school"] on the anti-drugs initiative taken by British Headteacher John Falkingham may be interested to know that high-school Heads in a nearby city have now decided to introduce a police sniffer dog programme in their schools along the lines which Mr.
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"The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has reached a settlement with the Electrolux Group over a charge that the company's Muslim employees were being disciplined for taking prayer breaks.
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"Teenagers gathered at Bodmin College.
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"Across America, competition for the hearts and minds of our nation's youth rages.
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"Religious leaders in southern Africa have pledged their commitment to help resolve some of the conflicts and civil strife inherent in the region in order to maintain peace and stability.
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THINK for yourself

Thinking for oneself is a spiritual imperative, and helps a person break through negativity and the "herd mentatlity" to the normal, natural thoughts we're all endowed with
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Constrained by rigid, "institutional" thinking? Even in the military, you can rely on divine inspiration to think "outside the box."
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Following my own path

After years of searching for the "right" answers, this writer found that trusting her own spiritual intuitions was the right path for her.
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Advice from friends and family didn't go far enough. But Susan Cobb eventually discovered that God's counsel was the only sure guide to wise and good decisions.
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PLEASE GOD

Sometimes the simplest message can bring healing. This writer found that message, of all places, on a billboard.
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An Agnostic responds to an inner calling to discover his spiritual identity. Thus began an ongoing journey of transformation that moved him "to the depth of [his] being."
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A 10km race during Johannesburg's celebration of Nelson Mandela's birthday provided the setting for some unexpected spiritual insights—and the budding of a new friendship.
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PRAYER AND THE CALIFORNIA FIRES

Reprinted from The Christian Science Monitor
SPORTS

It's about savvy and self-control

AS A WOMEN'S SOCCER COACH at a liberal arts college, there's no way for me to escape some frank discussion about what's been going on in recent weeks in professional sports in the US.
PARENTING
MY HUSBAND, John, and I own a fair number of guidebooks on parenting.
SENTINEL WATCH
Last week, from the Baghdad neighborhood of al-Shaab came cries of anger and despair.
Testimony of Healing

I refused to believe that there was any other power but God, the infinite All-in-all

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A chip flew off some wood I was chopping, causing a small wound in my leg.
Testimony of Healing

Safe on speeding ferry

The summer following my sophomore year of college, I traveled to Kuala Lumpur.
FROM THE editors

Everyone was happy that Mary had learned to listen to God and to think for herself. And that she helped her family do that, too.

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