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inspirational people and stories
inspirational people and stories
Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, in Kentucky. Raised by parents who were, according to him, “of undistinguished families”, young Lincoln became familiar with hard work at an early age. When he was nine years old, his mother died of Milk Sickness. His father remarried afterwards and Abraham became very close with his stepmother. Though his father did not receive any education, Abraham worked hard to not follow his father in that aspect. He was self-educated and was an avid reader (kids who hate studying should see this). He also wrestled as a youngster and was quite good at it. When he later started his working career, he carried on his trend of hard work and excellence. The fact that he studied law all by himself is proof of his determination. But he did not become a lawyer very soon. At first, he ran a small store in Illinois, where he lived. Later, he served as a postmaster and a country surveyor. He took his first steps into politics when he campaigned for Illinois General Assembly. He was a good speaker and that worked to his advantage. In 1840, Abraham met Mary Todd, and became engaged to her. After cancelling the first date of marriage, they were finally married on November 1842. Together they had four children: Robert, Edward, Willie and Thomas. Sadly, Robert was their only child to survive till adulthood.Continue reading
You are not an Accident but An Asset in the Hand of God
Some parents will jokingly tell their children, “you were an accident”, meaning they didn’t really plan on having them. This is simply not so with our heavenly Father. Yes you are not an accident, you may look at yourself and all you can say is that nature has not been favorable to you because of cycles of woes in your life, which does not mean that you are an accident.
God wants you to have a good understanding of who you are, that will go a long way to help you live the right life He purposed for you. You have been created in the image and the likeness of God; you are a replica of God. That is not a status to be despised. God created innumerable creatures but then He decided to create man to be like himself, hence every single human being you can see today have been crafted after the image of The Almighty.Continue reading
Even though for Joseph’s brothers his dreams were just product of child’s playful imagination, but it is interesting to note how it deeply affected them to the core of their being. Their envious hatred towards Joseph was deep rooted to the point that they want to kill him whenever they have an opportunity to do so.
Indeed, envy is the mother of all killings, “for jealousy is the rage of a man” (Proverbs 6:32). The reason why they can’t accept Joseph’s dreams was because they’re envious of him. Envy will make you see others as a threat, an enemy, and a hindrance to what you want. Therefore, the best way for an envious person to remove the hindrance out of his way is to destroy it. In the case of Joseph’s brethren, murder is their means against Joseph. And if you’ll observe the story very carefully, you’ll see how their intention of murder just burst out naturally from within them.Continue reading