Welcoming a new baby and starting a new company within three months of each other made 2005 a big year for Jonathan Kendrick and his family.

Rufus Elijah Fort, as founder of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company and patriarch of a wealthy and prominent Nashville, Tenn., family, firmly planted his feet on the ground after watching a barnstorming pilot demonstrate his daredevil flying tactics in a flimsy Curtiss JN-4 “Jenny”. The year was 1924, and the WWI-era “Jenny” was fast becoming the post-war backbone of American civil aviation. Fort, however, was not impressed with what he considered an easy way to die young, and made his sons promise to never fly. Most likely a sign of the times or due to her young age, his 5-year-old daughter, Cornelia, was not required to make such a promise.

It’s a time to prepare for Christ’s coming – not just the celebration of His birth, but also His future return into the world. We should be thinking about getting our houses in order because Jesus is coming.

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One of the great treats that comes from my job as a writer are all the wonderful, handwritten letters I receive. Few are typed and though I receive many emails, these scripted letters are always the most joyous.

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A British woman has made a full recovery after suffering a six-hour cardiac arrest caused by severe hypothermia -- a condition that doctors say also saved her life.

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So if you have faith, any faith at all, treasure it and don’t lose it. If faith is yours, don’t let it slip away.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year — and also the busiest. There are so many holiday-related activities planned for the next few weeks, that it may be hard to keep track of them all.

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Want to live a long, healthy life? So do I. That's why for the past 15 years I've explored places around the world where people have done exactly that — places I dubbed "blue zones." And I'm convinced that the foods the people in these areas eat are a big part of their secret.

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