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Easter Thought: Gain an earthly fortune and you’ll lose it in the end; gain the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ and it’s yours forever.

To make good decisions, pray for wisdom. Then, to wisdom add common sense, kindness and conscience.

Men, if you want a better relationship with your children, work at having a better relationship with their mother.

Success comes from trying. So does failure. Often success comes from both.

Make a living and you do well; make a life and you do better.

For Christians, this life is as bad as it gets; for non-believers, this life is as good as it’s ever going be.

Easter Thought #2: Pray for our men and women in the armed services, especially those in Iraq.