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Why God lets good people die early

A little girl is run over by a drunk driver, who has a long criminal record. She dies, he lives. Stories like this abound. A child, a teenager, a young adult, someone still in the prime of his life, are snatched away by death leaving their loved ones in total shock. A person who never [...]

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3 ways… an explanation

I supposed, wrongly, that the answer to my last sentence in yesterday’s blog was obvious. I’m sorry. Apparently, it wasn’t. So, at the risk of provoking disagreement, let me try to explain. Let me say it from the start: God is pleased by all three attitudes: obedience, compliance, and generous initiative. After all, He’s getting [...]

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3 ways God gets things from us

There are essentially three ways God gets things from us: When He commands us to do something for Him, and we obey When He asks us for something, and we give it to Him When we voluntarily give or do something for Him, even though He never commanded or asked us to Guess which one [...]

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Wasting your energy

Anxiety is a person’s desperate worry about things that he ultimately cannot control. Therefore, anxiety is foolishness and a waste of energy. Your anxiety will never make tomorrow’s problems weaker; but it will empty you of strength today. A solution, albeit clichéd: Cross that bridge when you come to it. Know that the bridge is [...]

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Seeing ghosts?

Yesterday’s post seems to have hit a spot with many people. So I’ll continue on the subject. Read this carefully: “Lord, if it’s You,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” “Come,” He said. (Matthew 14.28,29) The disciples were terrified in the boat because they thought they were seeing a ghost. It was [...]

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What are you afraid of?

Afraid of trying and failing. Afraid of speaking your mind. Afraid of making an important call. Afraid of getting a “no” for an answer. Afraid of starting and not being able to finish. Afraid of presenting an idea to the boss. Afraid of being criticized. Afraid of what people might think. Afraid of making mistakes. [...]

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Top 10 most viewed messages in 2011

Here are the 10 most read/viewed messages in this blog in 2011. They’re worth checking out, if you missed any of them, or a second look. Perhaps you could think of a friend who needs one of them right now, and forward it to him or her. Working doesn’t make you rich (Live in London) [...]

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Your problems don’t know it’s a New Year

Do trees know a new year is beginning? Do animals? What about babies? New Year is in fact the product of human traditions. So much so that in our Gregorian calendar, it falls on January 1st. In the Jewish calendar, it ranges from September 5th to October 5th. The Chinese New Year falls between January [...]

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Mental ruts

What makes a rut? If you’ve ever driven on a dirt road in wet weather, you know that drivers tend to aim their wheels at the tracks left by other vehicles. It’s instinctive, because somehow we think, “If others have driven through here without problems, it’s probably safe for me to drive through here too.” [...]

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A two-way street

God knows your requests, everything that you expect to receive from Him. Have no doubt about it. According to your faith, you will receive them. The question is: Do you know what God has asked of you? And most importantly: Have you honored His request yet? Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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