Will of God

More Than Good Intentions

The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Most of us are walking right down the middle of the road. We have good intentions about many good things we are going to do. We intend to give up those habits that are destructive in our lives. We intend to spend more time learning how …

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Yours For The Asking

“I Want What I Want When I Want It.” So goes an old song title. At times, not getting what we ask for saddens and depresses us. But, the wise person knows that some of life’s bitterest moments are the result of getting what we want. Take the case of the farmer who ordered a …

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Don’t Rain On My Parade

“Life’s candy and the sun’s a ball of butter/Don’t bring around a cloud/to rain on my parade.” So sang Barbra Streisand on her hit recording of several years ago: “Don’t Rain on My Parade.” But I think the old Mills Brothers were closer to the truth several decades ago when they were singing “Into Each …

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Why Starve To Death?

In order to follow Jesus’ counsel and build your house-your life-on solid rock, you must enter into two different kinds of experience. First, there is the once-and-for-all experience of letting God’s love into our lives. At some point in our lives we decide that the Good News of Jesus’ Gospel is what life is all …

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A Fruitful Christmas

In chapter Three of Matthew’s Gospel, John The Baptist is baptizing His followers and telling them that Jesus Christ will soon be in their midst. “But when he sees a number of Pharisees and Sadducees coming,” Matthew tells us, he says to them (among other things) “Brood of vipers … Even now the ax is …

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