Category Archives: Discerning God’s Will

Salt of the earth

Sodium is an extremely active element that always links itself to another element. Chlorine, on the other hand, is the poisonous gas that gives bleach its unpleasant smell. However, when sodium and chlorine are combined, the result is sodium chloride … Continue reading

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God’s alternative makes sweeter music

There was once an Italian boy named Antonio. He loved music and wanted above everything else to become a singer, but whenever he tried to sing his friends laughed at him. However, his village was home to Nicolo Amati, the … Continue reading

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Assuming too little too often

Nobel prize-winner Richard Feynman, while visiting his old high school, was surprised to find that his grades there were not as good as he remembered and that his IQ level was reported as being only a bit above average. That … Continue reading

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Availability is what matters

I heard about a man who applied for a job as a handyman. The prospective employer asked him if he could do carpentry?” The man said no. So he asked him if he could do bricklaying?” Again the man answered, … Continue reading

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Follow your compass

I read about an old sailor who repeatedly got lost at sea, so his friends gave him a compass. The next time he took his boat out, he followed their advice and took the compass too. But again he got … Continue reading

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Sparks of God

The Stoics were a group of philosophers in ancient Greece. One of their great beliefs was that there was a spark of God in every living creature. The Sceptics – another group of Greek philosophers – laughed at this concept … Continue reading

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First things first

Years ago, a medical student at Montreal General Hospital, worried about his final examinations and what he should do with his life, picked up a book and read twenty-one words that changed his life, and through him have influenced generations … Continue reading

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