Category Archives: God in us

The music within us

The famous composer Mendelssohn once visited the cathedral at Fribourg, and having heard the great organ, went into the organ loft and asked to be allowed to play it. The old organist, afraid to let strangers loose on this marvelous … Continue reading

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What tides of grace flowed from that attic bedroom.

William Barclay tells the story of a servant-girl whose personal search for meaning in life resulted in a profound experience of the presence of God. But the demands of serving in a large house gave little freedom to do much … Continue reading

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I had lunch with God

A little boy once packed a lunch and went off to see if he could find God. At the park he met a lonely old woman staring at the pigeons. He sat next to her and offered her a sandwich. … Continue reading

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Beware of the barrenness of a busy life

Karl Jung, one of the fathers of modern psychology, once said: ‘Busyness is not of the devil, it is the devil.’ The older I get and the more I reflect on life the more I tend to agree with him. … Continue reading

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‘One string – and Paganini.’

Nicolo Paganini was one of the greatest violinists of the nineteenth century. His most memorable concert was in Italy, performing before a packed house, when suddenly one string on his violin snapped. He never missed a beat but continued to … Continue reading

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He can make something out of you

Some years ago, Mohammed Ali, arguably the world’s greatest boxer, was asked by a kid from a city ghetto whether he should quit school and start a boxing career, since he had such bad grades. Ali smiled at the young … Continue reading

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Faith is not mindless belief

We often talk about blind faith. I don’t really like that term because I don’t think real faith is mindless belief – that’s more likely to be gullibility. Faith is facing our doubts and digging deep beyond our conflicting emotions … Continue reading

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