Category Archives: God’s love

Trouble is inevitable, but misery is optional

Abraham Lincoln is credited with the saying that ‘most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.’ Now, that may be an oversimplification, especially when we think of refugees fleeing from unimaginable horrors, or people … Continue reading

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If you’ve got this, you’ve got everything.

Some years ago a man named Danny Simpson was arrested in Canada for robbing a bank of six thousand dollars. He was sent to prison, but the gun he used was sent to a museum. He’d used a pistol which … Continue reading

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That’s love

Kids have a wonderful capacity for recognizing what’s real. Here’s what some of them say about love: ‘When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the … Continue reading

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No strings need to be pulled – just say Yes

Some years ago Robert Kirkpatrick, who was serving a sentence in a prison in Ohio, mistakenly received an invitation to a fundraising dinner in Washington to meet former President George Bush. ‘I’m going to tell him that I’d be happy … Continue reading

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Grace does not depend on what we’ve done for God

Over the years there have been so many extras that have been added to the teachings of Jesus that He wouldn’t recognize much of what most people think Christianity is. Heading the list would be the common assumption that to … Continue reading

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A fifth-rate planet revolving around a tenth-rate sun

Earth has been described as ‘a fifth-rate planet revolving around a tenth-rate sun in the forgotten corner of the universe.’ The more we learn about the immensity of Space the tinier and more insignificant our part of the Universe seems … Continue reading

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‘Remember in the darkness what you knew in the light.’

Many of us have had the experience of waking up in the early hours of the morning and finding ourselves overwhelmed with fear and negative thoughts. Those early hours are when our natural rhythms are at their lowest point in … Continue reading

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