Category Archives: Spiritual discernment

The real test of spiritual vitality

Many of us can remember moments that can only be described as mountain top experiences. In comparison, ordinary life seems so mundane, and we wish we knew how to manufacture whatever it is that would make us feel that way … Continue reading

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Those who look for beauty will see it everywhere,

A man walking through Times Square, where the sounds of the city are almost deafening, told his friend he could to hear a cricket. His friend said he didn’t believe him until the man walked to a small shrubbery and, … Continue reading

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Underestimating the value of a cross

Some years ago a large bronze crucifix was stolen from Calvary Cemetery in Little Rock, Arkansas. It had stood there for decades and was valued at ten thousand dollars. The thieves took it away in a truck and then broke … Continue reading

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Dead souls

Albert Einstein, who lived his life in the pursuit of scientific discovery, used to say: ‘He who can no longer pause to wonder, is as good as dead.’ Madeleine L’Engle, referring to this, said: ‘I share Einstein’s affirmation that anyone … Continue reading

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A lousy read?

Writing to the Sydney Morning Herald, someone said the reason fewer people read the Bible now is because it’s ‘a lousy read’ and in its present form is very different from the original. The writer obviously doesn’t know that our … Continue reading

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Perception

Human beings are only able to perceive thirty percent of the range of the sun’s light and one seventieth of the spectrum of electromagnetic energy. But bats detect insects by sonar, pigeons navigate by magnetic fields, and bloodhounds perceive a … Continue reading

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A fortune within its pages

Years ago a man living in New Jersey became the sole heir of his aunt’s estate. Her will read: ‘To my beloved Steven Marsh I bequeath my family Bible and all it contains, along with the residue of my estate.’ … Continue reading

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