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This came to me as anonymous, which is most probably is not, the author’s name having dropped out somewhere along the way. If you know you wrote it, please let me know and provide a link. I almost never repost things without an author’s name. This is one of those rare moments. Count your gains … Read More

All obey

A good prayer, if one understands the truth of the gospel: O God and Father of all, whom the whole heavens adore: Let the whole earth also worship you, all nations obey you, all tongues confess and bless you, and men and women everywhere love you and serve you in peace; through Jesus Christ our … Read More

A lifetime to learn

“Job came to the same conclusion that all of God’s mature followers learn: God is great, and we are weak. Sometimes this lesson takes a lifetime to learn. Only then can God’s followers be used and blessed by Him in ways they never dreamed.” —Sherry Kughn, Heart Tree for Empty Nesters, 138

Ironic history

“For Miller, history was fundamentally ironic. Victory and achievement produce disappointment and disaster; progress results from causes other than one’s own intentions; and no advance is finally secure since all growth contains within it the seeds of a new and possibly more catastrophic decline. As the historian Henry May once summarized, “His works on Puritanism … Read More

A man is three things

A man is three things. … He is a body to act, a mind to think, a spirit to feel. —André Norton, Witch World Is the spirit for feeling? Is it not rather for relating to God? Or perhaps for spirit we should read heart (or as the ancients considered it, the entrails or the … Read More

Jerry Hill: sending nationals to train in the US

We haven’t learned this lesson yet. Actually, it’s ignored. There are unspiritual interests behind this practice that continue to harm the church. By that time, we had heard of others who had been sent to the U. S. to study who would not go back home. We began thinking that it was not a good … Read More

Promises free and sure

The promises made to faith are so free and sure; the invitations and encouragements so strong; the mighty power of God on which it may count is so near and free,—that it can only be something that hinders faith that hinders the blessing being ours. —Andrew Murray