2497) “Much Obliged, Lord”

“We should devote 364 days a year to being thankful and set aside only one day for grumbling and complaining.” ————————      Fulton Ousler (1893-1952) was a journalist, author…

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2496) Conversations on Eternity

Selections from The Clergy of America: Anecdotes, (1869)      I was once called upon, says the Rev. Trefit, some years ago, to visit an individual, a part of whose face had been…

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2495) Commandments and Prayers

Different wording and numbering, but the same basic commands. ——— Prayers by Martin Luther (1483-1546), adapted from Luther’s Prayers, translated by Charles Kistler (1917) ——— (1st commandment)  Eternal God, you ask that…

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2494) Prayers for Faithful Living

By Martin Luther (1483-1546), adapted from Luther’s Prayers, translated by Charles Kistler (1917) FOR GREATER FAITH (#138)Behold, Lord, an empty vessel that needs to be filled.  My Lord, fill it. I am weak…

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2493) Chains (2 of 2)

     (…continued)  “Be on guard, be alert,” says Jesus, “for you do not know when that time will come… what I say to you I say to everyone– Watch!”…

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2492) Chains (1 of 2)

     For years Mick has smoked three packs of cigarettes a day.  Now, when he comes up the basement stairs he has to stop and catch his breath even…

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2491) Praying for Children

People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them.  When Jesus saw this, he was indignant.  He said to…

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2490) Telemachus

From Loving God, by Chuck Colson, 1983, Zondervan, pages 242-243      In the fourth century there had been an Asiatic monk who had spent most of his life in a remote community…

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2489) She Had God

     Dorothy Day (1897-1980) was a journalist and social activist.  Her parents rarely attended church, but Dorothy became active in an Episcopal church when she was a teenager.  She…

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