#272 – Not Dale Carnegie, but Maybe Ezekiel or Jesus?

Judging by the response on Facebook, that Jan. 13 post wasn’t inspired by Dale Carnegie’s HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE! Or by an article like “How to build a big church full of happy Christians.” Maybe though, inspired by Ezekiel, Jesus, Paul or John. If you don’t like the title, please know that…

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#271 – What People Don’t Know

This was sent by a sister-in-the-Lord who hears God in the moments of the day. A devote Jesus follower and a grandmother, we share the sense that troubles are coming to America in spite of what many declare. This collaborates with my Jan. 11 post, “And Then You Will Know. . .”.  She writes: IN…

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#270 – The Prostitute Bride (Weekend reading)

An allegory, long, but best read in one sittingKen Stoltzfus, Winter 1978-79* I – A Beautiful Young LadyA beautiful young lady  who seemed to be perfect in every way  was captured by a vicious and wicked man  who took her away into captivity. A strong young man knew of her beauty and worth  and determined…

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#268 – So, What’s Missing?

I sit in my quiet spot and ponder, “What WAS it about Elaine that I miss so much?” Why AM I so lonely? I can cook well enough to survive. It’s not with her touch but it’s okay. I can now do the wash, and that’s not too bad either. (FYI, the average American washes…

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#266 – “So Ken, How Are You Doing?”

That is the frequent, well-meant but awkward question these days. One answer is, “I’m not sure, I’ve never done this before.” Except that I do know. I do know that man was not meant to be alone and I feel that intensely. But I also know that God’s plans are good; that He is fully…

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#265 – A New Center in Life – Part 2

Cont’d: When we quit trying to be our own god and instead worship God and “find ourselves” in Him, and the hunger and thirst in our souls are satisfied by the Living Bread and the Living Water, we glorify Him by proving Him to be good – and thus begin to fulfill our purpose in…

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#264 – A NEW CENTER IN LIFE – Part 1

This IS the Day that the Lord hath made, and He has made it for His purposes. HIS purposes, which are as far from the purposes of the present ruler of this world as the sun is from the earth. PURPOSESThe purposes of the Father for today are a mystery to man because they are…

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#263 – “Today”

There are many who claim the Name of the Lord as their god. Many who religiously follow the doctrines of man with rigorous devotion – yet whose souls are empty. Starved for meaning. Hollow. Yet seeking. They know there is more. Their God-like spirit tells them so yet no solution to their hunger is set…

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