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The Spirit of Prayer

April 25, 2012 by

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by Ravi Zacharias Saint John Chrysostom wrote this about the power of prayer: “Prayer is an all-efficient panoply, a treasure undiminished, a mine which is never exhausted, a sky unobscured by the clouds, a heaven unruffled by the storm. It is the root, the fountain, the mother of a thousand blessings. . . . The […]

Rearranging the Furniture

April 18, 2012 by

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by Ravi Zacharias History has a way of provoking life’s most basic questions, sometimes with deadly force. Standing beside ruins and devastation, newscasters daily relay horrors. As harsh realities take hold, the irrepressible “why?” often surfaces in the mind of the beholder. Occasionally, even international conscience is so aroused as to ask “why?” Yet in […]

The Splinter in your Mind. . .

April 16, 2012 by

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How far? This far? That far…and no further? Do you draw a line yourself somewhere…or do you [fully] trust the potter? __________________________________________________________ Help My Unbelief! from Blackaby.net Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!” Mark 9:24 Faith does not come from ignorance. Faith is […]

Name yer Poison . . .

April 12, 2012 by

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Culture often knows not, or chooses to ignore, the difference between that which nature has made for nourishment & what it has made for garbage. ~C.S. Lewis (paraphrase) _____________________________________________________________

Proof of a Good God: ‘Crucified Under Pontius Pilate’

April 11, 2012 by

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from Christianity Today | Original Rob Bell’s Love Wins attracted a great deal of attention last year partly because of the questions he raised. They are not just Bell’s questions, but questions all of us have. Take these, raised twice in the book: Of all the billions of people who have ever lived, will only […]

In My Clay Jar. . .

April 8, 2012 by

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Infinite Treasure from Blackaby.net But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. 2 Corinthians 4:7 Knowing God and having Him reside within you is a treasure of infinite value. Jesus likened this value to that of a perfect pearl. The collector […]

C. S. Lewis TIME Magazine Cover Story – Sep. 8, 1947

April 6, 2012 by

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The lecturer, a short, thickset man with a ruddy face and a big voice, was coming to the end of his talk. Gathering up his notes and books, he tucked his hornrimmed spectacles into the pocket of his tweed jacket and picked up his mortarboard. Still talking—to the accompaniment of occasional appreciative laughs and squeals […]

2 Corinthians 5:21

April 6, 2012 by

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2 Corinthians 5:21

The Necessity of Obstacles, Part 2

April 6, 2012 by

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by Michael Hyatt | Original Yesterday, I shared a major obstacle that I faced in my career. At the time, I thought it was insurmountable. I couldn’t see a way out. But then, amazingly, everything turned, and the situation worked to my advantage. So often, this has been my experience. I could share with you […]

The Necessity of Obstacles, Part 1

April 6, 2012 by

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by Michael Hyatt | Original In August of 2000, I received a big break in my career. However, as is so often the case, it came disguised as a seemingly insurmountable obstacle. I had just become the publisher of Nelson Books, one of the two trade book imprints at Thomas Nelson at that time. I […]

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