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Apr 14 2013

Two Ways

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J.R. Miller, published 1913 We ought not to live in the past. We ought to forget the things that are behind — and reach forward to the things that are ahead. "Forward, and not back," is the motto of Christian hope. The best days are not any days we have lived already — but days …

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Apr 08 2013

Excruciating, word origin

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The word excruciating has an interesting origin and background.  In English, excruciating is an adjective that means, “causing intense physical agony or anguish”.  What does not seem to be commonly known about the word are the details of its Latin origin and how it came into existence. Origin: 1560–70; < Latin excruciātus, past participle of …

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Apr 07 2013

Our Lives, Words of God

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J.R. Miller, published 1913 Orientals say that each man and woman has a message, and that only those who utter their message, are true men or women. It is interesting to think of ourselves in this way, as sent into the world with something to give out or manifest. Lowell tells us that, “Life is …

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Apr 02 2013

Can someone have peace of mind without God?

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The Greek word “eirēnē” that is translated into English as “peace” has several applications such as peace between countries or between people. However, the peace that God grants to His children cannot be obtained outside of Christ for it is Christ that is the giver of His peace. Peace I leave with you; my peace …

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Mar 03 2013

Making a Living and Making a Life

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J.R. Miller, published 1913 Governor Russell, of Massachusetts, in addressing a graduating class, said, “There is one thing in this world better than making a living — and that is making a life.” The words are worthy of most careful pondering. It is the duty of everyone to make a living. “Six days shall you …

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