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Oct 29 2013

How does prayer glorify God?

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Whatever we do must be to glorify God (1 Corinthians 10:31). The purpose of prayer must always be to glorify God. Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. (John 14:13) Praying in Jesus’ name means that when a Christian comes to the Father …

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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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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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Jan 27 2013

Be a Blessing

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J.R. Miller, published 1913 God gives us nothing to keep altogether as our very own. What he gives us, is still his, and we have only the use of it. It is merely lent to us. This means that it is to be returned again to God, when we have ended our use of it. …

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