Monthly Archives: January 2017

Taking the Time…

“Stop and smell the roses.” That is one cliché most of us know. In most clichés there is a kernel of truth. That’s why they become popular expressions. We assume that stopping and smelling roses refers to taking the time … Continue reading

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Creating Lack of Thankfulness

Due to forced inactivity, I have found myself watching more television in the past four months than normal. When your doctor says you have to sit and heal, television is one option that an “invalid” has in order to pass … Continue reading

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Thanks for the Little Things

How many times have you stopped and given thanks to God for life circumstances that are pleasant, days that are productive and relationships which are strong. God is there and He is at work in our lives, bringing good things … Continue reading

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The Chief Aim

The Westminster Shorter Catechism is a document written between 1646 and 1647 by theologians in the Church of England.   It was designed to bring the Church of England and the Church of Scotland into greater conformity. It reads simply: “Man’s … Continue reading

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The Cycle

I am not an expert on prayer. You can read about my background by clicking on “About St. John Studies”. However, the book that I write about is written by an author who purports to be an expert on prayer. I … Continue reading

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The Fruits of Obedience

Obedience: “compliance with an order, request, or law or submission to another’s authority.” We expect our children to be obedient and hope that our requests are helpful in guiding them through life.   As teachers, we have to have obedience in … Continue reading

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Praying to Our Father

I have never had a problem going to God in prayer and calling Him Father. I was raised in my church and in my home to refer to Him that way and my earthly father was a truly admirable man, … Continue reading

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