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    Something New Under the Sun: Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Living – 20. GOD’S CURE FOR ANXIOUS CARE

    20. God’s Cure for Anxious Care   So my heart began to despair over all my toilsome labor un­der the sun. For a man may do his work with wisdom, knowledge and skill, and then he must leave all he owns to someone who has not worked for it. This too is meaningless and a […]

    Something New Under the Sun: Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Living – 27. GRASPING AT SHADOWS

    27. Grasping at Shadows   What does the worker gain from his toil? I have seen the burden God has kid on men. Ecclesiastes 3:9-10   When the final examination grades at Cambridge University were published, Henry Martyn’s high­est ambition had been realized. He was the honors man of the year. Strangely, his first sensation […]

    The ABC’s of Wisdom: Building Character with Solomon – Trials

    TRIALS   From Ashes to Gold   The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the Lord tests the heart. Proverbs 17:3   More than once lately I have had the opportunity to ponder why God allows some people to undergo prolonged disappointment. In one case, it is a prayer for a loved […]

    God’s Freedom

    Romans 9:6-18

    While studying Romans 9, I was struck by Paul’s question in verse 14: “Is God unjust?” In our hearts we already know the answer. God is not unjust. But oftentimes he seems inconsistent. The very examples Paul chooses seem to uphold that inconsistency. He chooses Isaac over Ishmael. He chooses Jacob over Esau. He loves […]

    How to Help a Caveman

    1 Kings 19

    We do live in strange times. Someone has called this the Age of Anxiety, and it seems appropriate enough. Not long ago I found this headline: “Most Think Country Headed in Wrong Direction.” Those words could be slightly altered to read like this: “Most Think Family Headed in Wrong Direction.” “Most Think Marriage Headed in […]

    A Silly Bunch of Dreamers and Children

    A Silly Bunch of Dreamers and Children by Ray Pritchard In a recent sermon, Brian Bill used the following quote from a blogger who calls himself Real Live Preacher: I keep getting emails from people who say, “Your church sounds nice. I wish I could find one like that.” Listen to how he responds: “Let me gue…

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    Monday: Putting the Letters Together Someone clipped a comic strip called “One Big Happy” and left it on my desk. The first panel shows a little girl kneeling by her bed getting ready to say her prayers. It must have been a long day for her because she begins this way: “I’m so very tired […]

    His Eye Is on the Sparrow

    HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW by Ray Pritchard It has been well said that God's omniscience is a comfort to believers and a terror to unbelievers. The comfort is easy to see. If he truly knows all things and if he ordains all things, then everything that happens to me or to those I love must happen as part of his plan. F. B Mey…

    The Overcoming Series

    THE OVERCOMING SERIES by Ray Pritchard Everyone has a story to tell, even the people who seem to smile all the time. This is one of the first things a young pastor learns when he graduates from seminary and begins his ministry. Some people look so well-adjusted and happy that you think they don’t have a care in the wor…

    Things I’ve Learned

    This week my cousin Barbara sent me an e·mail containing a list of aphorisms called "Things I've Learned." She got it from a friend in Florida who got it from somewhere else. I've taken a few from the list I received and I've added a few of my own. I've learned that ·You can do something in an instant that will give you…

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