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His Way

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A question about the title of a hymn took me back to a wonderful old song I grew up singing in church called “Let Him Have His Way With Thee.” The chorus says: “His power can make you what you ought to be; His blood can cleanse your heart and make you free; His love can fill your soul, and you will see ’twas best for Him to have His way with thee.”

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Mysterious Ways

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The twists and turns in the life of Jacob DeShazer sound like the plot of an intriguing war novel. But taken together, they show us the mysterious ways in which God moves.

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A Brilliant Idea

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An ancient Indonesian fable tells of a turtle that could fly. He would hold on to a stick with his mouth as it was carried by geese. When the turtle heard the onlookers on the ground saying, “Aren’t those geese brilliant!” his pride was so hurt that he shouted, “It was my idea!” Of course he lost his grip. His pride became his downfall.

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Rest In Peace

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A man has created a safety bed which he claims will provide protection against hurricanes, tornadoes, thieves, kidnappers, and terrorists. The inventor’s Web site calls it “the safest rest you’ve ever had.”

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From Sunset To Sunrise

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Kariel was riding home from a children’s program at church with her neighbor friends. Admiring the sunset, she said to Gini, the driver, “That sunset is so beautiful it looks like heaven!” So Gini asked her, “Do you know how to get to heaven?” Kariel, who was only 5, answered confidently, “You have to have Jesus as your Savior—and I do!” Then she began to ask her friends in the van if they knew Jesus too.

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Good Question

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“Finding the right questions is as crucial as finding the right answers,” says devotional writer Henri Nouwen. Yet how easy it is to run ahead of God’s Spirit as we talk to unbelievers about Christ, giving pre-packaged answers before we listen to their questions.

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Do We Know God?

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American writer Mark Twain was known for his wit and charm. On a trip to Europe he was invited to dinner with a head of state. When his daughter learned of the invitation, she said, “Daddy, you know every big person there is to know except God.” Sadly, that was true, because Mark Twain was an unbelieving skeptic.

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No Bad News

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The unwillingness to listen to bad news has been blamed for everything from space shuttle disasters to corporate collapses to the spread of terrorism. Lengthy studies aren’t needed to determine why this happens. Bad news reveals problems; problems require solutions; solutions cost time, money, and energy we would rather spend celebrating past successes.

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Look At The Birds

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When you shift your mind into neutral and just let it idle, where do your thoughts go? Do you worry about money? We are to be careful with money, but Jesus taught that we are not to be full of care about it. If you have put your faith in the Lord, you don’t have to worry about life’s necessities. God Himself has assumed responsibility for your food and clothing—and all your needs.

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Lost Books?

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Everybody likes a good story, but many people are taking the best-selling novel The Da Vinci Code as historical fact.

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