A Matter of the Heart, Part 3: The 6th R

A Matter of the Heart, Part 3: The 6th R I closed last week’s comments with this question: Stop and think for a moment, who are those that have had the most influence upon your life, giving shape to who you are today, either in a positive or negative way? We were also reminded last week of this quotation from John Angell James: “The silent influence of parental conduct is far greater, either...
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A Matter of the Heart, Part 2: The 6th “R”

A Matter of the Heart, Part 2: The 6th “R” “The silent influence of parental conduct is far greater, either for good or for evil, than most parents are aware of. You teach by what you say, you influence by what you do; and also by what you do not say, and do not perform… O parents, parents! Take care what you are teaching your children by your example… Not a day passes, but you produce...
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Matter of the Heart -5/27/14

Matter of the Heart “For thus says the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel: ‘In returning and rest you shall be saved; In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.’ But you would not” (Is. 30:15). Those last words are haunting: “but you would not.” Think about it—the Holy One of Israel, the Lord omnipotent and full of grace, tells how true rest and deliverance can be found; how...
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Serial Reading of Young People’s Problems Chapter 28 – Learning Contentment – Part 2 – 5/20/14

Serial Reading of Young People’s Problems Chapter 28 – Learning Contentment – Part 2 This final topic is of such importance that I opted to cover it in two parts. I’d like to begin today’s consideration with a favorite quote from my personal collection: “Events belong unto God, but duties belong unto us” (Anon.). This quote often comes to mind when I face a difficult...
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Serial Reading of Young People’s Problems Chapter 28 – Learning Contentment (Part 1) – 5/13/14

Serial Reading of Young People’s Problems Chapter 28 – Learning Contentment (Part 1) We come to the last chapter of J.R. Miller’s invaluable instruction regarding Young People’s Problems. In this final chapter, he aims his exhortation at discontentment, that universal plague of the soul. “Not many people are contented. Not many seem to think that discontentment is a sin. Not many appear...
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