Serial Reading of Young People’s Problems Chapter 23 – About Your Shadow

Serial Reading of Young People’s Problems Chapter 23 – About Your Shadow Have you ever noticed someone walk into a room, and suddenly it seems brighter, more pleasant? Or maybe it has seemed just the opposite—uncomfortable and unsettling? Pastor Miller’s message in this chapter is important for each of us character advocates. “There is in the New Testament a beautiful story which tells...
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Serial Reading of Young People’s Problems Chapter 22 – On Doing Our Best

Serial Reading of Young People’s Problems Chapter 22 – On Doing Our Best “Your best is all you are ever required to do; indeed, no one can do more. It is not some other one’s best which is expected of you, either — but your own. Sometimes people forget this, and worry because they cannot do as well as some other person does. Our gifts differ — no two people are just alike in their...
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Serial Reading of Young People’s Problems Chapter 21 – A High Sense of Honor

Serial Reading of Young People’s Problems Chapter 21 – A High Sense of Honor Chapter 21 builds upon the previous chapter, “That Will Do!” Pastor Miller’s thoughts press forward with these important words: “Youth is the time for the building of character. What we expect to be when we are out in the world in mid-life — we must begin to be when we are in school.” I’ve often...
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Serial Reading of Young People’s Problems Chapter 20 – That Will Do!

Serial Reading of Young People’s Problems Chapter 20 – That Will Do! Recently I heard a comment in a news talk show discussion about the use and legalization of cannabis—that casual use is not all that harmful, that most people are able to function quite well even with regular use. At that moment I thought to myself, “When did just functioning become an accepted social norm? Who has ever...
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Serial Reading of Young People’s Problems Chapter 19 – The Making of a Man

Serial Reading of Young People’s Problems Chapter 19 – The Making of a Man “This world is not a place merely to live in, nor a place in which to do certain kinds of business; it is a great workshop in which to make godly men.” I collect quotes, and adding this one to my collection from Pastor JR Miller, it reminds me of another quote I’ve shared before: “It is…the end...
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Serial Reading of Young People’s Problems Chapter 18 – The Use of Time

Serial Reading of Young People’s Problems Chapter 18 – The Use of Time “If you saw a man standing by the shore, and flinging gold coins and diamonds into the sea — you would say he was insane. Yet God sees many people continually doing something very like this.” They don’t waste “gold and precious stones… but minutes, hours, days, weeks, and years of time — possessions which...
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