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God, According to an 8 Year Old

God, According to an 8 Year Old Written by an 8 year old from Chula Vista, CA, for his third grade homework assignment. The assignment was to explain God. I just wonder if any of us could do as well? ————————————————— One of God’s main jobs is making people. He makes them to replace the ones that die, so there will be enough people to take care of things on earth. He doesn’t make grown-ups, just babies. I think because they are smaller and easier to make. That way he doesn’t have to take up his valuable time teaching them...

A Fresh Start

I was able to make a fresh start recently. It felt so good to be able to put all of those past mistakes behind me. It felt so wonderful to be able to look towards the future with clear eyes and a clean heart. It felt so glorious to greet the new day with a peaceful mind and a joyful soul. I didn’t get my fresh start by moving to another town, however. I didn’t get it by starting a new job. I didn’t get it by going on vacation. I didn’t get it by buying something either. I didn’t...

Do All the Good You Can

Someone advised, “If you can’t be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.” You’ve probably heard it said that it’s nice to be important, but it’s important to be nice. And there’s truth in that. But isn’t there something even more important than being nice? More important even that being good? What about DOING good? What about standing up and being counted? When courageous people take unpopular stances, they aren’t always seen by their opposition in a soft and gentle light. Not too long into the American Civil War the Union finally won a victory at Antietam. President...

Simple Blessings

We should thank the Lord every day for everything! A roof over you head Your next meal We assume it’ll be there To us it’s no big deal So many things we take for granted We think life goes on As we planned it. Where will we shower To keep our bodies clean We never question The unforeseen Help us remember To count each way we’re blessed The simple pleasures We daily attest The loved ones That are with me here today Will help me face Another day None of us are Guaranteed tomorrow So live for today And rebuke...

You Can See God

I sat at my desk staring at the letter for a long time. It was written by a friend of mine who was going through some difficult times. It listed problem after problem and seemed full of despair. It ended with these words: “I would like to have faith, but I have always had a problem in believing in what I can’t see. You can’t see God, you know!” After awhile I still hadn’t thought of how to answer my friend’s letter and help him. Hoping a walk would help, I put a lease on one of my dogs and...

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