In Search of the Living Water

In the Gospel of John 7:37-52, Jesus tells us in part, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me, and let the one who believes in me drink. As the scripture has said, ‘Out of the believer’s heart shall flow rivers of living water.’” 

St. John’s explanation of these words of Jesus is, “Now he said this about the

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Fear Not, Bear Fruit

The thing that troubled me most as I began to seek the Lord in my life was the permanence of it all. In seeking security in God I also experienced a sense of not being able to turn back to my old ways. The more that the knowledge of God was raining on me, the more afraid I became

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Close, but no cigar

 We should be thankful that God does not operate like the folks in the fairs and carnivals that take your good money to play a game that is almost impossible to win.

The phrase they shout at their clientele when 99 percent of them can’t win the game is, “Close, but no cigar!”  This phrase goes back 100 years when

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Doubting God

A lifelong friend recently asked me, “What did Jesus mean when he said ‘Father, Why have you forsaken me.’ If Jesus could doubt God, surely sometimes we can too and still love him.
I tell my wife of 45 years sometimes I have doubts about her. She doesn’t like it and says after 45 years of marriage and five

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Trusting one another

Recently, an organization named General Social Survey (GSS) released information pertaining to a national poll revealing a change in our societal interaction in America.
The GSS mission is defined in the following statement: “The General Social Survey (GSS) conducts basic scientific research on the structure and development of American society with a data-collection program designed to both monitor societal

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