We grow, God prunes

When you spend your life working hard to make things happen, you’re tempted to think you’ve earned every good thing you enjoy and deserve every bad thing you suffer. We achievers miss the real story. Our job is simply to grow. God’s job is to prune that growth — shaping, directing and trimming us into…

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The Parable of the Poet

A young man dreamed of becoming a great poet. Day after day he put his pen to paper. Day after day he was unsatisfied with the results of his work. The young man enrolled in a writing course at the local college. He asked the professor: “What must I do to become a great poet –…

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a wee part of life

What a wee little part of a person’s life are his acts and his words! His real life is led in his head, and is known to none but himself. All day long, and every day, the mill of his brain is grinding, and his thoughts, (which are but the mute articulation of his feelings,) not those…

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