Squeeze!–Don’t Jerk!

David Brandt Berg

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One day my wife and I were in a hurry to get home to do our work, our writing, but instead we sat down on a lovely rock wall to enjoy the view for a moment—when we got this inspiration:

There is hardly anything that can be enjoyed in a hurry—a glass of wine, a walk, a talk, a ride, a view, a meal, or an embrace. God is hardly ever in a hurry! It takes Him time to make a baby, a flower, a tree, a sunset, or even a blade of grass.

It’s a funny thing, but thoughts like this[...] read more

Lovelight

David Brandt Berg

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Life on Earth wouldn’t be possible without the Sun, because all life depends on photosynthesis—the process in green plants and certain other organisms by which food and cells needed for growth are synthesized, using light as an energy source. In turn, those plants and other organisms provide nourishment for animal life. Without the Sun, there wouldn’t be anything to eat and all life would cease to exist. So in a sense, every living thing eats sunshine. No wonder the[...] read more

Be So Happy!

David Brandt Berg

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There once was a poor young man who wanted to impress upon a rich lady how hungry he was, hoping to get a handout in the way of a good meal. So he got down on his hands and knees on her front lawn and pretended to eat the grass. When the lady saw him from a window, she rushed to the front door. “Oh, my dear poor boy!” she exclaimed. “Why don’t you go around to the backyard? The grass is much longer there!” The generosity of some people!

We all need a good sense of[...] read more

Hallelujah for Happiness!

David Brandt Berg

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In many religions the more the devotees suffer and the sadder they are, the more religious they are considered to be. But for the born-again Christian, it’s supposed to be just the opposite! One measure of Christians’ spirituality or religiosity is whether they’re victorious and smiling and really happy.

God hasn’t made religion difficult and grievous, and Jesus certainly didn’t make it that way. Not even Moses, with all the strict laws he laid down, made it that[...] read more

Flesh or Spirit?

David Brandt Berg

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The most raging religious controversy the world has ever known has been between the do-it-yourself religions and the God-alone-can-save-you kind. Man has always been trying to save himself, to work his way to Heaven, with just a little help from God thrown in. That way he can give himself most of the credit and go his own way.

The first murder was committed by a religionist of the do-it-yourself kind, Cain (the oldest son of the first couple, Adam and Eve). Cain killed his[...] read more