Enjoying the Journey

W. Robertson Nicoll, a famous author in his own right, once said, “I have for years read every biography I could lay my hands on, and not one has failed to teach me something.”  When he died there were more than 5,000 biographies found in his personal library!  Perhaps we have too quickly assumed that the reading of biography was simply reading for hobby, when in fact it is reading for help.  The lives of great men become our classroom; their successes and failures our teachers. It is understandable that one man’s “favorite” is not always another man’s favorite.  The timing of the reading of a book is often most important.  At many junctures in my life God has used…

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I am not a morning person.  The older I get I am not a night person either!  That being said, I have come to realize the power of the morning hours.  A few extra minutes in the morning and the right priorities can make a world of difference in the entire day.  Early this morning (as I tried to get myself awake) I read a few thoughts written by Oswald Chambers on the importance of mornings. He wrote, “Specific times and places and communion with God go together.  It is by no haphazard chance that in every age men have risen early to pray.  The first thing that marks decline in spiritual life is our relationship to the early morning…When…

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