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In Search of Courage

9/24/2018
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The Russian writer and historian, Alexandr Solzhenitsyn, believed that one of the clearest indications of spiritual and moral decadence is a lack of courage, in personal lives and in government. Decades ago, the Nobel laureate said, "A decline in courage may be the most striking feature which an outside observer notices in the West in our days. The Western world has lost its civil courage . . . in each country, each government, each political party and, of course, in the United Nations."

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Taking Time Alone With God

9/21/2018
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The late humorist Erma Bombeck joked about the mother who tried to get away from her family by hiding in the clothes closet, only to hear the dog whining on the other side of the door. Sometimes you just can't win.

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How to Grow Spiritually

9/20/2018
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It’s amazing what parents will do to see growth in their children. When a parent suddenly realizes that his or her child is significantly shorter than all the others in a given group, most parents start booking appointments with doctors and embark on a regimen of nutrition or medication. They don’t want their youngster to be a “small fry!”

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Why Did This Happen to Me?

9/19/2018
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Rick Warren, a pastor who speaks to some 12,000 people every week, says that the question which people ask more than any other is, “Why did this happen to me?” Has that question ever come from your heart? A phone call in the night brought news that your best friend had been injured in an automobile accident. You were laid off at work, replaced by a younger person. The company that you thought was on the way up went south with your savings. Just when your husband retired and you thought you...

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Going Nowhere Fast

9/18/2018
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Living faster than ever before and enjoying it less? Millions of people are like that, living in a pressure cooker environment, packing more and more into less and less time, but liking it less every day. Whatever makes life worth living–the leisure walk through the woods, the time to sit and play with your baby, a candlelight meal with your husband, time to read and reflect–are all swallowed up by the monster of doing more and more in less time?

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Another Day

9/17/2018
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How you speak two words tells a great deal about your outlook on life‑‑two very important words that are often spoken at the beginning of the day. Those two very revealing words are, "ANOTHER DAY." Think for a moment. When you awake in the morning and say, "Another day...," how do you say it? The inflection of your voice reveals a lot about your attitude.

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Guidelines for Straight Thinking

9/14/2018
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Do you remember when your friend made a bad choice, a wrong decision like walking out of a marriage, or quitting a job over a petty disagreement, or allowing a disagreement to break a long-time friendship? And you said, "That person isn't thinking straight!" Straight thinking cuts to the core of the issue and puts the whole in perspective. It gives you a grasp of the possible consequences, something we rarely have when our decisions are cluttered with anger and bias.

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How to Get Out of a Mess

9/13/2018
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Have you ever had the experience of waking up in the morning and asking yourself, "How have I gotten to this place? What has happened to me? Where did I go wrong?" The realization that you were in the wrong place under the wrong set of circumstances hit you like a ton of bricks. You suddenly realized that you had missed the right turn a few miles back down the road of life. Now you are asking, "How do I get out of this mess? Or is there a way out at all?"

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Thinking It Through

9/12/2018
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It's a fact: Only ten percent of all people really think. Seventy-five percent think they think, and fifteen percent would rather die than think. Do you believe that? I often close a program with the phrase, "Think about it!" Yet, quite often, we prefer not to think because when we really do think about something, we are confronted with the consequences of our actions which we prefer not to see.

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Think!

9/11/2018
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The human brain is an amazing creation. It has spawned the marvelous inventions of space and plummeted the depths of the biological kingdom. It has given birth to the space program, the marvelous advancements of medicine, the libraries of the world, the advancements of civilization, the remarkable achievements in the fields of science, history, anthropology, literature, social studies and a jillion things that neither time nor space allow me to mention. It has also produced the negative...

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As You Think So Are You

9/10/2018
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Some 3000 years ago the wise man—perhaps Solomon himself—said it so well: “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” Simply put, you become what you think—negative or positive. Your thinking shapes your attitude, and your attitude is like the wood carver’s tool that molds you into the image you become.

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What is Love?

9/7/2018
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"How could God really love me if He let this happen to me?" If you have never said it, chances are you have thought it‑‑at least for a fleeting moment, and perhaps that thought took root in your mind and the logic has become a real problem. In coping with the problem of circumstances which run counter to your belief in a good God who loves you, you may well have to disengage yourself from the broken relationship which stands as a barrier between you and God’s love.

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Questioning God's Goodness

9/6/2018
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Afflictions come to us in all sizes and shapes. I am thinking of two individuals in particular‑‑one of whom sustained brain damage in a sports injury and then faced a life‑long physical impairment, and another who has grown bitter over the loss of a baby girl found dead in her crib. Both of them talk of God's love. The first speaks of it as a comfort and a strength; the other as an obstacle‑‑"How could God really love us and allow this to happen?" In one case the injury drove him to God; in...

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When You Doubt God's Love

9/5/2018
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Have you ever doubted God's love? Have you ever faced circumstances that caused you to say, "How could God love me when He has allowed circumstances as these?" It may have been the death of your child, or a mate who deeply disappointed you, or something about which you prayed, and your prayer went unanswered—or so you thought. Possibly you did not verbalize it at all, but way down in your heart you just allowed those thoughts of, “How could this happen if God really loved me?” to reverberate...

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The Voices Which Distract

9/4/2018
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Have you discovered that when someone says, "God told me to do something," we think that either we are confronted with a deeply spiritual individual or someone who needs a psychiatrist? Yet some who think they are constantly hearing the voice of God are not in need of mental health care, but they do need help--they confuse the voice of God with the voice of religion and the voice of our culture and our world.

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How Do I Hear the Voice of God?

9/3/2018
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Have you ever had the experience of being somewhere away from the noise of a big city? Perhaps on a mountain somewhere, on a desert, and as you set and looked up at a starry sky, you were absolutely amazed at the silence. It was quiet, right? Not exactly. It wasn't quiet, it was simply that you couldn't hear the sounds. Strange but true is the fact that the atmosphere around us is filled with a thousand voices, but you're not tuned to them. You don't pick them up. If somebody should ask,...

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Changed Lives

8/31/2018
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Terry Wedel: Guidelines International Ministries is celebrating its 55 anniversary. All this week, we have been hearing about the many celebrations that are found throughout the gospel. We’ve looked back at the spiritual pillars that have defined Guidelines since it was founded in 1963 and we’ve heard how we will be building upon them in the future. Guidelines founder, Dr. Harold Sala, has been telling us about his latest collection of Guidelines devotionals and Guidelines president Bonnie...

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Talking to you…for 55 years!

8/30/2018
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Terry Wedel: This week Guidelines International Ministries is celebrating its 55 Anniversary of transforming lives with the love and hope of Jesus. Today we have with us the person who founded Guidelines back in 1963 - Dr. Harold Sala. He is releasing a new book called Guidelines for Living but, Dr. Sala, this is not the first time you have had a book with this title.

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Bringing the Voice of Jesus

8/29/2018
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Terry Wedel: This week Guidelines International Ministries celebrates its 55 anniversary and today, we welcome Guidelines president, Bonnie Sala. Bonnie, for much of its history, Guidelines has, for the most part, aimed its programming at a few major countries but now, Guidelines is also involved in what you are calling “Community Radio” – give us an example of what that means.

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Looking Backward and Forward

8/28/2018
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Terry Wedel: As Guidelines celebrates its 55 anniversary, we welcome Guidelines president Bonnie Sala and Guidelines founder Dr. Harold Sala. Dr. Sala, what would you say are the qualities of this ministry that have endured over the past 55 years?

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