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O Little Town of Bethlehem

Posted by Alan on September 16, 2009 with 1 Comment
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O little town of Bethlehem,
How still we see thee lie!
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep
The silent stars go by.
Yet in thy dark streets shineth
The everlasting Light;
The hopes and fears of all the years
Are met in thee tonight.


Prayers for Living

Posted by Alan on October 13, 2008 with No Comments
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I have prayed many prayers in my sixty plus years’ walk with my Lord Jesus.  Some of them stand out in my memory because the answers to them have been more important than I realized at the time that I first prayed them.  Additionally, I have had greater understanding of the wisdom in them.  Maybe praying them will be of help to you.

It Didn't Happen

Posted by Alan on October 1, 2008 with 3 Comments
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I went public, very public, with a speculation that didn’t turn out as I thought that it might. Now, I’m asking myself (and you) whether I should have published a speculation where I was not sure of the outcome? In my publication, I said that I was not sure. The reason that I published my […]

World’s Greatest Crisis — This Week?

Posted by Alan on September 25, 2008 with 2 Comments
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Suomeksi My wife and I believe in the soon return of Christ for His church.  We believe that His return might be this week.  We have prepared an explanation for our family and friends here in Finland, so that, if it does happen this soon, they will understand what has happened and not be subject […]

Religion in Investing

Posted by Alan on March 3, 2008 with 1 Comment
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A German man whom I recently got to know sent me a copy of Warren Buffett’s letter to the shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway in 2007. In this letter he made reference to Adam and Eve. I had already made a religious remark to him, so he asked whether Warren Buffett is also religious. Here is […]

Warning — Spiritual and Computer

Posted by Alan on January 13, 2008 with No Comments
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I have become aware of a threat to computers that is difficult to explain to most people. As I wrote an email to my personal contacts trying to explain enough so that they might take some preventative action, I realized that there is a spiritual parallel to computer security problems. I am going to describe […]

Understanding God’s Word

Posted by Alan on November 13, 2007 with 4 Comments
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We Christians are said to be “people of the book”, that is to say that our faith hinges upon the authority of the written Word of God. While it is true that many Christians base their faith upon what their denomination teaches or their preacher says, behind these two still lies the understanding that the […]

Finland School Shooting

Posted by Alan on November 8, 2007 with No Comments
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If you accept the view that we humans are made by our Creator in the image of God, you will regard human life as sacred, something to be valued.  If you accept the evolutionary view that we are the products of blind chance, then there is no reason to assume that human life has any […]

How can we relate to God as Father?

Posted by Alan on November 3, 2007 with No Comments
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This is not a theological dissertation. It’s a practical suggestion. The Bible tells us that when we are born again into the family of God by acknowledging Jesus as our Lord, we are adopted as sons, that God becomes our Father in Heaven. His goal for us is not just an official statement that some […]

Living Godly: Rules and Relationships

Posted by Alan on November 2, 2007 with No Comments
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A lady friend (I’ll call her pay someone to do your assignment Mary) visited my wife and me with a distressing problem. A number of years ago, her husband had left her for another woman, whom he married. Mary would still like to be married and to have children. Her father is a missionary, a […]