Tag Archive: Michael A. Guido

Sep 15 2013

Time for a new song?

    Sunday church bulletins quite often reveal more than the words printed on them. Other than the date on the front of the bulletin the order of service changes very little. There seems to be three important words that appear in every order of service: Invocation, Offering and Benediction. And in between those words …

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Sep 11 2013

When does never end?

    Can you remember a time in your life when you thought, “God has abandoned me! I can’t find Him anywhere! When I pray, my words bounce back from the sky and when I cry God won’t wipe away the tears. What did I do to deserve this?” Often in our journey to become …

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Aug 28 2013

Finding life

A Roman soldier once asked his superior for the privilege of speaking to Julius Caesar. His request was granted and when he approached Caesar, he plead for permission to end his life. Looking at the man who stood before him the general saw a man who led a wretched and worthless life. After a moment’s …

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Jun 19 2013

Announce the word!

Years ago someone carved an image in a block of wood by allowing the object to remain above the area that had been chiseled away. They covered the image with ink and placed it on another surface and made a copy of the image and some say that “printing was born.” In A.D. 779 the …

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Jun 02 2013

Willing to wait

A pastor decided to change the order of service. He convinced himself that his congregation was bored and disinterested in his messages because they had been following the same format for several years. For years the ushers would take up the offering, the choir would sing and then he would preach. To “mix” things up …

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May 22 2013

Purpose and possibilities

  It began when I bought him his first pair of cowboy boots. He looked at them lovingly and wore them with great pride. Even to bed. After he fell asleep, I would quietly go into his room and remove them gently not wanting to awaken him. Michael and I “progressed” from the boots to …

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May 15 2013

What do I do… Where do I go?

“I really need help. I don’t even know how to explain it. Many people think my problems are insignificant and quite trivial. I can even understand that. I know some people that have been through so much more than me who have survived and have lived to tell their story. I really, really need help …

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May 08 2013

A love that knows no limits

Forgiveness, above everything else, is a sign of love. The more we love and value another person, the quicker we are to forgive that one if they have hurt or harmed us, injured or insulted us. Love, especially deep love, will forgive quickly and completely. On the other hand, when someone does something to us …

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