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An old book with a red cover

  The year was 1986. The book cover, of that time, was all red with the title “Healing the sick,” in large white letters. It would call anybodys attention, and I was no exception. The author T.L Osborn, was a great American evangelist who died at 89 last February. Osborn converted at a young age […]

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John 8: Shock therapy

Learn more about the John Purpose   Here we see one of the most heated discussions between Jesus and the religious Jews. Some of the lighter words He uses, in reference to them, are “slaves of sin,” “assassins,” “children of the devil,” “you are not of God,” “you are from beneath,” “ you will die in your […]

IntelliMen Challenge #40

Men. Intelligent. ™ © 2013   Challenge #40 Don’t start before completing Challenge #39. If you want to join the IntelliMen Project, start from Challenge #1.   Challenge: Get help. Explanation: How can something so simple be so challenging to men? The sad truth is that most men don’t seek out help, or take so long […]

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John 7: If we can’t stay in Judea, let’s go to Galilee

Learn more about the John Purpose.   In this Chapter, you probably noticed that Jesus’ brothers didn’t believe in Him; the people were still very divided about Him, if He was the Messiah or just some nut job; who in the last chapter said that He was the Bread of life, and now claimed He […]

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John 6: Jesus is a loaf of bread!

Learn more about the John Purpose. The key word in this chapter is “bread.” It appears 19 times in the text. The episode begins in a remote place where people gathered to hear Jesus. After He had spoken the people felt hungry.  What called my attention, in this passage, is the way that Jesus tests […]

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When a couple can’t seem to have a conversation

  The best form of communication is to give. When you give someone a hug, a smile, a card, a thank you, a favor, and so on, you’re communicating good things. In marriage, many couples stress out because they’re unable to have a conversation and understand each other. They make the mistake of thinking that […]

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John 5: Whose son?

Learn more about the John Purpose.   Here Jesus starts to make trouble with the religious leaders for having healed a man on the Sabbath. Not because he was doing something wrong, but because the religious people were not in tune with God. That’s why: they neither understood Jesus or what He did. In this […]

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The pair of eyes you (probably) don’t use

One of the most important and basic lessons I learned about faith is that faith has eyes. Faith doesn’t depend on the eyes on your face; it has its own eyes which are undeniably better. If your faith has not been working, it’s probably because you have been trying to use your faith with your […]

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From fan to no.1 critic

One of the reasons for failure in marriage is the couple’s metamorphosis from fan to critic. In the beginning of a relationship, the couple brings the same-old faults they’ve always had, but somehow see only the good qualities in each other. “You are so beautiful.” “I was starting to miss you.” “I love being close […]

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John 4: He mingles with the Gentiles

  Human-beings specialize in rivalry: Brazilians and Argentinians, the English and French, Americans and Russians, capitalists and socialists. In business, in politics, in culture, in sports, in science, in religion, since Cain and Abel, everywhere you go there’s enmity, competition and prejudice between people. That’s how it was and still is between Jews and Samaritans. […]