Author: Sue Forde

Can I be truly happy?

By Sue Forde I’ve heard individuals say, “I just want to be happy!”  Some people seek happiness in the pleasure of relationships with other individuals; some try to find it in drugs or alcohol.  Still others pour themselves into their work to the exclusion of everything else, or seek to become rich in order to be “happy.”  “I can only be happy if I have a new house.”  Or, “I will be happy if I get that man/woman to be my spouse.” Yet time after time, we hear people sigh that these things never bring real or lasting happiness,...

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Mary, did you know…?

The haunting Christmas song, “Mary Did You Know?” reflects the true meaning of the Christmas season.  In a nation that has become obsessed with giving and receiving gifts, holding parties, and promoting “Frosty the Snowman,” Santa Claus, and mostly focusing on “what do I want for Christmas?”, it’s good to be reminded of the “real” reason for this season.  In my mind, the lyrics in the song “Mary Did You Know?” does a terrific job of bringing that idea back to us.  This season, it would be a good idea to reflect on what’s really important.  Of course, family...

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A Tennessee Story

A seminary professor was vacationing with his wife i n Gatlinburg , TN. One morning, they were eating breakfast at a little restaurant, hoping to enjoy a quiet, family meal. While they were waiting for their food, they noticed a distinguished looking, white-haired man moving from table to table, visiting with the guests. The professor leaned over and whispered to his wife, ‘I hope he doesn’t come over here.’ But sure enough, the man did come over to their table. ‘Where are you folks from?’ he asked in a friendly voice. ‘Oklahoma ,’ they answered. ‘Great to have you here in T ennessee ,’ the stranger said.. ‘What do you do for a living?’ ‘I teach at a seminary,’ he replied. ‘Oh, so you teach preachers how to preach, do you? Well, I’ve got a really great story for you.’  And with that, the gentleman pulled up a chair and sat down at the table with the couple. The professor groaned and thought to himself, ‘Great .. Just what I need ….another preacher story!’ The man started, ‘See that mountain over there? (pointing out the restaurant window). Not far from the base of that mountain, there was a boy born to an unwed mother. He had a hard time growing up, because every place he went, he was always asked the same question, ‘Hey boy, Who’s your daddy?’ Whether...

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Bible on Phones

I installed the “app” Bible on my smartphone – and it’s been great!  It’s available on the iphone and the Droid X – perhaps others.  If you have a smart phone, be sure to check this out.  Just search for “Bible” – it’s a tan icon with Bible on the front. One of the features is the Plans aspect – including through the Bible in one year.  I’ve tried to get through the Bible in one year many times in the past, and for one reason or another, haven’t been able to get all the way through.  This app has made it easy for me to do it – you can read, listen or both.  You can bookmark passages.  You can also read various devotionals.  The Bible includes a variety of versions.  There’s much more – check it...

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