What to Do with Our Unequal Chance by J R Miller

   What to Do with Our Unequal Chance by J R Miller J. R. Miller http://www.gracegems.org/Miller/SERMONS.htm Some people feel that they do not have a fair chance in the world. They look at others who seem to have more advantages and fewer hindrances, and they conclude that the allotments of providence are not just and equal. Some young people let … Continue reading What to Do with Our Unequal Chance by J R Miller

Slow and Steady Advance is the Best by J R Miller

    Slow and Steady Advance is the Best by J R Miller  J. R. Miller, 1912 http://www.gracegems.org/Miller/SERMONS.htm Many young men are impatient of slow success. In their enthusiasm, they expect to advance rapidly and without hindrance in their chosen career. The young physician is eager to find at once a large and remunerative practice. The young aspirant for … Continue reading Slow and Steady Advance is the Best by J R Miller

Making Life a Little Sweeter Everyday by J R Miller

  Making Life a Little Sweeter Everyday by J R Miller (Steps on the Stairs)  J. R. Miller, 1902 http://www.gracegems.org/Miller/SERMONS.htm The years ought to be ascending steps in the ladder of life. We should always be going upward. Heaven is high—a place of perfect beauty and holiness. When we begin to live truly—we begin to climb toward heaven. It looks … Continue reading Making Life a Little Sweeter Everyday by J R Miller

In Time of Defeat by J R Miller

            In Time of Defeat by J R Miller J. R. Miller http://www.gracegems.org/Miller/SERMONS.htm The decision of the judges in any contest, tells where the honor goes. Then another testing begins—a testing of character. The contestants themselves are on trial now. By the way they bear victory and defeat respectively, they reveal what sort of men they are. A young … Continue reading In Time of Defeat by J R Miller

Holiness wholeness and depression By Father Ronald Rolheiser

Holiness wholeness and depression By Father Ronald Rolheiser (CatholicNews---Sunday February 23, 2014)      www.catholic.org.sg EXTERNAL appearances can easily fool us, and often do. That's true in every area of human life, and religion is no exception. Some years ago, I lived in a seminary for nearly two years with a young seminarian who, by all outward appearances, … Continue reading Holiness wholeness and depression By Father Ronald Rolheiser

Good People Are Made not Born by David Brooks

Good People Are Made not Born by David Brooks http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/12/opinion/sunday/david-brooks-the-moral-bucket-list.html?_r=0 APRIL 11, 2015 ABOUT once a month I run across a person who radiates an inner light. These people can be in any walk of life. They seem deeply good. They listen well. They make you feel funny and valued. You often catch them looking after … Continue reading Good People Are Made not Born by David Brooks

Christlike Living in a Sinful World by J R Miller

Christlike Living in a Sinful World by J R Miller J.R. Miller http://www.gracegems.org/Miller/BOOKS.htm Character Reputation is what a man's neighbors and friends think of him.Character is what the man IS.Character is personal. It is not a possession we can share with someone else. We can give a hungry person part of our loaf of bread; we can divide … Continue reading Christlike Living in a Sinful World by J R Miller

Choosing to Do HARD Things by J R Miller

          Choosing to Do HARD Things by J R Miller by J. R. Miller, 1902 http://www.gracegems.org/Miller/SERMONS.htm "I labor, struggling with all His energy, which so powerfully works in me!" Colossians 1:29 The man who seeks only easy things—will never make much of his life. One who is afraid of hard work—will never achieve anything worth while. In an art gallery, … Continue reading Choosing to Do HARD Things by J R Miller

At the Full Price by J R Miller

           At the Full Price by J R Miller J. R. Miller http://www.gracegems.org/Miller/SERMONS.htm We must pay the full price for all we get in the market of life. There are no auctions and bargain tables where things of real value—are sold for a trifle. Of course there are cheap things offered, things sometimes, too, which seem to be very valuable; but those who buy them discover … Continue reading At the Full Price by J R Miller

A Life of Character by J R Miller

              A Life of Character by J R Miller J. R. Miller, 1894 http://www.gracegems.org/Miller/BOOKS.htm 1.  The Building of Character 2.   Unfinished Life-building 3.   The Making of Character 4.   The Influence of Companionship 5.  Getting Help From Criticism 6.  Our Undiscovered Faults 7.  What is Consecration? 8.   Making Life a Song 9.   The Beauty of the Lord 10.                      Getting Christ's Touch 11.                      The Blessing of Weakness 12.                      The Strength … Continue reading A Life of Character by J R Miller

A Life of Character by J R Miller

A Life of Character by J R Miller J. R. Miller, 1894 http://www.gracegems.org/Miller/BOOKS.htm The Building of CharacterUnfinished Life-buildingThe Making of CharacterThe Influence of CompanionshipGetting Help From CriticismOur Undiscovered FaultsWhat is Consecration?Making Life a SongThe Beauty of the LordGetting Christ's TouchThe Blessing of WeaknessThe Strength of QuietnessThe Blessing of PatienceAs it is in HeavenThe Shadows We … Continue reading A Life of Character by J R Miller