Isaiah demonstrates the difference between ordinary folks and the extraordinary. It's also
an indicator of whether we're happy or depressed, sad or buoyant, and sometimes, sick or
Few counselors suggest it, yet doing it often corrects many of life's ills. It costs nothing
and can be done by 99% of us. Still, few learn its secret and put it to use. If it's
inexpensive, easy to do, and yet brings such benefits, why don't more people take
advantage of it? Trying to explain all the reasons why would take volumes so I won't
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The bride-to-be was obviously nervous. It was only the rehearsal, but already the pastor could see that tomorrow’s wedding might be in for problems.
“You’re letting it all get to you,” he told her gently, as he pulled her aside. “Just take it one little step at a time. When you get to the door with your father tomorrow afternoon, look only at the aisle ahead of you. You’ve walked it hundreds of times, every Sunday when you come to church. Think only of that.
This story about Peter's mission to the Gentiles continues the account that began in 10:1, and it repeats in greater detail the content of Peter's vision that was already mentioned in 10:9-16. It is a remarkable story, because it treats rather lightly a dispute that was widespread in the New Testament church, the dispute over conditions to be laid upon Gentile converts to the faith.