Books and Articles Written By Joshua Goodling
WHY I BELIEVE IN GOD
To me, the Christian faith and belief in Almighty God is the only one that makes sense. And, I know there are countless millions out there who will completely disagree with me, and want to debate and argue that point.
The story is told of a mail carrier who lived in a village in Europe that had many rivers and waterways running through it. The mail carrier would use a canoe on his daily route to deliver the mail.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word compassion as; "sympathetic consciousness of others' distress together with a desire to alleviate it".
CO-WORKERS ARE PEOPLE TOO!
When I was building the new website for my speaking services, I wanted some references and quotes from people who knew me. I wrote to one of my previous managers and asked him to write me a short paragraph or two for my site.
WHEN THE ROOF CAVES IN...
It was a cold and wintry day in January 1986, and I was standing behind the counter of a popular fast-food restaurant, flipping hamburgers for the many hungry customers who would soon be cramming their way up to the order line.
THIS IS CHRISTIANITY
Mark Twain is quoted as saying; "If Christ were here now there is one thing he would not be - a Christian." The sad truth is the way many people who claim to be Christians today live their lives, Mr. Twain would be correct.
THAT I MAY KNOW HIM
I live alone and therefore spend most of my evenings by myself. And generally when I am eating supper, I'll sit in front of my computer and browse around the web while I'm eating - just to read different news articles, find interesting sites, etc.
IN TIMES LIKE THESE
With the economical outlook more bleak everday, the price of gas and other items in flux, homes in foreclosure or close to it, and the world crazily and madly trying to fix its many problems it is easy for people to become discouraged, depressed, and worried about the future, which of course, is to be expected.
THIS IS LOVE
In America today, 50% of all marriages end in divorce. 60% of all young people in divorced families feel rejected by at least one parent. 81% of teens say feeling isolated and lonely was a factor leading to attempted suicide. Why? Because we have forgotten how to love.
A LESSON FROM RUDOLPH
First of all, I hate to have to mention the fact, but Rudolph the "Red Nosed Reindeer" is just a fictional character. I know that statement alone will be shocking to some!
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