90 Days to a more Courageous & Generous Life – A random entry from my soon-to-be published journal

90 Days to a more Courageous & Generous Life – A random entry from my soon-to-be published journal

Friends, I want to help people grow in seeing themselves as God’s gift to the world. I want to lead people toward a more courageous and generous life. Many people find journals to be very helpful for their personal growth. So I wrote a journal. It is a 90-day journal. Each day has two entries. The first piece is a […]

You Are God’s Gift to the World (Christmas Eve Sermon)

You Are God’s Gift to the World (Christmas Eve Sermon)

If Jesus is God’s gift to the world… And if Jesus lives in and through you… The conclusion is inescapable: You are God’s gift to the world. How exciting! The ultimate Christmas gift of Jesus is the ultimate gift of purpose and meaning for your own life! Video: Audio https://archive.org/download/Sermon2017DEC24MP3/Sermon2017DEC24MP3.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Do You Need to Make a Decision?

Do You Need to Make a Decision?

As I said yesterday, I’m reading “Notes from a Friend” by Tony Robbins. Today he reminded me that Ultimately, it’s our decisions, not the conditions of our lives, that determine our destiny. But, says Tony, we don’t all use the word “decision” in the same way. Some people say, “I’ve decided…” as shorthand for, “I think _________ is a good […]

I personally guarantee you will be glad you watched this 4-minute video

I personally guarantee you will be glad you watched this 4-minute video

Friends, This is the kind of thing I am talking about. This is being open to the possible ways you might be a gift to others. You don’t have to be naive. But you may have to momentarily suspend your cynicism. If you can do this and live openly toward the world, you will discover in entirely new ways that […]

The Beginning of Love is to Let Those We Love Be Themselves

The Beginning of Love is to Let Those We Love Be Themselves

As I was finishing up the journal I’m working on, I ran across another quote that I felt compelled to share: The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise, we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them. — Thomas Merton That’s […]

Why Is John Doing this God’s Gift to the World Thing? Facebook Live video (and a pretty cool mug for sale)

Hello, Friends! Here is a link to a Facebook Live video I did on Thursday night. I talked about how I came to start this God’s Gift to the World thing. https://www.facebook.com/jcrallison/videos/10213122722577061/ And, being a serious drinker of coffee, I decided to make a coffee mug. One one side of the mug, in a slightly cheeky but fully true fashion, […]

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