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, […]

Comedian Michael Jr reveals his physical practice of releasing to God

Comedian Michael Jr reveals his physical practice of releasing to God

I was listening to an interview with comedian Michael Jr. on the Ziglar Show podcast. I don’t follow pop culture too much. But evidently, he is movin’ and shakin’. He’s been on The Tonight Show, The Late, Late Show, Oprah, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. He spoke about what he does when he feels like his load is too much. We all feel that […]

I was struggling with how to be God’s gift to a friend whose marriage is in trouble

I was struggling with how to be God’s gift to a friend whose marriage is in trouble

A friend of mine called me because his marriage is in trouble. Like, “just about over” in trouble. I was struggling with how to be God’s gift to him. Part of my struggle is because I wanted to seem like the wise counselor. So, while I was listening, I was trying to come up with something to say that would […]

A Gift for You! FREE Advent devotions

A Gift for You! FREE Advent devotions

A Gift for You — Advent Devotions (11) Dear friends, I have written a book of Advent devotions and I’d like to give it to you for free. It follows three major events in the Old Testament that prefigure the coming Christ: Creation & Fall The Exodus The Babylonian Captivity Each week begins with a summary of the event on […]

Would you rather find a check or a bill in your mailbox? (9)

Would you rather find a check or a bill in your mailbox? (9)

Dear friend, It’s a simple question: What do you like to find in your mailbox? Do you prefer to open your mailbox and find some sort of gift or check that somebody has sent you? Or do you like receive bills telling you that you owe someone else? The answer is obvious. We would rather find out that we are […]

Guard your thoughts as you begin this week. (8)

Guard your thoughts as you begin this week. (8)

Dear friend, You are headed into a new week. What are your thoughts? Are they more survive or thrive? Are they “got to” or “get to”? Is your life a pummelling or a privilege? In large measure, the way you think as you move into this week will determine how you will experience the week. Pause for a moment and think of […]

Be God’s Gift to a Cold Caller (7)

Be God’s Gift to a Cold Caller (7)

Be God’s gift to a cold-calling salesperson. Have you ever done cold-calling? Let’s just say that your day is not filled with kind words and positive reinforcement. When your phone rings, you have a chance to be God’s gift to the caller. You don’t have to buy anything. You just have to be polite and kind. Treat a sales caller […]

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