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The Beauty of Every Day

By J.R. Miller

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   Preface - The Beauty of Every Day by J. R. Miller, 1910 PREFACE These simple chapters may have their message for new friends and old--for those who f
   Chapter 1 - While We May - "The poor you will always have with you, and you can help them any time you want. But you will not always have Me!" Mark 14:7 Jesus defended Mary w
   Chapter 2 - The Glory of the Common Life - It was only a scrubby bush, which Moses saw in the desert, and yet it gleamed with splendor, as if it were burning. No wonder the old shepherd turned
   Chapter 3 - Seeds of Light - In one of the Psalms, we are told that, "Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart." There is nothing remarkable in the a
   Chapter 4 - He Calls Us Friends - When Jesus called his disciples his friends--he meant that he was also their friend. Then he intimates something of the meaning of his friendship for
   Chapter 5 - Not Counting God - Men do not have the last word in this world's affairs. The human hand is not omnipotent. Forty men had bound themselves in a conspiracy to kill Paul
   Chapter 6 - Perfection in Loving - Jesus taught that Christian perfection is perfection in loving. He said we are to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us, that we may be
   Chapter 7 - Shut Your Door - "But when you pray, go into your private room, shut your door, and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will rewa
   Chapter 8 - Things That Hurt Life - The problem of Christian living--is not to miss the struggle, suffering, or hardship--but to pass through life without being hurt by any of its experi
   Chapter 9 - Getting Away from Our Past - Paul tells us that he made his progress in spiritual life--by forgetting the things that were behind. "Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have
   Chapter 10 - Thomas' Mistake - Thomas was not with the other apostles when Jesus appeared to them the evening of the Resurrection. Through his absence he missed the revealing of Jes
   Chapter 11 - Friends and Friendship - The need of friendship, is the deepest need of life. Every heart cries out for it. Jesus was the perfect Man, also divine, and he needed friends, crav
   Chapter 12 - The Yoke and the School - "Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in hea
   Chapter 13 - The Weak Brother - Paul had a good deal to say about the 'weak brother'. The substance of his teaching is that those who are strong ought to be careful not to harm him w
   Chapter 14 - The Lure of the Ministry - Every worthy human occupation has its glory. Not every man should be a lawyer, not every one a physician, a teacher, a journalist, a statesman, or a m
   Chapter 15 - Narrow Lives - Some people seem to live narrow lives. Their circumstances are narrow. They are hemmed in, as it were, and it appears to them, that they never can mak
   Chapter 16 - The True Enlarging of Life - To the external eye, there is no great difference in men. Some are tall, some are short, some are heavy, some are light, some are slow, some are quick
   Chapter 17 - Through the Year with God - In ancient heathen religions, there were deities for times and places. The gods were local. In passing through countries, the traveler would passing f
   Chapter 18 - The Remembers - One of the secrets of a happy life is the memory of past favor and good. Some people forget the pleasures and kindnesses that made yesterday glad; and
   Chapter 19 - Caring for the Broken Things - It was after the feeding of the five thousand. There was much bread left over, and Jesus bade the disciples to "Gather up the broken fragments. Let no

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