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When the Song Begins

By J.R. Miller

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   Chapter 1 - When the Song Begins - When the Song Begins by J. R. Miller, 1905 PREFACE The chapters of this little book are intended to help people in learning how to live. The
   Chapter 2 - The Mystery of Suffering - The why of suffering, has ever been among the most serious problems of life. When Jesus showed sympathy with a man who had been born blind, His discip
   Chapter 3 - The Blossoming of Our Thorns - "To keep me from getting puffed up, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from Satan to torment me and keep me from getting proud." 2 Corinthi
   Chapter 4 - More White than Black - A little story-poem tells of a shepherd-boy leading his sheep through a valley, when a stranger, meeting him, looked over his flock and said, "I see y
   Chapter 5 - The Master and the Doubter - "Are You the One who is to come--or should we expect someone else?" Matthew 11:3 No other loss possible to a human life is so deep, so poignant, so
   Chapter 6 - It is Well - There is no experience in life in which it is not possible for a Christian to say, "It is well." One ground for this confidence, is that this is God's
   Chapter 7 - The Joy of the Cross - We are not accustomed to associate joy with the experiences of the cross. Every item in the story of the terrible hours when Jesus was in the hands of
   Chapter 8 - The Quest for Happiness - Everybody wants to be happy. Yet there is an almost infinite diversity of opinion concerning what happiness is, and also concerning the way in which h
   Chapter 9 - Obedience that Pleases Christ - It is not enough to begin; the test of a true life is in its perseverance unto the end. A good beginning is important. The trouble with many people is
   Chapter 10 - Friendship with Christ - "Having loved His own who were in the world--He loved them unto the end!" John 13:1 The ideal Christian life--is a personal and growing friendship
   Chapter 11 - The Unrecognized Christ - One of the most beautiful incidents of the Easter Day, is the one that occurred at Emmaus. Two disciples were walking to their home in the country. On
   Chapter 12 - Living up to Our Prayers - Prayer tests life. If we only tried seriously to live up to our praying--this would have a powerful constraint upon our character and conduct. We pray
   Chapter 13 - Finishing Our Work - It is a worthy desire to leave our work in this world finished. There is a sense in which no one's work can he complete. It cannot be perfect. The hol
   Chapter 14 - What Are You Doing Here? - "What are you doing here, Elijah?" 1 Kings 19:9 It was Elijah. He was not where he should have been. There was a place that needed him and missed h
   Chapter 15 - Courage to Live Nobly - Good wishes at the beginning of a year or on one's birthday, are pleasant. They give us encouragement and put new zest into our lives. After all, howe
   Chapter 16 - The Blessing of Work - "We urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle." 1 Thessalonians 5:14 "In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers, to keep away
   Chapter 17 - Into the Desert - "Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip--Go south to the road--the desert road--that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza!" Acts 8:26 Philip, the Deac
   Chapter 18 - His Brother Also - The beloved disciple makes it very clear that if we love God--we will love people, too. Among other things he says, "This commandment have we from Him
   Chapter 19 - The Fragrance of the Ointment - It was Mary of Bethany, whose ointment thus filled the house with its fragrance. The first reference in the Bible to perfume, is in a figure of speech
   Chapter 20 - Under the All-Seeing Eye - Some people wish they could see Christ. If they could look upon Him, they say, it would be easy to love Him and to do His will. But if only we will re

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