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by Mark Brunner


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72 pages, softcover–This Passing Day, 2019  $7.99

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My friend, may I ask you a question? We really need to ask ourselves this: is it burnout we’re talking about here or a simple lack of fuel that has led to a very charred wick??

My friend, life’s a story, welcome to This Passing...

May 22, 2020


My friend, may I ask you a question? Did you ever ask a non-Christian why he doesn’t pray? If you did and he was entirely honest the answer would probably be because he’s afraid that God might be there and he would be afraid t...

My friend, may I ask you a question? Think about it; In the end do we achieve anything through a status of wealth or a blessing of poverty? Instead do we achieve all great things through our service to the Lord by or despite our material blessings? Is it really either...

My friend, may I ask you a question? When we pray about things but still allow them to sit on our minds, will they rest on the counter of our lives like tempting and challenging packages of woe beckoning us to carry them all in one trip? Instead of reminding ourselves...


My friend, may I ask you a question? Taking life’s issues in hand without the security of knowing exactly where you are going and how you are going to get there is foolish. When think that you have a full grasp of the situatio...


My friend, may I ask you a question? No matter how hard we try to assume the role of God in our own lives and those of others, will we ever be able to put ourselves on His level? Is He is always in control and He and only He h...

 My friend, may I ask you a question? When times get particularly tough we seem to question God the most. When things are going our way we seldom take the time to question God about the chances that of the good continuing. We simply trust that the good times will conti...

My friend, may I ask you a question? Can fairness go too far? Are Christians to be “fair” under every circumstance no matter what? In a perfect world everything would be fair. But, in the imperfect world that we live in, is that the way things are?

My friend, life’s a s...

My friend, may I ask you a question? Is it a virtue to be wealthy or to be poor? “Either-way” we can and should be blessed. If God has given you wealth, and you use it wisely and are careful not to serve it, will He bless you? Will He also bless your poverty with oppor...

My friend, may I ask you a question? Is there that precious, opportunistic moment when a gentle hand by a touch on the shoulder is able to magically remove the sting of failure from the midst of defeat? Perhaps there’s is something about a shoulder that invites attenti...

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