Stories by the Rev. G. Daniel McCall

Friday, Aug 19, 2016

Trust only in Jesus to hear our prayers

We must take our prayers to Jesus instead of trying to handle our problems ourselves.
By the Rev. G. Daniel McCall

Friday, May 20, 2016

When you 'cause God joy,' you will feel joyous

"Cause God joy!" This slogan was used regularly by a friend of mine, a fellow minister, to challenge and inspire the members of his congregation to make conscious efforts to do things that would ...
By the Rev. G. Daniel McCall

Friday, April 15, 2016

McCall: Scriptures offer hope for people living with fears

Do you ever think of yourself as being a fearful person? Now and then many of us may do so. How should we think about the fears of life that we experience?
By the Rev. G. Daniel McCall

Friday, March 4, 2016

The more we visualize Christ, the more we see

The Apostle Paul observed in himself as in others the effects of the godlessness and evil that surround us in our daily lives.
By the Rev. G. Daniel McCall

Friday, Jan. 22, 2016

Show others they are valued

Remember how as a child the pain and distress of a skinned knee, a bruise or cut could be instantly softened when a loving mother quickly responded to your plea to "kiss it and make it well"?
By the Rev. G. Daniel McCall

Friday, Nov. 27, 2015

Column: Thanking others can revitalize our spirits

How do you rate your Thanksgiving experience this year?
By the Rev. G. Daniel McCall

Friday, Sept. 11, 2015

Fly your flag of joy

"Joy is the flag which is flown from the castle of the heart when the King is in residence." Don't you love this heartwarming saying?
By the Rev. G. Daniel McCall

Friday, May 29, 2015

Redouble your efforts to renew your minds

Perhaps you read or heard reports earlier this month of the declining numbers of Americans who claim religious affiliations and/or attend religious services. 
By the Rev. G. Daniel McCall

Friday, May 8, 2015

We can't multitask a relationship with God

The popular way to try to deal with our increasing busyness is what we call multitasking. We pride ourselves on trying to do two or more things at the same time. But studies show this is not ...
By the Rev. G. Daniel McCall

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Our spending says plenty about who we are

Autumn is the season of stewardship education and development for many churches as they plan and prepare budgets for the year ahead.
By the Rev. G. Daniel McCall

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Real friendship is important

You and I can't do the divine things Jesus did, but each time that we carry his qualities into a relationship with another person we develop the possibility of a true friendship.
By the Rev. G. Daniel McCall

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014

God knows all we are and loves us anyway

Some people are expressing misgivings, fearing that their privacy may be compromised when persons with questionable motives learn too much about them on social media. But did you know there is ...
By the Rev. G. Daniel McCall

Friday, Jan. 31, 2014

Give God top priority

The Rev. G. Daniel McCall imagines what God would say in an interview about humans.
By the Rev. G. Daniel McCall

Friday, Nov. 8, 2013

God wants us to pay attention

We need to remember the teachings of Scripture: God does not want lukewarm Christianity.
By the Rev. G. Daniel McCall

Friday, Sept. 20, 2013

Use silence to get closer to God

Be still, and know that God is God. It is a wonderful experience to become so engrossed in making yourself available to God that you lose track of time.
By the Rev. G. Daniel McCall

Friday, July 26, 2013

Love is the answer

A group of young boys thought to have dim prospects in life grew up to find success. The reason was traced to one source: a teacher who loved them.
By the Rev. G. Daniel McCall

Friday, April 19, 2013

Jesus calls us to love anyway

Jesus tells us to love others and do good even to those who hate us.
By the Rev. G. Daniel McCall

Friday, March 1, 2013

What do you want God to do for you?

There are many fruits of the spirit; what do you really want?
By the Rev. G. Daniel McCall

Friday, Jan. 4, 2013

Renew your life by renewing your mind

I would like in 2013 to become in every respect a better person, for the sake of my family, my friends, my neighbors, my country, my world and myself. I’ll bet you would, too.
By the Rev. G. Daniel McCall

Friday, Aug 24, 2012

Column: Scripture offers guidance for interaction

Someone once asked me to suggest passages of Scripture that provide help for interacting with and relating to other people in ways appropriate for a Christian.
By the Rev. G. Daniel McCall
 
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