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Author Archives: Bruce Smilie

Communicating With God

Dear MSBC,   Let me ask you something: as a Christian, where are you in your relationship with God? Is your relationship close and growing or distant and unsatisfying? Is God in the forefront of your life or merely in the backdrop of your existence?   Come on now. Let’s be honest!   The Bible is clear that a close, growing relational connection with God (Prov. 8:17; Jer. 9:23-24; 29:13; 2 Pet. 3:18) requires an…

Playlist for Life

Dear MSBC,   Approximately a thousand years ago, the famed Norseman, Erik the Red (named for his red hair, beard, and fiery temper), led a group of Vikings to set sail from Norway to go to what we know today as Greenland. At the time, Greenland was largely an uninhabitable island. The Norse colonies stablished there by Erik the Red were the first permanent European settlements. These colonies, numbering about 3,000 people, lived on 300-400…

The Wow Factor

Dear MSBC,   Steve Jobs was the noted visionary, co-founder, and CEO of Apple Inc. until his death in 2011. In May 1997, Apple held its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California.   At that conference Jobs said: “One of the things I’ve always found is that you’ve got to start with the customer experience and work backwards to the technology. You can’t start with the technology and try to figure out…

Declaration of Independence

Dear MSBC,   On July 4th of this month, 245 years ago in Philadelphia, thirteen fledgling colonies became the United States of America with the signing of the Declaration of Independence, which reads: “When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws…

Make a Difference

Dear MSBC,   You may not believe it, but you can make a difference in this world. Wherever you may find yourself or at whatever station in life you are at, you can make a difference. . . particularly in the lives of those around you. You may not know it, but people are watching you. I don’t want to creep you out, but it’s true, people are always watching! And what you and I…