Dr. Peale once wrote: "I read about a young man who liked to play the horses. At a local store he came upon a book entitled "You Can Win," and thinking it was a tip sheet, he purchased it. Imagine his surprise when he got to the race track and discovered it was a book by Norman Vincent Peale on how to win the game of life. He tells me that he didn't pick any winning horses that day, but that it was the luckiest day he ever had, because through that book he came to know Jesus Christ as his Savior.You never know when or how the simple message of the Gospel is going to reach a person. That young man found life when his attention was diverted from horse racing to a book about the magic of believing. His betting on the horses didn't pay off, but the magic of believing will pay dividend beyond compare through all the days of his life.
I call your attention to a text in the New Testament bearing on this point. It's Mark 9:23 and it's probably one of the greatest gems of truth you'll ever find. It says, "Anything is possible for someone who has faith." Notice that there is a condition. You are offered something tremendous, but only if you have faith. In depth belief requires giving your whole self to it. It isn't the glib recital of a creed. But if you can overcome your doubts and your negative thinking and rerally, deeply believe, you'll thereby enter into a life transformed. This is the magic of believeing. Belief is factual, it is truth. The magic of believing is the manifestation of one of the greatest powers in the universe, the power of thought. By our thoughts we either create of destroy. You can tear your life down by destructive thinking, but you can build your life up by thinking constructively."
Join us on 8/17 for the NVP video, "What Faith Can Do For You." Any time between 11:30am and 3pm. The exhibits and prayer chapel will be open all day as well.
Dr. Peale once wrote - "The great people who have earned the admiration of this country have been those who weren't afraid of anybody. Thake Grover Cleveland for example. The Democratic Convention that nominated him for president declared, "We love him for the enemies he has made." During the campaign advisors kept reminding Cleveland that, in order to be elected, he would have to caryy New York State. They told him that the bosses of Tammany Hall, a notorious political machine, wanted a little private get together to learn what Cleveland planned to do for them. But Cleveland refused to meet with the Tammany Hall bosses. When Cleveland's campiagning brought him to New York City, he attended a dinner at which two of the leading Tammany Hall bosses were present. After dinner the men wanted to know, 'What will you give us?' 'I will not give you a single solitary thing,' Cleveland answered. Nevertheless, the bosses of Tammany Hall grudgingly respected Cleveland's bluntness and honesty. They got behind him and helped him carry New York State.
Jeremiah 1:8 says, 'I promise to with you and keep you sahe, so don't be afraid.' In a similar way to Cleveland God will help you to resist the pressures of fear and intimidation. God is with you. You can stand in the presence of difficulties, pain, onslaughts, resistence, criticism, anything and not be afraid. One of the great qualities of Jesus was His ability to take complicated philsophical ideas and make them simple. And this is a great simple fact: God is with you."
Join us on the 27th anytime between 11:30am and 3pm to learn how to get fear out of your mind. The exhibits and prayer chapel will be open all day as well.
Dr. Preale once wrote - "When you are up against a tough situation, the first essential is to stand up to it. Don't run from it. Face it, think about it, study it, pray about it; then hit it and keep after it. You have within you enough force, put there by almighty God, to overcome situations that seem overwhelming. If you will pracyice faith constantly, if you will keep in His Spirit, if you will stay in tune with Him, you can bring the necessary strength into play against all difficulties.
You say, 'I am weak.' You're not weak. You only think you're weak. Don't ever think you're weak. Don't ever say you're weak. Don't ever believe you're weak. You're not weak. Draw upon your strength. Maybe it seems you have very little strength, but you can bring it into play against difficulties and over come them."
Join us on JUne 15 any time between 11:30am and 3pm and learn how you can be striong always. The prayer chapel and exhibits will also be open all day.
Dr. Peale once wrote: "Fear is terribly tenacious. It gets down into the intricacies of your conciousness. How are you going to get it out? Well, the first step is to know that fear, liike every other know deficiency of human personality, is removeable. It was acquired. God didn't give it to you. You picked it up after you got here. You took it onto yourself or it was put on you by your enviorment. But it is removeable.
Do you have the tendency to get angry? It is removeable. Do you have a tendency to get depressed? It is removeable. Do you have an inferiority complex? It is removeable.
So the first strp is to say to yourself, "This thing is removeable." Don't get the notion that you've got to live with fear. Don't get the notion that because your father or your mother had it, or your grandfather had it that you have to have it. You only have to have what your willing to have. If you want to live with fear you can. But it is removeable.
And when a person knows that it's removeable, then comes the process of removing it. And that involves something which isn't very popular with this generation, namely self-discipline. You can do anything you want with yourself if you have what it takes to discipline yourself.
Join us on June 8 to learn how to get fear out of your mind. The video will be shown throughout the day from 11:30am-3pm. The exhibits and prayer chapel will be open throughout the day as well.
Dr. Peale once wrote, "Everywhere we look we find all these fears about many things. What are you afraid of? Sometimes when I satnd in the pulpit and look out over a big congregation of fine, intelligent people, I could almost swear that everybody present is inwardly confident and calm. But I know that if you could gather together all the fears lurking behind those impassive faces, you would have a great load of fear. I've often thought it would be wonderful if we could have two collections at each church service. The first would be the usual collection of money. Then, if such a thing were feasible, I'd have verybody come up and lay their fear on the altar and leave it there with God. Or maybe we could have the ushers go down the aisles and take up all the fears. They could never do it with the little plates we use for collecting money. They would have to have huge baskets and by the time they had received all the fears, they'd be staggering under the weight of them. Then I would say, "Let's stand and sing." Nobaody would have to be told what to sing. Everybody would feel so free and released that the whole congregation would burst out singing, "PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSING FLOW" so joyously it would knock the church roof off."
Jesus said, "Don't be afraid, only believe." (Mark 5:36) Join us on June 1 and learn how to overcome fear. The exhibits and Pryaer Chapel will also be open all day.
Dr. Peale once wrote, "There is a passage in the forty-first chapter of Iasaiah which takes my fancy. It's just a fragmant of the thirteenth verse: 'I am the Lord your God. I am holding you by the hand, so don't be afraid.' Now the great thing is that if the Lord your God is holding you by the hand, you're not going to stray off the track, you're not going to get into a mess, you're not going to destroy yourself. You're going to go ahead successfully.
A man asked me one day what I thought was the greatest fact in the whole world. That's a big question, so I employed the Socratic method and threw it back to him. 'You tell me,' I said. 'It's this,' he replied, 'We are not alone.' And I had to admit that he was hitting very close to the essential, basic, fundemental fact. In this world of change, in this world of conflict, in this world of insecurity, we are not alone."
Join us on May 4 anytime between 11:30am - 3pm for the film "No Fear of Anything." The prayer chapel and exhibits will be open all day as well.
Dr. Peale once wrote: "Do you think Christianity could have lasted for two-thousand years on its promises unless the Lord could deliver on them? Why, it would have been forgotten long since. Christianity still maintains its ancient power in today's world because there are always people who find out that these things are true. So whatever your problem may be - poor health, a confused mind, wrong relations with people, unhappiness in the home, business problems - whatever they may be, put them in the hands of Jesus Christ, who knows more about such problems than you or I ever could. You may say this is claiming a lot. It certainly is. But its not half of what we could claim. If we had the time, thousands of people could be brought into pulpits everywhere who could bear witness to what happens in human lives when Jesus Christ takes over, when the God of the impossible is given control."
Join us April 27 for the film "You can Cope Successfully With Life" It will be shown throughout the day from 11:30am - 3pm, the prayer chapel and exhibits will also be open all day.
Dr. Peale once wrote: "Once when I was sitting ina hotel coffee shop having an early breakfast alon, with the morning paper in front of me, reading all the gloomy news of the day, in came a man and, with a cheerful good morning to the cashier at the door and to the waiters, came walking through the place, saw me and apparently knew me, for he pulled up a chair, asking, "May I sit down with you?" Before I could say yes or no, there he was. He shook out his napkin and exclaimed, "Boy, this is going to be another great day!"
I was astonished to hear that kind of conversation so early in the morning. I saked, "How do you know it's going to be a great day."
"Because," he answered, "the good God makes it that way with our cooperation."
"I gather you've had many good days," I said to him.
"Oh, yes," he assured me, "I actually haven't had a bad day since I learned a great spiritual truth."
"And what might that be," I saked.
"I learned that if I pass a series of expectancy thoughts through my mind every morning, God will bring my great expectations to pass. Oh," he looked at me and smiled, "I'm sure you know the secret is living with the Lord. He's great! He has the power over any day. He can bring the good out. Therefore I just go along with Him, passing expectancy thoughts through my mind."
May I ask you, my reader, a question? What kind of expectation thoughts have you in your mind right now? Don't go from day to day expecting the bad to happen -- that sickness is going to overtake you or things are not going to work out well. Don't do that. Turn yourself and live! Everyday begin the day with the Lord Jesus Christ and pass expectancy thoughts through your mind -- and you will for a fact turn yourself and live as never before."
Join us at the Peale Library for the sermon video "Excited Living for Excited People" it will be shown throughout the day on April 20. The exhibits and prayer chapel will also be open.
Dr. Peale once wrote: "Is your confidence strong and steady, or has it ebbed away? Is it mercurial-sometimes strong and sometimes weak? Confidence is a vital ingredient of living. The Bible regards confidence-faith in God- as necessary to our well being. One day you may notice a huge obstacle in your pathway. You can't get around it. You don't know what to do about it. That is your mountain. It has you licked. But, "you cna tell that mountain to get up and jump into the sea, and it will." (Mark 11:23) You name the mountain and you can knock it down, if you have faith, if you believe.
You can overcome gigantic obstacles and have a life more wonderful than you ever imagined if you recondition your mind. Learn to reject small thinking. Never admit a negative thought. Never give utterance to defeatist fears. Talk it up, think it up, believe it up! As you think big, big results will come.
Join us on April 13 and learn what faith can do for you. The video will be shaown throughout the day starting at 11:3- - 3pm. The prayer chapel and exhibits will also be open all day.
Dr. Peale once wrote: "I like to talk on the relationship of religion to health because Jesus did also. If you were to take a pair of scissors and cut from the New Testament every passage having to do with Jesus as a healer, you would greatly reduce the Book. Jesus went everywhere healing people and giving them health.
But what do we mean by healing and what do we mean by health? I have a habit, which I think is a good habit, of reading the dictionary rather regularly. I just sit down and read it at random, studying the meaning and origin of words. The dictionary is a fascinating book because words are fascination. They are dynamic tools of communication. One of the greatest things a human being can do is communicate. This we do largely by means of words, their shadings, their inflections, their strength, their softness, their potency.
Sometimes we use many familiar words with no real greasp of their full meaning. Take the word health for example. I suppose the average person would say by health we mean not being sick. And speaking of sickness, we would be thinking of diseases or ailments of the physical body. Webster's Dictionary has several paragraphs on the word health, and the definitions are supplimented by illustrative qoutations. However the fundemental thought is this: Disease is the absence of ease. It involves stress, tension, confusion. The person who is diseased is out of harmony with the sources of well-being.
On the other hand, health is the opposite of all this. It is the, "state of being haleor sound in body , mind or soul." The English word health derives from an old Anglo-Saxon worl 'hal,' from which is also derived the English word 'whole.' In other words, the concepts of health and wholeness are related. A healthy person is one whose body, mind and soul are functioning harmoniosly, with each part contributing to the well-being of the whole."
Join us on April 6, any time between 11:30am and 3pm the film will be shown throughout the day. The Prayer Chapel and museum will be open all day also.
For Wednesday March 30 we have selected a Easter sermon by Dr. Peale - The Glory of Life Beyond"
Dr. Peale once wrote: "I remember when my dear mother died in a little town in upstate New York. We took her body back to Ohio for burial. On the journey we had to change trains at Buffalo. As I was walking down the platform I saw on a truck the shadowy outlines of a box. I walked over, almost fearing to read what was there. It said, 'Remains of Anna Peale.' That was a rather crude statement, and it might have stuck me as repulsive. But the more I thought about it, the more it carried a glorius message to me: what was in that box was merely the physical form that I loved and my brothers loved and my father loved and many people loved. But my mother herself was not there. And when I walked out of the cemetery in Lynchburg, Ohio, having left her body there, these words from the Gospel of Luke rang through my mind: "Why are you looking in the place of the dead for the living?" (Luke 24:5)
In this world of mortality, Easter comes with its glorious message that when mortal life is finished here in Christ, greater glories open up than we ever dreamed of. In that place there is no ephasis at all on deacy and death, but only life and hope, of which Easter is a symbol."
Join us on March 30 for the video "The Glory of Life Beyond." The video will be shown throughout the day from 11:30am-3pm. The museum and prayer chapel will be open all day as well.
Peale Library will host the Guideposts Annual Good Friday Day of Prayer on March 25 from 8am-5pm. The library will be closed March 23 for set up.
Dr. Peale once wrote: "Years ago I sat in the dining room of the Royal York Hotel in Toronto with a gathering of advertising and sales people to whom I had been asked to sepak. I percieved I was going to have a very sophisticated and dynamic audience and remarked to the man who was sitting on my right, with whom I had just become acquainted, that I felt power in the room. I thought it must be from the quality of these people.
'Oh,' he said, 'don't be so sure the power is from these people. I've been praying,' he informed me, 'for this meeting.' This remark startled me because I hadn't expected to encounter such ardor. I sometimes forget what an immense spiritual stirring there is in people's hearts today.
The man then said to me, 'I found two things in life that made everything different for me. The first - and it was the greatest single experience I ever had - was finding Jesus Christ and committing my life to Him. And the second thing was that I learned to pray. These tow things,' he declared, 'revolutionized my life.' And he added, 'What a pity so many human beings never find Christ and never learn to pray. They miss the greatest things in this life.'
This is what Jesus has been saying to us through the years. Really astute people make this discovery. Christ can change your life. Prayer can change your life."
Join us on March 25 to pray for some of the thousands of prayer request that have been received by Guideposts for this day. There will be refreshmants and The Sound of Life will be broadcasting live from here throughout the day. We will be showing three NVP sermon videos, "Tha Joy of Life All Your Life," "Wonderful New Life For You," and "The Glory of Life Beyond." There will also be museum tours throughout the day.
Dr. Peale once wrote, "Jesus said, 'I came so that evryone would have life, and have it in its fullest.' (John 10:10) Life. What is life? Life is vitality. It is excitement. It is enthusiasm. It is motion. And the Bible says, 'His life gave life to everyone.' Jesus was the most alive being Who ever walked the earth. Even death couldn't crush Him. And He said, 'And because I live, you will live.' (John 14:19) And there is a statement in I John that is really tremendous, a ringing message to anybody who wants to live. And everybody wants to live, whether we act half-alive or half-daed, down in our hearts we want to live. We read in I John 5:12, 'And so, if we have God's Son, we have this life. But if we don't have the Son, we don't have this life.'
Christianity is an either/ or business. It lays it on the line. Either you have it, or you don't have it. Chritianity tells us that if you want to have life, real life, life so exciting that you can hardly stand it, so thrilling that you can never erase it, so glorious that you can never get over it, then have the life that is in the Son. If you have it, then you are really alive!
Join us on March 16 for the NVP sermon video "Life Can Get Better Everyday" it will be shown throughout the day from 11:30am - 3pm, the museum and prayer chaple will also be open all day.
Dr. Peale once wrote, "I visited my home town in Ohio and thought about my boyhood days. I remebered being sick once.I'd been eating green apples , and I'd sufffered for it. I called the doctor. He came and poked around at me and asked me what i had been doing. He gave me some peppermint and said, 'You just take that and quit eating green apples. You will be alright.' The I remeber he put his hand on my head and said, 'Son, I can cure your stomach. That is easy. But if you get bad thoughts in your mind, it will take a greater doctor than I am to cure you.. So don't let bad or sick thoughts get into that head of yours.'
You are what goes on in your thought processes. If you want to live a wonderful life, think wonderful thoughts. If you want to live a strong life, think strong thoughts. If you want to live a happy life, think happy thoughts, good thoughts. Let your thoughts change and your life will change. How you think can even change the impact of sickness, physical deterioration and aging. Christioanity is life, Jesus said, 'I came so that evryone would have life.' And if you are going to have life, you have to cope with illness, derterioration and aging. And how you think has an important bearing on the process."
Join us on March 9 to learn some secrets of good health. The film will be shown throughout the day from11:30am - 3pm. The museum, library and prayer chapel will be open throughout the day as well.
Dr. Peale once wrote: "The Bible, in Ephesians 4:23 tells us, "Let the Spirit change your way of thinking." This is an extraordinarily interesting injunction. Paul tells us there should be an upbeat to the mind, an uplift. This verse embraces attitudes, perceptions, ideas. Keep the spirit of your mind high. Raise it high, raise it up to Jesus Christ Himself. Then you will be renewed. Chritianity works to help people who want to overcome their tendency to make mistakes. If you have the mind of Jesus in you, you will not be error prone.
There is an old truism to the effect that we learn by our mistakes. And sometimes this is the case. But you also may reinforce a dangerous tendency: If you concentrate on being educated by your mistakes, you may get to dwelling on them too much. You may come to believe that making mistakes is the only teacher you have. Instead, whenever you make a mistake, you should extract from it all the know-how it may offer and then put it immediatly out of your mind."
Join us on March 2nd to learn how to find the Joy of positive living through faith in Christ. The film will be shown throughout the day from 11:30am-3pm. The museum and prayer chapel will be open all day as well.
Dr. Peale once wrote, "To find life full of meaning, live a bigger and better life. A tremendous text tells us this. Hang on to Mark 1:17, because it is worth its weight in gold. The text begins, 'Come with Me! I will teach you...' His words are very meaningful, for Jesus is working to teach us, to get people to become new creations, our true selves.
You have a self. I have a self. But the problem is, lots of people have never entered into their true selfhood. They have been only part of themselves, they have put on false, misleading pseudo-selves; they have tried to become somebody else. Trying to gain acceptance, many people put together a composite self made of often conflicting, self-defeating components.
But almighty God put in us this urge to be genuine, remade in His image. You are never going to be released and happy, you are never going to be successful, until you are yourself at its best, your whole self, bigger than you have ever been before. And the Lord tells us how to do it, 'Come with Me! I will teach you...'
Form a picture of what you want to become, what you want yourself to be, and be it.You may protest that there are so many circumstances playing on you, so many difficulties, so many adversities, so many resistances, that to think you could do these great things with yourself is just wishful thinking. But I wonder if it isn't possible to becomes, with the help of God, anything you want yourself to be."
Join us on 2/24 between 11:30am and 3pm for the film "Become What You Want To Be." It will be shown throughout the day. The Museum and prayer chapel will also be open all day.
Dr. Peale once wrote, "As long as you live, no situation is hopeless. Some situations are pretty tough, but none is hopeless. There are no hopeless situations. As long as you have life and God, so long as you have Christ and your own intelligence, why should any situation be hopeless? I'll tell you why situations look hopeless. It is because you have let your mind get too low, too negative, too full of fear. It is because you don't believe in yourself anymore, you don't really believe in God, or in Jesus. Actually you don't believe in life itself. Start believing and get strength, such as God has promised you, from God, Who is good.
The statesman Mirabeau, whose clear thinking and dynamic personality influenced the course of the French Revolution, once said, "Nothing is impossible to the man who can will." I believe that. What is will? It is the determination, the commitment, that you will do something. "Nothing is impossible to the man who can will." To have a strong will it must be backed up by faith. So, strengthen that will of yours by strenghtening your faith. God is good. He is a tower of strenght. He listens to you. So instead of regarding an unsatifactory situation as hopeless, face it with a will. Then you can change it."
Philippians 4:13 says, "I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me." Whay not join us on 2/17 for the NVP sermon video "Drop That Hopeless Idea." and learn how to find the strength to overcome any problem. It will be shown throughout the day from 11:30am - 3pm - come anytime. The museum and prayer chapel will also be open all day.
Dr. Peale once wrote, "It is written in the book of Job that, 'suffering...is all part of life, like sparks shooting skyward.' (Job 5:6-7) We cannot escape from problems, but we are called to struggle with problems and overcome them. So we may as well learn to handle problems. How do you go about doing that? Well, there's a great text in the Gospel of John which says, 'The Spirit will show you what is true.' (John 14:17) The Christian religion is built upon perception, upon insight, upon understanding, upon wisdom. And there is a wisdom about problems. One of the basic elements of this wisdom is the profound philosphy that sees a problem as part of the creative proccess of testing and growth. If didn't have problema we'd have to invent them, becuase our directional facilty would be lost without problems. Problems help to steer a course through the years."
Why not join us on February 10 to learn "How to Handle Problems successfully?" The film will be shown throughout the day from 11:30am-3pm. The Museum and prayer chapel will also be open.
Dr. Peale once wrote, "The Bible tells us that the great days of the Christian religion were the days when rugged believers stood in the pulpit and preached to the people, giving them great Biblical examples of strong faith so that they would know that, if they would let God help them, they could overcome any difficulty they ever had to face. "well," you say, "That's a big order."
It sure is. We don't waste our time handing out small orders. we're dealing with something big. The Lord our God is with us to help us if we will let Him. And how do you let Him? It is very simple you put everything in His hands, you surrener to Him, you take your problem, whatever it is, and you say, "Lord. here it is. You tell me what to do with it. I'll do anything you say. I'm completely Yours." You let go and you let God. Then God either relieves you of the problem or He gives you the abilty to handle it. In Eithe rcase you have victory."
Hebrews 11:1&2 says, "Faith makes us sure of what we hope for and gives us proof of what we cannot see. It was their faith that made our ancestors pleasing to God."
Read the rest of Hebrews 11 to find out why and join us on February 3rd for the film "Faith Makes Champions" shown throughout the day from 11:30am to 3pm. The museum exhibits and prayer chapel will also be open all day.
Dr. Peale once wrote: "The Empire State Building, in its day, was the greatest building in New York City, and it is still a marvelous structure. Seeing it reminded me of a boy who lived far downtown in New York in devastating poverty. When his father died, frinds had to chip in to buy a cheap coffin. His mother worked ten hours a day in an umbrella factory and continued far into the night at home. He joined a dramatich society in his church and got such a thrill out of acting that he decided to try public speaking. He did so well that at the age of thirty he was elected to the New York State Assembly. They put him on the committee on banking; he had never had a bank account up to that time. He was so discouraged trying to read the bills that came before him that he couldn't understand, that he almost decided to quit.
I'm talking about Alfred E. Smith, four time Governor of New York State. He was a solid citizen who believed in the American system of freedom under God. And he realized his dream of buildning the tallest building in the world, the Empire State Building. Once I sat with him in that building and said, 'Governor, you've had a great career. Tell me about it.'
He smiled and replied, 'My mother always believed in me. She said there was something in me that God would bring out if I allowed Him to do so.'
So if you are not satisfied with your life right here and now, say to the Lord, 'Lord I thank You for making me different. And help me to be diffferent. Help me to bring out of myself the great person that is within me.' What God can make out of a person is simply astounding.
Why not join us to discover how to live life and love it. The video is about 1/2 hour long and will be shown throughout the day from 11:30am - 3:00pm. The museum exhibits and the prayer chapel will be open throughout the day.
ON TOP OF YOUR PROBLEMS -a new NVP sermon video to be shown throughout the day on 1/13/16 from 11:30am - 3:00pm. Video is about 1/2 hour long.
Dr. Peale once wrote: "A problem can either ruin you or make you. It is how you handle it. James Russel Lowell made a remark one time which has always fascinated me. He said, 'Mishaps are like knives that either serve us or cut us as we grasp them either by the blade or the handle.' If you grasp the blade of a difficulty it will cut you, but if you grasp the handle of a difficulty, then with it you can cut your way through all manner of obstructions.
The Russians have a proverb which I like: 'The hammer shatters glass but forges steel.' If you're superficial, if there's no faith in you, adversity will crack and shatter you. But if you have the victory that overcomes the world, then the hammmer of adversity hitting you forges you into a stronger person. God knew what He was doing when He constructed this world so that there was difficulty in it. That's what makes it possible for us to grow in strength and understanding. There is conflict in the universe and that's what makes life go."
Jpin us for the Peale video and learn how to be on top of your problems and grow strong in adversity. The museum exhibits and Prayer Chapel will be open throughout the day.
We will be showing a new NVP sermon video throughout the day on December 16th - between 11:30am and 3pm. Entitled - How to Handle a Problem Successfully.
Dr. Peale once shared:
How To Solve A Problem - Ten rules for getting answers to everyday perplexities.
1. Belive that for every problem there is a solution.
2. Keep calm. Tension blocks the flow of thought power. Your brain cannot operate efficiently under stress. Go at your problem easy-like but earnestly.
3. Don't try to force an answer. Keep your mind relaxed so that the solution will open up and become clear.
4. Assemble all the facts im[artially, impersonally and judically.
5. List these facts on paper. This clarifies your thinking, bringing the various factors of a problem into orderly system. The problem becomes objective not subjective.
6. Pray about your problem, believing and affirming that God will flash illumination into your mind.
7. Believe and seek God's guidance based on the promise of the 73rd Psalm, "Thou shall guide me with thy counsel."
8. Trust in the faculty of insight and intuition as stimulated by prayer.
9. Go to church and let your subconscious work on the problem as you attune to the mood of worship. Creative spiritual thinking has amazing power to give right answers.
!0. If you follow these nine steps faithfully, then the answer that develops in your mind, or come to pass, is the right answer to your problem.
The museum and prayer chapel will also be open all day on 12/16.
Dr. Peale once wrote: "That sinsiter thing called worry or fear is the strongest power in the world save one. The greater power is faith, faith in God; faith is the supreme power made available to human beings. Therefore, when you worry, drop just one word into the mass of nervous fear thoughts in your mind - the powerful word faith.
Faith has the power to absorb fear, drain it off, and heal you of worry. Think faith, practice faith as much as you have been practicing worry, and you will cancel out worry.
Are you aware of your potential power over worry? When you have real faith, when you are a true believer, what you can do becomes almost incredible.
Therefore the Bible tells us, "If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, 'Remove hence to yonder place'; and it shall remove: and nothing will be impossible unto you (Matthew 17:20) And again, "Whoever shall say unto this mountain, 'Be thou removed, and be cast into the sea', and shall not doubt in their heart, but shall believe that those things which thewy saith shall come to pass; they shall have whatever they saith." (Mark 11:23) Visualize your worry habit as that "mountain" and, in the power of the Lord, bring resolute and sturdy faith up against it to destroy it forever."
Join us 12/09 as Dr. Peale explains the sure cure for the worry habit. Film will be shown throughout the day from 11:30AM - 3PM every 30 minutes. The historical displays and prayer chapel will also be open all day.
Peale Library will be open from 11:30 AM - 3PM on November 18 - we will be showing the NVP sermon video "The Secret of Goal Aceiving" throughout the day. The Prayer Chapel will also be open as well as all exhibits.
Please note: Peale Library will be closed November 25th.
Dr. Peale once wrote, "Religion does not blithely promise some sort of no-trouble, no-problem, no-poverty world; but rather a spirit, a power, an enhtusiasm that endows everyone with the ability to overcome any and all of it."
Pelae Library will be open October 28 from 11am to 3pm. The Peale sermon video "You Can Cope Successfully With Life" will be shown throughout the day. The Prayer Chapel and memerobilia areas will also be open all day.
Dr. Peale once wrote: 'Faith in God, faith in God's power in you, faith in life itself - that is the essence of positive thinking; not timid doubt, not weak speculation, but big, bold, daring faith - this is the victory."
Join us on Wednesday October 7, 2015 anytime from 11:30am - 3pm to watch the NVP sermon video, "Work Faith and Watch It Grow" and learn more about this big, bold daring faith in God.
The film is about 1/2hour long and will be shown throughout the day.
The prayer chapel and exhibits will also be open throughout the day.
Dr. Peale once wrote, "When an individual really gets enthusiasm, you can see it in the flash of the eyes, in an alert and vibrant personality. You can see it in the spring of a step. You can see it in the verve of one's whole being. Enthusiasm makes a difference in our attitude toward other people, toard a job, toward the world. It makes a great big difference in the zest and delight of human existence. Do you have enthusiasm? Or have you grown dull? Lackadaisical? Indifferent? Has the zest gone out of you? Well, remember what is said in Luke 12:32, 'Your Father wants to give you the Kingdom.' And that implies a person gains an enthusiastic participation in life. Keep enthusiastic and worry will never have a chance to get its grip on you."
The Peale Library will be open September 23 from 11am-3pm. The NVP sermon video "Enthusiasm Makes Life Exciting" will be shown through out the day. Join us and put some enthusiasm in your day!
Read Psalm 46 - Dr. Peale once wrote: "Take a strength affirming thought and lodge it in your mind and it will send off its emanation of strength and power through your whole being. We become what we think. Take for example, this thought from Psalm 46, "God is our mighty fortress, always ready to help in times of trouble." (Psalm 46:1) One of the basic fundemental ingredients of the Christian religion is strength. Those who built Christianity knew how the onslaughts of circumstance, difficulty, pain, sorrow oppostion, and resentment can break a human being down. But the prophets and apostles and most of all Jesus Himself, built into the structure of our faith power that can make us men and women that can handle life majestically. Your job and mine is to handle life. If you don't handle life it will handle you. You are created in the image of God. Go home and look in the mirror and tell yourself that through Him this strength can be yours."
Please note: Peale Library will be closed till September 9. We will reopen with an NVP sermon video that day from 11:30am-3pm
Dr. Peale once wrote, "Happiness is a by-product of a commitment to worthy causes. In my case, I have proven to me that true commitment to Christ inevitably brings happiness."
We are showing the Dr. Peale sermon video, "How to be really Happy, throughout the day on Auust 12, starting at 11:30am through 2:30pm. The video is about 29 minutes long. Why not join us for some happiness building?
The prayer chapel and exhibits will also be open all day.
Please not that The Peale Library will be closed from August 17 throughSeptember 8 for vacation.
Dr. Peale once wrote, "Enthusiasm is a word meaning full of God. So, have enthusiasm fill your mind full of God." The Peale Library will be open from 11:30am - 3pm on Wednesday July 29th. We will be showing the Dr. Peale sermon video, "How to keep Enthusiasm Going through out the day from 11:30am - 2:30pm. Why not stop by and fill your mind with somne enthusiasm?
The Prayer Chapel will also be open all day for prayer. The historical exhibits will also be open.
Dr. Peale once said, "The cause of much nervous trouble is frustration. And the antidote to frustration is a clam faith, not in your own cleverness, or in hard toil, but in God's guidance." Peale Library will be open from11:30am-3pm on July 22. We will be showing the Dr. Peale sermon video, "No More Stress and Tension," throughout the day. Why not come by and spend a few minutes learning how to relieve stress and tension in your world?
The prayer chapel and the exhibits will be open all day as well. Look forward to seeing you.
Dr. Peale once wrote, "Never build a cas against yourself. Never settle for that which is small. Only be willing to accept from life the big things that life has to give to those who have a large faith in a God of greatness."
The Dr. Peale video for July 15 will be "How to Reach Your Goal." It will be shown throughout the day from 11:30am - 2:30pm.
The prayer chapel and the Peale museum will also be open throughout the day.
The Peale Library will be open on July 8 from 11-3. We will be showing the Norman Vincent Peale sermon video, "Stop Worrying and Start Living" throughout the day.
The Prayer chapel and museum exhibits will be open all day as well.
Dr. Peale once said, "Quit predicting disaster for your world and yourself. Say with the Psalmist, 'This is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it.'" So, let's quit worrying and Start Living!
The Peale Library will be open on July 1, 2015 from 11am-3pm. We will be showing the Norman Vincent Peale sermon video, "Decide To Be Happy," will be showing throughout the day from 11:30am - 2:30pm.
The Prayer Chapel will be open throughout the day for prayer. You can pray for requests from around the nation and leave your own.
The museum displays will also be open all day.
The Peale Library will be open on June 24 from 11am till 3pm. There will be a Norman Vincent Peale sermon video shown throughout the day from 11:30-2:30. This week title is, "On Top of Your Problems." The video is appx. 30 minutes in length and you can join us anytime during the day to view it.
As well, the museum is open from 11-3 as is the Prayer Chapel, where you can pray for others as well as leaving your own request.
Take a break from the daily grind and join us for some inspiration!
The Peale Library will be open June 17 from 11am-3pm. The NVP film for the day will be "How To Reach Your Goal." It will be shown throughout the day from 11:30am-2:30pm.
The Prayer Chapel will also bo open all day for prayer.
The History Center is also open.
Whay not join us for an inspiration break?
Please note that The Peale Library will be closed on May 6, 2015. We will reopen at 11am on May 13, 2015. We will feature the NVP video "The True Joy of Posotive Living" that day and it will show through out the day from 11am to 2:30.
The Prayer Chapel will also be open for you to pray for others or leave a prayer request.
Dr. Peale once said, "There is only one force more powerful than fear, and that is faith. When fear comes to your mind, counter with an affirmation of faith."
The Dr. Peale video for April 29, 2015 will be, "Get Fear Out of Your Mind." The video is about 29 minutes long and will be shown throughout the day from 11am through 2:30pm.
The Prayer Chapel will also be open for those who wish to join us in praying for concerns from around the nation. You can also leave a prayer request.
Please note, The Peale Library will be closed on May 6, 2015.
The Peale History Center and Library will be closed on Wednesday April 8th. We will reopen on Wednesday April 15 from 11am to 3pm. That day the Peale video being shown throughout the day will be "How To Live Life and Love It."
The Prayer Chapel will also be open for prayer from 11-3.
Join us for some mid week inspiration!
Dr. Peale said, "It is the old phenomenon of a human being making actual contact with this dynamic, joyous, vital power which is in Jesus Christ. Nobody needs to be half alive; everyone can live delightfully, with joyous vitality, if the relationship with Jesus is one of reality and is personal in nature."
Join us on February 25 for the NVP sermon video "Enthusiasm Makes Life Exciting" and vitalize your day! Showings start at 11AM through 3PM, video is about 1/2 hour long.
The Prayer Chapel is also open from 11AM - 3PM.
Please also note, The Peale Library will be closed on Wednesday March 4th - we will reopen on March 11th.
Dr. Peale once said, "Happiness is a by product of a commitment to worthy causes. In my case, I have had it proven to me that true commitment to Christ inevitably brings happiness."
Join us on Wednesday February 18 for the NVP sermon video "Decide to be Happy" - Shown throughout the day from 11AM- 3PM. The video is about 1/2 hour long. Why not take a happiness break next week!!!
The Prayer chapel will be open all day on the 18th as well, help us to pray for others and submit your own request.
Dr. Peale once said, "The Spirit of God can revitalize any great thing." Why not revitalize your hump day and get back to the rest of the week energized! Join us for the NVP sermon video, "Decide to Be Happy," and go back to work revitalized. The film will be shown on Wednesdat February 11 from 11AM-3PM - continuos showings (film is about 30 mins. long).
The Prayer Chapel is also open from 11-3 on Wednesdays.
The NVP film for February 4 will be "Stop Worrying and Start Living. Showings begin when the library opens at 11AM and continue through out the day until 3PM. Film is 1/2 hour long.
Also the prayer chapel will be open all day from 11AM to 3PM.
Dr. Peale once said, "When you hold thoughts of hopefulness, confidence, positiveness and good will, a constant flow of energy develops."
Why not take a hump day inspiration break and join us on the 4th!
The Dr. Peale video message for January28 will be Faith Makes Champions. Showings will start at 11AM and continue till 3PM.
The Prayer Chapel is open Wednesday from 11-3 as well. Why not join us for a hump day break!
Keep relaxed. Don't worry. Avoid getting panicky. Never think, "This can't be done." Declare, "It can be done, it is being done because God is doing it through me." --NVP
Join us for the NVP sermon video "No more stress and tension" on January 21, starting at 11AM and throughout the day. The prayer chapel will be open as well from 11-3.
Thanks to all who visited with us this year, a breminder that Peale History Center and Library will be closed for the next two weeks. We wish you all a blessed and Merry Christmas. Read below Dr. Peale's Christmas message from 1964.