Day1 is proud to bring you the Rev. John R. Gunn Facing Life Collection, which comprises selections from the thousands of messages which originally appeared in newspapers, books, and over the radio. Rev. Gunn said, "throughout these thirty-six years I have sought through my daily writings to point out God's answer to human needs as revealed in the Bible. It is my hope and prayer that He whom they seek to honor will use them in a wide sphere."
Little did John R. Gunn know that his writings would be extended in different venues; first the newspaper continued to recycle his columns daily for 15 years beyond his passing, then over 2,000 radio stations carried his messages daily for 12 years and now they are available around the world on the web.
On the topic of marriage, The Rev. Gunn writes, "A true wife delights more in her husband's companionship than in any success he may achieve. The apostle Peter offers excellent counsel to husbands; he says, 'Likewise ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honor unto the wife as being heirs together of the grace of life.' The husband who accepts this counsel has a happy wife and a happy home."
In this episode of Be Still and Know on the subject of routine, The Rev. John R. Gunn writes, "Let not those of us whose destiny it is to move in the same circuit year after year become weary of the monotonous trudge or feel that our life is not worthwhile. Perhaps the new year does not promise any great advancement in position or fame. But let us face it with the high resolve to make it the best of all our years."
This Facing Life article, based on Romans 12:3, examines the path we take when striving for success. The Rev. John R Gunn writes that it is good for people "to aim high. But they need also to guard against being led away into vain pursuits through an exaggerated notion of their ability and gifts."