Category Archives: complacency

Humans Must Compete To Be Complete

We incomplete humans must compete to be complete. We have to compete with the gang of 4 — complacency, mediocrity, passivity, and apathy.    These 4 want us to give up before we even get started on our way to … Continue reading

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If you please and appease your wrongful desires they will seize you like a life-threatening disease and put you in a squeeze. “Flee those men who follow their whims.” –Pachomius (born in 292 in Luxor, Egypt)

If you please and appease your wrongful desires they will seize you like a life-threatening disease and put you in a squeeze. “Flee those men who follow their whims.” –Pachomius (born in 292 in Luxor, Egypt)

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Imitator or Radiator? (Awash In The World or Aflame For God?)

Are you a radiator spreading the presence and power of Christ to the people around you or an imitator following the influence of popular culture? Are you transforming your friends, neighbors, coworkers and community by godly influence or are you … Continue reading

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All The World’s A Stage Showering Us With Seductive Sounds & Scenes

William Shakespeare wrote:  “All the world’s a stage,” yet in his day the stage was very limited.  The only way to see theatrical entertainment or to hear music was to be in person at a live performance.  Nowadays, all the … Continue reading

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Are You Living With Bloodsucking Leeches?

A man saw a guy with leeches on his neck and said to him:  “Hey, you’ve got leeches on your neck and need to get them off.” The guy with the bloodsucking leeches snapped back:  “Who are you to criticize … Continue reading

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Cravings Can Capture & Control Your Life

Unrestrained desire can dominate and defeat you.  Cravings can capture and control your life. Yet our society teaches us to surrender to desires, cravings, compulsions, and whims:  “If you feel like doing something, go for it, and don’t listen to … Continue reading

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Christ is not just comfort in a crisis, but a wake-up call crying out in your complacency!

Christ is not just comfort in a crisis, but a wake-up call crying out in your complacency! Every now and then I think about the by and by, but I prefer to focus on the here and now.  We can … Continue reading

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