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The Best, Least-Known Book In America — The Philokalia

You have probably never heard of the book that I consider to be the best, least-known book in America. It is very long — 5 volumes. It was written originally in Greek. A facebook group about this book has a … Continue reading

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Awakening to mental health

Awakened with thoughts about mental health: Last night I posted this question on Facebook: “How much evil, craziness, and demonic activity will 21st Century America have to experience before we realize that we desperately need the help of the living … Continue reading

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Does Donald Trump need forgiveness?

Paul of Tarsus said: “For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwells no good thing.” (Romans 7:18) “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) “Here is a trustworthy saying that … Continue reading

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Write To Free Speech / Write To Life

I love to exercise the right to write. For me, the process of writing is freeing and life producing. I write to set words and thoughts (my speech) free from self and to allow them to soar in the Spirit. Far too … Continue reading

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Spirit-radar — making the invisible, visible!

The work of Christ in one solitary, human heart is invisible. However, when Christ-followers gather together and begin to share from their heart; their words fit together in such a way so as to reveal the living reality of Jesus … Continue reading

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Faith Fighting — How To Be An Inner Winner

Faith fighting goes back to the earliest Christ-followers.  Paul of Tarsus wrote:  “Fight the good fight of faith.”  Real faith fighting takes place in the human heart, not in the outward environment or circumstances.  Faith fighting strives to be an … Continue reading

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If there are no demons . . .

If there are no demons . . . then why are so many of us humans tormented by fears, worries, anger, bitterness, frustration, self-doubt, self-condemnation, distress, depression, and too many other negative emotions to list? If there are no demons … Continue reading

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My Favorite Prayer

Famous prayers include:  the Lord’s Prayer, the Serenity Prayer, the Prayer of St. Francis, Jesus’ Prayer On The Cross, the Sinner’s Prayer, Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, and The Jesus Prayer. Once the Tennessean asked me what is … Continue reading

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Top Ten Greatest Books

What are the world’s 10 greatest books?  Here are the top 10 books that have had the most impact on my life: 1)  The Bible:  I’ve read it almost daily for 42 years.  There have been times that I have … Continue reading

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WIJD? What Is Jesus Doing?

WWJD?  What would Jesus do is a good question.  But here’s a better one:  WIJD?  What is Jesus doing in your life today? . . . talking to you? . . . guiding you? . . . changing you? . … Continue reading

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