Category Archives: AA

Optimize Your Faith With Participatory Church

Faith can be enhanced or it can be diminished.  It is the responsibility of each individual to cultivate, nourish, and grow her/his faith or to allow it to wither away and possibly die.  Jesus illustrated this principle in the Parable … Continue reading

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The Awesome Power Of Spiritual Interaction

*  One of the most powerful tools for personal transformation is spiritual interaction, openly sharing your faith, spiritual experiences, struggles, and concerns with others in a loving and compassionate environment.  (I have personally seen spiritual interaction produce life-changing results both … Continue reading

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Meek Means “Mighty By Another Power”

Who is meek?  Not the milk toast nor the mouse nor the wimp.  They won’t inherit the earth. Meek does not mean “weak, fearful, or timid.”  It means “being mighty by yielding your life and will to another power.”  Because … Continue reading

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Materialistic Evolutionists Are Missing Out On Mighty Self-Improvement Methods

Materialistic evolutionists are missing out on some of the most effective self-improvement methods in existence.  Why?  Because they have chosen to categorically eliminate the entire area of spirituality from their life and from their consideration. Materialistic evolutionists are people who … Continue reading

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Show And Tell — A Powerful Tool For Improving Your Life

Show and tell —  it’s not just for kindergarten and early elementary school.  It is a powerful tool for improving your life that works wonders for people of all ages. For instance, when people are stressed out, caught up in … Continue reading

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