Category Archives: selfish desires

You can’t drink milk from a sealed carton . . .

There’s nothing like the moment when Jesus becomes real in your heart! Heaven is invading human hearts! Has your heart been conquered by Christ? Jesus will put the sing in your soul! The most effective way to alleviate stress & angst is … Continue reading

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Seeking self-satisfaction is an endless whirlpool of “me, my, and mine” — a downward spiral, swirling with discouragement, depression, and despair. The search for self-fulfillment is a misery making myth that sucks the life out of people, throwing them into a raging stream of self-sedation and mindless medication. The only rescue is the recovery of self-denial — passionately following a cause that is greater than self — losing yourself in serving others.

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Express yourself or suppress yourself?

Contrary to popular opinion, continual self-expression leads to depression, stress, and duress. For example, contemporary culture has opened the door to almost unlimited self-expression, yet, rather than producing widespread happiness and fulfillment, we have some of the highest depression and … Continue reading

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Self-fulfillment is a fantasy (a recipe for misery)

Self-fulfillment is a fantasy. Our self-desires are never fully fulfilled. Self always seeks something more. Even when self gets what it wants and the “rights” that it demands, it immediately cries out for more. Self is continually discontented and constantly … Continue reading

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3 Streams Of Human Thought-Talk (Internal Communication)

3 Streams of Internal Human Communication The flow of thought-talk (internal communication) through the human mind is called often self-talk or the stream of consciousness.  Many people are confused and falsely believe that all of the thought that passes through their … Continue reading

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We live in a naive world where people blindly believe that self-destructive behaviors will make them happy.

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I Loved 1,400 Men At A Salvation Army ARC

When I was hired as the counselor/chaplain of The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) in Nashville in October of 2002, I had no idea that I would be working with about 1,400 men over the next 5 1/2 years … Continue reading

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Holidays: Preference, Orientation, & Freedom!

What is your holiday preference?  My holiday orientation is Christmas — celebrating the birth of the living, resurrected Jesus Christ! Christmas is Freedom Day — time for mental, emotional, and spiritual captives to be set free from their self-destructive thoughts, … Continue reading

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Wanted: Pioneers To Blaze A Spiritual Trail

Pioneers Wanted To Blaze A Trail Into God’s Spiritual Frontier. . . * Hearing God’s voice and doing what He says; * Permitting believers to minister to one another; * Considering others better than yourself; * Allowing Christ, Himself, to … Continue reading

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Biblical Christianity / Following Christ

Following the living, resurrected Jesus Christ (biblical Christianity / Jesus’ command to: “Follow Me.”) is about: Self-surrender, not self-assertion; Self-control, not self-fulfillment; Self-denial, not self-righteousness; Self-restraint, not self-indulgence; Self-discipline, not self-destruction; Self-sacrifice, not self-importance; Self-effacement, not self-promotion; Self-regulation, not self-interest; … Continue reading

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