Category Archives: temptation

Surrounded by voices from another world

We’re surrounded by another world That most people seldom notice; However, when we listen quietly, We can hear inner voices from there. One torments and seduces towards evil. The other comforts and steers towards love. The voice we learn to … Continue reading

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21st century proverbs: “So many words, so little love language.”

So many words; so little love language. Hope = Having Ongoing Positive Expectations. Emotional pain’s an alarm letting you know that you’re ignoring faith, hope, & love. Greatness & meanness are opposites. Combativeness creates defensiveness & disunity. As an alternative … 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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Are You A Sold-Out Copycat?

Copycating contemporary culture — shouldn’t we take a higher view than monkey see, monkey do?  Rather than taking rides on society’s hot and trendy tides, shouldn’t Christ’s followers be on His side and go against the tide? According to Jesus, … Continue reading

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Have we been emotionally screwed by living in a culture that constantly promotes the rude, the crude, and the lewd?

Have we been emotionally screwed By living in a culture That constantly promotes The rude, the crude, and the lewd? “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever … Continue reading

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“I’ll Fight” — How To Be A Spiritual Soldier

A famous quotation by William Booth, founder of The Salvation Army, boldly repeats the words “I’ll fight!”  His wife, Catherine Booth, preached Aggressive Christianity. They challenged their followers to be spiritual soldiers, not passive spectators.  But how do you fight … Continue reading

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What Would William Booth Say Today? (WWWBST?)

William Booth was the founder of The Salvation Army.  He was a man with a passionate love for God and a deep love for humanity.  He died 100 years ago this year.  What would William Booth say to us today … Continue reading

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“Bond — James Bond” vs. “Bond — Lifetime Bond”

1)  “Bond — James Bond” In the first James Bond movie, Dr. No, Sean Connery identifies himself by saying:  “Bond (long pause) James Bond!”  For 50 years, from that first Bond movie to Sky Fall, the 23rd one, the Bond … Continue reading

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Where Is Evil? In Bad People Or In Me?

When terribly evil acts are committed like a gunman randomly shooting strangers, most everybody is deeply saddened.  We are shocked and awakened to once again realize that there is real evil in the world.  And sometimes we think about it … 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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