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Hyper-pretension will raise your blood pressure.

Hyper-pretension will raise your blood pressure. The greater the disparity between our opinions of ourself and reality, the stronger is our prentese. Pretense is concocted to hide what you don’t like about yourself, and therefore is indicative of low self-esteem. … Continue reading

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Replace my presumption with humility . . .

Pride makes truth harder to find and honesty harder to express, because our self-interest and self-protection keep getting in our way. For people who value their own opinions more than truth, any statement that disagrees with them is fake news. … Continue reading

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Thoughts to calibrate pride

Some of my thoughts about pride: When people are open and honest with each other, pride melts away and is replaced by heart-felt love and compassion. Pride and conscience can’t work side by side. One always overrides the other. Pride … Continue reading

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Pride definitions / thinking about pride

Pride is a border wall that separates humanity from healing, inner peace, honest relationships, and spontaneous joy. Pride prevents true openness with others and hinders genuine heart-to-heart connections. It makes us hide much of who we really are. Pride eliminates … Continue reading

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The paralysis of analysis or the openness of brokenness?

Our culture analyzes everything. We mentally pick things to pieces. Yet, sometimes our logic locks out love. Love often doesn’t compute — it can be very irrational. Yet love is an essential ingredient for a lovely life! Without love, we’re human … Continue reading

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When Does Love Win?

Perhaps love doesn’t win with flags, pride, or court decision. So when does love really win? Love wins when I surrender to God’s love by laying down my desires and giving up my will. I saw this kind of broken, … Continue reading

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Life Works Better When Ego Is A No-Show

Life works better when your ego is a no-show! When you set aside your ego, your soul can flow and soar in the Spirit. To follow Christ is to say no to ego. It is to bring your thoughts, desires, words and … Continue reading

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Why does a society that prides itself on tolerance and the accepting of diversity into the mainstream; marginalize the praying community?

Why does a society that prides itself on tolerance and the accepting of diversity into the mainstream; marginalize the praying community?  

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Perhaps It Is Time To Start “Speaking The Truth In Love”

Our corrupt culture, built on mountains of denial and the pursuit of personal pleasure, desperately needs to hear and to heed truth.  Yet where are those today, who will like the apostles, lovingly and boldly speak and write the truth? … Continue reading

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Top 10 Ways To Quench The Holy Spirit

“Quench not the Spirit” is one of the most disobeyed scriptures in the New Testament.  So how do we quench the Spirit.  Here are the Top Ten ways. 10) We teach people that God isn’t speaking to human beings nowadays. … Continue reading

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