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My selfie (me, not a self-made pic of me) gets me in trouble

“Me” is a tiny word that can cause treMEndous problems. An effective way to make yourself unhappy is to go through life continually asking, “Am I happy now? A missionless life is often unhappy. If you really want to pursue … Continue reading

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Enticements or Ethics / Cravings or Conscience / Passions or Principles

We live in a society that is big on enticements to follow and obey our desires, but little on ethical living — big on obeying cravings but little on following our conscience — big on surrendering to self-destructive passions, but … Continue reading

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How To Surf Brainwaves To Hope, Health, & Happiness

Life is about surfing brainwaves.  Catch positive brainwaves and they will carry you to paradise-like beaches of hope, health, and happiness.  However, charging choppy brainwaves will cause you to wipe-out and deposit you among emotional riptides and maybe even men … Continue reading

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Cravings Can Capture & Control Your Life

Unrestrained desire can dominate and defeat you.  Cravings can capture and control your life. Yet our society teaches us to surrender to desires, cravings, compulsions, and whims:  “If you feel like doing something, go for it, and don’t listen to … Continue reading

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Apply These Apps For Spiritual Strength

God’s not like a TV where you passively sit back, like a couch potato, and watch professionals put-on religious performances. He’s got more apps for you than there are for your iPhone. So listen directly to the living God.  Load … Continue reading

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I Disagree! — Dissent On Super Bowl Sunday

In contemporary America dissent has been defined as hatred and hushed.  On this Super Bowl Sunday, 2012, I lovingly disagree!  (If two people agree, or pretend to agree, on everything; at least one of them is intentionally being politically correct.) … Continue reading

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