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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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There is none so bland as he who will not see . . .

Let the bland eyes see! Society hypes up the bland while suppressing and holding down life’s most exciting aspect — the splendor, magnificence, and creativity of God that surrounds us in nature and is suppressed in our minds and souls.  There … Continue reading

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Life’s Most Important Bucket List

Bucket List?  Here is the No-Beatin’-Around-The-Bush-Bucket-List: 1)  Before you kick the bucket, get right with God! God is an inner guide nudging, prompting, and urging humans toward a peaceful, joyous, loving, and morally excellent life. Yet we are often so obsessed … Continue reading

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A Joyful Heart Is A Beautiful Mix Of Several Things

A joyful heart is a beautiful mix of:1) Freedom from tormenting emotions like: fear, guilt, worry, revenge, anxiety, shame, hatred, depression, lust, envy, pride, etc.;2) Having a strong sense of inner peace, contentment, and satisfaction;3) Having a passionate desire to … Continue reading

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A Christ*mas Thought (Should’ Christ’s Views Be In Christmas?)

A Christ*mas Observation . . . *Jesus commanded: “Deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow Me.” *Our culture demands: “Gratify yourself, medicate your cross, and follow your feelings, cravings, and compulsions.” –Which will produce a healthy society? fulfillment *Jesus … Continue reading

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Life’s Biggest Problem? Self!

Life’s biggest difficulty isn’t overcoming negative circumstances.  It is getting free from bondage to self.  Self-interest, self-promotion, self-fulfillment, self-esteem, self-protection — these things get in our way and hold us in bondage to the torment of our own thoughts, feelings, … Continue reading

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The Alternative Lifestyle

A true alternative lifestyle does not just change the object of one’s lust from one gender to another; it overcomes the power, control, and addiction of lust. We hear much about alternative lifestyles nowadays.  Yet the greatest alternative lifestyle is … Continue reading

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