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Need a life reboot?

When you’re continually bombarded by destructive words and images, refuse to be swept up in their raging current! Toxic people use toxic words. Hopeful people use hopeful words. When there is a system error in your heart, don’t shift into denial … Continue reading

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Some things make more happy-sense . . .

People talk about common sense — basic wisdom for living well. But people also need happy-sense — the insight to live happy. Much unhappiness is self-made. Everyday decisions are determining your destiny: joy, mediocrity, or misery. To stop doing, thinking, … Continue reading

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Beyond predictable religion to unpredictable, untamed ekklesia (quotes)

Church is caught in continual predictability, perpetually presenting the same basic program week after week. That’s one reasons millions of people are leaving church and calling themselves “Dones.” However, the Greek New Testament concept of ekklesia is never the same from … Continue reading

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Quotes From Spiritual Athletes Between The 4th & 7th Centuries

Here are some quotations written between the Fourth and Seventh Centuries by some powerful spiritual athletes.  They are from an amazing collection of writings — The Philokalia — Volume One.  Enjoy the quotes: “When a man has an exact knowledge … Continue reading

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Modern Myth #6 — Adult Language

Is foul language really “adult language”? Does profanity demonstrate responsiblity, wisdom, intelligence, and other mature qualities? Of course not. It is just the opposite. When do most people learn to sprinkle their conversation with words that refer to feces, crude sexual … Continue reading

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Modern Myth #4 — Do Whatever Feels Good To You

A great myth in our society tells people to do whatever feels good to them.  This idea has risen to the level of a god in our culture.  However, are feelings always a good guide for behavior? Feelings are frequently … Continue reading

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Modern Myth # 3 — Life Is All About Stuff

How much is stuff is enough? Our closets, basements, and garages are overflowing with stuff, but still we can’t get enough. So we call a charity to bring a truck and pick up our “old” stuff so that we will … Continue reading

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