Tag Archives: Isaiah

Spiritual Gardens: Growing Virtues in Humility

Growing Virtues in Humility He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. [Micah 6:8 (NIV)]. In soil … Continue reading

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Performance Enhancing Thoughts: Humility (4)

Humility: Grounded in Divine Soil I, the LORD, have spoken. The people I treasure most are the humble – they depend only on Me and tremble when I speak. [Isaiah 66:2 (CEV)]. What do we look for when we look … Continue reading

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Healthful Thoughts: Faith against Fear

Faith and Fear  I am leaving you with a gift–peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid. [John 14:27]. One of religion’s primary reasons for … Continue reading

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Spiritual Diet: Gut Feelings and Inner Peace

  Spiritual Diet — Gut Feelings and Inner Peace And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was … Continue reading

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Gift of Repentance: Escaping Self-condemnation (2/2)

Escaping Self-condemnation God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your strength, but with the temptation will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it [1 Corinthians 10:13]. Repentance requires … Continue reading

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Gift of Repentance: Turning to God (1/2)

Repentance: Turning to God Say to them, As I live, declares the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live; turn back, turn back from your … Continue reading

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Motivation and Enthusiasm: Finding Spiritual Dynamism

Motivation and Enthusiasm Our attitude mirrors our motivation and enthusiasm. Enthusiastic participants are not the same as indifferent, reluctant or insecure ones. A lethargic child, a slothful employee or an underachieving athlete can all improve their performance appreciably if they are motivated. … Continue reading

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Culinary Paranoia: Diet, Chemicals & Media

A Diet of  Laboratory Ingredients All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast. Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil. Better a small serving of … Continue reading

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Fasting Defined: Etymology & Purpose of Devotional Fasting (1/3)

Etymology & Purpose of Religious Fasting A holy and lawful fast has three ends in view. We use it either to mortify and subdue the flesh, that it may not wanton, or to prepare the better for prayer and holy … Continue reading

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Divine Friendship: In a Relationship of Dependence & Trust

True and Eternal Friendship And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,” and he was called God’s friend. [James 2:23 (NIV)]. The majesty and glory of God are awe-inspiring. His … Continue reading

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