Tag Archives: Epistle of James

Silent Shouts of Joy: From Spiritual Pain to Divine Comfort (3/3)

Spiritual Pain and Divine Comfort My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, … Continue reading

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Religion & Spirituality: Institutional Worship vs. Divine Intimacy (2/2)

Religion vs. Spirituality Why do you call me, “Lord, Lord,” and do not do what I say? [Luke 6:46]. Imbued with sacred symbols and solemnity, providing sacraments and liturgy, our religion establishes guard rails as we travel toward the spiritual understanding. Our … Continue reading

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Religion & Spirituality: Institutional Worship vs. Divine Intimacy (1/2)

 Religion and Spirituality What does it profit, my brethren, if a man says he has faith but has not works? Can his faith save him? If a brother or sister is ill-clad and in lack of daily food, and one … Continue reading

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Our Mirror of Desires: Reflections of Our Soul

 Reflections on a Mirror Do not merely listen to the word [of God], and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at … Continue reading

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Spiritual Homeostasis — Faith Runs in Your Blood

Faith Runs in Your Blood The brain’s stress response system is activated in threatening situations. The immune system responds automatically to pathogens and foreign molecules. These two response systems are the body’s principal means for maintaining an internal steady state called … Continue reading

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A Timeless Spirit on Death’s Waiting List

On Death’s Waiting List Among us there is commonly a mistaken way of looking at death…. If it is understood as the end of everything, death frightens us, it terrifies us, it becomes a threat that shatters every dream, every … Continue reading

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God and Money — Integrity, Character and Wealth

Integrity, Character and Money Jesus Christ said more about money than about any other single thing because, when it comes to a man’s real nature, money is of first importance. Money is an exact index to a man’s true character. All … 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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Performance-Enhancing Thoughts (PETs): Gratitude (2)

Performance Enhancing Thoughts: Gratitude If we look carefully at the difference between the miserable and those who enjoy life we see that it is gratitude. … Gratitude is the key to joy, and joy is the happiness that does not … Continue reading

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Spiritual Factors in Health: Worship & Healing

Worship and Healing  . . . train yourself to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. [1 Timothy 4:7-9 (NIV)]. … Continue reading

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