Tag Archives: Hannah Whitall Smith

Life à la Mode: Fads, Fashions & the Latest Trend

Living from Trend to Trend   And he said to them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consists not in the abundance of the things which he possesses. [Luke 12:15 (NKJV)]. Celebrities, technological innovations and glamorous possessions … 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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Patience: Timepiece of the Soul

Patience: Timepiece of the Soul  Sometimes life forces us not to ‘make,’ but to ‘suffer,’ enduring—from the Greek ypomeno—our own limitations as well as the limitations of others. Traveling with patience is knowing that what matures is time … To travel … Continue reading

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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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Return of the Lost-found Soul (3/3)

The Lost-found Soul … The house of my soul is too small to receive you; let it be enlarged by you. It is all in ruins; do you repair it. There are things in it – I confess and I know … Continue reading

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On a Mission for Peace: Finding Our Soul in the Dark (1/3)

Know Your Soul Thus says the Lord: “Stand by the roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls.” [Jeremiah 6:16]. What is this thing … Continue reading

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Family & Friends: Spiritual Treatment of Anxiety, Stress & Depression:

Family and Friends — Sharing Our Problems Friendship increases the range of life by making the interests, the aims, the affections of others as precious and dear to us as our own. It divides sorrows and multiplies joys. Each friend … Continue reading

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Virtual Pavlov – Conditioning the Salivating Heart (2/2)

Manipulating the Heart Our emotions are constantly being aroused, tantalized and exploited by marketers. Even great works of art and music, originally designed for far nobler purposes, are today used to reach deep into our hearts and manipulate our moods … Continue reading

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Virtual Pavlov – Conditioning the Salivating Heart (1/2)

Conditioning the Heart Lord, teach me to listen. The times are noisy and my ears are weary with the thousand raucous sounds which continuously assault them. Give me the spirit of the boy Samuel when he said to Thee, “Speak, … Continue reading

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Clinging to God: Spiritual Detachment from Body & Mind

Spiritual Detachment For you have been my strength, and in the shadow of your wings I will shout for joy. My soul clings to you, even as your right hand supports me. [Psalm 63:7-8]. Spiritual detachment is isolation from transient … Continue reading

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