Tag Archives: Job

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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Silent Shouts of Joy: Daily Thoughts of Praise & Thanks (2/3)

Joy in Our Daily Thoughts Stand still and consider the wondrous works of God. [Job 37:14]. He will fill your mouth with laughter, and your lips with shouts of joy. [Job 8:21]. What are the rewards of the devoted servants of … Continue reading

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Aging in a Divine Reality: Fasting, Aging and Long Life

Fasting, Aging and Long Life Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding? [Job 12:12 NIV]. Aging is a natural course that becomes more difficult when we remove our thoughts from remembrance of the Divine Reality. Without a … 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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Old Age: Autumn of Our Body, Springtime of Our Soul

Old Age Wisdom The abbot Daniel used to say, “Even as the body flourishes, so does the soul become withered: and when the body is withered, then does the soul put forth leaves.” [Sayings of the Desert Fathers]. The autumn of … Continue reading

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Eating Life Away: Aging and Oxidation

  Aging & Oxidation — People Rusting Away Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding? [Job 12:12 NIV]. Is there a relationship between faith and aging? Is it accurate to say that the more we eat, … Continue reading

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Intercessory Prayer: Praying for Others Is Praying Ourselves (3/7)

Praying for Others “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons … Continue reading

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Spiritual Tests: Study Notes for Trials and Tribulations

Tests from God What is mankind that you make so much of them, that you give them so much attention, that you examine them every morning and test them every moment? [Job 7:17-18 (NIV)]. Tests and trials appear to go … Continue reading

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Fear of God: Caution, Trust and Reverence

Divine Awareness “Should you not fear me?” declares the Lord. “Should you not tremble in my presence?” [Jeremiah 5:22 (NIV)]. Fear, awe and respect combine uniquely in our conception of the Divine Reality. This reality encompasses several traits, including being … Continue reading

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Mind, Emotions & Faith: Science of the Spiritual Brain

  The Spiritual Brain and the Mind All our attitudes, moral, practical, or emotional, as well as religious, are due to the ‘objects’ of our consciousness, the things which we believe to exist, whether really or ideally, along with ourselves. … Continue reading

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