Tag Archives: Philippians

Fast Thinking: Thoughts Beyond Cognition

Fasting Minds Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.[Romans 12:2] The … Continue reading

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Fasting, the Media and Our Mind

Fasting, the Media and Our Mind . . . the meanings of penitential fasting is to help us recover an interior life. The effort of moderation in food also extends to other things that are not necessary, and this is a … Continue reading

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Humility: Key to Sustainable Wealth, Prosperity & Success

Humility & Wealth  At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say … 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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Intercessory Prayers: Trust & Confidence (7/7)

Intercessory Prayers: Trust & Confidence  This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what … Continue reading

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Gluttony: A Life of Chomping, Urges & Gulps (2/2)

Guilty of Gluttony? [Gluttony,] according to the teaching of the Angelic Doctor, [St. Thomas Aquinas] may happen in five ways which are set forth in the scholastic verse: “Prae-propere, laute, nimis, ardenter, studiose”:… too soon, too expensively, too much, too … Continue reading

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Pride and Joy: Thinking Outside the Mirror

  Pride: Wise in Our Own Eyes Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, And prudent in their own sight! [Isaiah 5:21 (KJV)]. The depths of our consciousness harbor smothered thoughts filled with joy, wisdom and understanding, … Continue reading

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Faith That Works: the Right Side of Full Justification

Planning for Salvation For by grace ye are saved through faith: and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast. [Ephesians 2:8–9 (KJV)]. Even so faith, if it hath not works, … Continue reading

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Addiction, Junkies, and Neurotic Lifestyles: Reformatting a Hard Life

Lifestyle Addiction  Another way to go would be to keep looking for little happiness fixes that will keep us from noticing our deeper frustration. Psychologist Neil Warren writes: “This headlong pursuit of instantaneous happiness is designed to distract some people from … Continue reading

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Parenting with God: Offsprings of Patience & Prayer

  The Prayer of Parents: A Way of Life Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one! You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. “And … Continue reading

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Divine Comfort: Finding Refuge, Solace and Relief

Divine Comfort  Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God. [Psalm 43:5]. Where do we find comfort in times … Continue reading

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Apocalyptic Pettiness — Worries of the Worldly

Be urgent in good; hold your thoughts off evil. When one is slack in doing good the mind delights in evil [The Dhammapada 9:116]. How skillful we are at magnifying our importance. How we excel at making pettiness into apocalyptic crises, so … Continue reading

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Anxiety, Stress and Worry: Anticipating Threats in a Secular Reality

  Anxiety and Stress: Rotten Floorboards of the Mind “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” [Jeremiah 29:11]. … Continue reading

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Attitude Modification: Thinking Thoughts of God

Attitude Modification      This may shock you, but I believe the single most significant  decision I can make on a day-to-day basis is my choice of attitude.      It  is more important than my past, my education, my bankroll, my … Continue reading

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Spiritual Healing: Emotions, Nutrition & Our Immune System

Emotions, Nutrition & Our Immune System Worship is the believer’s response of all that he is – mind, emotions, will, and body – to all that God is and says and does. This response has its mystical side in subjective … Continue reading

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