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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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How to Eat to Live: Eating with Purpose

Eating with Purpose Even though he should live a thousand years twice over, but still not find contentment—do not all go to the one place? All the toil of man is for his mouth, yet his appetite is not satisfied. Ecclesiastes 6:6-7 As … Continue reading

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Nineteen Reasons for Fasting (Part 7/7)

Fasting: Divinely Approved and Rewarded And this shall be to you a law for all time: In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall practice self-affliction…For on this day atonement shall be made for you … Continue reading

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Nineteen Reasons for Fasting (part 5 of 7)

Fasting as a Catharsis, for Vows, and for Ritual Purification Fasting gives birth to prophets and strengthens the powerful; fasting makes lawgivers wise. Fasting is a good safeguard for the soul, a steadfast companion for the body, a weapon for … Continue reading

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Nineteen Reasons for Fasting (Part 4 of 7)

Fasting for Discipline, for Protection against Lust and for Humility Fasting cleanses the soul, raises the mind, subjects one’s flesh to the spirit, renders the heart contrite and humble, scatters the clouds of concupiscence, quenches the fire of lust, and … Continue reading

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Nineteen Reasons for Fasting (Part 1 of 7)

Fasting to Obey God, for God-consciousness and for Purification Fasting is primarily an act of obedience by which we seek to please God. We are asked to fast in every major religion. Since we believe God requires fasting of us, we … Continue reading

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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 Exercises: An Eloquent Silence (1/2)

Silence: Language of Patience For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken. On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my … Continue reading

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Spiritual Rest: Finding Peace in a Restless World

The Quiet Soul at Rest My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken …  Find rest, O my soul, in … Continue reading

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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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