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Fasting Essentials: Purity of Mind and Heart

   Fasting Essentials  “Even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.” Rend your heart and not your garments. [Joel 2:12-13 (NIV)]. We often strive to attain lofty spiritual states by … Continue reading

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Fasting As an Attitude: Ten (10) Psychological Qualities of Fasting (2/2)

Ten (10) Psychological Qualities of Fasting (cont.) The great danger in today’s world, pervaded as it is by consumerism, is the desolation and anguish born of a complacent yet covetous heart, the feverish pursuit of frivolous pleasures, and a blunted … Continue reading

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The Eternal Placebo — I Will Please the Lord (Part 1)

I Will Please the Lord (Placebo Domino-Psalm 116) 3. The sorrows of death have encompassed me: and the perils of hell have found me. I met with trouble and sorrow: 4. and I called upon the name of the Lord. … Continue reading

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