Greater Love

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” – John 15:13 While this quote is commonly referred to in the context of the crucifixion of Jesus, there are many other levels of “laying down [one’s] life for [one’s] friends” which are worthy of consideration and actualization. …

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Judge not, that ye be not judged.

Have you ever been accused of doing something inappropriate or immature that you used to do but don't anymore? It can be a little frustrating. You go through all this effort to change, but your reputation, how you are viewed in the eyes of others, doesn't change as quickly. Looking back on times that this …

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Hunger and Thirst after Righteousness

"Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled."—Matthew 5:6 When I was a child, I used to sneak into the freezer in our garage on the way into the house after school and eat a chunk of the icing off of buttermilk brownies my mom had made for …

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The Road to Leadership

“I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a …

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Identity, Judgment and Wisdom

“The most common ego identifications have to do with possessions, the work you do, social status and recognition, knowledge and education, physical appearance, special abilities, relationships, personal and family history, belief systems, and often nationalistic, racial, religious, and other collective identifications. None of these is you.” ― Eckhart Tolle You were born into a state …

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Truth is not ours to decide.

Ever since the fall of man, there has been a push to elevate the subjective to the position of ultimate authority. Notions such as "perception is reality," "my truth, your truth" and the "self-made man" are rooted in this attempt, as are the philosophies which deny the existence of objective reality. There is a reality. …

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Worry and Fearful Thinking

Worry and fearful thinking have momentum. They do not want to end. If you fight worry and fearful thinking, struggle with them, or try to resist them, you will give them energy. Struggle with implies subjection to, always. Worry and fearful thinking act like metastatic cancers in the mental and emotional realms. They spread quickly …

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The Fall of Man, Repentance, and Restoration

Much consideration has been given to the fall of man, which was described biblically and in numerous other ancient religions and mythologies from around the world. The biblical fall centered around the misuse of free will — in the form of disobedience and disagreement with God’s will — and resulted in a loss of man’s innocence, …

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