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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Bridges between Heaven and Earth—We are the Missing Link

If there’s one thing for certain these days, it’s that people will quickly become unhinged if you poke them in the axioms. Spend five minutes on any social media platform and you’ll instantly recognize this pattern. Question a person’s political views or thoughts on current events, for instance, and you’ll typically be met with a …

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In the beginning…

We like to attribute special significance to beginnings, like the start of a new year, the first day of school, or a first date. We do this because we are born to create, to make all things new. It’s in our spiritual DNA; it’s intrinsic to our being. All creative processes have a beginning, a …

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Messengers of Blessing

The holiday season provides a special opportunity to not only count our blessings, but to give specific consideration to the nature and necessity of giving and receiving. To my mind, one of the most important realizations on the theme is this: every blessing that God ever gave to you came through someone else to you. …

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