The Art Of Christian Living

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“Your life is always moving in the direction of your strongest thought…If you can’t control what you think, you can’t control what you do”. Craig Groeschel Our thoughts are powerful but we can control them with practice and dedication. It is important to learn to control at least some thoughts as a creative person because …

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Let every moment be a giftHonor the gift and the giverStay in the moment to unravel the present It takes time to grasp this giftYou may have to sojourn for whileTo see what lies beneath the tent You’ll miss the gift if absent in the “Now” It holds the opportunity for a better tomorrowBecause the future …

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“I am not absentminded. It is the presence of mind that makes me unaware of everything else.”― G.K. Chesterton Excessive Thinking It is almost a norm to live in your head and engage in the activities of the mind while escaping or avoiding emotions, especially ‘Negative Emotions’. Excessive thinking tends to lead nowhere and makes you …

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Happiness means realizing possibility, which teaches us about our nature, and challenges us to respect, support, and nurture it, not just in ourselves, but in all. Anger means the deprivation of possibility, which teaches us emptiness, and orients us towards fullness. And sadness means losing possibility, which teaches us fragility, and gives us strength. And …

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By definition, anxiety and hope are both determined by a moment that has yet to arrive. I’m a walking cabinet of dread and desire, and when I ignore these feelings they usually come out sideways and manifest in negative ways like resentment, defensiveness, procrastination, or projection onto others. Pinning down our hopes and uncertainties in …

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In a world that equates busy with important and considers leisure to be the realm of the self-indulgent slacker, it’s not surprising that people feel pushed into a never-ending workday. Or rationalize staying connected throughout a vacation and allowing our work to linger through all hours of the night. Jake Wilder Once you start daydreaming …

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Being mindful tends to be easy when you’re feeling good. When you’re productive, crushing it, or relaxed and confident, mindfulness tends to come easy. The challenge is being mindful when you’re uncomfortable, anxious, angry, bored, or any other emotions that we usually perceive as negative. Mike Sturm Somewhere in this process [of mindfulness], you will …

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