The Art Of Christian Living

Exploring & Sharing Life | Lessons | Experiences

Listening, Anxious, Anxiety

“The first duty of love is to listen.” –Paul Tillich The art of listening is crucial, especially to someone with anxiety. Listening with compassion and care can help relieve the burden of the speaker; reassuring and giving peace of mind as they pour out their heart. Listening First Some Christians, myself included, are quick to …

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Get Back at it

A thousand times life may bring you to your knees But as long as you have breath, get back at it Fight to finish your race though your body and mind seize True happiness and victory are embedded in endurance.  Commit. You may stop to let the hurt and heartbreak fly with the breeze Don’t …

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Seeking Wholeness, Body, Mind, Soul, Spirit, Exercise,

When the body, mind, and spirit are healthy Hope invites itself and make it’s home There is fruitfulness where hope is plenty Therefore, seek health and wholeness wherever you roam May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul, and body be kept blameless at the coming …

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Rejection, Fear, God, Accepted

For the Lord will not reject his people; he will never forsake his inheritance. Psalms 94:14 Abby’s cheerleading team just won a national high school competition. Everyone was celebrating and hugging each other; “We did it, we won! How cool is that?” Abby went straight to the locker room to change and do math homework …

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Press on, God, Beginning, Ending

Hold fast, keep on pressing in spite of low tide Each storm eventually must bend  But the storm breaker shall turn the river aside Every beginning has an ending already penned Therefore, press on and let time stand by your side You shall arrive, even when things seem at an end  I will press on—moving …

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Praise God, Praise Him, Worship

I’ll pour out my heartPraise you like never beforeThough I’m in the midst of the stormWhere my past looked betterAnd my future boasts of greener grassYet, my heart shall praise youRight in the middle, where I am “Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in …

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Faith, God, Hope

Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Ephesians 6:13 It’s easy to say that our faith won’t falter when life is going smoothly, but it’s harder to say so when you’re …

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light,God, Jesus,Darkness

Let him who walks, walk in the lightTo show another’s pathAnd together, they shall be sons of Light He’ll enter through the right door with delightFor a crown waits for himAnd the light in him shall shine with great might Though he may stumble at nightWhen darkness is at its peakThe heavens shall show the …

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Hope, Determination, Defense

Hope is a driving forceA man of hope is unstoppableThe world cannot stop him Hope is a great reinforcerA man of hope can do the impossibleHe never runs out of courage Hope is a mighty sourceA man of hope never lacksThe world is his oasisFor he is a son of the king of glory I …

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Now, Moment,Present

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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