The Art Of Christian Living

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The things we take or do to diminish bad feelings actually increase them in the long run, or even in the not-so-long run. Marc Lewis Ph.D. Awareness of emotional and/or mental health can be traumatizing in itself. You hardly have enough words to describe what’s inside your head or how you’re feeling. It is a …

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How to Renew the ‘MIND’  Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8 The power of the mind is a well-known concept to pastors, athletes, motivational speakers, politicians, etc,. Having a …

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The world thinks I’m ignorant Because my belief is unfathomable  My culture says I’m lostBecause I don’t hold their superstitions  The religious think I’m lukewarm For believing that “Grace” and “Truth” can mingle And the Word (Christ) became flesh, and lived among us; and we [actually] saw His glory, glory as belongs to the [One and] only begotten Son of …

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“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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Naaman’s servants went to him and said, “My father, if the prophet had told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more, then, when he tells you, ‘Wash and be cleansed’!”  2 Kings 5:13 When Maria mentioned feeling stressed and weak, her friend Eva advised her to go to …

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Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. – William James Lying dormant is not our default, we were created to strive for something. Motivation helps us to take action for the betterment of our lives.  Though our actions may not always bring the desired results – happiness, pleasure, advancement …

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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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She lives in redEverything she wears is redHer world is red and she sees everything in redUntil she meets blue, and red became purple Now she is lost and can’t find redWill red be overtaken and her world painted purple?But red lives inside of herHer blood is red and her veins know only red She …

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“Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will” Zig Ziglar Creating a positive mindset to help weather the storms of life is not easy, but it is critical. When you have a positive mindset, you positively impact the people around you. For the most part, we all want to be surrounded …

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“Peace is its own reward.” —Mahatma Gandhi Let peace guide you as you walk the path of uncertainty surrounding our lives and the world we live in. We’re constantly on guard with fear, worry, and anxiety, yet thoughts of peace, love, and hope can counteract the negative effects and help us find balance. “Peace is …

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