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The Overemphasis on Self

        “Parents, directors, and teachers too often are so preoccupied with protecting the young that they overemphasize self-preservation, self-sanctification, self-development, and self-enjoyment.  Without intending any harm, they give their children the impression they have only one ...

Practicing First Fruits

          In the morning, O LORD, You will hear my voice; in the morning I will order my prayer to You and eagerly watch. –Psalm 5:3 And in the morning, a great while before day, he rose up and went out, and departed into a desert place, and there prayed. –Mark 1:35 Two ...

The Spring Time of the Soul

“Easter is the great festival for the celebration of spring time.  Ever since men have been on the earth they have marked the coming of spring in some special way.  It was natural that they should do this because they have always felt intuitively that the real springtime is the springtime of the soul, and the springtime ...

Three Resourceful Questions

        “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” Theodore Roosevelt Three Resourceful Questions The spirit of the serenity prayer is beautiful, simple and powerful.  But sometimes it is enormously difficult to apply it in our day-to-day struggles. Here are three ...

Kaizen Health

      It was the Kaizen philosophy of continuous and incremental change enabled Toyota to rise from shambles to become the leading auto manufacturer in the world. The same philosophy can help us to gain great strides in the area of health.  A study was done in which two groups of similar ...

Avoid Build-up of Spiritual Plaque

        And be not fashioned according to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, and ye may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.  -Romans 12:2 Are you familiar with atherosclerosis? It is caused by plaque building up over time in your ...

Nothing To Worry About

        "So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” -Matthew 6:34 Early translations often rendered the above verse “give no thought for tomorrow”, as though Jesus was telling us not to plan.  But it isn’t planning ...