Monthly Archives: July 2012

More on Self-Denial

I realized something else about denying self this morning that I hadn’t thought of before.  Sometimes I have to deny my hurt feelings.  When I nurture my hurts and hide behind them, refusing to come out and live normally, I’m hugging … Continue reading

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Self-Denial

“Conscious self-denial leaves a man self-absorbed and vividly aware of what he has sacrificed; in consequence it fails often of its immediate object and almost always of its ultimate purpose.” – Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness I think this quote … Continue reading

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Redeemed

knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers,  but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ. ~ 1 … Continue reading

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Contentment, Part 2

… useless wranglings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself.  6 Now godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into this … Continue reading

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Contentment

 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. 1 Timothy 6:8 KJV   Wow.  I honestly don’t even know what that’s talking about.  Never in my entire life have I been forced to go hungry, and I have always … Continue reading

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Peace Seeker

Seek peace and pursue it. ~Psalm 34:14, quoted in 1 Peter 3:11 Men in uniform are often charged with keeping the peace, and while that is a needful thing, it isn’t necessarily a gentle one. Several guns have been dubbed … Continue reading

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