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    Surrendering Control to God

    Control is an intoxicating word and is complete illusion. There are too many variable in our lives for us to ever have control over its circumstances. Our brains seek order and may try to convince us that if only life unfolded in a certain way we would be happy and in control. As a person who grew up in a chaotic household, (alcoholic father and depressed mother, siblings who could not wait to grow up and escape the chaos,) I was easily seduced into believing that if only I could be in control of my life and its circumstances I would be happy and experience contentment. Jesus tells us to take care of our own situations,…

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    Brief History of Christianity and Spirituality

    Brief History of Christianity and Spirituality. Witness unto death or martyrdom – The early Christians were killed because they would not renounce their faith and belief in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, the Messiah, the Son of Man and Son of God. Spiritual disciplines – Could consist of solitude, sacrifice, penance, prayer, fasting, service and abstinence. Mysticism– Visionaries who seek spiritual union with God. Often have visions, or inner or outer locutions. (It is interesting to note that Syriac Christianity used feminine symbols for the Holy Spirit. The Hebrew word for ‘spirit’ is ‘feminine’. Feminine images for God were used. In the Old Testament or Hebrew Scriptures, God is seen as female.…

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    Lovely Love Quotes

    Lovely Love Quotes “Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promise of eternal passion. That is just being “in love” which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and fortunate accident. It is…

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    Loving Me Loving You – Romance Novels are to Real Love as Kippers are to Socks…

    In the Beginning…my search for love in the land of the mysterious unknown A long time ago in a land far far away I got married, I was hoping to have married my prince and to live in maybe if not quite a castle then at least a home made of sugar and spice and everything nice and I believed with a certitude that only comes from naïveté ascribed to youthful innocence that I would live happily ever after, just like in all the fairy tales and good romance stories. (Note the use of the words ‘fairy tales’.) Reality begins to dawn… Suffice to say I soon surmised that most romance novels are written by seemingly unhappy housewives who…

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    Salvation and Intercession – Praying One for the Other

    Intercession – Salvation – What’s the Connection? Salvation and Intercession – Praying One for the Other Intercession is Praying for Others Needs and the Needs of Our World – Salvation comes from hearing and Obeying the Word of God    Intercession is praying or interceding on behalf of others, some people are walking around blind to the dangers of this present world. They do not know God, perhaps have rejected the idea of God and are heading in the wrong direction. There is hope for them and for the whole world and that hope is salvation through Jesus Christ. Salvation and intercession are two sides of the same coin. We…