Showing posts from December, 2015

Obnoxious discernment bloggers of the 17th century

" Around 1650,   an English theologian, Professor Dannhauer, wrote   "amongst the other absurdities which men are often more busied at Christmas than with the word of God, there is the Christmas or fir tree which they erect in their houses, hang with dolls and sweetmeats, and then shake it and cause it to shed its 'flowers'-- it is a children's game. Far better were it to lead the children to the spiritual cedar, Christ Jesus". "

Great teaching on the book of James

Listening to The Ray Edwards Show – How to Start, Run, and Grow Your Own Internet Based Business | Copywriter | Copywriting | Direct Response | Marketing Consultant | Communications Strategist (#194: 5 Unconventional Times To Practice Thankfulness): How The Attitude Of Gratitude Makes You Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise Maybe you've heard: giving thanks makes you feel happier and more fulfilled. There are at least 7 scientifically proven benefits to practicing the "attitude of gratitude". And right now, as we enter the Thanksgiving Holiday season, the media is filled with heartwarming stories of all we should be thankful for. Today, I'm going to suggest you be thankful for the bad stuff.  The challenges. The tragedies. The pain. In today's show, we'll discover: The shocking truth about suicide rates during the holidays. The 3 dangers of "counting your blessings". The 7 scientifically proven benefits of

Widows and orphans

I just realized something interesting. The Bible talks a lot about providing for widows and orphans. That's not the interesting part. The interesting part is that those two categories of people, by definition, did nothing to bring about the circumstances that now make them a powerless. Unless you're the murderer, you didn't do anything to make your husband or parents die and leave you alone.