Tag Archives: discipline

Coffee Fast

Some time before the week is out, I plan to embark on a coffee fast. I am doing it in place of a food fast because the last several times I did food fasts, I experienced a great deal of weakness, … Continue reading

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Stewardship of the Mind

A  friend sent me a piece about the human mind that is well worth sharing. As is his custom, Fred selected this from among the undervalued archives of 19th-century letters.

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Ten Talents

“Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things.”  –Matt. 25:23 I just had an epiphany: I am an obsessive collector. Furthermore, my tendency to collect … Continue reading

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The Blessing of Adversity

Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. –Hebrews 12:7. Maturity in the Christian life comes slowly and painfully for some. Whether because of entrenched distortions in their thinking,

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Obedience

In spite of my unshakeable belief in the person of Christ, my Christian life has been a patchwork of successes and disappointments.  I have known both joy and tumult.  A number of crashing personal failures and regular emotional turbulence

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Discipline

I tossed the turned all Sunday night. Actually, it was Monday’s wee hours. Sunday had been a beautiful day.  In spite of illness, anxiety and a potent helping of the blues, I prayed to God as I went about my … Continue reading

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