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Lying Hurts The Liar

Why do people lie?  Why do some people seem to NOT be able to tell the truth even when the truth is clearly obvious or evident?  What makes a person tell lies instead of the truth? Liars eventually get caught in their tangled web of lies and deceitfulness.  Lying hurts the liar and those who are subjected to the lies of the liar.  Lying hurts relationships and it makes the liar untrustworthy.  A liar violates the trust others may have had in them when they are caught in their lies.  Liars seem to carry an enormous amount of burden upon

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How to Forgive Someone and Remember the Pain No More

“You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well.” Lewis B. Smedes. To some people, learning how to forgive someone is one thing and to forget is another thing. But the truth is that when you actually forgive, and you remember the incidence later, it will be with no pain/hurt attached. Unforgiveness imprisons a person and yields the person over to the control of the offender. The consequences of not forgiving, is too costly for anyone to consider harbouring it. Forgiveness on the other hand is the

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God’s Word VS The Lies the Enemy Tells The Afflicted

A follower of Jesus Christ who has studied God’s word, should have a basic understanding of the nature of spiritual warfare and the nature of the enemy of the Christian’s soul. Jesus told the truth about the nature of Satan in John 8:44 when he addressed Abraham’s descendant’s who were part of the crowd that sought to kill Jesus. In this passage, Jesus said of the devil “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth

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Quality Time with the Family Maintains Healthy Relationships

In these hectic times, it’s hard to slow down when you are working a strict 9-5 schedule. It’s even harder when you are nurturing a family of, say, two children and you barely have quality time to see them during a weekday. You might even think that the kids would rather enjoy spending time with their friends more than with the family, and while this might be true for the pubescent 13-year-old, you can’t let your children forget the values of family time. The family is an important part of your life, and it will define you for the rest

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Do You Feel That Nobody Likes You? Start Liking Yourself First!

Are you worried that nobody likes you? Feeling that nobody likes us or loves us is one of the most agonizing and devastating feelings in the world.  Feeling as if you are unliked and unloved is tremendously depressing, because human beings are hard wired to be social creatures.  We need to feel like a part of a group, or a part of humanity, even though we also want to be appreciated as unique human beings. If you have been feeling unliked by everybody else, the first thing you need to do is to ask yourself if it’s really true.  Is

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Forgiving Those Who Hurt You

In the Lord’s Prayer, we pray ‘…forgive us as we forgive those who trespass against us…’.This means that God will forgive us according to the measure with which we forgive others. Therefore, if you do not forgive those who offend you, God also will not forgive you too. Mat6:14-15. You might think that you do not sin but the Bible tells us that we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Before going to God asking him to forgive you, go and forgive those who have sinned against you. Forgiving is not easy but its a

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The Power Of Love In Christian Life

Christian living is synonymous with love. Every Christian must possess and exercise the power of love. It is most crucial in your Christian life because it determines both your earthly and eternal benefits. He who does not love does not and never did know God, for God is love. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life – John 3:16 (KJV) Above all things have intense and unfailing love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins [forgives and disregards the

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Do You Feel That Nobody Likes You? Start Liking Yourself First!

Are you worried that nobody likes you? Feeling that nobody likes us or loves us is one of the most agonizing and devastating feelings in the world.  Feeling as if you are unliked and unloved is tremendously depressing, because human beings are hard wired to be social creatures.  We need to feel like a part of a group, or a part of humanity, even though we also want to be appreciated as unique human beings. If you have been feeling unliked by everybody else, the first thing you need to do is to ask yourself if it’s really true.  Is

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Do you feel forgotten?

I love seasons especially when they involve the apple orchard. I see orchard workers laboring in the orchard throughout the year. In cold of winter when nobody even wants to go outside, they are out pruning, a task vital to the production of fruit in the summer. In the spring, the view of apple trees covered by blossoms is so beautiful. God has taught me many lessons watching the orchard throughout the year, especially about His gifts. 

This past autumn, I got to do one of my favorite things – pick leftover apples from orchards around my house! While I

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True Love is not Judgmental

When you seek the welfare of others rather than judging them, you are God like.  A less fortunate person than yourself should be the object of your love not criticism.  Whether their misfortune is their own doing or lack thereof, you, who would claim the favor of God, should have nothing but compassion for them. When I was a child, my grandfather made a great impression on me.  He over heard me talking about someone in a not so flattering way.  His one statement left me feeling embarrassed and ashamed – “If you cannot say something nice about someone then

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