Do not work for money 

daily meditation

You don’t really understand the message of the kingdom if you don’t understand how to think about mammon.

Jesus said do not work for resources that perishes by for eternal rewards.

His words: “Do not labor for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal.”

If you are a zealous foot soldier of Mammon, please you can stop reading at this point. Thank you.

Alright, for others, let’s go on. You need to look at those words of Jesus very well and make a personal decision about it: was he joking or was he serious?

I personally subscribe to the latter. So let’s ask another question, why do most people work? They will say for money. And when they get the pay, it is for things…

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ACCEPTING THAT SOMETHING YOU’VE SINCERELY BELIEVED IS WRONG…

BE BLESSTIFIED!

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As we mature in our relationship with God…

As we receive fresh revelation…

As we supplement our bible study with word study, hermeneutics (interpretation), culture, history, and anthropology…

We will be confronted with information that will challenge our personal/preferred theology, traditions and things we always accepted as true.

If we aren’t careful, we can allow fiction into our faith. We can find ourselves sincerely believing things that aren’t true. Unfortunately, Christianity is fragmented into numerous denominations and groups…and none of US have everything 100% true. That’s we must always be students of the word and have open hearts and minds to growth.

Accepting something false as true is a problem for all Christians, but this can present a challenge to sincere Christians, but especially to Pastors, Ministers, Teachers or Evangelists who must sometimes admit to themselves that even though they are God-called, sincere…

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Who Is A Writer?

Giggles & Tales

A writer is simply someone who writes.

People write for different reasons and on different platforms and your reason for writing and your platform will to some extent, determine your writing style.

For example, if you are a columnist for a business newspaper or you write the business column for a magazine, your style of writing will be pretty formal and your terminologies will be business-oriented. 

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HIGH FAT DIETS: THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS

All About Healthy Choices

Publication1cropped600The headline in the U.K.’s Daily MAIL online news journal read:

High-fat diets are to blame for 80% of colorectal cancers in U.S.

(REFERENCE TO THE NEWS ARTICLE: HIGH FAT DIETS LINKED TO 80% OF COLON CANCERS)

Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic discovered a specific pathway linking high fat diets to COLON CANCER. Based on this conclusion, I decided to investigate the parameters of the study since the researchers included that “HEALTHY” high fat diets (ex. Ketogenic) placed individuals in the same risk category.

Publication2cropped350The study was designed using rats divided into two groups. One group received a normal “rat diet;” the second group received:

“a high-fat/HIGH SUCROSE diet (D12331) for 18 weeks.”

REFERENCE: STEM CELL REPORTS: RBP4-STRA6 Pathway Drives Cancer Stem Cell Maintenance and Mediates High-Fat Diet-Induced Colon Carcinogenesis

The study never stated whether theHIGH FATDIETconsisted of:

  1. saturated fat…

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Follow

The Other Stuff

When I hit follow, I mean it.

Many WordPress users follow blogs simply to get a follow back. To boost their numbers. I understand this. Because it happens to me so infrequently, getting a follower is like a small hit of crack. A rush.

Topping a milestone, 100, 200, etc, is something more. But I don’t really know what because it’s only happened to me once. A few months ago, I bypassed one hundred followers. And I’m now one away from two hundred.

I won’t trade for follows. I don’t want my reader filled with unreadable content. For the most part, I don’t want to read about travel or makeup or restaurants in a city I’m not planning to visit. I don’t want to read about books I’ll never read. Or movies I’m not going to watch.

I want to read about people. I want to read about goals…

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YOU CAN’T BRING A GUN TO A SWORD FIGHT! (From my archives)

BE BLESSTIFIED!

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Early in His ministry, Jesus was confronted by the enemy as recorded in Matthew 4:1-11,  He was confronted/attacked while His FLESH was weakest. He had been fasting for 40 days. The enemy tried to catch Jesus in His flesh’s most vulnerable state. But, even though Jesus’ flesh was weak, His will was strong. Jesus knows us, and He knows our flesh gets weak too, that’s why He encourages us…

Matthew 6:24

“Watch and pray, that you enter not into temptation: the SPIRIT indeed is WILLING, but the FLESH is WEAK”.

Even though Jesus’ flesh was weak, His Spirit and resolve was still willing and strong. Why? Because He fought off the enemy’s attack with the WORD OF GOD. The word of God is our most powerful weapon against the enemy.

2 Corinthians 10:4 says, “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the…

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Day 4: 21 days to better relationships 

daily meditation

Topic: Fruit of the Spirit (1)
Text: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, (Galatians 5:22, ESV)

Better relationships flow on the wings of the fruit of the Spirit.

That Paul said that the fruit of the Spirit IS love etc, listing nine items, does not mean the only expression of the Holy Spirit is love and the rest are mere adjuncts (Galatians 5:22-23).

It is just that the fruit on “the tree” of walking in the Spirit has nine different parts, just like in a single food item you find different food classes.

But for the purpose teaching we break it down into nine different items, just as you do in to food items in a science lab.

It is hopeless to try to emphasise better relationships without a relationship with the Holy Spirit.

He is the expression of the holiness of…

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Sound The Alarm – Day Of The Lord Is Coming!

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Joel 2

Day_Of_The_LordBlow the horn in Zion;
sound the alarm on My holy mountain!
Let all the residents of the land tremble,
for the Day of the Lord is coming;
in fact, it is near—
2 a day of darkness and gloom,
a day of clouds and dense overcast,
like the dawn spreading over the mountains;
a great and strong people appears,
such as never existed in ages past
and never will again
in all the generations to come.
3 A fire destroys in front of them,
and behind them a flame devours.
The land in front of them
is like the Garden of Eden,
but behind them,
it is like a desert wasteland;
there is no escape from them.
4 Their appearance is like that of horses,
and they gallop like war horses.
5 They bound on the tops of the mountains.
Their sound is like the sound of…

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