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Truth versus Reality: Reflecting on Scripture

»Posted by on Jan 12, 2014 in reflecting on scripture | 0 comments

Truth versus Reality: Reflecting on Scripture

Do you sometimes feel like what God has promised is not coming true in your life? Do you struggle with reconciling truth to the reality of your circumstances? Is it hard to imagine you will be living with God in eternity? Reflecting on scripture, what does the Word of God say about our existence? But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Messiah (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Messiah Yeshua, so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Messiah Yeshua. For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of...

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Understanding the Experiences of Life Through Circumstances

»Posted by on Jan 5, 2014 in understanding the experiences of life | 0 comments

Understanding the Experiences of Life Through Circumstances

Do our circumstances in life have anything to do with the satisfaction we experience? “Married churchgoers tend to outscore single nonbelievers in happiness surveys, but health, wealth, good looks, and status have astonishingly little effect on what the researchers call “subjective well-being.” People living in extreme poverty are, on average, less happy than those whose basic needs are met. But once we cross that threshold, greater wealth stops making life richer,” states Geoffrey Cowley (with Anne Underwood), Newsweek, September 16, 2002. Traveling to third world countries and seeing how other people live can give an individual a very different perspective on happiness. I had the good fortune to have parents who valued traveling highly. My dad worked,...

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Understanding the Experiences of life Through Traveling

»Posted by on Dec 8, 2013 in understanding the experiences of life | 0 comments

Understanding the Experiences of life Through Traveling

Traveling began in our family because of an incident my mother experienced when she was working as a registered nurse at Corvallis Manor Nursing Home in Corvallis, Oregon. A professor who taught history at Oregon State University was admitted into a private room across from the main entrance. Being mentally alert, he would start screaming at the top of his lungs because of the pain he was in, and perhaps because of the confinement at having to remain bed fast the rest of his life. Finding his wife crying in the facility’s bathroom one evening, the head nurse inquired why she was upset. Explaining that they had waited until his retirement to fulfill a lifelong dream, she was leaving the next day for a six week safari to Africa, which he was in no condition to...

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