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Mistaken Vanity

Society has many varying divisions. These fissures include: money, looks, position, family name, and so forth, so forth. Sometimes, how others are elevated should make the common man (I say this to make a point) laugh. All of humanities dignity’s are all superficial, yet esteemed as immortal. In our mortal flesh, we are bound to …

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Banned

Banned books. There have been many throughout history and continue to be. For Americans, the very idea of having something banned seems revolting. As a matter of fact, freedom of speech is included in the first amendment of the National Constitution! So why, would a book be censored? To answer your question, I say- That’s …

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An Honest Advocate

Sometimes, the word “advocate,” is used to represent someone that stands up and in the place of another person when faced with a difficult situation. But if you are asked to describe precisely what an advocate is and does, it is sometimes easy to forget that an advocate is someone defined by their public support. …

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Bitter, Sweet

“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet” ~ Aristotle I love this quote because it is permeated with deep, experienced wisdom. Unfortunately, it was spoken by the same guy that wrote: “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” It is easy to entertain …

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Jesus and Economics

Economics is usually a concerning topic. When we hear the word, we may think of the negative trends regarding inflation, the housing market, gas prices, and so on. These terms are just words, but what they represent carries a very real weight in the lives of the typical consumer. Saying this, economics is such a …

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I Need Thee Every Hour

Annie S. Hawks (1836-1918) and Robert Lowry (1826-1899) together published the hymn ” I Need Thee Every Hour” in 1872. This song is a testament to constant devotion to the Lord and praising Him for all spiritual blessings. Paul spoke of these blessings in Ephesians 1:3 when stating, “Blessed be the God and Father of …

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Nonetheless

Over-spiritualization. It is a thing. A thing that happens way more than it should. It is always a danger that looms when we read the Holy Bible.  One may over-spiritualize in big things (e.g., Insisting that child sacrifice should be done because of God’s interaction with Abraham and Isaac) or in little things (e.g., Insisting …

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