Water the Rose Despite Its Thorns

Water the Rose Despite Its Thorns We never hesitate to pick a rose despite the fact that the thorns can prick us; similarly, we should not be afraid to take risks and love people who may not seem to deserve it. Everyone is flawed and make mistakes every now and then but why focus on them? Focus on what you like about people and be empathetic to bring out peace and happiness in your life. This story of an old man and a scorpion is the perfect example of how one should show kindness even to those who hurt us. One morning, when passing a stream, a wise old man saw a scorpion. It was floating helplessly in the water. The old man knew that the scorpion will definitely drown if he does not do anything to save its life. Thinking quickly, the old man stretched out on a root>>>

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Hidden Treasure – The Aesop’s Fable about a Farmer and His Sons

Hidden Treasure – The Aesop’s Fable about a Farmer and His Sons A wise farmer was on his deathbed. He wished to be sure that his sons would do well after he was not there to counsel them. Being the wise old man he was he knew that his sons would have to work hard to achieve prosperity in life. Lying on his deathbed, the farmer called his sons to his bedside and said, “My dear sons, I have spent my whole life working on these farms, I did everything to make sure that you never have to supplicate to anyone but God, but now my time has come. I will not be here for much longer and you will be on your own.” The sons pleaded him to stop talking like that but he knew his time was near, he continued, “Before I depart from this world, I want>>>

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The Golden Rules of Friendship

The Golden Rules of Friendship   “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.” ~ C. S. Lewis   This famous quote by C.S. Lewis highlights the importance of friendship. There is no doubt that friendship adds meaning to life and that a life without friends is bound to get lonely and hollow. Friends make life a lot easier. Even the happiest moments of your life may seem hollow if you lack a friend to share them with. True friends support you through the hardships and tolerate your shortcomings.  When your world falls apart, these are the people who have got your back. But what makes a friendship last? Let’s first turn to John 15:9-15, where Jesus said to his disciples: “12My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13Greater>>>

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Why Belief in God is the Tonic to All Pains

Why Belief in God is the Tonic to All Pains It was way back in time when Karl Marx stated that, “religion is the opiate of the people”. As powerful as the statement sounds, this is not just said in a metaphysical sense, but literal endurance. The interesting thing to note is that science has been able to prove through tests and studies that people who believe in God find it more bearable to endure pains of higher levels. Why? Because they are able to get over the idea of difficulty when they are focusing on the presence and power of God! Here is what was discovered in an experiment. Oxford University researchers conducted an experiment in which 12 practicing Roman Catholics and 12 atheists were subjected electrical shocks for 12 seconds while looking at the picture of Virgin Mary. The whole time, subjects of the experiment were brain scanned>>>

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Sunday’s a comin’!

Sunday’s a comin’! Easter is the greatest celebration of the Christian faith. On Easter, we celebrate the event that sets Christianity apart from all other religions and cultural traditions of the world. It’s the day that our God rose from the dead. And He’s still alive today! This collection of poems, video quotes and verses speaks to the power and beauty of Jesus’ resurrection. Sunday’s a comin’! “6 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”  ~ John 3:16 (NIV) I want to share a poem that paraphrases a sermon described by Tony Campolo in an Easter message.  It reflects the truth of the Easter message, that while there is deep sorrow reflecting the pain that Jesus Christ suffered on Good Friday, there is even a greater hope because we know that Easter Sunday is coming. Sunday’s>>>

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Does God Want Us to Succeed?—4 Bible Verses Say God Does

Does God Want Us to Succeed?—4 Bible Verses Say God Does Do you ever wonder if God wants us to succeed? In life, we want to achieve so many things, but our inability to do so make us question if God really wants people to succeed. God, indeed, wants us to succeed, but He wants us to work for it. The proof of God wants us to excel at life is mentioned in the following four bible verses: Choose the Path Leading to Success “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf>>>

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10 Fundamentals about Faith You Didn’t Learn in School

10 Fundamentals about Faith You Didn’t Learn in School There are many lessons that are better learnt from experience and such is faith. The theoretical aspect of faith cannot be substantiated with enough facts and figures. Faith is more of an experiential thing than theory. The following are the fundamentals of faith that are not taught in schools: The foundation of faith is salvation from sin. Many people go to church but have never realized they can be free from sin by having faith in the death of Jesus on the cross to redeem mankind from sin and bondage. Being saved is the basis of our faith in Christ. Our faith is built up by studying the Bible. There is a limit we can grow in spiritual things without the Bible. The records and testimonies in the Bible help to build up our faith and increase our confidence in God.>>>

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10 Secrets about God You Can Learn From TV

10 Secrets about God You Can Learn From TV God is supreme and many people have tried to understand him through his word, the Bible. Despite this a lot of people still find difficult to comprehend some concepts because of the awesomeness of God which some have called mysterious. No man can fully understand God except those he wishes to reveal himself to. Whatever we are able to learn of God, they are revealed to his servants who in turn try to use human words to capture what they understand. The truth about God will be revealed at the end of time to those who are able to see him. Even Moses in the Bible did not fully comprehend his majesty. The following are some secrets about God that we can learn from TV. God has power to do all things including the creation of man. He created man out>>>

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10 Quick Tips About Faith

  10 Quick Tips About Faith Strong foundation. Faith is built on a strong foundation of salvation. You cannot practice faith when you don’t have any relationship with the giver of faith, Jesus. There is need for genuine repentance and salvation from sin.Faith is more than believing in God but how we constantly maintain our relationship with him through thick and thin without giving up. A lot of believers and Christians find it easy to serve God when the going is good but back off when situations become tough and the winds begin to blow on the contrary.  The true test of Christianity is our ability to follow and serve God when things are very hard and difficult. The following are some tips on faith: The word of God. Faith comes by hearing from God through his written words which are the Bible. To increase and grow in faith you>>>

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How to Sell Jesus to a Skeptic

How to Sell Jesus to a Skeptic Skepticism is a theory questioning the validity of an acquired knowledge. Skeptic is an attitude of a non-believer that disregards a theory as false. In almost all aspects of life, there is a skeptic that refuses to go along with a widely known theory. In the case of religion, specifically Christianity, skeptics question the teachings and authenticity of the Bible. The obstacle every Christian faces when running into a skeptic is convincing them of the truth of Jesus. Before you begin to share your views, you will have to identify the type of skeptic they are. The Two Kinds of Skeptics Skeptics are of two types, an open-minded skeptic and a close-minded skeptic. They can be your friend, co-worker, parent, child, and classmate, amongst others. When you sense a hint of skepticism, just listen to them for a while before you begin to>>>

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