Monthly Archives: November 2013

Acceptance

“Oh, this most certainly isn’t muscular,” the nurse flippantly reported after a series of tests.  The words hit my heart like a lead balloon. Doesn’t she realize she just squashed my last hope for treatment? Does she know she has … Continue reading

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Imitation of Christ Book 1 Chapter 12

The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis Book 1 -Admonitions Profitable for the Spiritual Life Chapter 12 Of the Uses of Adversity   Summary Adversity is not an enemy. It reminds us we are strangers and sojourners here on this earth.  … Continue reading

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Healing

So, I share with my small group that I’m going to see the specialist to determine if of the problems with my left eye could be muscle.  As my friend was praying for healing I heard God whisper to me … Continue reading

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Imitation of Christ Book 1 Chapter 11

The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis Book 1 -Admonitions Profitable for the Spiritual Life Chapter 11 Of Seeking Peace of Mind and of Spiritual Progress Summary How do you get peace? That’s an age old question that is still being … Continue reading

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Head in the Sand

I’ve never written about this before, I just haven’t even really wanted to talk about it.  When something isn’t going well, I am very ostrich like; I prefer to stick my head in the sand and ignore the said problem.  That’s … Continue reading

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Imitation of Christ Book 1 Chapter 10

The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis Book 1 -Admonitions Profitable for the Spiritual Life Chapter 10 Of the Danger of Superfluity of Words   Summary We need to be careful with our words.  Gossip hurts others. These are very true … Continue reading

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Imitation of Christ Book 1 Chapter 8

The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis Book 1 -Admonitions Profitable for the Spiritual Life Chapter 8 Of the Danger of too Much Familiarity   Summary I struggled with this chapter, and I’ll tell you why. I couldn’t think of any … Continue reading

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Imitation of Christ Book 1 Chapter 7

The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis Book 1 -Admonitions Profitable for the Spiritual Life Chapter 7  Of fleeing from vain hope and pride   Summary It is so easy to do what comes natural to us – look out for … Continue reading

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Imitation of Christ Book 1 Chapter 8

The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis Book 1 -Admonitions Profitable for the Spiritual Life Chapter 8 Of Obedience and Subjection   Summary Obedience comes in two forms – out of necessity or out of love.  It doesn’t much matter whether … Continue reading

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Imitation of Christ Book 1 Chapter 6

The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis Book 1 -Admonitions Profitable for the Spiritual Life Chapter 6 Of Inordinate Affections How do we find peace? Many seek it. For some, it seems the more they try and capture it, the quicker it seems … Continue reading

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