Tag Archives: spiritual disciplines

Self-Denial

Psalm 132:1 is an interesting verse—“Lord, remember David and all his self-denial.” The text goes on to recount how David put the Lord’s concerns above his own. Self-denial is a challenging concept. We are familiar with the teaching of Jesus … Continue reading

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Training Is Hard!

Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals is not a big fan of pre-season workouts. When the NFL All-Star retires, one thing he will not miss about the sport is training camp. The rigors of the grueling workouts are … Continue reading

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Resolutions

If you haven’t made your New Year’s resolutions for 2015 yet, you really have waited until the last minute! Many people make resolutions every year, promising themselves to do better in at least one area of their life. Most resolutions … Continue reading

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Stay Fresh

I was standing in a checkout line recently when a display caught my eye. It was trying to entice me to buy a small package of doughnuts.  The advertising slogan read, “Made Fresh”. I suppose that statement was true. Is it … Continue reading

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An Ounce of Prevention

I recently heard someone make the observation that when we speak of health care, what we are usually referring to is actually illness management. How true! When we talk about health care, we are usually talking about treating some type … Continue reading

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In Training

“For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.”—1 Timothy 4:8. Since the Bible says that physical training is of some value, I … Continue reading

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Unplugged

“Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.”—Mark 1:35. Even Jesus needed to get away from the hectic activities of everyday life … Continue reading

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