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  • Am I Ready? - A Devotion
    Am I Ready? - A Devotion
    Matthew 24:43-44 (NLT)Understand this: If a homeowner knew exactly when a burglar was coming, he would keep watch and not permit his house to be broken into. You also must be ready all the time, for the Son of Man will come when least expected.I...
  • Grow Up - A Devotion
    Grow Up - A Devotion
    Matthew 13:31-32 (NLT)Here is another illustration Jesus used: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed planted in a field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but it becomes the largest of garden plants; it grows into a tree, and birds...
  • Spiritual Maturity: Eating Solid Foods
    'Seeking Him' lesson was 'Spiritual Maturity: Eating Solid Foods'
    "Seeking Him" small group Bible Study was held at New Canaan Worship Centerin Richmond, Virginiaon Thursday, Dec. 12 where the topic of discussion was "Spiritual Maturity: Eating Solid Foods."The discussion was based on Hebrews...
  • The Wolf You Feed
    Empathy as a measure of actual maturity
    When is one old enough to drive? To use intoxicants? To see X-rated movies? To marry? To go to prison? To have sex? To raise babies? To go to war and kill? To be sentenced to death for crime?Perhaps for reasons and simplicity that made more sense...
  • Maturity and Wisdom
    Maturity and Wisdom
    Maturity and WisdomThey say as you get older, you become more wise and mature. Is that true though? Does becoming older bring wisdom? Is wisdom and maturity the same thing? Let’s explore this. Perhaps being more specific may be in order. Yes...
  • "The Kiss", Gustav Klimt, 1907-1908
    On Our Understanding of God
    Since the dawn of time, our earliest ancestors held true to the belief that there is a God, a figure who watches over us, seeks to guide us down the path of righteousness, and in all manners of grace, exists as the source of all that is good. This...
  • Teens turn to plastic surgery in hopes of making the cut
    Teens turn to plastic surgery in hopes of making the cut
    A generation ago, reconstructive procedures were reserved for the aging and the rich and famous.Now, teenagers are routinely undergoing plastic surgery – roughly 90,000 procedures a year, according to ABC News. Fourteen-year-old Nadia Ilse...
  • I support Chick-fil-A
    Honoring God's definition of marriage and loving those who don't
    Today has been dubbed "Chick-fil-A" day by Mike Huckabee(former Governor of Arkansas). Chick-fil-A's across the nation have been flooded with loving supporters that many can't even get in the door. Some Chick-fil-A's are not...
  • Children, chores, humbleness and health
    Children, chores, humbleness and health
    When the big thrill in life for a youngster is to become competent on a video game, what kind of future are we creating for our future? Young people today lounge around and hang out, testoterone exuding boys sit around with their droopingun...
  • Full Grown and Fully Mature - A Devotion
    Full Grown and Fully Mature - A Devotion
    Matthew 21:18-19 (NLT)In the morning, as Jesus was returning to Jerusalem, he was hungry, and he noticed a fig tree beside the road. He went over to see if there were any figs, but there were only leaves. Then he said to it, “May you never...
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    Subtle Addictions
    There are many types of addictions, however, alcohol and drugs are considered the most prevalent. These addictions have the worst impact on society. Substance abuse addicts buy, beg, borrow, and steal prescription drugs. These addictions provide...
  • Dr. Sondra Summer
    Chicago teen health: Your monthly menstrual cycle
    "It's important for girls to learn about the menstrual cycle--even if it may seem embarrassing at first," says Dr. Sondra Summer. Dr. Summer is a specialist in adolescent and pediatric gynecology at the Loyola Health Systemand...
  • Yoga for emotional well-being
    Yoga for emotional peace
    It seems as if the thing which needs to be done to improve a negative frame of mind was especially designed to be the exact last thing we want or seem to be capable of doing. Whether it is anger, sadness, or just a simple case of the crankies,...
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    Re-enacting the past to serve the future
    The stereotypical definition of Feminists held by many is that they are frigid, miserable, depressed, angry, and obsessed with finding systemic fault in every man and under every rock. I find evidence of this sentiment no matter who I ask or where...
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    The redemptive power of healing
    Healing Tree Fair Use The stress of the past few weeks has reminded me of both the benefits and the drawbacks of being an adult. Perhaps you yourself can relate. Throughout the course of my daily existence, I expend a huge amount of energy...