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Stress is the Agitation of Life

According to medical doctors, seventy to ninety-three percent of all disease is stress-related.  Emotional responses to stress are self-pity, anger, hostility, fear, anxiety, and worry.  Obsessive, negative thought patterns elevate the stress level.  This can have detrimental effects of high blood pressure, chest pain, stomach ulcers, migraine […]

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Spontaneity is the Excitement of Life

A person who is spontaneous has the ability to act on the spur of the moment.  Spontaneity is the freedom to burst out of the routine to discover creativity and adventure.  It is the cultivation of awareness that causes you to stop and smell the roses.  Spontaneity […]

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A Smile is the Happy Face of Life

One of the first things children learn to draw is a happy face.  They receive happy face stickers as rewards for accomplishments.  A smile is an indication of approval, acceptance, and joy.  Smiles are free, so be generous with them.  They are contagious.  Almost every time you […]

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Sincerity is the Genuineness of Life

Everyone has been hurt by people who are “two-faced” and insincere. You know… those people who say one thing to your face and another behind your back.  Sincerity is the opposite of hypocrisy.  Jesus devoted the entire 23rd chapter of Matthew to this subject.  He “labeled” the […]

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Sin is the Deception of Life

Sin is an act of violation of God’s Word.  It is an enslaver that will dominate, incarcerate, and imprison you.  It is a counterfeit that can never satisfy because it is not what it appears or what the commercials promise.  The deception is an attempt to seduce […]

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Simplicity is the Pleasure of Life

Because of living in such a complex high-tech age, sometimes we overlook some of the charming simple things in life.  From childhood we are challenged to greatness.  Our parents take pride in each of our accomplishments.  Difficult feats become easy when they are mastered.  We forget that […]

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Shame is the Stigma of Life

Do you remember your earliest experience with shame?   For some, it can be a result of receiving a look of condemnation from an authority figure.  For others, it may have manifested as a result of not being chosen to play on an athletic team.  So what is […]

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Seriousness is the Solemnity of Life

We live in a world that is entertainment crazy.  Subconsciously, we act as if turning off the TV news channel will make the violence in our streets go away.  It is tempting to bury our head in the sand like the ostrich and say, “I can’t see […]

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Serenity is the Tranquility of Life

The story is told of a contest with a prize for the best painting depicting serenity.  Many beautiful pictures of quiet lakes and landscapes were submitted, but the painting awarded the prize was a picture of a thundering waterfall.  Upon closer scrutiny on a projecting ledge of […]

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Sentimentality is the Nostalgia of Life

Sentimental people realize the value of recalling special people and memorable, extraordinary times.  A fragrance, a melody, a picture, or home video can bring to remembrance a festive time in the near or distant past.  Just the sight of a souvenir, memento, or trophy can cause a […]

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