I Want to Know My Bible – Where Do I Start?
Where to start is not so much the question. Journeying through the Bible, in our quest to know God, is simply committing to reading, exploring, and searching the Scriptures. It’s about learning to hear God’s voice through the words as we read, letting them speak into our lives.Transcending the Phantom Ego
The ego appears to be a complex web of beliefs, ideas, concepts and images that we believe we are. In its dysfunction, the ego can be a negative voice in our head that would have us believe that we are separate from Love. The ego attempts to mask the truth of who we are by telling us that we are not enough, that we’re incomplete and fragmented.
Palo Mayombe is often referred to as the “Dark Side of Santeria.” But is this moniker accurate? Palo Mayombe, an African tradition originating in the Congo regions, is one of the oldest religious practices known to mankind. Although it does hold the secret to powerful curses, Palo may also be use to heal relationships, break curses and even bring riches to a person. Please take the time to read and understand Palo in more depth.Surveying the Wondrous Cross
The most common spiritual problem, for non-believers and believers alike, is pride. In no better way does Satan interrupt the otherwise free flow of God’s power. In no more direct a way is the gift of blessing swapped for the larceny of cursing. No easier are we deceived. Pride is the fulfilment of sin’s blight to steal, kill, and destroy the abundance of the Christian life (John 10:10).Spiritual Growth Is Greatest Through Giving
Many in our world believe that spiritual growth only comes through prayer in church. God does not work for our spiritual maturity only in the setting of the church. The community that we live in gives us an excellent opportunity to learn to give ourselves to others. When we give our talents and time away to those who stand in need we are growing very close to a proper understanding of Christ’s love which gives. A film by Clint Eastwood made in 2008 inspired me to take another look at giving and sacrifice after the example of Christ. We will probably find that the relationships and things that really matter will be nurtured the most when we give deeply of ourselves.