Posts tagged with ‘spiritual journey’

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Keep Focused on the Big Picture…

by Ladd
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January 1st, the day for New Year’s Resolutions. The four major ones are of course, stop smoking, exercise more, eat better, and be healthier. Seventy-four percent of Americans make some sort of resolution on January 1st and are able to follow a form of the resolution until around the 23rd of January. That means that […]

Is God Bigger Than the Bible?

by Ladd
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The problem we have with the Bible is that we are taught to treat it as a rulebook or a manual with a whole bunch of directions on what constitutes a Christian. This idea has caused untold problems for believers. We are taught to defend the Bible against any interpretation that is not from our […]

Older Men “in Christ” Are a Treasure…

by Ladd
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“Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance,” Titus 2:2. Last post we looked at what it means to be temperate, worthy of respect and self-controlled now we will look at the last three of Paul’s admonitions for older men. The New International […]

Holiness Is a Condition of the Heart

by Ladd
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12 “Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. 13 For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live. 14 For those who are led by the […]

Sheer Grace and Sheer Mercy!

by Ladd
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A number of Christians believe that they need to conform to a series of beliefs or act a certain way before they can become right with God. That is religion in its most negative aspects and quite different from the Gospel. The Gospel teaches us that “ But God demonstrated His own love for us […]

This Coming Year 2…

by Ladd
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Housekeeping to do before the New Year: First of all I want to thank all of you for reading thebeggardanced.com this past year. If all the people who read the blog were in one church we would be one of the largest churches in Canada. I appreciate your input, encouragement and suggestions. I have been […]

Stand Firm In Christ

by Ladd
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 “See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called today so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. We have come to share in Christ, if indeed we […]

Feeling Guilty?

by Ladd
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I’ve been awake since three o’clock this morning thinking about this posting. I seldom have a problem with finding a topic to write about because my ramblings are almost totally drawn from what I have been studying or thinking about, but this morning I have drawn a blank. First thought out of my head is […]

Never Alone or Abandoned

by Ladd
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From an outward appearance the last man in the world I would associate with suicide was Robin Williams. As someone who watched his movies, his television appearances and of course Mork and Mindy it seemed the comedian would sail through life on a laugh and a quip. But, we had no idea what was going […]

Growing Together In Our Spiritual Journey

by Ladd
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Day eight for my cold and this is the first day that I feel like there is light at the end of the tunnel. I went to the doctor Tuesday and he pronounced me to have a viral infection that will just have to run its course. He did inform me, however, that even after […]