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1.You can be in a relationship for months and only be talking. In the world of modern relationships, you can date someone for months, even spend more time together than a married couple, but when it comes down to someone asking about the relationship, you’re only ‘talking’ with the person, not ‘with’ the person. This not only opens the space for major confusion, but also opens the floor for cheating, with one person on one page about the relationship, and another person on a completely...

by bote brian on 26 March 2019

1.Nehemiah 8:10 “Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” If you are choosing a way of life that is ungodly, you may be feeling down about your choices, and therefore find yourself depressed. Fear not, the light of the Lord is always with you. Repeat this verse to yourself until you begin to feel God’s strength within your soul. 2.Matthew 6:33 “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Life is stressful, there’s...

by bote brian on 26 March 2019

1.Flogging Was Done Before the Crucifixion Flogging or scourging was done before every crucifixion. The scourging was intended to bring a victim to a state just short of death. Also, it hurt a lot. The whip had iron balls tied a few inches from the end of each leather thong on the whip. Sometimes, sharp sheep bones would be tied near the ends. The iron balls would cause deep bruising, while the leather thongs would cut into the skin. The sheep bones would hasten the process of cutting into the...

by bote brian on 26 March 2019

1.Palm Sunday Marks the Start of Holy Week Palm Sunday marks the start of Holy Week. It reminds Christians of the journey Jesus made into Jerusalem, on a donkey, to celebrate the Jewish festival of the Passover (Pesach). Jesus chose a donkey to show that He had come in peace. Many people welcomed Jesus by shouting, waving palm branches and throwing branches down in the path of the donkey. They hoped Jesus was the Savior who the Bible had promised. Palm Sunday is both a happy and sad day. Christians...

by bote brian on 26 March 2019

1.It decreases stress. When a home is full of clutter or filled with unfinished projects people will become more depressed because it’s a stark reminder that they failed to meet a goal. A study published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin found that women who felt disorganized had “Flatter diurnal slopes of cortisol, a profile associated with adverse health outcomes.” The findings were relevant because lower cortisol causes depression, anxiety and mood disorders and...

by bote brian on 26 March 2019

1.Empathy Michele Borba, parenting expert and educator, recently wrote a book entitled Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World. The book highlights the value of empathy and why it’s important in raising children and how an empathetic child has a higher chance of being successful. Empathetic children are more aware of the world that’s surrounding them. They see things as having value and recognize the feelings and emotions that the people around them feel on a day-to-day...

by bote brian on 26 March 2019

1.Make the Change A comeback always begins with change. Unless you change what you are presently doing or not doing, things are going to remain the same and there will be no comeback. Things have to be different. If you want to have a comeback you must be willing to make changes. You have to be open to doing things differently from how you’ve done them up to this point. Don’t let fear, rationalization, discouragement, procrastination or laziness keep you from changing. Change happens when...

by bote brian on 17 March 2019

1.Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” The world today only knows brokenness, but God believes in hope and restoration. God’s plan for your life includes an incredibly hopeful and prosperous future. He has exciting things planned for your life and cannot wait to utilize you as a Christian in His army. God wants to bless your life to become one where you will truly thrive....

by bote brian on 17 March 2019

1.As You Get Older, You Should Lower Your Relationship Expectations Just because you’re growing in age doesn’t mean you have to lower your relationship expectations. So many singles get lost in the “I’ll take what I can get at my age” mentality that they think they’re not worthy of a partner who meets their standards. Contrary to the belief that you have to compromise your desires with age, relationship partners get better with age. Why? Because they’re generally more established,...

by bote brian on 16 March 2019

1.“Described by Dante’s Inferno.” The writer describes souls given to the sin of lust as being blown about by torrential winds. Their inability to exercise self-control keeps them from accessing the virtues of the spiritual life. 2.”Overtakes The Heart.” Lust builds many idols in the heart for things that are in direct opposition to the Kingdom of God reigning with sovereignty. An idolatrous heart creates a sandy foundation and prevents one from living with sound spiritual and...

by bote brian on 16 March 2019