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Why You Should Embrace Discomfort

Wow. I need to start embracing this discomfort. Good read.

http://michaelhyatt.com/why-discomfort-is-good-for-you.html?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=facebook_page&utm_medium=Michael%20Hyatt&utm_content=Why%20Discomfort%20Is%20Good%20for%20You

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How to Gird Up Your Loins: An Illustrated Guide | The Art of Manliness

Because this was just too funny not to re-post. Besides, I’d like to think Jesus has a sense of humor.

http://www.artofmanliness.com/2014/10/02/how-to-gird-up-your-loins-an-illustrated-guide/

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Church, Here’s Why People Are Leaving You. Part 1 | john pavlovitz

http://johnpavlovitz.com/2014/08/15/church-heres-why-people-are-leaving-you-part-1/

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Having Integrity Doesn’t Make You a Good Person

http://storylineblog.com/2014/08/04/having-integrity-doesnt-make-you-a-good-person/

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When Christians Love Theology More than People

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Love Neighbor Recently I came across an article posted on the Internet by Stephen Mattson, on staff at Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minn. While it may make the reader a bit uncomfortable, there’s a lot of truth in what he writes:

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When Christians Love Theology More than People

Beyond the realm of churches, religious blogs, and bible colleges, nobody really cares about theology. What does matter is the way you treat other people.

Within Christendom, we’re often taught the exact opposite: that doctrines, traditions, theologies, and distinct beliefs are the only things that do matter. It’s what separates churches, denominations, theologians, and those who are “saved” and “unsaved.”

Historically, Christians have been tempted to categorize the Bible into numerous sets of beliefs that are either inspired or heretical, good or bad, right or wrong — with no room for doubt or questioning or uncertainty.

It’s easy to get…

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A Holy Experience – A Letter to the North American Church: Because it is Time

http://www.aholyexperience.com/2013/06/a-letter-to-the-north-american-church-because-it-is-time/

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Kwanzaa 2013-2014: Day 7–IMANI

Forgive me for backsliding on these…haven’t yet figured out how to reblog from the phone. I’ll do better next year. 🙂 Day 7 of Kwanzaa–Imani, or Faith.

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[This Kwanzaa I have incorporated the profession of my Christian faith with the celebration of my heritage and community. Kwanzaa, by nature, is not tied to any one faith, but as the parallels between the Seven Principles and many Christian teachings are strong, I try to recognize both in my personal observance. I hope that no matter what your beliefs are regarding theism or religion, you will read on and take away a positive lesson from it to apply to your own life’s journey.]

HAPPY KWANZAA, everyone!

HABARI GANI?
Day 7, January 1 – IMANI (faith)
To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.

Galatians 3:26
We become children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 2:8
For by grace are ye saved through faith;…it is the gift of God.

The Christian feast is the Communion…

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Kwanzaa 2013: Day 6–KUUMBA

Forgive me for backsliding on these…haven’t yet figured out how to reblog from the phone. I’ll do better next year. 🙂 Day 6 of Kwanzaa–Kuumba, or Creativity.

http://wtpdiaries.wordpress.com/2013/12/31/kwanzaa-2013-day-6-kuumba/

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Kwanzaa 2013: Day 5–NIA

Forgive me for backsliding on these…haven’t yet figured out how to reblog from the phone. I’ll do better next year. 🙂 Day 5 of Kwanzaa–Nia, or Purpose.

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[This Kwanzaa I have incorporated the profession of my Christian faith with the celebration of my heritage and community. Kwanzaa, by nature, is not tied to any one faith, but as the parallels between the Seven Principles and many Christian teachings are strong, I try to recognize both in my personal observance. I hope that no matter what your beliefs are regarding theism or religion, you will read on and take away a positive lesson from it to apply to your own life’s journey.]

HAPPY KWANZAA, everyone!

HABARI GANI?
Day 5, December 30 – NIA (purpose)
To collectively build and develop our community, to restore our people’s traditional greatness, and to do what makes us glad to be who we are.

Ephesians 3:11
According to the eternal purpoe which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:28
And we know that all things work together for good to them…

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Kwanzaa 2013: Day 4–UJAMAA

The fourth day of Kwanzaa–highlighting Ujamaa, or cooperative economics.

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[This Kwanzaa I have incorporated the profession of my Christian faith with the celebration of my heritage and community. Kwanzaa, by nature, is not tied to any one faith, but as the parallels between the Seven Principles and many Christian teachings are strong, I try to recognize both in my personal observance. I hope that no matter what your beliefs are regarding theism or religion, you will read on and take away a positive lesson from it to apply to your own life’s journey.]

HAPPY KWANZAA, everyone!

HABARI GANI?
Day 4, December 29 – UJAMAA (cooperative economics)
To build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and to profit from them together.

Acts 2:44
And all that believe were together, and had all things in common.

Acts 2:45
And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.

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