jennifer_bloom

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Why Honour is not necessarily a Christian concept

When I first began university, I knew a guy who wanted God to reward him for being religious by making him the president of the United States, but that is not as easy as it seems. Jesus said he who is least among you is greatest and he who desires to be first among you must be slave of all, so...

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How to show God Gratitude for your blessings

A grateful person, does not abuse the gifts he is entrusted to, and the scriptures teach, that those who abuse their gifts and blessings will be shamed and humiliated, for some it happens while they are alive, and for others, it happens while they are dead. Like I learned in my 30s that I’m...

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What God taught me about worship this week

This weekend, I wanted to pray and worship but I just could not feel God’s presence and when I tried to do joyful meditation, I felt a sense of isolation and coldness instead and I realized the issue after studying the usages of salt in scripture. In the same way that humans cannot live without...

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How to interpret bible verses

There were two strategies that I used for many years, and I realized neither one of them is 100% reliable. The first strategy I used to understand bible symbols through functional and impressionistic scoping. I assumed that goats symbolized authority because of their horns, that sheep symbolized...

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What the very rich understand that others do not

When Bill Gates was the richest man in the world, he made the commitment to only leave his kids with ten million each upon his death. Warren Buffet’s wife was worth ten billion and did the same, leaving each child only ten million when she died, and each grand child $100,000. What people like...

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How God protects His followers

A few years ago, I was in an unhappy relationship. The guy was never abusive or disloyal, but he was insecure, inept at conversation, lacking in confidence, extremely slow at text and messenger conversations, and did not know how to be happy or funny. Around this time, a guy I was highly...

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Why the world hates Christians

I used to be jealous of a girl who had done everything I had tried to do and done it better than me because she would always drive me out of the discussion and when I tried to make new friends, she would steal them me by showing off and appearing to be more interesting then me. I had a dream...

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What the fear of God means to me

In the same way that this Christian Musician coincides the friendship of God with the fear of God, so the fear of God makes you friendly towards others, and this friendliness is an expression of your fear of God, not of man. Fear of man makes you cowardly and dishonest, but fear of God, makes...

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Another thing Cosmopolitan gets wrong about dating

A sample of their magazine issue, note the word “Would you hate date?” Next to the image of the chubby woman. Cosmopolitan is a magazine for girls or ladies who want to attract men in a superficial way using bodily mechanics and clothes. But that is not the way to get a guy, because what a man...

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How to find a good teacher - It’s not what you think

The bible says a man’s heart reflects the man, and a teacher is dependent on his student, for his lessons to be transmitted and understood, otherwise he cannot out them into action. While Jesus died on the cross and was a great teacher, many claim to follow Him and live lives that do not reflect...

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What we can learn about the poor widow and her offering

The poor widow giving her small donation here In one biblical story, Jesus was at the temple with his disciples and a bunch of rich rulers and pharisees were giving large donations to the temple while a very poor widow gave two small copper coins worth less than a penny, and Jesus told his...

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How God took away my shame

As a kid, I felt shame a dozen times a day cause my parents would both yell at me and tell me I was stupid or ugly or masculine or fat or weird and I was socially awkward at school leading to harassment by bullies and guys who were angry at me for rejecting them. I was so easy to control cause I...

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What God says about Children in the Bible

Jesus said that anybody who welcomes a child into their heart, is welcoming Jesus into their heart, and anybody who welcomes Jesus into their heart, welcomes God into their heart. The Mark 9:42 New International Version Bible Says: “If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in...

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What SMART goals taught me about God

One of the things I learned from the SMART goals is “don’t be a hero by setting yourself to unrealistic goals or targets.” I tried to prove to myself that I was a person of my word and I forced myself to read all these boring books and one day I decided to just give up on that goal. The bible...

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How to achieve your vision in life - Bible talk

One of my favourite songs in university was higher love by Steve W. and I think one major difference between rich churches and poor churches is the emotions they entertain, lower emotional indulgences involve the pursuit of sympathy and personal praise, a pursuit that traps you in a cycle of...

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What I consider to be one of the worst forms of mockery as detailed by Jesus

Jesus talks about the hypocrites who build the tombs of the prophets when it was their fathers that killed them. The way I see that verse is, he is condemning those who practice virtual signalling at the expense of the victim, by offering false tokens of sympathy they don’t actually feel in...

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What I learned from the sheep and the goats

The sheep behaves like a hired nurse or customer service agent, he fulfills his humanitarian duty towards the needy among people and is polite and civil to the jerk that is blowing up his phone and being rude, or the stutterer who can teach him nothing while the goat is too vain and obsessed...

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What God taught me about Submission this week

I struggled with jealousy for a few years when people achieved many times more than what I had and got attention and respect from all the people who would not give me the time of day and I realized something this week: God was allowing people to step on me, because he wanted to cure me of...

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