myTakes: Religion & Spirituality

Three Daily Disciplines To Keep Yourself Grounded in God

1. The first is to read religious verses every day. This gives you a series of tools to use as Arsenal for when you encounter situations and need validation or affirmation or acceptance, during those times you can draw on...
jennifer_bloom
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The real reason some people cannot forgive their enemies

They say that people are creatures of habit and I would say that moral currency is the opposite of material currency. If somebody is obsessed with money and greed and maximizing their sensations and experiences in life,...
jennifer_bloom
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A very serious lesson that isn’t so obvious to most

I believe Jesus taught that bad deeds lead to bad ultimate results and good deeds leads to good final outcomes. Bad deeds cannot lead to good results because the person suffers for what they did. Good deeds cannot lead to...
jennifer_bloom
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Good and bad lessons from Pokémon - Bible Talk

Pokémon is popular for the same reason that Adam and Eve disobeyed God in the garden of Eden: It’s human nature to want what you can’t have. It goes along with FOMO which is the fear of missing out and the offer that the...
jennifer_bloom
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What nearly all my very successful Christian friends do

One of my child hood friends became a pharmacy professor. Another one got an MD and PhD from 2 Ivy League schools. Another one became a doctor. Another one also became a doctor. Another one became a top computer science...
jennifer_bloom
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Why bragging is dangerous - Bible talk

I used to be super jealous of a girl I knew cause she was constantly bragging about the 19 books she had published and I had been trying for years to publish a book and failed to produce even a single book. I also did not...
jennifer_bloom
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What God taught me in my dream about Pizza

I had a dream I was at a hotel where you could order all the food you want and the cooks would give you your food cost free. In my dream I ordered 4 pizzas but did not wait for them to finish cooking and left the hotel...
jennifer_bloom
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What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality?

God created humans to engage in sex only within the arrangement of marriage between a male and a female. The Bible condemns sexual activity that is not between a husband and wife, whether it is homosexual or heterosexual...
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Why honest people have an advantage in life

At my school, the drop out rate for medical school students is under 2% while the drop out for theology students is over 40%. This begs the question of why theology has such a high drop out rate and my theory is that...
jennifer_bloom
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Why the church does not always save people

The gospel of Jesus clearly shows that God was often different from mainstream religious culture and that those who gave in too often to their religious culture ended up rejecting God and I know of examples in my own life...
jennifer_bloom
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Why you need God to protect you and can’t do it yourself

The bible teaches that when you try to treat people fairly, that God takes care of your interests and when you are consistent in your devotion to God, God guards your character. In the last two years since getting laid...
jennifer_bloom
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How I define humility and arrogance

To me humility is about putting God’s interests and the interests of others above your own interests and desires while arrogance is about putting your own interests and desires above those of others or of God.
jennifer_bloom
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The difference between a lasting miracle and a temporary one

Years ago I developed a health issue that set me back very farther than I should have been in life but I worked extremely hard to improve my health and in 2015, God began to heal me, but it’s not all bliss. I ended up...
jennifer_bloom
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What does SIN mean and Why it is so important? (Further Explained)

This isn't a religious post, although I use scripture. It applies to everyone. Sin is simply when you are not working in harmony with Gods laws. It means too fail. To miss the objective. And if you don't work in harmony...
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What I realized again this week about Maslow’s Hierarchy.

There was a psychologist named Maslow who invented a pyramid called Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. In this pyramid, Maslow argues that human beings are interested in the physical components of their life when those things...
jennifer_bloom
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Why you should not base your relationship on lies - bible talk

I have a lot of superficial people and dishonest people in my family and they are all single. One made over 2 million a year and graduated top of her class from an Ivy League school and it took her 9 years to find a...
jennifer_bloom
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What the bible says about enemies

Matt. 5 Verses 11 to 12 Says [11] Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. [12] Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your...
jennifer_bloom
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Why following God is sometimes comfortably uncomfortable

In the bible the Israelites are forced to journey through the wilderness for long periods before reaching the promised land and in the same way, I find God sometimes forced us into our own wilderness where we are...
jennifer_bloom
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How to Act with Dignity and Class - Bible talk

These are signs of a biblically observant woman or man 1 - They consider the comfort and emotional needs of others because a person who makes others uncomfortable is disliked. 2 - They are generous, kind, and inclusive of...
jennifer_bloom
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How I like to interpret the bible and share it with others

I try to avoid religious absolutism or deductive exclusiveness when I study the bible because I believe the bible is a tool and not an object of worship. Rather rather than saying “this is what the bible says and anybody...
jennifer_bloom
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