One of the most profound Zen parables, “The Two Arrows“, tells the story of a samurai who was struck in the shoulder by a stray arrow in the heat of battle. The wounded samurai looked down at the arrow in his shoulder and was overcome by shock and disbelief. His sword dropped to the ground… Continue reading Dodging the Second Arrow – How to Manage Yourself During Difficult Times
The value of a smile is so priceless, yet it is the cheapest, easiest, most rewarding and most sincere gift to anyone that crosses your path. A smile makes a person's day, anybody's day, even a stranger's day. A smile is infectious. Start infecting people with your smile today. A smile is nature's best antidote… Continue reading The Value Of a Smile
This is a guest post from SUMESHNEE REDDY When life is good and I am able to make good and healthy choices, I rejoice with God in this, and believe He is patting my back, saying “Well done!” However, when I make a mistake or mess up, I tend to not go to God with it.… Continue reading Why Do We Run and Hide from God?
Since all of us are prone to temptations (including envy and jealousy), is there a way to find out if a person or a group of people are jealous of you? I had to share this deep piece with you guys by CHRISTINE LAILANI GINETE - ROME I often find myself wondering how people know… Continue reading Do Christians Ever Get Jealous With Fellow Christians?
Originally posted by Pastor Chris And be not conformed to this world: but BE YE TRANSFORMED BY THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God (Romans 12:2). Your mind is very important. It’s the door to your spirit, and it’s also the door… Continue reading Rhapsody Of Realities: Renewing The Character Of Your Mind
This is a guest post from Holly Riordan. Focus on your own path because you’re going to get sidetracked if you pay too much attention to the people surrounding you. You have to pour all of your energy into your own hopes and dreams, your own goals and milestones. If you’re dwelling on how successful… Continue reading Stop Worrying About How Successful Your Friends Are And Focus On Your Own Path
Dear God, I may not understand everything that’s happening in my life right now, but I’m choosing to hold on to the fact that everything has a purpose. I may be overwhelmed with questions as to why certain things are happening in my life, but my faith is not dependent on my feelings. This season… Continue reading No Matter The Circumstances I Go Through, God Is Still Good
Regret is a funny thing. It sticks to us like honey, even after we’ve washed our hands of it. It stays on us like the scent that forever stains your collar. It always comes back like the pesky fly that won’t disappear. But is regret really this relentless? Or are we opening the door of… Continue reading You Are So Much More Than Your Mistakes
A donkey was tied to a tree. A demon came and released him. The donkey entered the field of a farmer and began to eat everything. The farmer’s wife saw the donkey and, afraid that it would destroy the farm, took the rifle and killed him.The donkey’s owner saw the dead donkey, got angry, and… Continue reading Welcome To The Month Of Divine Favour And Breakthrough
Trace the scars life has left you in. It will remind you that at one point in life, you fought for something you believed in. You are the only person who gets to decide if you are happy or not—do not put your happiness into the hands of other people. Do not make it contingent… Continue reading The Strength In Our Scars
Some serious rules to look at when dealing with life. This is what I call fearless motivation. Know that your only competition is who you were yesterday. Earn, save, and invest before you spend. Avoid negative people, life is too short. If you don't go after what you want, you will never get it. See… Continue reading Rules To Be Hardcore In Life
Even the people who once fought for others tend to get weak and eventually "give up" and lose interest in the worth of fighting any longer. Save a life around you! Spread this message...
You can’t avoid suffering. You can’t avoid pain. It’s a given and life becomes so much easier when we accept that reality.The more you care about someone, the more you’ll hurt when they let you down. The more you’re passionate about something, the more heartbroken you will be when you lose it.Ironically, the things that… Continue reading You Can’t Avoid Suffering, You Just Pick What You’re Willing To Suffer For
This is a guest post. The truth is, you always find yourself something missing. There is no perfect state for you to feel complete, all the time. The truth is, you always find yourself lost somewhere in the middle of nowhere. No matter how far you go, no matter how deep you went through, you… Continue reading Remember This When You’re Searching For Yourself
Sometimes endings force you to find new beginnings. They force you to step up and fill that void but you end up finding a lot more about yourself. You end up finding something better for you. You end up wishing you had ended things a lot sooner or had the courage to walk away from… Continue reading Sometimes An Ending Can Be A Blessing In Disguise