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    How to Have a Peace of Mind

    As you are well-aware, there is much turmoil and violence in the world. You cannot travel around the world, in search of peace, and find it. Without overwhelming you as a “bearer of more bad news,” I will only give you THREE quick statistics (particularly in the U.S. where I live), demonstrating that our world is highly deficient in peace, as we so desperately need. “In the U.S., youth homicide rates are MORE than 10 TIMES that of other leading industrialized nations.” (*statistics presented by peacealliance.org) “It’s estimated that 16.2 million adults in the United States, or 6.7 percent of American adults, have had at least one MAJOR depressive episode…

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    5 Bible Verses That Will Boost Your Confidence

    Building confidence in yourself is very much encouraged by the world. “You can achieve anything you want if you just believe in yourself,” they say. Grievously, I have to warn you that there is a danger and pitfall in teaching our young people to put all their confidence in themselves. SELF-CONFIDENCE, according to the dictionary, means “a feeling of trust in one’s abilities, qualities, and judgment.” Many young people and adults instill so much confidence in themselves, that they start to feel indestructible, relying on no one but themselves. Later, this can bring a life of misery and stress when we carry all the load ourselves. I have to admit…

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    How to Break Bad, Ugly Habits

    Have you ever considered that bad habits are just like dirty smudges on our face? We may not think about our bad habits that often, but when our family and loved ones look at us, they’re forced to peer at the smudges we’re wearing. A bad habit that we have is often quite apparent to others…and sometimes we nonchalantly wear the same old dirty smudges year after year because we don’t put any effort into changing or cleaning up our act. Are bad habits sinful? First, know this… there’s NONE of us who are perfect. We ALL have our struggles. I will admit that I have my own weaknesses that…

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    10 Important Bible Verses on Money and Wealth

    Today’s Bible verse to write in your journal.. “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” – Hebrews 13:5 kjv They say money talks. In other words, it has a huge persuasive influence, which often stems from the greed for more of it. Vanity and pride in showing off one’s wealth is just one erroneous use of money. Money is also frequently used as a tool for bribery. I believe it’s falsely said that everyone has a “price” and can be bought. Christian men and women of real character and integrity…

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    5 Ways You Can Trust God

    Today’s Bible Verse to write in your journal… “Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.” – Jeremiah 17:7 kjv 5 Ways You Can Trust God Starting Right Now… 1. You Can Trust in God’s Gracious Mercy. “But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.“ Psalm 13:5 kjv We certainly don’t receive all that we deserve for our sins. [He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. – Psalm 103:10 kjv] Sometimes we let fear take over instead of trusting God because we’re afraid our sins are going to…