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Patience is a Virtue: Don't Delay in Patience

Patience may be one of the most challenging traits to obtain. Patience often does not fit in with many people’s personalities. Patience, however, is a wonderful trait to have and will allow a person to relax and cope with stress. Those who delay in patience are often stressed and pressured individuals. The effects of impatience may have drastic effects on your personality and lifestyle.

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The Essentials for Living a Successful Christian Life

Living a successful Christian life is a daily commitment to following in the footsteps of the Lord. It only happens with hard work and determination. Of course, temptation and doubt will always force its way onto you path to everlasting life. However, reading your Bible and praying daily, engaging in fellowship with other Christians, and attending church regularly will help you grow in your faith.

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Bring Balance to your Life through Practical Spirituality

You feel like you are on a treadmill that you cannot stop. Trying to carry out our obligations – work, children, school, social activities, etc. – and our desire to "keep up with the Joneses" creates stress and discontent. The drive to be greater and better than all others causes us to become out of sync. Therefore, we are not aware or in touch with ourselves. However, making a commitment to practical spirituality will help you ease your stress and create inner peace.

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The Teachings of the Bible do not Endorse Racism in Christianity

Like racism in general, racism in Christianity is used to justify humankind's warped need to control and conquer. For instance, during the time of slavery in the United States many "Christians" justified their actions by believing that slaves were the descendents of Ham, who had been cursed (supposedly) by his father Noah. However, it was Canaan, Ham's son, who was cursed (Genesis 9:18, 25, 10:6) to be the servant of his brothers.

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Remove Idols from Your Life

What are idols in the life of the modern-day Christian. Chances are you do not have a graven image that you worship in your home, but do you have something that takes priority over your relationship with God? If so, then you have an idol in your life. Considering the sacrifice He gave for His children on the cross, having Christ as our number one priority is the lease the Christian can do. Learn how to rid your life of idols and live a truly Christ-centered life.

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What Role Do Christian Devotionals Play in the Christian Walk?

What part to Christian devotionals play in the Christian's daily devotional time? Devotions are an important part of the Christian's walk with the Lord. Having a daily time in God's word and in prayer helps us as Christians to have that daily conversation with God. Christian devotionals help take the Bible and apply it to daily life. Devotionals also help Christians to stay on track when doing their daily devotions.

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The Teaching of Virtues Can Teach Christian Morals

There are no Christian virtues, but there are Christian morals. The teaching of morals provides information about values. In the following article, a Christian can learn about the difference between values and virtues. The following article also introduces various ways by which a Christian teacher can help her students to appreciate the importance of Christian morals.

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Do You Know About The Religious Diet?

In a day and age that is filled with dieting, email SPAM messages about the latest and greatest nutritional supplements that all but guarantee a slimmer waistline and a healthier life, it is not surprising that a new diet is creating a buzz amongst those in the know. Of course, this diet is not new, but instead it is simply a matter of rediscovering an oldie but Goldie: the religious diet. Do you know about this new diet phenomenon?

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Honoring God through Fasting, Prayer and Devotion

Drawing near to God is the goal of every Christian. Fasting, prayer and devotion are usually the tools employed by the faithful to focus their hearts and minds on communion with their maker. Of course, not every Christian knows how to properly honor God through these activities and for this reason it is imperative to visit the dos and don'ts of proper fasting and prayer when coupled with devotion.

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What Is An Online Ministry?

Many faithful flock to the churches, temples, and mosques of their choices every holy day. Christians will visit their areas of worship on Saturdays and Sundays to meet with the fellowship of believers, to be strengthened in their faiths, to encourage others, and also to learn more about drawing close to God. Yet some Christians do so more often or instead of Sunday services via an online ministry. Do you know what an online ministry is?

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Christian Fasting in the United States of America

Christian fasting has long been an important part of the Christian faith. In the United States of America fasting has also played an important role. From the first President of our country, George Washington, fasting has been a part of our national spiritual life. It has unfortunately gone by the wayside in more modern times; however, its importance in our history cannot be denied.

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What is Healthy Body Healthy Mind?

Healthy Body Healthy Mind is a new holistic approach to health that is sweeping the nation and the world. In an attempt to link all parts of a person together: mental, emotional and physical, it seeks to assist people in becoming truly healthy through and through, not just looking at anyone aspect of what makes us a person.

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Spiritual Enrichment With Daily Devotionals

Daily devotionals are a powerful and easy way to enrich your spiritual life on a daily basis. Short Biblical passages with inspiring, informative, uplifting commentary are a great way to start each day or bring the day's events to a close. Many Christians read a daily devotion every day, and find it is of great assistance to them in their spiritual lives.

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Learn to Play Christian Piano Music

Since the beginning of Christianity, and even earlier in our Judeo-Christian origins, music has been vital to faith. Christian piano music takes the beautiful music that gives praise to the Lord and plays it on one of the most beautiful and versatile of instruments: the piano. Learn to play Christian piano music and give the gift of song to the Lord.

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The Basics of Christian Financial Concepts

Christians must live in the world just like every other person walking and breathing on this Earth. One of the realities of the world is that in order to live in it you must have money. Money is a requirement in order to live at all, let alone live a happy life. Christian financial concepts teach us that living a full, rewarding life is part of God's plan for us.

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Being a Christian, Financial Planning Is a Must

For anyone who is serious about living as a Christian, financial planning is an important exercise in living out the personal convictions the Bible instructs her or him to have with respect to the material blessings God chooses to bestow. While it is true that you should live by faith and not rely on your own understanding when it comes to living, it is also true that Christians are called to be stewards of that which they have been blessed with, and squandering it is unacceptable to God.

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Where to Go for Christian Advice

Who should the Christian turn to for Christian advice when he or she has a need? Should they run to the pastor first thing? Or what about their best friend at church? There are many sources for Christian advice available today, but Christians need to use discernment when seeking advice for their lives. Read more about the many options for seeking Godly advice.

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Finding Christian Centers

Christian centers serve many purposes in a community. They serve as places where Christians can come together in friendship and fellowship. They provide a haven for the poor and the needy to come and receive the assistance they need. They serve as focal points for the work of the Christian community in a place.

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Finding Good Christian Credit Counseling

Throughout the roller coaster ride of the economy over the past ten years: record booms, recession, slow recovery, one problem has remained constant. That problem is credit and debt. Too many people in the United States still have far too much credit debt, threatening them financially. Finding good Christian credit counseling can help you overcome your credit problems.

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Blasphemy Laws and Freedom of Speech

Blasphemy – defamation of the name of God. It is a violation of the Ten Commandments and is one of the longest standing religious rules in the Judeao-Christian tradition. In the United States of America today there are still blasphemy laws in some states, however the United States Supreme Court has ruled that such laws are a violation of the First Ammendment.

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Famous Catholics Throughout History

Throughout history, their have been many important people within the Catholic community, whose beliefs and faith in their religion played vital roles to strengthen the faith of others and the overall success of the Catholic Church. These famous Catholics provided the necessary devotion to their fellow Catholics. Without some of these people, the Catholic Church would not be the unified influence it is today.

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What is a Christian Living Center?

What is a Christian living center? Why do some Christians find it is beneficial to live with other Christians? The term "Christian living centers" means a variety of things. It can mean a full-service assisted living facility. It can mean a transitional place to live. It can also be another name for a non-denominational church. Read more about Christian living centers.

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Combating Racism with Christianity

Racism has been with the human race pretty much since man first walked the earth. Slavery, genocide, war atrocities, and also rape and murder were justified in the name of one race being superior to another. Sadly, Christianity has oftentimes been used to excuse and even further this practice; yet did you know that racism is actually in direct opposition to the tenets of this faith? Did you know that the Bible is extremely clear on how to deal with racism in all its form?

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Come Visit The Living Waters In UK!

If you are taking a trip through the United Kingdom, the odds are pretty good that you will want to hit all the big sights and sounds. You might want to see Big Ben, or maybe have your picture taken next to one of the stoic guards at the Buckingham Palace. Perhaps you might want to include a cathedral or two in your tour, but why not join the Living Waters in UK for a service?

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The Differences and Similarities Between Protestants and Catholics

Protestants and Catholics have a long and often divisive history together. Many people find them to be a world apart in terms of religious beliefs, yet Protestants and Roman Catholics happen to have many similarities as well as differences. They are far more closely linked than many would like to have you believe.

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What is Christian Marriage Counseling?

If you are having trouble in your marriage, perhaps you have considered getting Christian marriage counseling. Counseling can be anything from meetings with your pastor to attending a Christian counseling center. Whatever route you take, marriage counseling can often give you the outside influence you need to repair your marriage biblically. Learn more about Christian marriage counseling.

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Are The Bible Codes Real?

Although the idea of Bible codes are nothing new, their popularity has exploded in the 20th and 21st century. Many people feel that the Bible codes are special prophecies hidden within the text of the Bible, allowing those who are able to decipher these ancient messages to find out information about what will happen in the future.

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The Truth About Abortions

Laws are supposed to protect the rights of human beings. However, laws contradict themselves by allowing the legalization of abortions. It is highly debated on what should be considered morally wrong, but it is not misunderstood on what is scientifically wrong, and abortion is definitely scientifically wrong. The reason this is true is because science has showed us that an unborn fetus is a living, breathing individual.

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Dare A Christian Living Organization Follow Christ's Example?

A Christian living organization may seem, by definition, to support its members as they journey in Christ's footsteps. However, Christ was not mainstream. Christ did not support the established, powerful religious authorities. Christ welcomed and befriended people society ostracized. Christ challenged respected teachings. Dare a Christian living organization do these things? Do individual Christian young men and women dare accept these challenges?

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Learn About the Charismata

The charismata are one of the most controversial issues in modern day Christianity. While there is actually precious little in mainstream Christianity that is still hotly debated, this issue comes up time and again. As a matter of fact, churches have split over this issue and entirely new denominations have sprung up in support of them. What is it about the charismata that has some Christians running scared while it has others praising God?

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Living As a Christian in a Non-Christian World: Dealing With Secular Blasphemy

No matter what the polls say, you are not living in a Christian nation, much less a Christian world. Granted, there are a large number of individuals who proclaim to be God-fearing Christians, but when the spiritual rubber hits the worldly road, even many of those loudly proclaiming Christians turn out to be quite worldly. Have you ever encountered secular blasphemy and wondered how to deal with it?

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Key to Good Christian Health: Nutrition

A healthy Christian life requires balancing spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and physical needs. Nutrition, sleep, and stress management are the three keys to good health. Nutrition, providing the body with the nutrients it requires while avoiding the toxins that pollute this most intimate of God's temples, is essential to a healthy Christian life.

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Classrooms and The Ten Commandments

Little children in Bible School can generally recite the Ten Commandments, even if not all priests and ministers can do so. However, it is adults - often having forgotten the actual text of the Ten Commandments in any of its three Biblical forms - who frame the debates that shape these children's lives. What is the proper role of the Ten Commandments in modern society? For example, do they belong in public classrooms, or not?

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What is the Difference Between the Catholic Bible and the Protestant Bible?

Through the years, the different translations of the English Bible have been a source of discussion and controversy. Many have tried to say that one translation is better than another. How can one know which translation is the best? What is the difference, for example, between the Catholic Bible and the Protestant translations? Learn more about the difference between Bible translations.

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Christian Guitar Music Streams through Our Veins

With mainstream music creating havoc around the world, the midst of Christian guitar music creates a different impression. The music sends expressions of grace, forgiveness, and harmony insists a change of heart for its listeners. Matters of the heart can be conquered as we allow good, old-fashioned tunes soothe the day's struggles. Great Christian music artists keep spirits high with their passion behind the strums of the guitar – what a blessing awaits the weary soul.

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Are You An Anabaptist?

It may appear to be an odd question whether or not you are an Anabaptist. Yet do not dismiss it too quickly! As a matter of fact, your affiliation may well lie with a certain denomination - or also a non-denominational congregation - and you could still be an Anabaptist. To learn more about this fascinating belief system as well as its historic roots, please be sure to read on.

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The Believers Who Call Christ Lord

Much is known about the religion we call "Christianity" and sometimes the believers themselves make headlines, but usually only when they do things that either so far removed from the mainstream of acceptable behavior as to warrant some sensational headlines, or if they show heroic courage attributed to their faith in the face of great adversity. Especially in the wakes of the 9-11 and Hurricane Katrina disasters we have seen such heroes.

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Learn About the Rite of Perpetual Adoration

Christian mysticism and tradition are rich with rites that are only rarely practiced nowadays. When you find one of those rare church buildings where you suddenly find yourself face to find with a fascinating ritual, it is always a wonderful idea to linger and try to learn all you can about the practice, its origins, and also its rich history. Quite possibly the most fascinating rite is that of the perpetual adoration.

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Are Abortion Clinics Helping Women Or Simply Murdering Children?

There is no topic more divisive in today's society than that of abortion clinics, abortion in general, and the law that made it all possible, "Roe v. Wade". The "War on Terror" might be controversial, and quite possibly gay marriage issues will get some tempers flaring, but to watch out and out hostilities, you will need to look no further than the topic of abortion.

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Admiring the Faithfulness of the True Believers

When a reader of the Bible reaches Chapter 2, verse 10 of the Revelation of John, then that Bible reader will see these words: "Be faithful till death, and I will give you the crown of life". True believers interpret those words as an affirmation of the need for reliance on the word of God. They stand ready to heed God's call and to act as God has directed.

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Did the Rebaptizers Need A Re-education?

Living in the 21st Century, an age in which large numbers of people practice a religion other than Christianity, the long-ago condemnation of the rebatizers seems foolish and unwarranted. In fact the appearance of the Anabaptists during the 16th Century underscored the failure of the Christian church to quell an attitude that pressed for the re-education of some Christians.

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Worshiping an Idol?

Is Eucharistic adoration akin to worshiping an idol? Depending on which side of the isle you sit, it may almost appear that way! Of course, there is a world of difference between the idol worship forbidden in the Old and New Testament, and the kind of adoration that many believers lavish on the relics and other items of the faith, or is there? Read on to find out more.

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