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William Frank Diedrich
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Responsibility
Real spiritual and personal growth begins with responsibility.  No one is going to save you. This doesn't mean that miracles don't happen. They do.  As long as you are blaming people, or the economy, or your mom for your life the way it is, you aren't respo...
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Original Blessing
You are born blessed--blessed with love, with gifts to offer, and your self to share. This is original blessing. If you believe in God, then you are born with his blessing, his unconditional love. You are made in his image. If you don't believe in God, you ...
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Belief and God
If someone were to ask me: 'Do you believe in God?" I may say yes just to not get into it. But if I were to be truly honest, I would need to ask: "What do you mean by God?" Upon hearing their description of God, I would probably have to say "No, I don't." T...
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ALL Beliefs Limit You
All beliefs limit you, even the positive ones. If you believe you are a poor leader, then you will lead poorly. I have known "leaders" who believed they were effective, yet they were not. The belief they held in their own competence prevented them from lear...
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A Piece of the Truth
There was a young angel who was given the task of bringing the Truth to planet Earth. He was so eager to share the Truth with others that he didn't listen to instructions. The Truth was presented to him in the form of a crystal sphere. He flew off with the ...
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Religious Dysfunction
One problem with a large segment of modern Christianity is that it is a dysfunctional system.  It tells you to believe in Jesus as your savior, and that will release your guilt for your sinful nature. It uses guilt to relieve guilt, which doesn't work. Jesu...
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Persecution, Heretics, and Respect
A belief system is a way of seeing the world. There are many belief systems, and many ways of seeing the world. The people in each system tend to think their way of seeing the world is the right way for everyone. This is true in both religion and politics. ...
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Belief, Questions, and Lectio Divina
Spirituality is not about having a belief system that gives you all the answers. It's about questions and experimentation. Rather than accepting a belief you read or that someone has given you, test it. Contemplate it. Pray about it. Meditate on it. See wha...
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