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Paloma Burt

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Women's Bible Study! Surrounded by awesome ladies who have a heart for The Lord! #blessed
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Lanette Haskins

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Sharing Our Scars...
“God uses broken things. It takes broken soil to produce a crop, broken clouds to give rain, broken grain to give bread, broken bread to give strength. It is the broken alabaster box that gives forth perfume. It is Peter, weeping bitterly, who returns to greater power than ever.” ...
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This girl shares a strong message. <3 Amen!!
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JLP Originals

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Encourage others with this lovely personalized sunrise photo design saying Jesus is Lord on uplifting personalized Spiritual and Christian Tees and gifts. http://www.cafepress.com/heavenlyblessings/11368781 #Jesus #JesusisLord #Christian #Christiangifts #BelieveinGod #ILoveJesus #Jesusgifts #BlessedbyGod #Jesuslovesme
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Daily Bible Reading “God is My Deliverer” (Psalm 54:1-7)
Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 54:1-7. Psalm 54 is a Psalm of David to the Chief Musician for stringed instruments. The Ziphims, who were the people of Ziph, went to Saul and told him that David was hiding among them.
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Dr Ken McGill

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New dr ken mcgill's blog post: Recovering Couples Do Heal (Part 1 of 2) http://goo.gl/TVsY17 
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Dr Ken McGill

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New Daily Bread for Life Post: "The Emotion of Fear" (2 of 2) http://wp.me/p66RJ5-3x 
Just like anger, we ask ourselves the question: Is all fear bad fear? Not at all. Fear is an important emotion that tells us there is something we need to look at or address which could be an actua...
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anil antony

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From Vacant Space To The Present Human Form

The atheist says that God does not exist. For him God is nothing i.e., vacant space. This is the first stage. When he sees miracles he becomes the believer in God. He accepts God as some power or energy. The power or energy is also formless, like vacant space. So the concept of God is near to his previous concept and thus the atheist (Scientist) accepts the formless (Nirakara) God very easily. The third stage is God with form (Sakara). In this stage statues in the human form are introduced. The training is given to do the sixteen upacharas (services) to these statues in human form. This training indicates that they have to worship the God in human form in this way. The sixteen upacharas are actually related to the human form only. For eg: the first upachara ‘Aavahanam’ means invitation corresponds to the human being only and not to inert statue. The statue in the temple is better than the statue in your house.

Why? Because in the temple the ‘Pranaprathista’ i.e., initiation of life is done to the statue. This again indicates that you have to worship the statue with life. The concept is the inert statue plus life is equal to human being. Therefore in the temple the statue indicates that you have to worship the statue with life i.e., the human form of God only. Like this you are slowly trained to worship the human form of the God by the sixteen upacharas. In this training when your egoism and jealousy is completely destroyed now the human form of the God is introduced. Unless your egoism and jealousy are completely destroyed you cannot accept the human form directly. So the worship of the inert statue in the human form introduces the concept of human form, then the initiation of life (Prana pratishta) introduces the concept of living human form. Thus this is a gradual transformation of you by reducing your egoism and jealousy. When your egoism and jealousy are completely removed, the final human form of God is introduced. Only a particular man like Lord Krishna is God. This is Advaita philosophy, which is extended to every man due to the same jealousy and egoism. If every man is God, nobody requires salvation. 

Like this when you are travelling from vacant space to formless energy or power then you are accepting the human form but without life which is a statue in your house. In the same stage you are accepting the statue plus life in the temple, which means only a living human form. Finally you are catching the God in the present living human form. Whatever I preached here is having the best practical proof. Hanuman, the greatest of the human beings in this world worshipped Rama only who was a living human being in his time. He did not go down i.e.; he never meditated upon the formless God or the statues. In Valmiki Ramayana such things are not mentioned. He never worshipped even previous human incarnations like ‘Vamana’. He worshipped only the human incarnation present in his generation. 

Similarly Radha never worshipped ‘Rama’ but worshipped only Krishna who was the human incarnation of her generation. As per Bhagavatham Radha also never worshipped the statues or the formless God. Hanuman became Brahma and Radha became the queen of the 15th World ‘Goloka’. Nobody in this world will attain a better position than these two. So your spiritual journey must end in recognizing the human incarnation of God present in your generation. God is impartial and so He comes down in human form in every generation. If you say Lord Krishna is only the latest incarnation, then that generation was blessed and God became partial. Therefore God is coming in human form in every human generation. People are not recognizing Him because after the incarnation of Krishna the egoism and jealousy are growing continuously in all the human beings. The man did not recognize the God coming in human form after Krishna. After Krishna and before ‘Kalki’ is ‘Kaliyuga’. Due to the influence of the ‘Kali’ people are full of egoism and jealousy and so they cannot recognize the human form of God in ‘Kaliyuga’.

God comes in different human forms in the same time in various levels for the sake of devotees in various levels. He comes as a schoolteacher for the school students, as a lecturer for the college students and as a Professor for the post graduate students. Since the school students and college students are large in number he comes down as a number of schoolteachers and college lecturers. Such incarnations are called as ‘Amsavataras’, which mean the incarnations of a small portion of His power. The incarnation of His radiation is called ‘Kalavatara’ which is the formless God like light worshipped by some believers. The light travels as waves and the Siva Linga in the temple represents this formless God. Since the Post graduation students are less in number only one professor comes down and He is the ‘Pari poorna tamavathara’ i.e., the most complete incarnation, which reveals the final true knowledge. He is called ‘Satguru’ or the original Datta in the human form. 

Datta exists in two forms. 1) The three headed form. 2) One headed form. The three headed form indicates ‘Para brahma’ (God) who creates, rules and destroys the Universe by His three faces. The other single headed form is the external human form in which the three-headed form exists as the internal form, which is not seen. This is the essence of the ‘Eka Mukha Datta’ (One headed from) and ‘Trimukha Datta’ (The three headed form). Therefore the Schoolteacher shows miracles and converts the atheist into theist. The college lecturer trains the theists in the worship of the statues having human form to remove ego and jealousy in the man and make him a devotee. The last university professor gives the final true knowledge that God comes down in human form only and that He (the professor) Himself is God. 
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Dr Ken McGill

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A Resource for Character Development! Cultivating Love: Growing Character http://wp.me/p66RJ5-8Q 
"The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the 'exact representation' (Greek: Charakter) of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he s...
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Lanette Haskins

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After a long break from writing God put a few words on my heart today...
I took a bit of a break from writing, mostly because of an overwhelmed schedule but in recent months, some health issues have occupied my time as well. Dealing with health issues can demand that you be still even as you struggle with an addiction to busyness and can also force you into ...
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We are Women who been through or going through many STRUGGLES...we love GOD, ain't afraid to SHOW the WORLD how REAL we are...we accept that we are imperfect human beings but always STRIVING to be a better WOMAN of GOD!

LeeAnn Gormley

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The number one source of stress in my life is not money.  It is not my children.  It is not my job or church responsibilities.  The number one source of stress has always been defending my worth.  When I argue with my spouse ...
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Paloma Burt

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Exodus 14:14
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Anytime +Whitney McKendree Moore!! I'm learning to do the same☺️😘 Gods grace is sufficient & perfect, girl💖 We got this!
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THE QUESTION CORNER
You guys have been very helpful with your feedback, and now I have a website that is alive and open for comments and (hopefully) civil discourse. For today’s question, please click below and chime in!
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Helen Henry

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"When you study the Bible; you have to touch the Spirit inside the Word."

Helen's Book: 'Women on the R.U.N. for Jesus" is available at:

www.helench.org or www.revtarrent-arthurhenry.com
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Dr Ken McGill

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“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” – Jeremiah 29:11 (TNIV)

You know that you were created for something other than to misplace your passion, and subsequently, to not achieve your purpose in life. As a result of working through these exercises, you have identified how spiritual, psychological, traumatic and addictive challenges in your life have “derailed” you from living a healthy life free from the problems and consequences associated with addiction. Equally, because of the work you have done to address these problems, you have cultivated illumination, sanity, personal restoration and in some cases, the renewal of relationships with people you have learned to love, as your recovery has helped you to accurately place your passion with those you love (Luke 22:15).

So as we wrap things up with this “part of your race,” lets talk about where you go from here: your legacy. I don’t know why you may have encountered some of the life experiences you have had to live through, and I don’t know if there is an answer for the abuses, trauma, suffering, grief and losses that may have knocked you “off course” in your life. As was noted in the assignment on Trauma, sometimes evil people just do evil things, and sometimes very bad things happen to very good people, like yourself, who did not ask for the “cards that were dealt to you in life.”

What I do know, is that even with all of the losses and the trauma, the scripture passage above states there is still a plan and a purpose that God has for you. As much as God hated to see the horrible behavior of abuse, He still loves each and every one of us too much to let us live a deflated and purposeless life. I don’t offer this comment out of some spiritual “name it and claim it” philosophy. No, I offer it out of what you have done in this workbook up to this point, which means that your work has helped you to “row into your future.”

To the Hebrews, the word picture for the future (Ahar) is a rowboat. If you are in a rowboat, you will never see where you are going, however, you will see where you have been. Addiction, the Enemy, and the life that he desired to steal from you, kill off, and destroy, left you with some barren and scorched earth experiences. However, in your recovery, you have worked to row into a new area, a new landscape of your life journey. Perhaps at one time, you could only see burned and desolate landscapes. However, with your recovery, and with each stroke of the oars that you have make (symbolizing one day at a time in recovery), you rowing has created a new present set of circumstances for yourself, one filled with a bit more beauty, hope and love. All because of the work you have done, and because of your commitment to work with God and others to become healthy. That is why I feel very confident that you will move beyond desolation, and into fruitfulness: because you have kept your oars in the water.

But there is more. Think about this: From your vantage point in the rowboat, “hindsight being 20/20” as we say, could you see that God has also placed key individuals in your life to “seed truth into you,” truth that perhaps has been lying dormant in your life, but now, because of your commitment to health, Him and recovery, is beginning to produce fruit? I think God has always wanted you to be fruitful (Genesis 1:28; John 15:1-5, 16).

Until recently, the practice of addictive behavior has compromised the soil of your heart and your ability to be fruitful in an optimal manner. But now, the seeds of hope and life that other men and women (Grandparents and Great-grandparents, people you have never met, your parents, your wife, husband, siblings, children, recovery group members, Pastors, Deacons and even Therapists) planted and prayed for in you are now beginning to grow in your heart, producing the character that God has always wanted to be part of your legacy. Can you see this? God has always been for you, and even though it has felt that many were against you, He has had the best of intentions in mind for you, and still does (Romans 8:31; Philippians 2:13).  Let's take a closer look at the process that God has in store for you.

In Who Influenced You? Exploring your Purpose and Legacy (Part 2 of 3) you'll find questions that prompt you to think about who were the important and positive people in your life who made a positive impact and contribution in your life, and what characteristics did they "seed" into your life for the purpose of you eventually becoming a "fruitful" person.

In Who Influenced You? Exploring your Purpose and Legacy (Part 3 of 3) I'll share about positive and important people who have impacted my life in practical yet profound ways.

"For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do" - Ephesians 2:10 (TNIV)

I welcome your comments below or via email and your favorites, your retweets and your “+1’s” if you have a brief moment and find the information helpful. Again, it is my desire to provide the very best info for your consideration.

Thanks for visiting and please visit the other blogs written by Dr Ken McGill: Daily Bread for Life and "3 - 2 - 5 - 4 - 24" for additional information that could be helpful.

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Good Morning Friends,
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“This Life is Fleeting”
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Greetings from here. Have been posting just once on Google+ because I didn't want to overdose everybody. Hope that's okay -- please feel free to suggest another way.
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Carol Graham

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JUSTICE is getting what you deserve.  MERCY is not getting what you deserve and GRACE is getting what you don't deserve
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Madiline Belle

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Glory to God! Let me inspire you with my compelling testimony found on amazon and barnes and nobles.com
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