Our Spiritual Journey

Much of this information has been written by and comes from Stephen and to a lesser from Emmy, who is still to a larger degree somewhat a traditional Christian. This website has been written by Stephen and most describes his own spiritual awareness and journey.
  1. 14 Nov 2012

    Being Joyful is a Choice

    Submitted by Stephen Winters
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    Being joyful is a choice that we make. Our attitude is our choice.

    "Count it all joy..." "Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say rejoice."

    "Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. " James 1:2-4

  2. 13 Nov 2012

    Purity Restored

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    What does it mean to be a virgin? In a strictly legalistic or physical sense, we might call a young woman a virgin who has never had sex. Some would say that a true sign of virginity is if the woman still has her hymen intact.. But is that all that virginity means? In a larger sense, being a virgin means .... not being in bondage to unwholesome thoughts or desires. She has a pure mind that is free from the guilt and shame of ...

    When someone loose her virginity, there is a certain amount of shame and humiliation that follows.

  3. 8 Nov 2012

    Scripture Memory?

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    When I was younger I used to memorize many Bible verses. I was so proud of all the verses that I had memorized. However, in recent years I am actually repulsed at the idea of "memorizing scripture"

    I think it's because there are so many other valuable writings as well. For instance, I just received an email from Carlton Pearson. Within his email was this thought:

  4. 2 Nov 2012

    Faith is a Journey

    Submitted by Stephen Winters
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    I have seen and read the "Statement of Faith" of various churches and religious organizations which they seem to hold up as the undeniable and unbendable proof of their faith. It seems that they are saying that (their) faith is, or has been, a result of very precisely following the formula of "read the bible, pray, go to church, accept Christ as Saviour, etc." The path can be (at least in their minds) be very clearly traced along a specific religious path.

  5. 24 Oct 2012

    The Paradox of God's Intervention

    Submitted by Stephen Winters
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    Christians often pray that God may save this person or that person, or that God will cause something to happen. And yet at the same time Christians say that God condemns people who don't "accept Christ, etc.". There is a paradox here. Is it God that changes our hearts, or are we responsible to change our hearts? If God is the one who changes our hearts, then why do Christians say that God condemns those who "don't change". On the Other hand, if we are responsible to change, then why do Christians pray that God will change our hearts? Which way is it?

  6. 2 Oct 2012

    Writing Towards Wholeness

    Submitted by Stephen Winters
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    "Have you say that you valued the business advice section of the website has kind of confirmed something that I've been doing, and want to do more of: writing articles on the business, record keeping-bookkeeping, and management parts of upholstery. These are the topics that interest me a lot, partly because my business was so deficient, and we suffered greatly, in those areas in the past. There is still a lot that I want to write in those areas, as I have time."

     

     

     

     

  7. 22 Sep 2012

    The Nature of the Offense

    Submitted by Stephen Winters

    When we look at the topic forgiveness, we also need to look at the the nature of the harm or offense.

    The Injury or Offense

    Was the offense a one time event that was out of character for the offender. Is the offender normally a responsible virtuous person who made a mistake? Did he try his best to repair or rectify the damage or mistake?

    Or was the offense made by an offender who has a habit and a history of habitually hurting people and not doing anything to repair or replace what was damaged? Does he typically get angry whenever confronted about his behavior?

  8. 16 Sep 2012

    Learning to Be Thankful

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    We self-centered humans are not naturally thankful. A young children we yell "Mine!" "Mine!" We think that we deserve everything, Everything we see is ours

    Thankfulness is a habit that we can learn. By becoming aware of the special services that people do for us, (hopefully) we learn that we don't deserve anything

     

    Benefits of being thankful.

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