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Historically, oil has been used to symbolize the consecration, designation and ascension of an individual to a higher office. Even today, Christian and Judaic rituals often use oils to show both their connection with their past and also impress upon the recipient the spiritual realities of the ritua
The fall colors in Duluth, Minnesota, are beautiful. The best time to go hiking is at the end of September and the beginning of October. The colors are abundant everywhere you turn. There are some places that are just spectacular to see the colors from afar. Driving through the backwoods of Minnesot
Getting rid of habits or habit busting is a difficult task for almost all people. Jesus gives us some advice on breaking a habit in one of his parables which is sometimes called the parable of the empty house (Mat 12: 43-45, Luke 11: 24-26).
Woman Fathers Her Own Child is the Sabian Symbol for the 17th degree of Scorpio. Here it is described using the 7 Words System - a way of understanding the complexity of human interactions that can be applied to all aspects of self-awareness and relationship, so that you quickly change your perspect
Sunday school teachers have a task that requires full-hearted effort, a whole lot of time and a genuine desire for the mind of God to teach effectively. Teachers very much need the prayers and encouragement of God's people since so much depends on them.
Here we have yet another man being healed, this time of blindness. Alongside another giving-of-sight story that appears in chapter 8, this frames a series of passages where Jesus gives 'insight' to this disciples about his coming passion, death, and resurrection. Readers must remember that
This diagram shows what the Temple of Venus in Baalbek, Lebanon, originally looked like. Today all that's left is the wall to the rear. Although earthquakes and time probably did most of the damage, Christians may have contributed to it. There are many examples of early Christians attacking rel
How to immediately take the 5 most critical steps to finding love in your love while at the same time overcoming the deepest darkest secret being shared by everyone on the planet today.
The concept of human sacrifice is one of the more abhorrent facets of religion in the minds of most of us. Historically, minority groups have been repeatedly accused of it. Today, it is a common rumor about Satanism. Not only is that concept totally false, multiple aspects of Satanic teaching are co
There are things about Christianity the world will not forgive. These have to do with the things Christians say and do that the world hates. This should not come as a surprise to anyone. The world is being led by another set of rules.
The concept of the Holy Spirit is a challenge even for seasoned and avowed Christians. It is important for one to validate the testimonies recounting its activities before one commits his/her hope for eternal life on this ghost. The Holy Ghost is the supernatural that executes these physical changes
Advaita means nondual or not two. This oneness is a fundamental quality of everything. Everything is a part of and made of one substance. Often the question arises, If it is all one thing why dont I experience it that way? This is confusing oneness for the appearance of sameness. Things can appear d
For people of faith, having a close relationship with God is more important than anything else. Faith in God provides confidence in navigating life's hardships, trust that there is ultimately a meaning and a purpose to life and death and joy at the simple goodness of being loved for who one truly is