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Spiritual Power: Emic and Etic Perspectives

- Shamanistic healing is a special practice mainly of the people in Asia. The commentary presented by Yer Moua Xiong is written from a first person perspective to aid in the process of immersing oneself in the culture, and understanding truly what shamanism is all about. One central belief of the Shamans is the ability for the human soul to drift and wander, or even become lost from its host (Xiong 2003: 183). The body can host many souls, of which all can wander or be lost forever from a physical limb or organ detachment from the body (lecture, 1/25)....   [tags: Spiritual Healing]

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Spirituality And The Spiritual Life

- Spirituality, is a concept that everyone in the world takes part in whether they are fully aware of it or not. Personally, I have always considered myself to be a spiritual person; however, I never realized that spirituality does not necessarily have to be part of a religion. I considered myself spiritual because I consistently attended church on Sunday mornings, bible study on Wednesday nights, and youth group activities throughout the weeks. My sense of spirituality has always involved religion of some sort until coming to college....   [tags: Meditation, Spirituality, Spiritual practice]

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Spiritual Formation: A Lifetime Journey

- Spiritual formation is a process that morphs as we grow and change. There is no one singular correct path this type of journey takes because each journey is as individual as the person who is experiencing it. Most obvious, the journey will be different from those who identify as religious and those who do not and will diversify with in each category. For example, the spiritual journey a Buddhist takes will be different from that of a believer in Judaism or Christianity. In fact, the journey will continue to diversify between Christians, male and female, age groups, even by demographic location....   [tags: Spiritual Journeys, Religion, Christianity, Jews]

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Your Spiritual Jouney

- If you ask yourself the questions like Who am I, and what is the purpose of my life persistently, then it is an indication that time has come to head start your spiritual journey, and you have ripened enough emotionally and spiritually to partake this path. Whether you are going to make it till the end is not really important, the most significant point is your choice of treading this pathway. You may have to overcome many hurdles in this lane, but once the choice is made then there is no going back, and interestingly, you are not going to lose anything, it is a win -win situation both ways....   [tags: chakra, pathway, spiritual]

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Native American Medicine and Spiritual Healing

- Throughout time, mankind has persistently been seeking ways to maintain their health and to cure those that had not been so fortunate in that task. Just about everything has been experimented with as a cure for some type of illness; whether physical, spiritual or mental. There has always been evidence of spiritual healing and it will continue to be an important part of any healing process, large or small. In particular the roots of Native American Medicine men (often a woman in some cultures) may be traced back to ancient times referred to as Shaman....   [tags: spiritual healing, medicine, Native Americans, Sha]

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Eco-Spiritual Concerns in Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha

- We currently exist in a world hemmed with electronic media and information technology that affords no queries or space for any quests whatsoever. The world, bereft of any spiritual values, with technological avant-gardism has sped us unconsciously into a world of wares and expenses. The enquiries that met the intellectuals of the past about the problems of the flesh and spirit have been left apart as groundless and inappropriate for the youth of the contemporary world. There is, in such a situation, no space for spiritual experience and satiation....   [tags: spiritual experience, ecological discourse, praxis]

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Philosophy of Spiritual Gifts

- The area of Spiritual gifts is one which holds great interest for me. The thought that the different areas of effectiveness and skills are from God is interesting. I grew up with the teaching that we had God given abilities but never equated these with "spiritual gifts". They were just skill that we had been born with. I felt that our genetics and social conditioning had as much to do with these "gifts" as the Holy spirit did. Since there are non-Christians who exhibit these same abilities and gifts and when I was not a Christian I still had the desire to encourage others (encouragement is my spiritual gift)....   [tags: Christian Spiritual Gifts]

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A Spiritual Awakening: A Reflection On Spiritual Films

- A Spiritual Awakening: A Reflection On Spiritual Films “What I thought was unreal, now for me... seems in some ways to be more real than what I think to be real... which seems now more to be unreal.” What the Bleep Do We Know, Fred Alan Wolf, Theoretical Physicist Spirituality is often approached either as a dogma with an emphasis on scripture and sacred texts, or as ritual with an emphasis on the legal norms. Certainly, many of the studies on religion have approached it from one of these angles....   [tags: Cinematography, Movies, Religion]

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The Chosen - Spiritual vs. Non Spiritual

- Spiritual vs. Non Spiritual, this conflict is reflected within The Chosen through the views of Hasidic Jews and Orthodox Jews. David Malter, a Zionist who believed in the liberation of the Jewish people, and Reb Saunders, a Hasidic Jew and a Non-Zionist who focused more on keeping the spiritual views of his religion within his people. These beliefs are projected on to their sons. Despite the fact that Danny had a mind of his own and opinions of his own he still respected the views of his religion....   [tags: Literary Review]

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Spiritual Practices : A Spiritual Care Conversation With This Patient

- 1. Describe the spiritual practices you would use to prepare yourself to begin a spiritual care conversation with this patient. Tell us how these spiritual practices relate to important aspects of your spiritual journey and formation. The spiritual practices I would use to prepare myself with a spiritual care conversation with Mr. Yu who is dying would require be vulnerable and willing to make some mistakes to begin a spiritual care conversation. First like Steve in the example I would approach the oldest son or whoever seems to be willing to talk to me about Mr....   [tags: Prayer, Spirituality, God, Religion]

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Hamlet – Spiritual or Non-spiritual?

- Hamlet – Spiritual or Non-spiritual.       The spiritual dimension or side of the Shakespearean drama Hamlet is nearly quite as interesting as the non-spiritual aspect. This essay will explore the spirituality in its various dimensions.   R.A. Foakes in “The Play’s Courtly Setting” explains the spiritual setback Hamlet experienced following the ghost’s revelation and request for revenge:   Perhaps the most terrible feature of his recognition of corruption everywhere is his recognition of it in himself too; where others deceive he must deceive too, where others act he must put on an antic disposition, where the inmost desires and passions of others must be revealed, so must his own pas...   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]

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My Spiritual And Spiritual Aspects Of Human Service Practice

- In this paper, I will be writing about my spiritual and religious journey and applying it to my career in human services. I will be referring to the textbook, “Religious and Spiritual Aspects of Human Service Practice” written by James W. Ellor, F. Ellen Netting, and Jane M. Thibault (1999). This will include where I am currently in my spiritual and religious journey and understanding. Also, what my journey has been so far and the role of community in my past and present journey. Additionally, I will be applying the application of a whole person model....   [tags: Religion, Spirituality, God, Meaning of life]

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The Spiritual Exercises: A Spirituality of Vocation

- The Spiritual Exercises: not only speak to the Jesuits but also to the religious of other congregations; not only to the religious but also to the laity; not only to Catholics but also to the Protestants. In other words, the Spiritual Exercises speak to all who believe in God and base their spirituality on the gospel message. First I will define what a spirituality of vocation is. Second I will explain what the Spiritual Exercises mean. Third I will try to show how the Spiritual Exercises are a representation of a universal call to the Christian gospel....   [tags: Healthy Lifestyle Essay]

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An Evidence Of Spiritual Formation

- Finally, there should be a standard that serves as a measuring stick for success. The best standard that I can measure myself with is God’s Word. Colossians 1:9-10 declares, “And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God” (2001, p. 1715)....   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Christianity]

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A Biblical Doctrine Of Spiritual Gifts

- A biblical doctrine that I feel is important is spiritual gifts. Spiritual gifts are defined as any ability that is empowered by the Holy Spirit and used in any ministry of the church. Spiritual gifts can refer to more natural things, like teaching, administration, or creativity. This is obviously more prevalent than the other way spiritual gifts have appeared, in a miraculous since. These kind of miracle gifts would include things like prophecy and healing. Even with these two different distinctions, there is a sizable list of the specific gifts mentioned in the Bible....   [tags: Christianity, Holy Spirit, Film]

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Characteristics Of A Servant And Spiritual Leadership

- Though there are numerous approaches to leadership, the authors addressed the same common themes on values, beliefs, preferences, and organizational culture and norms which encourage some styles and discourage others. Leadership theories discussed in these articles are used to influence practices and results. Based on experience, leadership styles do affect individuals through engagement and coaching. Also, a leader verbal or non-verbal action does have a significant effect on both the sense of value and motivation of team members....   [tags: Leadership]

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The Spiritual Gifts Of The Body Of Christ

- Whenever I first laid eyes on the title of this inventory saying “Congratulations, You’re gifted” I was sure that this would be an exciting. Any test that can tell me how gifted I am in fifteen minutes or less is my kind of test. I learned from taking this test that I seem to be inclined in the process of teaching others and lending another a warm bed, but I tend to fall short in the area of prayer and don’t even get me started on miracles. The gift that is on the top of my list by a towering eleven points is “Teaching”....   [tags: Spirituality, Prayer, Gift, Bible]

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The Corporal And Spiritual Works Of Mercy

- Jesus Christ shows us that in order to live a good human life we must be intact with their humanity by helping others through the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy. As humans we should always be there for one another, instead of putting each other down. From feeding the hungry, clothing the naked and sheltering the homeless. To counseling the doubtful, forgiving offenses willingly and comforting the afflicted we are following the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy. By helping through Jesus Christ we are helping others....   [tags: Jesus, Gospel of Matthew, New Testament, Messiah]

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The Spiritual Disciplines : Door And Liberation

- The Spiritual Disciplines: Door to Liberation Spiritual Discipline has become an affirmed necessity to who we are and what we should model to those around us. We are called to move from the shallow end of the pool to the deep end so we may “explore the inner caverns of the spiritual realm,” as Foster shared in Celebration of Discipline (Foster 1). Once we overcome our fears, like learning how to swim, jumping into the deep end becomes easier. Allowing ourselves to jump straight into the deep end is similar to obeying God’s call to deeper and fuller living....   [tags: Prayer, Spirituality, Meditation, God the Father]

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The Bible Is Not Anything Spiritual

- After watching videos and reading chapters ' one through three in the text book, I have realized that the bible Is not anything spiritual but can be taken as being spiritual only by the way you present it. My understanding of the Bible is that it is a book that consist of stories that tell the history of how the man discovered God, but his name is YHWH in the bible. Some people look at the bible as being a template or a guide that tells how you was supposed to live your life on the earth, but it 's not....   [tags: Bible, Moses, Canaan, Torah]

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Diverse Manifestations Of The Spiritual Gifts

- Diverse Manifestations, but Only One Purpose While each aspect of the spiritual gifts (gifts, ministries, and results) might have a different source (the Spirit, the Lord, and God), Paul doesn’t want the Corinthians “to understand each gift to involve a separate intent. A surprising word for spiritual gifts is found in verse seven: a gift is a ‘manifestation’ (φανέρωσις). This word signals another aspect of spiritual gifts, the element of display.” God has always sought to make himself known, and in this case, the church through “individual Christians are intended to demonstrate that they have the Spirit of God within them.” T....   [tags: Jesus, God, Holy Spirit, Trinity]

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The Spiritual Discipline, Silence And Solitude

- For the second half of the semester I chose to do the spiritual discipline, silence and solitude. The reason I chose to complete this spiritual discipline is because we practice it in the first half of the semester. During that time, it made me take a break and just have three hours set aside for God. This discipline has helped me have peace and to see how important spending time in the presence of God is. Taking away the distractions of electronics and school work. The past few weeks completing this I have noticed a difference in my attitude....   [tags: Spirituality, Theology, Meaning of life, New Age]

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Hinderances to Spiritual Growth in the Church

- “Take up your cross, and follow Jesus” the powerful words of the hymn resound in the magnificent walls of a well re-known church in Nairobi's city center. Many of the faithful brethren eagerly bellow the words from the pits of their stomachs. However, how many of these have actually taken up their crosses and and followed Christ. Many believe that going to church every Sunday is enough. No one actually puts in time to read the Bible or pray for themselves. Yet for a relationship with God to grow, one has to put in effort....   [tags: religion, Kenya]

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Buddhism : A Spiritual Path Of Peace

- When people think of Buddhism, the first things they would generally think about are monks and temples. However, that is not all of what Buddhism is really about. Buddhism is a popular religion, a belief system that relates humanity to an order of existence, like many others such as Christianity and Catholicism. Buddhism encompasses many traditions and beliefs based off the teachings of the Buddha, mainly focusing on peace, compassion, and relief from suffering. (insert source here) Buddha Shakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism, is known to be an enlightened being who revealed a spiritual path of peace, love, and wisdom....   [tags: Buddhism, Gautama Buddha, Four Noble Truths]

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The Capital Vice Of Spiritual Apathy

- When we first started discussing the capital vice of spiritual apathy, I was not sure what exactly it was. Growing up I was taught that sloth was one of the capital vices, not spiritual apathy. For the first assignment we started Glittering Vices by DeYoung, where she used the term acedia, which means sloth or lack of care, so I automatically assumed that spiritual apathy was just a fancier term for sloth. What I did not realize was that sloth could be manifested in both laziness and busyness; I assumed it just meant being lazy....   [tags: Seven deadly sins, Sin, Sloth, Acedia]

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Elizabeth's Spiritual Growth in "The Crucible"

- The Crucible tells of a town’s obsession of accusing innocent people of withcraft. One character that stands out and makes a spiritual growth is Elizabeth Proctor. Elizabeth allows her frustrations of her depression to overcome her religious beliefs which separates herself from God and her marriage. She grows spiritually and begins to understand the things going on around her which was the strength she needed in the beginning. At the start of the play, Elizabeth is heartbroken her husband, John Proctor, has committed adultery seven months ago with Abagail Williams....   [tags: Crucible, Aurthur Miller, spirituality,]

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Christian Education : Spiritual Formation

- Spiritual Formation in Christian Higher Education Christian higher education has a distinctive role in the kingdom of God and in the academy. More than simply educating students in a Christian environment, “sponsors of strongly Christian colleges and universities have tried to imagine a more excellent way’” (Plantinga, 2002, p. 123). They believe, as Holmes (1987) suggested, “education has to do with the making of persons, Christian education with the making of Christian persons” (p. 25). Recognizing the sacred nature of their mission and seeking to permeate Christ through every aspect of education, Christian educators endeavor to spiritually develop students for the kingdom of God; thus, th...   [tags: Higher education, Education, Theology]

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Important Points Of Spiritual Maturity

- This paper will discuss the important points of spiritual maturity. Throughout the class, I learn many things that in the end, lead back to my spiritual maturity in Christ. This paper will elaborate on the process of spiritual maturity in the life of believers. During my learning, I did some reflections on what I have learned in the class. I believe that one important lesson that I learn from this class is maturing in my spiritual journey with Christ by learning to love God and with others. Overall, I enjoyed my time attending this class, and I learn so much from every meeting that I had....   [tags: Love, God, Psychology, Meaning of life]

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Spiritual Needs and Occupational Therapy

- The importance of considering an individual's spirituality and the confusion over definition have been emphasised by the interest shown in this subject over the past decade. A working definition to help to reduce confusion was presented at the College of Occupational Therapists' annual conference in 2004 and it was felt that it would be useful both to review the attitudes and practices of occupational therapists in this area and to evaluate how they assess and meet spiritual needs. It appeared that practical spiritual needs were often thought of only in terms of religious and cultural traditions or rituals and, as a result, the potential of everyday meaningful occupations was not considered...   [tags: Spirituality]

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A Journey of Cultural and Spiritual Significance

- Good friends we have, Oh, good friends we have lost, Along the way. In this great future, you can't forget your past, so dry your tears I say…..No women No cry.” That’s a reggae song from the most well-known reggae singer, Bob Marley, mentioned in Alice Walker narrative essay called “Journey to Nine Miles”. Walker is an African-American writer who tells about her journey to the Jamaican gravesite of the reggae legend Bob Marley. Walker praised Marley of being true loving soul of Jamaica, for having political shrewdness, spiritual power and sexual wildness....   [tags: Culture ]

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A Description Of Spiritual Growth And Development

- 3. A description of spiritual growth and development My Surgery Three years ago God drew me near to Him. Closer than I had ever imagined God would do for me. Four years ago I began having trouble with my memory, emotions, and ability to focus. I met with Dr. Slater (UT Neurologist) who told me I needed to come into the hospital for a week and let them do some testing. When I came in, they glued several wires to my head to monitor my brain activity. In only one hour, one of the men monitoring my brain told me my brain was being irritated nonstop....   [tags: God, Monotheism, God the Father, Spirituality]

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Personal Statement : Spiritual Discipline

- I recently came across a very interesting topic that impacted my life greatly, and that topic was spiritual discipline. There are many forms of spiritual discipline that we as Christian encounter each day. Spiritual discipline is an aid that helps us be more like Jesus. It trains us to hear His voice and obey Him. Spiritual discipline is not obeying the laws and commandments, it is talking with God and showing the internal change that He put in us on the outside. Spiritual discipline puts us in a position where we go before Him and he transforms us and makes us new....   [tags: Prayer, Spirituality, Meditation]

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Spiritual Leadership As A Christian Leader

- Blackaby states “given the opportunity, people gravitate to what gives them meaning, to what engages to the fullest their commitment, talent, energy, and skill.” (2011. p. 13) For me, this opportunity is teaching. I am called to teach. Furthermore, there are several key spiritual leadership qualities found in Spiritual Leadership: Moving people on to God’s Agenda written by Henry and Richard Blackaby (2011) that are imperative to being an effective Christian leader that include being led by the Holy Spirit, allowing God to guide and teach me, using the life of Jesus as a leadership model, and leading by doing....   [tags: Teacher, Education, Holy Spirit, Christianity]

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The Spiritual Philosophy Of America

- My Spiritual Autobiography Each and every individual holds a certain set of beliefs that guide them through their life decisions. Simply put, everybody has a faith. This faith defines people by separating them into different religions based on similar beliefs. Similar beliefs shared by a population that get passed along through generations make up the spiritual climate of a certain place. I have examined the spiritual climate of America through readings in the IS 101 Reader and through my personal observations from the news and social media....   [tags: Religion, Christianity, God, Faith]

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The Spiritual Autobiography Of Religion And Faith

- Spiritual Autobiography Religion and faith have been a part of my life since the day I was born. My grandfather has been a pastor at Selma Church of God for 39 years and my mom, along with my grandmother and aunts, run our churches worship team. One could only assume, I have spent much of my life in the church. From years of children 's church and Sunday school, I learned of God 's unconditional love for me and His constant willingness to forgive me of my sins. My family and teachers explained the crucifixion and resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Salvation]

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Personal Statement On Spiritual Warfare

- Once we become children of Christ, we will have to deal with spiritual warfare. Spiritual warfare is something that target us from our moment of conversion up until either Jesus comes again or until we experience a physical death. Depending on where we are in our walk, we will lose some battles and we will win some. Whether we win or lose, there will be other battles to follow. In the beginning of my spiritual walk, I had two major battles—one I lost, and the other I won. Also, I am currently fighting to major spiritual battles—one I seem to be losing and the other I am winning....   [tags: English-language films, American films, Time]

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Spiritual Analysis in The Birthmark Novel

- In Nathanial Hawthorne’s “The Birth-Mark,” Aylmer, a crazed, “mad-scientist,” seeks to remove the scarlet handprint birthmark from his wife, Georgiana’s cheek. From the opening of the work, the third person narrator describes Aylmer’s obsession with science and the adverse effects it has had on his social life. Aylmer is tied up in this battle within himself and with his assigned association between the natural and the spiritual world. He wishes to have as much control over these colliding worlds as possible, granting himself god-like power and control in the process....   [tags: christians, bible, nathanial howthorne]

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Debt and Crises or Spiritual Ones?

- The debt ceiling was raised last week. If you watch, read or listen to news at all; you know the words, “debt crisis” is constantly out there. The blame for the debt and a slew of other problems is often put on the shoulders of the politicians. I’m here to ask, especially if you are a Christian, to look at this in a different light. Don't blame the parties; we (Americans), as a group, voted them into office. A popular elected government is a reflection of the people. Most American households are so far in debt they will never be out of it....   [tags: Preacher, Christianity, Bible]

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Personal Journey Of Spiritual Formation

- **Personal Journey of Spiritual Formation Using Teresa D’ Alivia’s (Ashbrook, 2009) spiritual formation methods as a reference for my own life provided me with a sense of peace and clarity. Being able to formulate knowledge of Alivia’s seven stages of spiritual formation helped me define where I am in my own walk of faith. Though I know I have love for the Lord, I find myself struggling with certain matters within my life. My personal relationship with the Lord is often rattled by the overload of distractions (actives and emotions) that consume my daily life....   [tags: God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, God in Christianity]

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Leadership Theory, And Spiritual Formation

- Leadership Theory, Research, and Spiritual Formation The purpose of this paper is to share basic principles on how the major intersectional influences can collaborate together into effective ministry praxis. Leadership theory and actual implementation are both needed to be successful. Biblical exegesis and leadership theory lead to an individuals personal theology of leadership, while spiritual formation and mentoring lead to leadership praxis, that when working together create effective Christian ministry....   [tags: Leadership, Management, Servant leadership]

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The Nature Of Spiritual Gifts

- before he addressed the issue, he addressed the issue of God. All things begin with him, and to start anywhere else seems shallow. The Nature of Spiritual Gifts In light of that, the nature of spiritual gifts is first and foremost wrapped up in the nature of God. Forgive this author for being creative at this point, but to help the reader, the imagery might be that of a great symphony. God the Father is the great composer, orchestrating from eternity the notes to be played. The Son is the conductor, standing before the church as her “pioneer and perfecter of our faith” (Hebrews 12:2), modeling for the church what it means to be truly human by teaching her from the heart of a servant....   [tags: God, New Testament, Christianity]

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The I Have A Spiritual Gift

- Paul declares in 1st Corinthians that to each of God’s children a spiritual gift has been given. Over the years of my walk with the Lord I have concluded that I possess the noticeable gift of speaking in tongues and perhaps the gift of discerning spirits. As we have been learning about our proclivities towards certain strengths, I have been thinking about different ways mine are useful in and for the Church. Analytical is in my top 5 and it greatly assists my ability to learn and discern during the teaching of the Word....   [tags: Teacher, Education, School, High school]

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The Neglected Ethical And Spiritual Motivations

- My article that is titled: The Neglected Ethical and Spiritual Motivations in the Workplace overall is about the understanding of what motivates employees in the workplace and the importance of how it affects the level of work production. Motivation as defined by our book as the process of arousing and sustaining goal-directed behavior. Motivation alone plays a huge role in any workplace despite the industry. You as a manager always want your coworkers having positive vibes and coming to work with good attitudes, without this, they may as well not even walk in the door....   [tags: Motivation, Maslow's hierarchy of needs]

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The Spiritual Root Of My Resilience

- a. Islam, stands as the spiritual root of my resilience. Whatever the almighty does has a perfect meaning and he and only Him knows what he is doing. Concerning my emotion, they have failed to provide me a deep root, I simply can not use emotion to actually build up my resilience, however, playing on my psychological root can support both psychological and emotional roots. Today, I can say that I am an optimistic person. I trained my brain to actually pursue a goal whatever difficulty it encounters, and today it works....   [tags: Psychology, Emotion, Cognition, Thought]

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My Journey As A Spiritual Transformation

- In October of 2009, I had what some would call a spiritual transformation. For me, it was merely a switch in beliefs. Until that time I grew up never fearing the God, I always heard of and for several years prior to my switch I was staunchly an atheist in belief and practice. Though, I am not going to tell you exactly what occurred to make that switch but what I would like to tell you is my journey as a professed Christian, after my switch. My fight through religious error and the way out of it is a blessing I can only give credit to Gods Word for doing so....   [tags: New Testament, Jesus, Christianity]

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My Journey As A Spiritual Journey

- In life, many things happen that seem to be one thing, but turn out to be another. Every little thing can cause someone to go on a journey, be it a physical journey, or a spiritual journey. What happened may not always be clear to us, and others may never know the truth, as any single event that happens is really two things: an appearance and a reality. There are many things in our everyday lives that are not as they seem—a class taken leading to a completely different career than we expected, a simple conversation with a stranger leading to a relationship, or an event bonding two seemingly different people....   [tags: English-language films, Truth, Terrorism]

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The Aspect Of Spiritual Care

- The career of nursing has countless aspects that are imperative for the effectiveness and overall satisfaction of care for the average person. These aspects include physical care, mental health care, and spiritual care. The aspect of spiritual care includes the nurse assessing her clients’ spiritual health and creating a plan for complete treatment. Spirituality may be a specific object or person the client connects with, so nurses must be aware of each client’s spiritual preference. The United States has a vast diversity of people where every client the nurse encounters will value something completely different....   [tags: Health, Health care]

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The Verses Depicting Spiritual Gifts

- many verses depicting spiritual gifts. These “operations” or “effects” (ἐνεργημάτων), focus upon the miraculous things wrought wherever spiritual gifts are operative. Such “energizings” are clearly supernatural. Divine power at work, a power demonstrating its presence in such things as removal of mountains through the gift of faith (13:2). Along with implying this additional aspect of spiritual gifts, Paul reinforces his argument for unity a third time. This he does by reference to God the Father, a singular person in contrast to the “different results.” One and the same God stands behind all the effects, and surely he is not in conflict with himself....   [tags: Holy Spirit, Jesus, God, Christianity]

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The Spiritual Formation Of Prayer

- Introduction When I first started this Spiritual Formation class I realized I had little faith in God. If someone would speak their beliefs, I would sometimes doubt my own beliefs. This doubt is where the spiritual formation plan comes in handy. I feel like the spiritual formation plan is my positive mantra that I can read every day. It like me customizing my own pair of shoes. My plan at first was to read the scripture. I feel like reading the scriptures was a way I could get the answers to my life....   [tags: Prayer, Spirituality, Religion, Thing]

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The Biopsychosocial Spiritual Assessment Tool

- Assessment Tool The assessment tool that I plan to use in this intervention is the biopsychosocial spiritual assessment tool. This assessment tool will give me a good impression of what Marcel is dealing with. This assessment tool will give me information such as some of Marcel’s background information, such as age, mender, and ethnicity. This assessment tool will also give me some insight on Marcel’s childhood. Some of the things he may have experienced in that time in his life that has caused a negative effect on his life and if some of those experiences are connected to the problem that he is having....   [tags: Alcoholism, Alcoholic beverage, Binge drinking]

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Spiritual Warfare, Doctrines and Dispensationalists

- Silencing the enemy is a very fitting title for this book. It is fitting because the author, Robert Gay, explains how God suppresses the devices of the adversary through the praise and worship of His people. Although the term “spiritual warfare” is not found in scripture, Paul expounds on the concept throughout the New Testament. He encourages the saints to “Put on the whole armor of God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil”. This scripture informs us that we are in a battle, a battle that has been raging since the beginning of time....   [tags: Doctrines, Dispensationalist, Robert Gay, ]

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The Spiritual Revolution in America

- “I’m spiritual but not religious.” In today’s society, it is a trendy phrase that many people often use to describe their belief that they do not need to be affiliated with an organized religion in order to live a faithful and fulfilling life. As life becomes more frenzied and chaotic, people assert that they do not have the time to engage in organized religious activity and turn to a different alternative, one that can be less limiting and narrow minded. While spirituality means something different to everyone, at its core, spirituality provides our lives with context....   [tags: religion, spirituality, trends in the US]

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Spiritual And Temporal Self Reliance

- The topic for this month is spiritual and temporal self-reliance, so I chose to talk about the importance of education and how it plays into self-reliance. In D&C 130:18 we read: “Whatever principle of intelligence we attain unto in this life, it will rise with us in the resurrection.” Education is an important part of Heavenly Father’s plan to help us become more like him. He wants us to educate ourselves and to develop our skills and talents. The education we gain during this life will be valuable to us during this mortality and in the life to come....   [tags: Holy Spirit, Christianity, Education, Learning]

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A Reflection On Spiritual Formation

- Spiritual formation is one subject that I like to discuss in that it really helps one reflect on their own spiritual journey and where they are in that journey. The devil wants to steal, kill, and destroy any step forward towards God. He is not after anything tangible that we possess, rather, he is only after our faith in God and belief in Jesus. Knowing this is part of our spiritual journey as fighting against the enemy requires spiritual warfare in which the only one that can help is Jesus. A transformation in our character to be like Jesus is essential to our spiritual growth....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Holy Spirit]

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Plato And The Spiritual Realm

- Plato believes in the absolute ideas, of the spiritual realm, and the belief of a higher power. Unlike Plato, Socrates, believes in the ideas on earth rather than the spiritual belief. This forces distance between Plato and the teachings of Socrates. Not only that, but also he believes that the ideal of society is the ideal of perfectionism in the spiritual realm. Plato’s views branch from the teachings he received growing up, and in growing up learning and interpreting on his own became key. Augustine believes in salvation and that is by God’s grace through faith that people are saved....   [tags: Plato, Philosophy, God, Augustine of Hippo]

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The Spiritual Perspective Of Seekers

- Spiritual Perspective Seekers may resort to drugs to change one’s current state of awareness or consciousness to a higher state of awareness or higher state of consciousness. In ancient Greece, the cult of Dionysus, 700 BC, involved drinking wine at feasts although strict conditions were imposed, indicating an understanding of the effects of the abuse of alcohol. Those who participated in the Dionysus mysteries were offered the opportunity of being possessed and empowered by the god himself. The Holy Bible records that King Melchizedek “brought forth bread and wine, and he was the high priest of the most high God” (Genesis 14:18)....   [tags: Addiction, Drug addiction, Spirituality]

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Spiritual Discernment & Vocational Counseling

- Spiritual Discernment & Vocational Counseling Personal Position After completing the Decision-Making Factors Survey, it was discovered that the factors ranking as very important to this author’s decision making include consulting the bible, depending on a sense of inner peace from the Holy Spirit, praying for wisdom to make Godly decisions, considering personal strengths, talents, gifts, and abilities, and judging the decision’s consistency with the character/ethics of Jesus (Horton, 2009). Based on these results and the especially the high importance of inner peace from the Holy Spirit and consistency with the character/ethics of Jesus, this author is most likely to follow the relationship...   [tags: Counseling ]

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The Spiritual Death of Jesus

- Dear friends, I cannot stress enough how critical it is that we remain diligent in our personal studies of the Word of God. It does not matter who is in the pulpit teaching. It is our own responsibility to make sure that what we are being fed, our spiritual food, which I fondly call "Soul Food"; is supported by the Holy Spirit inspired texts. "So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure." Philippians 2:12&13 NAS Number 5....   [tags: Word of God, Religion, Bible, Jesus Christ]

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Spiritual Beings: Angels and Demons

- For centuries the subject and study of spiritual beings has been a hotbed for discussion and debate. Various religions and cultures fear and worship both benevolent and malevolent forces respectively. My intent over the course of this paper, however, is to clearly and succinctly outline the different classes of angels as created by the one true God, the role they play not only in the Word, but also in the lives of believers today, and the various reasons angels and the knowledge of angles is important to the believer....   [tags: satan, benevolent and malevolent forces ]

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The Spiritual Of Counseling Counselors

- Assessing the Spiritual REBT counselors perform assessments with religious clients for determining whether to retain them in therapy. These assessments also determine the set of therapeutic strategies for clients. Furthermore, REBT counselors must consider their ability to ethically offer services to religious clients (Nielsen, Johnson, & Ellis, 2001). It is essential that REBT counselors understand that religion is multidimensional in the degree of expression. In the initial assessment, the REBT counselors need to address the degree in which clients are connected with their religion and the degree in which religious commitment and practice may be connected to the presenting problem(s)....   [tags: Religion, Faith, Truth, Bible]

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Personal Statement On Spiritual Disciplines

- As I reflect on spiritual disciplines it is easy for me to look at them and weed out the ones that I do not think apply to me and the ones that I am drawn towards. But as I press into God and ask him what he sees fit and what I need more of, the picture begins to looks different than what I thought I saw before. Since I am so obviously human, I would rather see my life through a different more accurate lens than one that is tainted and imperfect like those of my human eyes. When I look at my life spiritually it is easy for me to see the spiritual disciplines that just come naturally to me such as worship and service....   [tags: Want, Need, Bible, God]

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Secularism Is Religious Or Spiritual?

- Secularism The definition from the Oxford dictionary of secularism is describes as, “Concerned with the affairs of the world, not religious or spiritual”. Throughout society secularism is seen to be divided into to counter-parts: the first being the general separation of religious organisations, and the second being that all individuals are equal in the eyes of the law, treating their religions and beliefs the same. In this, we can establish that all governments that are civil are in a sense secular....   [tags: Religion, Human rights, Christianity]

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Spiritual And Social Cultural Development

- Spiritual and Social Cultural Development I have alluded to my mother’s influence on my spiritual development. While the spiritual development was intentional I am not sure my parents ever realized how much impact their lives had on my social-cultural development. It was a lifestyle that they lived as opposed to a belief system that was taught to us in words. The church was the centerpiece of our lives. Drawing from her own lack of religious education my mother’s conversion to Christianity created w new value system for her family....   [tags: Family, Sibling, Mother, Developmental psychology]

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Spiritual Discernment and Career Counseling

- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1883) said, “Each man has his own vocation, his talent is his call. There is one direction in which all space is open to him.” (p. 112). He was speaking of the gifts granted us by God to fulfill the plan that He has for our life. Discovering and utilizing those gifts is part of the decision making process in career counseling. Christians advocate the use of spiritual discernment in order to guide the decision making process. Properly interpreting the will of God for one’s life is at the heart of each of our choices including those choices involving vocation....   [tags: Religion, Spirituality]

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Spiritual Gifts: Cessationalists and Charismatics

- When the church was first formed, after Christ’s ascension, spiritual gifts were alive and active in the church. In the New Testament (primarily in the Pauline Epistles), many gifts are listed; however, it should be noted that not all gifts are listed in Scripture. Paul does not mention all of the gifts that a believer can have, but of the ones he does give, many have caused division and separations between denominations and groups of believers. From these various splits arise three primary groups of believers: Cessationalists, Charismatics, and those in between the two....   [tags: New Testament, Church, Christ's ascension]

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Personal Guidelines And Spiritual Life

- Personal Guidelines and Spiritual Life The life of a pastor is very demanding. One needs to be intentional about setting priorities centered on putting God first, family second, and career third. Then, guidelines need to be set for maintaining and growing relationships with God and family. Life is never as easy as it appears on paper, but, these guidelines will enable the pastor to know where the starting point is to get back on track, restore the relationships in their life and have the best chance of staying refreshed and invigorated in their ministry....   [tags: Interpersonal relationship, Intimate relationship]

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Biopsychosocial Spiritual Framework : Theory

- Biopsychosocial Spiritual Framework Theory Theory is defined by Hutchinson (2015) as, “An interrelated sets of concepts and propositions, organized into a deductive system, that explains relationships among aspects of our world” (p. 567). As a student in the masters program of social work, understanding the concept of theory and how it is applied to social work practice is crucial. The perspective of a student on how theory is defined and applied could vary based on the instruction received from the program....   [tags: Social work, Sociology, Psychology, Psychotherapy]

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Duality And A Spiritual Reality

- Duality Most people do not consider themselves to be dualistic in their thinking, since most proclaim their belief in an infinite God. However, their other beliefs define them otherwise. Duality is the belief in two realities. Believing in a physical reality and a spiritual reality is an example of dualistic thinking. Duality also describes the belief in a finite universe, where the balance of power and the natural order of things is maintained by separate, opposing, forces. Your thinking is dualistic if you believe in a God and a Devil, good and bad, Heaven and Hell — unless you consider those terms to be descriptive of one and the same reality....   [tags: God, Religion, Truth, Universe]

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A path to spiritual discovery

- As Madhu Bazaz Wangu indicates, Buddhism is a path to spiritual discovery (8). Being Buddhism, a non-theistic religion, their disciples follow the monotheistic doctrine demonstrating they believe in only one deity. Siddhartha Gautama, mostly known as Buddha––the enlightened––, is the one deity Buddhists believe in. As Wangu writes, Siddhartha practiced severe self-denial and meditation before he could reach Nirvana (state of mind that ends the path of suffering) (8). Siddhartha came to the conclusion that in order to reach Nirvana one should be able to eliminate desire by doing right and thinking right....   [tags: buddhism, siddhartha, nirvana]

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The Spiritual Discipline Of Fasting

- Introduction I have chosen to write this essay on the spiritual discipline of fasting. Fasting is an important discipline used by many Christians for many varying reasons. In the bible fasting was used for seeking a closer relationship with God, also for protection and for God to intervene in difficult situations, for breakthroughs, strength to help resist temptation and to seek direction from God. Through this essay we will discuss fasting in further details, sharing my own experiencing with this discipline, comparing how I practise fasting compared to those of a catholic denomination, and how fasting can be applied to group and corporate situations as well....   [tags: Prayer, God, Fasting, Spirituality]

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The Spiritual Discipline Of Service

- Introduction Service is the desire to give myself to others in the expression of the God given fruit of Jesus. A desire to help, care, and share the love of God with others by seeing each individual as important and worthy of love. Jesus the Son of Man came to serve not be served and to give His life as a ransom for many (Matt 20:28). Jesus gave for the protection and nurture of others. Summarise your original understanding of the discipline before the course started My understanding of the Spiritual Discipline of Service was to attend church weekly contributing as a member of the One Body in Christ....   [tags: God, Bible, Protestant Reformation, Christianity]

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Spiritual Lead At Sadhu Vaswani

- Have we ever wonder what the word “happiness” really mean. It’s not something that can be bought off a market or traded, yet everyone seeks it out on the earth. Happiness isn’t something that can be bottled away and used for future usage such as water or sand. It’s something that can’t be grasped in one’s hand either. I ask, what is happiness. How does one person know if he or she has comprehend this emotion we call happiness. Happiness in the dictionary states, “The quality or state of being happy” but what does this mean....   [tags: Happiness, Emotion, Personal life, Feeling]

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Hazel Mote's Spiritual Struggle

- Flannery O’Connor once noted that all good stories are ones of conversion (Wood, 217), and Wise Blood is no exception. The central spiritual struggle of the book is that of the character Hazel Motes. The protagonist goes through not simply one but several conversions throughout the book. His spiritual quest is his realization of the Church Without Jesus, and his search for a new jesus. As analysis in this paper will elucidate, Hazel spiritual arc is a critique of approaches to knowing God. The first such method, nihilism, is a belief in nothing....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Native American Spiritual Beliefs

- I have decided to discuss the topic of Spirituality in Native Americans. To address this topic, I will first discuss what knowledge I have gained about Native Americans. Then I will discuss how this knowledge will inform my practice with Native Americans. To conclude, I will talk about ethical issues, and dilemmas that a Social Worker might face working with Native American people. In approaching this topic, I first realized that I need to look up some general information about Native Americans in the United States....   [tags: Native American]

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White House Spiritual Consultant

- For more than half a century, Billy Graham has been a fiery, outspoken, charismatic, evangelical preacher who has shared the gospel, reaching out to more than 210 million people in various countries. Billy Graham, during his more than sixty year ministry, has had exclusive access to the White House and has had a unique relationship with eleven US Presidents. From Harry S. Truman to George W. Bush, Graham has made a substantial impact on many of these American Leader’s lives and has been an openly accessible spiritual consultant for them....   [tags: Religion]

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What Are Spiritual Diversity?

- Spiritual diversity has become a seemingly ubiquitous part in today’s healthcare. Doctors, nurses and other providers are challenged on a daily basis in an attempt to consider and assimilate their patient’s different religious backgrounds and beliefs. The recent trends and strong indications of religious vitality and diversity present a pressing need to recognize various faith traditions in healthcare ethics (Reimer-Kirkham, Grypma, & Terblanche, 2013). Christianity and Buddhism, two of the most widely practiced religions today, bring their own viewpoints concerning healthcare....   [tags: Religion, God, Christianity, God in Christianity]

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My Spiritual Life Story

- People have never asked me what my spiritual life story is, but for as long as I can remember it’s what I always knew. Spiritually, I know what I believe and my views on certain topics, but I know I could grow a lot. As long as I can remember, I went to church every Sunday for the past eighteen years. Out of the eighteen years I went to Church, fifteen of them was with the Presbyterian church and three years were with the Solid Rock Church. I was a church baby which means I grew up going to church every Sunday no matter the circumstances because that is what my family did....   [tags: Bible, Christianity, Prayer, Spirituality]

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A Spiritual Basketball Leader

- Phil Jackson is a well-known man in the basketball world, as a championship coach and leader. Not only for his knowledge of basketball was he considered great, it was also for his use of alternative spiritual methods to assist his coaching. Through his Naturalist and Pantheist worldview he left a legacy of a role model. Phil Jackson’s money and career, views about the nature of God, and family are ultimately shaped by his worldview of Naturalism and Pantheism. Comparing my worldview of Christianity to Phil Jackson’s family, career, and nature of God, we will determine whether the role model status is relevant to how I perceived a role model....   [tags: Phil Jackson, notorious coaches of the NBA]

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Spiritual Empathy

- Spiritual empathy is to be able to feel and understand what another person is feeling or trying to communicate. As social workers, we work with clients who are going through a life crisis. A life crisis would be anything that threatens the clients well being. Stress and anxiety can lead to health problems and damaging dysfunctional behaviors. To best serve our clients we have to show spiritual empathy. Spiritual methods of therapy are controversial among workers in the health field including social workers....   [tags: Social Work]

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Spiritual Awakening

- I’d like to state the most obvious observation that I’ve made about spiritual formation; that is that I will always need to be seeking for ways to nurture my personal spirituality throughout my life. I know that to most people this may sound like a “duh” statement, but for me it has truly become a reality and one that I must admit I have been struggling to embrace. I was brought up in a church that, like most traditional churches, stayed happy living in the “comfort zone” of their Christianity. They took everything that the Bible said at face value without digging in to find out why they believed what they believed....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography]

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