What Church really means

I was in "church" recently, and a question was asked by the teacher that what happens to a church that fails to preach the Gospel? Someone answered by saying...

Near to the Heart of God

NEAR TO THE HEART OF GOD ~ Cleland Boyd McAfee (1866–1944) WHERE DO YOU TURN when an unexpected tragedy strikes? Cleland McAfee, a Presbyterian minister in Chicago, had just received...

The Monkey King

A wonderful story of the power of compassion and self-sacrifice. The Monkey King There was once a kingdom of monkeys in the forest. The King of the Monkeys was very very...

Teach Me To Pray

Words and Music by Albert S. Reitz, 1879–1966 Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us...

Blessed Quietness

BLESSED QUIETNESS ~ Manie Payne Ferguson (1850–?) ON THE STORMY SEA of Galilee, Jesus commanded the winds and waves, “Peace, be still” (Mark 4:39, KJV), and immediately there was calm. And...

How He Lived

Not, how did he die? But, how did he live? Not, what did he gain? But, what did he give? These are the merits To measure the worth Of a man as man, Regardless of birth. Not,...

Floating increases empathy

The benefits of floating are inseparable from the benefits of meditation. Floating can increase empathy by using guided meditation techniques proven to elicit that response. Cultivating compassion can have a...

Don’t Limit God

Again and again, they put God to the test and limited the Holy One of Israel. ~ Psalm 78:41: This verse was referencing how the children of Israel tempted God with...

Reacting to anger and injustice with compassion

I had a disturbing incident at work where I was falsely accused of misdeeds. My manager was so certain of my guilt that he threatened to fire me (and...

The Thief and the Master

If you accept everything that happens in life as if it were something you desired, then you would never experience the suffering and negativity that accompanies aversion. In this...

Will a death in a float tank spawn increased regulation?

It's sad that a woman perished in a float tank. It's also unfortunate that staff followed poor procedures that may have contributed to the death. Some are now calling...

Judgments of good or bad lead to suffering

Most people evaluate each event that occurs in life as either good or bad. Their evaluation is generally based on whether they wanted something to occur or not. And...

Happiness is now

What are you waiting for? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmCjR1_N14E happiness is a journey We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married, have a baby, then another. Then we are frustrated that...

Floating is an effective treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder

Any disturbance of the mind can benefit from time in sensory deprivation. It can be terrifying for people to face their demons, but when they recognize these illusions of...