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The Ambush of the Greedy

“My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent. If they say, “Come with us, let us lie in wait for blood; let us ambush the innocent without reason; like Sheol let us swallow them alive, and whole, like those who go down to the pit; we shall find all precious goods, we shall fill our houses with plunder; throw in your lot among us; we shall all have one purse” — my son, do not walk in the way with them; hold back your foot from their paths, for their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed blood. 772 more words

Sin

Run Your Race . . . Let Others Run Theirs

The first step we need to take in order to fulfill our destiny is to let others run their race while we run ours. We tend to make the huge mistake of being overly consumed with the actions and accomplishments of others. 334 more words

B2B Concert of Prayer - Enough #939

CONCERT OF PRAYER

Pray Week 939

“Enough”

Two things I ask of you; deny them not to me before I die: Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me, lest I be full and deny you and say, “Who is the Lord?” or lest I be poor and steal and profane the name of my God. 555 more words

Business As Mission

Avoiding Covetousness

JESUS SPEAKING

               Then one from the crowd spoke to Jesus saying, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.”  But he said to him, “Man, who made me a judge or an arbitrator over you?”  And he said to them, “Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses” (Luke 12: 13 – 15.) 371 more words

WOULD YOU BE EMBARRASSED?

Several years ago a photographer traveled the world and approached people from many different cultures, economic and educational strata requesting to take their picture. But it was not just any picture he wanted to take. 412 more words

Seeing Green Instead of Winter White

When cold deepens and snow spreads a thick white blanket over the land, I sometimes see green. No, not the hopeful green of spring but the fetid green of jealousy. 612 more words

Country Inspiration

Milan Kundera on "The grass is always greener"

Franz felt his academic life to be unreal.  He yearned for the touch of people walking side by side with him, for their shouts. It never occurred to him that what he considered unreal (the work he did in the solitude of the office or library) was in fact his real life, whereas the parades he imagined to be reality were nothing but theater, dance, carnival–in other words, a dream.  (The Unbearable Lightness of Being)