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Thomas Brooks (1608 – 1680)

Much of what is known about Thomas Brooks has been ascertained from his writings. Born, likely to well-to-do parents, in 1608, Brooks entered Emmanuel College, Cambridge in 1625, where he was preceded by such men as Thomas Hooker, John Cotton, and Thomas Shepard. 364 more words

MEDITATIE

Eucharisteo

I used to think there wasn’t any wonder in my life.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m semi-content where I am right now. Great school: I love the people, I love learning, I love my small group. 580 more words

Philippians 4:10-23

In Need of Nothing.

Philippians 4:10-23

Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. 1,165 more words

Paul

Can you really do all things through Christ?

In the 1992 cartoon Aladdin, Alladin tricked the evil Jafar into wishing to be a more powerful genie than Genie himself. Jafar exclaims, “The universe is mine to command, mine to control!” But as the enslaving cufflinks form on his hands, Jafar is sucked into the tiny genie lamp which becomes his prison. 453 more words

Faith

The Gift of Contentedness

How was that it that selfish capitalist Oskar Schindler transitioned from being a self-centered, self-indulged businessman in order to live a life of poverty committed to winning the freedom of 1200 holocaust Jews? 380 more words

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