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What is freedom?

Most humans do not understand what freedom is. That is because humans have an outer (terrestrial) and inner (spiritual) life. Freedom can be a removal of physical chains or the invisible restraints placed on the human mind and spirit. The … Continue reading

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From Walt Disney to God

As a young boy I used to love to watch cartoon characters. I totally accepted the idea that animals (and even trees) could talk and act like humans. Cartoon characters touched something deep inside my young mind and I unconsciously … Continue reading

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The difference between spirit and soul

The terms “soul” and “spirit” are often interchanged with each other but they actually have technical differences. As long as these two theological terms are not properly distinguished, human salvation becomes more imprecise and less understood. Scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg offered … Continue reading

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The pastor and the poor person

Once upon a time there was a very poor person who lived in the city’s streets. He was down on his luck and had the dice stacked against him all his life. He was in need of empathy and neighborly … Continue reading

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Time flies when you’re having fun!

We have all experienced happy events that seemed to come and go in a flash. Whereas, dull or painful events in our lives seem to stretch out for unbearable periods of time and last “forever.” Einstein’s relativity theory demonstrated the … Continue reading

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Dudley’s amazing visionary insight

Once upon a time there lived an ordinary fellow named Dudley. Although his outer appearance showed nothing special about him, Dudley had a passion for reading the stories of the Bible. In fact, he often wished that he could experience … Continue reading

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The thistle and the goldfinch

Once upon a time there was a precocious young lad who wanted to know where one could find real wisdom. So the boy went to see an aging man in the neighborhood who had a reputation for being wise. The … Continue reading

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The Magic Window

Once upon a time there was a little girl named Debbie. She was looking out of the window of her room while thinking about God and the things that she had learned in Sunday School that day. These spiritual lessons … Continue reading

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In heaven we can even choose our relatives!

There is a wise saying that “you can choose your friends but you cannot choose your relatives.” On earth, we are all stuck with our brothers, sisters, parents, grandparents, uncles and cousins. However, in the non-physical realm of heaven, things … Continue reading

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You are born with a soul but you form your own spirit

The world’s religions all inform us that we are more than our physical bodies. This extra part of our living reality is usually called the soul. Because the soul resides within a spiritual realm beyond space and time it is … Continue reading

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