Category: Lifestyle

Mentiasie’s blog posts about lifestyle activities to help our readers

PARTIAL OBEDIENCE

PARTIAL OBEDIENCE March 20, 2019 | 2 Chronicles 25 DEVOTIONS This Month’s Issue Probably every parent of teenagers can relate to this experience: the parent issues an instruction or relays a story, while the teen nods and murmurs “um-hmm” without looking up from his mobile phone. A few minutes later, the parent asks, “Did you […]

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MATURE FAITH DOES NOT PURSUE WORLDLINESS

MATURE FAITH DOES NOT PURSUE WORLDLINESS March 19, 2019 | James 4:4–6 DEVOTIONS This Month’s Issue “What a friend we have in Jesus,” a classic hymn rejoices, “all our sins and griefs to bear! What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer! Oh, what peace we often forfeit, oh, what needless pain we […]

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MATURE FAITH SUBMITS HUMBLY TO GOD

MATURE FAITH SUBMITS HUMBLY TO GOD March 18, 2019 | James 4:7–10 DEVOTIONS This Month’s Issue The narrative climax in John Milton’s Paradise Lost is the choice made first by Eve and then by Adam to give in to the serpent’s temptation and disobey God. In Milton’s Paradise Regained, the story’s climax is Jesus’ perfect […]

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MATURE FAITH DOES NOT PURSUE SELFISH PLEASURES

MATURE FAITH DOES NOT PURSUE SELFISH PLEASURES February 17, 2019 | James 4:1–3 DEVOTIONS This Month’s Issue The first sermon in American history was preached at Plymouth, Mass., on December 9, 1621 by Robert Cushman, a deacon and Puritan leader. His text was 1 Corinthians 10:24, “No one should seek their own good, but the […]

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MATURE FAITH AND SELF-CONTROL IN SPEECH

  MATURE FAITH AND SELF-CONTROL IN SPEECH February 16, 2019 | James 3:1–6 DEVOTIONS This Month’s Issue The Yik Yak app, now thankfully defunct, allowed users to post anonymous comments and to agree or disagree with other users’ comments within a five-mile radius. For example, students on a university campus could share opinions about teachers, […]

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MATURE FAITH AND GOOD DEEDS: EXAMPLE OF RAHAB

MATURE FAITH AND GOOD DEEDS: EXAMPLE OF RAHAB February 15, 2019 | James 2:25–26 DEVOTIONS This Month’s Issue We know Rahab had faith in God because her actions revealed her faith (see Joshua 2; 6:22–25; Heb. 11:31). She hid the two Israelite spies from her own government, then misdirected their pursuers and helped them escape. […]

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THE STETHOSCOPE- 17 By Deborah Nwaeke

  STETHOSCOPE 17 (MY CLINICAL ROTATION DIARY) It’s a Thursday…a Thursday in the 5th week of my clinical rotation here. Previously at OBGYN… I’m kinda glad I’m almost done with the rotation. I was a bit disappointed because I really looked forward to my rotation in the department with so much excitement, but…in all things […]

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THE STETHOSCOPE- 16 By Deborah Nwaeke

  STETHOSCOPE 16 (MY CLINICAL ROTATION DIARY) It’s my second week in the department. Though I was a bit discouraged with the atmosphere in my unit, I’ve decided to concentrate on learning-that’s what I came to do. There’s this sense of trying to prove knowing and trying to make one feel inferior or embarrassed when […]

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IGNORING THE PROPHETS OF TRUTH

IGNORING THE PROPHETS OF TRUTH March 14, 2019 | 2 Chronicles 18 DEVOTIONS This Month’s Issue Author Marilynne Robinson wrote in her novel Housekeeping: “Having a sister or a friend is like sitting at night in a lighted house. Those outside can watch you if they want, but you need not see them. You simply […]

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THE FAILURE OF FEAR

THE FAILURE OF FEAR March 13, 2019 | 2 Chronicles 16 DEVOTIONS This Month’s Issue Elite professional athletes always face the difficult decision of when to retire. Should they leave at the top of their game? Or should they eke out as many years of playing time as possible? Should they remain loyal to their […]

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