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Self Reflection 29: Perseverance

Fall seven times and stand up eight.

–Japanese Proverb

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Love and Christianity

November 1/11/19

November, 2019 is finally here and the year is almost done! There might be setbacks on our way but note that it’s not over yet.

Jackson Brown penned, “In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins – not through strength but by perseverance.” Remember that the greatest Oak was once a little nut.

Remain focused on your dreams and have a blessed month.

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Love and Christianity

Sow Love

It was Israel More who said: “You should either be like the candle that produces light or like a mirror which reflects it. Pray for love; sow love, show love and share love.”

“…By this shall all men know that you are my disciples – if you love one another.” Jesus Christ (John 13.35)

“Ignite the fire of loving kindness in your soul, fuel that fire with understanding and compassion for others, and start a bonfire of love worldwide.” Nanette Matthews.

I wish I could share all the love that’s in my heart. Remove all the bars that keep us apart.” Lighthouse Family.

As the month end, be a candle that shines out love or a mirror that reflects it.

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Thoughts on Contentment

Most vices become when there’s lack of contentment. Burglary, pilfering, all manner of stealing, falsehood and even hatred of oneself are all factors of discontentment. I asked some elders about their thoughts on contentment and they gladly led me though their wisdom. As we all know, contentment is a great virtue worth teaching our younger generation.

This rhyme may not be their exact words, but it captures the major theme: self discipline.

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Do not seek extra gain
If to another it cause pain
Even as you gather wheats and profits
Remember the sick, weak and destitute
Be you; wherever you may find yourself
For in self discipline one makes a disciple of oneself
Finally, ultimate joy and peace is found in little things
You needn’t look far, for such things start from the family

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Diligence


I saw someone humbled,
With diligence
A little fella, hairy and winged
Working away on his masterpiece

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Obedience

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Obedience is a function of humility

For through life’s ups and downs;

In Wealth, great Fame or Beauty

It speaks greater of a man than gold coins

2

Obedience is why Abraham was richly blessed,

For he traveled away to a place where he knew not

With trust in God as a guide, through desolate and rich lands

He went, without a morsel of fear or doubt

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