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The Spokes and the Wheel

Do you sometimes feel like just a spoke on a wheel? This term is usually used when a person feels expendable, or they don’t feel valued. The comparison comes from the fact that one or two spokes can break, but the wheel will continue to function. It’s easy to feel small and unimportant in a […]

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Resetting Your Faith

The concept of reset is common these days. Every so often you need to reset your tablet or phone just to get it working right. This process is necessary because we are constantly downloading new files and applications, some of which carry associated downloads you never intended to receive! Before you know, your tablet is […]

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Shifting to God’s Perspective

Imagine wearing red sunglasses. If you wore red sunglasses for a week, what color would the world appear? Red? What if you wore them for a few years? What color would the world appear? It would appear normal. In fact, the world would stop appearing to be red. It would just be the world. That […]

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The Femininity of God Revealed at Last

The Divine Principle from a Unification Thought perspective Last month, I celebrated the first anniversary of my son’s marriage blessing. So I’m in a good frame of mind to be thinking about this section of the Principle. The section is the one which explains the significance of the Second Great Blessing (Genesis 1:28) — the […]

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Every Day is a New Beginning

What is the first thought in your mind when you wake up in the morning? What to wear, what to eat, or what’s on your ‘To Do’ list for the day? What is the first thing you feel each day? Happy, sad, frustrated, bored, anxious, excited, indifferent? Each day is a new opportunity to mold […]

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Perfection of Moral Character

The Divine Principle from a Unification Thought perspective Picking up from where we left off in November, Being a Temple of God, we can continue examining the idea of “perfection” that’s mentioned in the First Great Blessing. The paragraph starts: “The key to God’s first blessing is the perfection of individual character. …to perfect his […]

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Spiritual Rebirth – Experiencing God Within

Prologue – The God Experience, by Perry Smith The human being is an amazing creature. Just look around you. The wonders of architecture, engineering and construction surround us. Science, technology and medicine have given us knowledge, health and a better quality of living. Humor brings us laughter and relief. Art, music, film and literature has brought […]

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How Hard Is It To Be A Good Person?

Every time a mom or dad leaves the house, or drops their child off at daycare or school, there is a classic moment when they turn to their child and say, “Be Good!” We want our kids to be good when we’re not around because basically we want them to grow up to be good […]

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The Journey of a Lifetime

How long will you live and what will you do in that time? No one really knows, but at different points in life we end up making and remaking life plans or goals. This journey of life is a very long road with many twists and turns, hills and valleys, and pit stops. Sometimes we […]

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Understanding God’s Heart

The Divine Principle from a Unification Thought perspective In the previous article, we’d continued examining the First Great Blessing and were looking in particular at these excerpts from its sole paragraph: “…Such individuals…achieve complete oneness with Him…They experience the Heart of God as if it were their own. Hence, they understand His Will and live […]

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