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negative thoughts

Believe In Your Vision Because God Gave It To You

Everyone knows what it’s like to get into a rut. Everywhere you turn, you see something negative that just confirms your worst fears. You wonder how you arrived in that place. This isn’t a new problem. For thousands of years, people have been wondering why they get stuck in a point of view that brings […]

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Patterns That Drive Our Actions, and How To Change Them

The following is a Sunday Message given at the Family Church of Connecticut, on March 5, 2017 – Pastors Mika & Abe Deshotel  It’s Spring, so let’s explore the idea of growth through self-reflection and re-commitment. In considering this topic, the hope is that each of you can walk away truly having connected with something […]

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laugh with God

How Many Times Did You Laugh Today?

The search for happiness is basic to human life. The greatest tragedy that befalls people is when they give up on that search. Maybe you know someone who has given up on being happy, or perhaps you feel that way yourself. The irony is that we are created for happiness, so life can’t really work […]

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Would You Have Believed In Jesus 2000 Years Ago?

Everyone has heard the phrase that hindsight is 20/20. How many times have you thought “I wish I’d known then, what I know now.” I know I have said that! The Turning Point of History This week’s video of the Lasting Imprint series “The Turning Point of History” begs that exact question. What if people […]

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validate yourself in God

Validate Yourself In God’s Unconditional Love

Everyone longs for true love, but we often don’t recognise how much we are loved already. Does a child feel how much their parents love them? Children don’t have the capacity to fully comprehend their parents hearts, and can often misunderstand their parents actions. We are like this in relation to God, not fully comprehending […]

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The Power of One Changes History

All of us have something we have been blessed with to contribute to this world. When we use our gifts, we find personal fulfillment. Our life takes on greater meaning and we naturally experience our value and place in the universe. Lasting Imprint, session 8 This episode of Lasting Imprint looks at the difference one […]

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Scripture Leads Us Into Relationship With God and Each Other

We can gain many insights from the Bible and other sacred texts. The Bible and Divine Principle are books that describe the totality of all relationships: our relationship with God, God’s relationship with us, our relationship with each other. They also contain discussion of what relationships are like in an ideal sense, why relationships don’t […]

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conflict & contradiction

The Origin of Conflict – Lasting Imprint, Session 7

“We find a great contradiction in every person. Within the self-same individual are two opposing inclinations: the original mind that desires goodness and the evil mind that desires wickedness. They are engaged in a fierce battle, striving to accomplish two conflicting purposes. Any being possessing such a contradiction within itself is doomed to perish. Human […]

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Raise Your Standard

Raising Your Standard To Fulfill Your Potential

It’s that time of year when New Year’s resolutions are faltering and we wonder why we even tried! I found a sliver of hope in a Tony Robbins video. He gave me permission to let go of my goals without giving up. That got my interest! Tony made a good point: Resolutions, or goals, usually […]

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Human Contradiction Between Mind and Body

How do you reconcile the idea of a loving God with the reality of the suffering we see in the world today? The Divine Principle provides insight into the biblical account of Adam and Eve. What do you think is the real meaning of that story? Lasting Imprint Session 6 – Human Contradiction The Divine […]

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