Quick Guide to Being More Rational

Don’t be an irrational person…think! Develop habits of thinking well, and engaging the world with everything you have: mind and body, body and soul, ideas with action, thinking with gratitude… Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-10-24 12:39:17. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Faith, Cough Syrup, and Sehnsucht Pt I

What is faith? Is it a feeling, an intuition? I contend that it is primarily neither. Secondarily we do have feelings and intuitions about walking in faith; about our observations from our experiences of trying to be faithful to certain beliefs (and to certain persons), but these feelings and intuitions are not faith itself. Continue reading

Originally posted 2012-01-03 19:26:47. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Guide To A Better Prayer Life

Prayer takes time, and as with every good habit, prayer requires consistence and persistence. Here are 9 points that may improve your understanding of prayer. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-10-16 10:28:37. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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The Fallacy of Success by G. K. Chesterton

Excerpted from ALL THINGS CONSIDERED by G. K. Chesterton, from an edition by John Lane Company, New York, 1909.
 

There has appeared in our time a particular class of books and articles which I sincerely and solemnly think may be called the silliest ever known among men. They are much more wild than the wildest romances of chivalry and much more dull than the dullest religious tract. Moreover, the romances of chivalry were at least about chivalry; the religious tracts are about religion. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-19 19:26:54. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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The Laws of Success: Principles to Excel- N.H.

I.    A DEFINITE CHIEF AIM will teach you how to save the wasted effort which the majority of people expend in trying to find their lifework. [Having definite aims will] show you how to do away forever with aimlessness and fix your heart and hand upon some definite, well conceived purpose as a life-work. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-30 19:36:31. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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American Fundamentalists and the English Journalists by G. K. Chesterton

By this time, we have all had our laughs over “Monkeyville” and the public execution of the Missing Link, not least the Americans, who are fully alive to the fun of the fair, and most of all, perhaps, those astute Americans who are said to have used the whole scientific and philosophical controversy as a means of advertising the little town of Dayton in Tennessee. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-30 07:26:27. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Thoughts Matter- Thoughts are Things- Ch 1

THE MAN WHO “THOUGHT” HIS WAY INTO PARTNERSHIP WITH THOMAS A. EDISON

TRULY, “thoughts are things,” and powerful things at that, when they are mixed with definiteness of purpose, persistence, and a BURNING DESIRE for their translation into riches, or other material objects. A little more than thirty years ago, Edwin C. Barnes discovered how true it is that men really do THINK AND GROW RICH. His discovery did not come about at one sitting. It came little by little, beginning with a BURNING DESIRE to become a business associate of the great Edison. Continue reading

Originally posted 2012-01-04 07:44:27. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Symptoms of the Fear of Criticism According to Napoleon Hill

This fear is almost as universal as the fear of poverty, and its effects are just as fatal to personal achievement,mainly because this fear destroys initiative, and discourages the use of imagination. The major symptoms of the fear are: Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-18 17:17:31. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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What is Rationality?

The madman is not the man who has lost his reason. The madman is the man who has lost everything except his reason.” – GK Chesterton (Orthodoxy)

Rationality is a part of the healthy human condition, as the result of being an Image-bearer of God. So, as God designed the universe purposely and from principles, so also His creations that bear His image can reflect on the principled nature of the universe. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-11-28 13:35:56. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Using Your Imagination: Fortune Through Understanding by Napoleon Hill

 YOU CAN DO IT! IT HAS BEEN DONE BEFORE!

You can build a fortune through the aid of laws which are immutable. But, first, you must become familiar with these laws, and learn to USE them. Through repetition, and by approaching the description of these principles from every conceivable angle, the author hopes to reveal to you the secret through which every great fortune has been accumulated. Strange and paradoxical as it may seem, the “secret” is NOT A SECRET. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-12 11:53:46. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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The Advantages of having One Leg by G. K. Chesterton

A friend of mine who was visiting a poor woman in bereavement and casting about for some phrase of consolation that should not be either insolent or weak, said at last, “I think one can live through these great sorrows and even be the better. What wears one is the little worries.” “That’s quite right, mum,” answered the old woman with emphasis, “and I ought to know, seeing I’ve had ten of ‘em.” Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-21 19:28:56. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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