Category: Pot Pourii

The World Awaits You

31/3/2020
The World Awaits You

The world awaits you, it is to each man his oyster. When an irritant enters an oyster's shell its natural reaction is to cover the speck and protect itself.

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Grave Control#

11/10/2018
Grave Control#

These thoughts come from the green side of the grass, and are now poignant reflections of a Godly man who had gained that heart of wisdom: When all is said and...

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Hijacking Harmony

23/9/2018
Hijacking Harmony

Division isn't just a maths problem. It's also humanities! ~ Anthony T. Hincks Consider God's intervention at the Tower of Babel.

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The Empty Man

19/9/2018
The Empty Man

The longings of the righteous will be satisfied. The anxious heart weighs a man down.   Heartache crushes the spirit.

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Not On God's Radar

30/7/2018
Not On God's Radar

Performance reviews are now de rigeur in industry, and most professional occupations. It is a fashionable but tiresome measure of a person's value taught by the Tree of Knowledge.

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Baffled by God

14/6/2018
Baffled by God

Upon an earth in open rebellion, From a heart that still leans sin's way With a back turned against Heaven And a face still set to Babylon The good Father counted my worth far greater...

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10 Impossible Beliefs

13/6/2018
10 Impossible Beliefs

The word 'impossible' can harden a man's heart and cause him to flee. Mankind's thinking is always 'dated' when it comes to grasping eternal things.

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God Is Our Strong City

26/4/2018
God Is Our Strong City

God is my strong city. He makes the walls and its ramparts my salvation. No marauders can scale them, or bandits breach them.

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Of Desire & Thirst

9/4/2018
Of Desire & Thirst

A desire is no more a thirst than a rock-slide is an earthquake. Desire knocks on doors, but thirst kicks them down. Thirsts both occupy and demand attention.

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When I Can't Change

22/2/2018
When I Can't Change

Today Mt Sinai rises 2,285 metres above sea-level. 3,500 years ago it was much taller. It is a most rugged and arduous trek up to this day.

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A Window to the Heart

14/2/2018
A Window to the Heart

Who is there that would have a heart, yet has not known an incision or two? Who is there who still has a heart to know Jesus more? Rev.

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A Bet the Archbishop Won

12/2/2018
A Bet the Archbishop Won

An Archbishop of Paris was preaching to a great congregation. He spoke of three happy, worldly and godless young men. At one time they wandered into a cathedral.

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The Promise of Dawn

18/10/2017
The Promise of Dawn

Light mocks darkness, for it shall always return. It is when morning dawns and evening fades that the Lord calls forth songs of joy.

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A Cheeky Monkey's Tale

9/10/2017
A Cheeky Monkey's Tale

Tales of cheeky monkeys are worldwide. I wonder if these first arose from Aesop (circa 600 B. C. )? Once upon a time there was a cheeky monkey.

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High Voltage Intellect

16/5/2017
High Voltage Intellect

Freethinkers and skeptics abound. Science and knowledge hold the world of faith to an intellectual ransom. Men of genius are honored.

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What Anger Is#

25/4/2017
What Anger Is#

Anger is a temptation for betterment that only invites disaster. "When you blame others you give up the power to change".

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Grace Endures

21/4/2017
Grace Endures

Grace is never in short supply. It can not be 'sold out', caught on the docks in a container, or become stale under a noon-day sun.

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In God's Image

26/3/2017
In God's Image

God has formed mankind in His image. To this day men are still learning to live in their creator's image.

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Sprinting to Honor

26/2/2017
Sprinting to Honor

In 2012 cyclist Lance Armstrong (the doping cheat) sprinted not to fame, but to shame. His name is forever recorded in history as synonymous with shame.

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Unfolding Life Untold

5/12/2016
Unfolding Life Untold

Your mercy flows with no constraint, with eyes of care and giving, You reach my heart, extending mercy a blessed relief in living.

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Kissing Peace

22/11/2016
Kissing Peace

Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other. (Psalm 85:10) A kiss spells connection, an agreement in some polite, deceitful or deep manner.

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TRUMPED by Destiny#

10/11/2016
TRUMPED by Destiny#

The face of a thousand emotions is now the President-elect. A ribald and cheeky tsunami of political incorrectness will move onto the already cooling throne of Barack Obama.

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Making a Money Sandwich

21/8/2016
Making a Money Sandwich

Wealth sits in God's unlocked vault. We all will live very, very well, a rich life when each day is sandwiched between these two verses: . . .

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The Profit of Waiting

18/8/2016
The Profit of Waiting

Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion.  For the Lord is a God of justice.

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Re-setting the World

17/7/2016
Re-setting the World

'History is heading somewhere'. ~ David Beasant July14th's SoulSnack was published with a prophetic tinge only hours before France bled afresh for Evil still spills.

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Grave Control#

18/5/2016
Grave Control#

The principle problem of living is life. When all is said and done we humans are really children in a world plagued by sickness, loneliness and death.

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To Those Intent On Being Right

27/4/2016
To Those Intent On Being Right

Shamefully known for his posturing, Diotrephes took no prisoners. He was intent on being first. (3 John 9-10) It is knowledge that sets a man ahead of other men.

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The Pretending Heart

19/1/2016
The Pretending Heart

As the sun dawned upon recorded time, a deceitfully hairy Jacob masqueraded as his hirsute brother Esau, to steal Esau's blessing.

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The Ever Changing God?

19/8/2015
The Ever Changing God?

When does a god need a crystal ball, a stick of dynamite or a round table discussion? When He has failed.   Elijah spoke disparagingly of gods that fail.

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The Cure of the Mouth

18/6/2015
The Cure of the Mouth

This surely won't surprize you but I stumbled upon a new word (to me) recently - loquacious. Apparently it is associated ungraciously with the elderly.

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God's Flagstaff

14/5/2015
God's Flagstaff

Whilever I seek my glory I foolishly condemn myself to failure. This is the crafting of me as a direct competitor to God. We are always exalting ourselves.

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The Mom Who Changed History.

10/5/2015
The Mom Who Changed History.

John Newton's (1725-1807) mother died just before he turned seven years old. In the brief time with her son, Elizabeth Newton eagerly taught him God's word.

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The 3 Owner's of Heaven

5/5/2015
The 3 Owner's of Heaven

Heaven's title deeds and rewards are held by three peoples. They are: the poor in spirit, (Matthew 5:3)those persecuted because of righteousness (Matthew 5:11-12) and little children (Matthew 18:3-4).

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A SoulSnack Nugget

23/4/2015
A SoulSnack Nugget

The shortest SoulSnack EVER: Jesus did not descend to earth and suffer death merely to forgive my yesterdays and bless my todays; He came to change both me and my tomorrows....

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Navigating Spiritual Disability ~ A

21/4/2015
Navigating Spiritual Disability ~ A

Are we not spiritual cripples? Why is spiritual perception so dull? Why does so much of the western world believe in few or no spiritual realties at all? Why does the human body...

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Esau's Battlegound

13/4/2015
Esau's Battlegound

Amazingly Esau and Jesus faced identical battles. Esau's did not last very long. Satan seized an opportunity and mounted a raid on Jesus' future. (And the future of mankind.

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Esau's Warning

12/4/2015
Esau's Warning

Esau and Jacob were twins. They shared genes but not love. Jacob seized an opportunity; he mounted a raid on Esau's future and prosperity.

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The Common Jesus?

23/11/2014
The Common Jesus?

Soul Snack 224/14 . . . One ancient noon was peculiarly recorded in history. Unnamed and unnumbered men strolled beside the violent Pharisee Saul as they neared Damascus.

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Trading on Yesterday

14/9/2014
Trading on Yesterday

Soul Snack 176/14 . . . The morning arrives, you blink through bleary eyes towards the curtains and clumsily your feet hit the floor.

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Heart to Heart

17/8/2014
Heart to Heart

Soul Snack 156/14 . . . A prayer from my heart for my heart: Teach me your ways O Lord for I seek to humbly walk in your truth.

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Struck by The Sword

4/6/2014
Struck by The Sword

Soul Snack 105/14 . . . An unrestrained personal confrontation is the Bible's DNA. It accosts the wayward soul while opposing the sinful spirit.

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The Child of Influence

19/1/2014

Soul Snack 13/14 . . . Those who leave the greatest physical legacies are those who are willing to pay the largest spiritual costs.

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The Palace of the Mind

7/4/2013

Soul Snack 64/13 . . . The Palace of the MindCarlos Santana - that goliath of all guitarists strums his spirit as he strums his strings.

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Of Heaven

21/2/2013

Soul Snack 37/13 . . . Of Heaven The Apostle Paul prayed with an illumined mind for he had gained a heart that visited heaven.

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Unfulfilled Dreams

28/11/2012

Soul Snack 214/12 . . . Unfulfilled Dreams Unfulfilled dreams can be intense and drive you into God's presence. They are a spiritual magnet to the soul.

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3 Incisive Questions

29/10/2012

Soul Snack 191/12 . . . 3 Incisive Questions The Lord knows how to cut to the bone, address core issues and stir to righteousness.

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Babies and Rewards

7/8/2012

Soul Snack 135/12 . . . Of Babies & Rewards The crawl down life's corridors is from indulgence to restraint; it is from ME FIRST to YOU FIRST.

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One Solitary Life

23/4/2012

Soul Snack 60/12 . . . One Solitary Life# He was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman.

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Wholly to the atheists

15/9/2011

Soul Snack 158/11 . . . Wholly to the atheists Did you know that no-one is born an atheist? Atheism is the deliberate choice to divine rejection.

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No bridge required

28/8/2011

S oul Snack 145/11 . . . No bridge required Frequently build a bridge and get over it is the graceless counsel to those troubled.

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Jealousy

8/8/2011

Soul Snack 132/11 . . . A green God? Could God be green? Othello saw Shakespeare multiply a green jealousy to an English world with his green-eyed monster.

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Diffusing Life

24/7/2011

Soul Snack 121/11 . . . Diffusing Life Amy Winehouse and Anders Behring Breivik exemplify a world diffused of correct direction.

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Man's Speech

3/4/2011

Soul Snack 46/11 . . . Man's Speech Children will grasp at even a fragment of a promise.

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The Invisible

3/3/2011

Soul Snack 27/11 . . . The Invisible Jesus has answered prayers I haven't prayed and gifted graces I haven't asked for.

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Resident Evil

8/12/2010

Soul Snack 169/12 . . . Resident Evil? Lurking within both the redeemed and unredeemed adult spirit remains the sense that effort is a prerequisite mandate to acceptance.

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A Past Future

6/12/2010

Soul Snack 204/10 . . . A Past Future With the solitude audibly interrupted, beady black flies buzzed around my head.

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Fire or Fireplace?

2/12/2010

Soul Snack 202/10 . . . Fire or Fireplace? A ruined hearth of heat-tortured bricks wound around an open fireplace.

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A Whisper of Angels

15/11/2010

Soul Snack 189/10 . . . A Whisper of Angels A sense of ethereal and cosmic goodness inhabits our souls and at times enhances our senses.

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Dreamworld

29/9/2010

Soul Snack 167/10 . . . Dreamworld Enveloping his mind was a mist-laden canopy of light that filtered into his dream's reality.

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Today's Aphrodisiac

28/9/2010

Soul Snack 166/10 . . . Today's Aphrodisiac Pennies and power are likely summed up in the single word prosperity.

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Heaven's platform

7/9/2010

Soul Snack 151/10  . . . Heaven's platform When the night is bad and my nerves are shattered and the waves break over the sides # . . .

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The only stress free exam

18/8/2010

Soul Snack 137/10 . . . The only stress free exam Single-seated, timber tables chorus an unusual symmetry across the assembly hall's floor.

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Hoping

28/7/2010

Soul Snack 122/10 . . . Hoping   My hope is not in: the skill of my hands, the sharpness of my mind or the education that I have gained.

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Heaven's Cavalry

3/6/2010

Soul Snack 85/10 . . . Heaven's Cavalry There is a heavenly cavalry. The horse soldiers of Heaven are God's vanguard for my victory on this earth.

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Paddle-steamer theology.

20/4/2010

Soul Snack 55/10 . . . Paddle-Steamer theology Both regularly and mercilessly the wooden blades assailed the water as the paddle-steamers driving drum cycled around and around.

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Sonshine

2/2/2010

Soul Snack 3/10 . . . Sonshine! It can be very difficult for clouded imaginations to make accurate life assessments. Blindness always hinders good sight.

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Hangars for God

1/12/2009

Soul Snack 9/212 . . . Hangars for God! An intensive familiarity is the start of heaven's yearning for me.

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A Gardening Lesson.

24/11/2009

Soul Snack 9/207 . . . A Gardening Lesson. Water and mineral oils are not missable! (I think that means that they don't mix together.

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Heaven's deposits

6/10/2009

Soul Snack 9/172 . . . Heaven's deposits. There is an 'after-glow' to sitting with God that she enjoyed. Crowned in a heavenly goodness as peace infused the soul.

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The Horizon of the Soul - B

10/9/2009

Soul Snack 9/154 . . . The Horizon of the Soul - B. Fiercely engaged within the soul a precarious battle waged. One wrong movement could spell death.

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Jesus multi-tasks!

5/8/2009

Soul Snack 9/128 . . . Jesus multi-tasks! The heart is convoluted and clouded, it screams for attention and draws to dis-repair.

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The quality queue!

7/7/2009

Soul Snack 9/107 . . . The quality queue! (Reflections from Zech 3:1-7) Picture the heavenly throne room, the great court that emanates light and justice.

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Waiting for dawn!

3/7/2009

Soul Snack 9/105 . . . Waiting for dawn. The mind relentlessly active - the body incapably still. Silence the canopy of some comfort.

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Beach Banquet

25/5/2009

Soul Snack 9/79 . . . Beach Banquet Motionless supertankers parked patiently on this absolutely gorgeous Pacific horizon. The lightly wind-blown sand stirring the few would-be sunbathers.

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Heaven vacant?

20/5/2009

Soul Snack 9/76 . . . Heaven vacant? Flat, prostrate, motionless is how he lay. He dare not look up! Fear coursed every sinew and fibre of his being.

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High Intimacy

24/3/2009

Soul Snack 9/37 . . . High Intimacy Jesus is the master of the surprise. He is the creator of fresh thinking .

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The Race to Grace

17/3/2009

Soul Snack 9/31 . . . The Race to Grace Meandering through the deltas of all lives, across all nationalities is an unobserved race to the Throne of Grace.

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Distant Distance

12/3/2009

Soul Snack 9/29 . . . Distant Distance Eyes no longer met, although they were only a glance away. The discomfort of eyes engaged, now undesired.

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Unnoticing Earth

3/3/2009

Soul Snack 9/22 . . . Unnoticing Earth I have observed a curious phenomenon. This is a reliable event repeated often to my eyes.

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Future Creation

26/2/2009

Soul Snack 9/19 . . . Future Creation. Where do you live? Each moment that I live in the present is the exact creation of my next past.

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Birthplace Matters

17/2/2009

Soul Snack 9/12 . . . Birthplace Matters Did you know that your birthplace is very important? Privilege comes with birth. Birthplaces are all about inclusion and exclusion.

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Brand Recognition

16/12/2008

Soul Snack 8/220 . . . Brand Recognition Large, heavily tattooed forearms graced the chrome windowsill of the car door.

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Satan's sands

4/12/2008

Soul Snack 8/212 . . . Satan's Sands Distilled with pointed and deliberate care through the venturi of an hour-glass are the sands of deceit.

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Rest Repair

6/11/2008

Soul Snack 8/192 . . . Rest Repair Collapsed from a heat induced fatigue, her body lay motionless on the very disordered sheets.

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OO Heaven

20/10/2008

Soul Snack 8/180 . . . 00 Heaven OO7 is arguably the world's most desired number.

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Sweet Attraction

12/10/2008

Soul Snack 8/175 . . . Sweet Attraction Harriet Beecher Stowe dives into the desperate depths of 19th century America when she reflects '. . .

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Golgotha's Goal

9/9/2008

Soul Snack 8/152 . . . Golgotha's Goal Does God still keep His sabbaths? God is at work constantly and universally.

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Dry Feet!

15/7/2008

Soul Snack 8/114  . . . Dry Feet! Sand and dust through their clothing, anxiety through their person.

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'Jesus Air'

14/7/2008

Soul Snack 8/113 . . . 'Jesus Air' Roaring turbines ingesting ever increasing volumes of city polluted air, strain every nut and bolt and washer.

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Mind Matters - C

13/7/2008

Soul Snack . . . Mind Matters - C He who controls the mind, controls the person. This axiom I must understand.

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Mind Matters - B

8/7/2008

Soul Snack 8/109 . . . Mind Matters - B Ever so gently caressing and soothing a distressed cerebellum an unseen poison flows.

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Mind Matters - A

4/7/2008

Soul Snack 8/107 . . . Mind Matters - A Her desperate feet pounded the pavement frenetically, yet her mind had outraced her feet all day.

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The Precious Worthless

10/6/2008

Soul Snack 8/89 . . . The Precious Worthless Snuggly cocooned in a light sleeping bag of warmth, effortlessly his thoughts drifted to that which too regularly consumed him.

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TV's Paradox

21/5/2008

Soul Snack 8/76 . . . TV's Paradox The desire for contentment is strong. A path I may choose is to relax in front of the TV.

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Eternal Health

17/4/2008

Soul Snack 8/53 . . . Eternal Health.   A tiny capsule is embedded deep within each one of us.

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The Sleep of Health

10/4/2008

Soul Snack 8/48 . . . The Sleep of Health The inviting comfort of fresh warm sheets and a soft bed 'drew' him deeply under the covers.

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Confirming Conforming

9/4/2008

Soul Snack 8/47. . . Confirming Conforming! Patiently his eyes scanned the human tapestry that is the modern airport lounge.

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Downhill and Forward

15/3/2008

Soul Snack 8/139 . . . Downhill and Forward Perspiration dripped almost seamlessly down his temples, unimpeded by the cool mountain air. Gravity now the only 'push' forward.

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Being Love

11/3/2008

Soul Snack 8/28 . . . Being Love. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear . . .

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