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The Hopeful Man Does Not Despair in Suffering

hope is hearts in heaven, not heads in clouds Desire for things we do not yet fully possess drives so much of our lives. Even when we ask one another, “How are you?” the detailed answers tend not toward what we are in the current moment, but what we “will

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The Temperate Man Confesses His Sins

reconciling the sinner Scripture is more than encouraging of us to help bring people to conversion and confession: “He must know that he who causeth a sinner to be converted from the error of his way, shall save his soul from death, and shall cover a multitude of sins” (James

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The Temperate Man Learns What is Good

Borrowing a page from Alfred the great’s notebook My wife has recently encouraged me to resurrect the practice of my “commonplace notebook,” which is the recording of wise quotes and sayings that one comes across in reading or what have you. King Alfred the Great, who led the legendary expansion

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The Temperate Man is the Master of Himself

be master or get mastered Nobody likes a person, especially a man, who just agrees to everything and goes with the flow, because that flow will typically by along the lines of whim, impulse, and sin – he’s a “yes man” not just to another man, but to everything. If

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The Temperate Man Goes on Retreats

a good retreat is no date with god St. Francis de Sales was ridiculed in his day because he did not preach in lofty sounding ways, sermons being sprinkled with glittering phrases in Greek and Latin, place just so in order to impress his audience. No, he spoke plainly, as

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The Temperate Man Denies Himself

don’t stay home from the battle “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” Matthew 16:24. Brothers, it is clear from these words from our Lord that a necessary prerequisite to taking up our cross and following Jesus is to

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The Hopeful Man Does Not Despair in Suffering

hope is hearts in heaven, not heads in clouds Desire for things we do not yet fully possess drives so much of our lives. Even when we ask one another, “How are you?” the detailed answers tend not toward what we are in the current moment, but what we “will

Read More...

The Temperate Man Confesses His Sins

reconciling the sinner Scripture is more than encouraging of us to help bring people to conversion and confession: “He must know that he who causeth a sinner to be converted from the error of his way, shall save his soul from death, and shall cover a multitude of sins” (James

Read More...

The Temperate Man Learns What is Good

Borrowing a page from Alfred the great’s notebook My wife has recently encouraged me to resurrect the practice of my “commonplace notebook,” which is the recording of wise quotes and sayings that one comes across in reading or what have you. King Alfred the Great, who led the legendary expansion

Read More...

The Temperate Man is the Master of Himself

be master or get mastered Nobody likes a person, especially a man, who just agrees to everything and goes with the flow, because that flow will typically by along the lines of whim, impulse, and sin – he’s a “yes man” not just to another man, but to everything. If

Read More...

The Temperate Man Goes on Retreats

a good retreat is no date with god St. Francis de Sales was ridiculed in his day because he did not preach in lofty sounding ways, sermons being sprinkled with glittering phrases in Greek and Latin, place just so in order to impress his audience. No, he spoke plainly, as

Read More...

The Temperate Man Denies Himself

don’t stay home from the battle “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” Matthew 16:24. Brothers, it is clear from these words from our Lord that a necessary prerequisite to taking up our cross and following Jesus is to

Read More...
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