Why People ‘Lose’ Their Faith

real reason people aren’t coming to church, and the real reason we are losing members is the fact that many of us just aren’t nearly as good a Christian as we claim to be.

Operation Christian Dad

A recent poll done by the good people at Pew Research Center indicate that church growth and attendance is declining. As much as we’d like to blame the next generation for the slumping numbers because they were never in church to begin with, it’s also people who were in church and now aren’t.

There’s a number of reasons why the church, especially the Christian Church is seeing a decline. For starters, the church, at least according to many today just isn’t relevant anymore. The church doesn’t teach the same values that society does and for many youngsters growing up in a secular world, it’s just not cool enough.

Another reason for the shrinking numbers is that church is what old people do, church means you have to get up on Sunday morning and get dressed, you have to go to a place where tattoos are frowned upon, nobody even knows…

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#christianity, #church, #god, #himanity

Top 10 Needle-Moving Quotes to Affect Your Life! (For All Bloggers!)

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
-Oscar Wilde

Written to Enlighten

Hey Lovely Readers!

How are you? Hope your are fantastic out there! I’m hale and hearty!

Here are some quick picks of

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because thoes who mind don’t matter and thoes who matter don’t mind.”
-Dr. Seuss

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.”
-Mark Twain

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#life-quotes, #oscar, #quotes

18 Things Mentally Strong People Regularly Do

There are a lot of things we can do to be more successful in life and one of them is not Sabotaging our success. It’s not rocket science, honestly. If you can do the things on this list not only will you find life throws more bones your way but you will enjoy it more as well!

#life, #success, #thought-of-mind

Watching the thinker

Stephen Paul's Blog

Advaita (Nonduality, Oneness, One Love)'s photo.

The beginning of freedom is the realization that you are not the thinker. The moment you start watching the thinker, a higher level of consciousness becomes activated. You then begin to realize that there is a vast realm of intelligence beyond thought, that thought is only a tiny aspect of that intelligence. You also realize that all the things that truly matter – beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace – arise from beyond the mind. You begin to awaken.

~ Eckhart Tolle

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#insights, #inspiration

Need some feedback

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Hi good friends,

I have been editing the site since morning. To be honest I have tried quite a number of themes but bitterly I haven’t found any that suites my interest. WordPress really needs to do something to make me happy.
So I had to maintain the original one. ‘home is best’. I removed some features as I added some, which I hope made a difference.

Now, that aside, here is where I need your help guys,
Please using the 5 stars “*****” on top, rate the site considering the following;
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2. How Engaging it is
And using the comment section;
a. Give me ideas on what I should add.
b. Examples of themes to use if this one isn’t fit.
c. Any other comments.

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#five-star, #kenya, #opinion-poll, #rate, #views

Inspiration and Secret Spaces

By: Innocent, Work-Study NakuruIMG_20160602_182426

The mood at the Nakuru centre has settled down. It seems like we have become accustomed to each other.  I have settled into the lifestyle, and it almost seems like home now. From a Ted Talk night, movie night, a trip to the river, and raffles, this week was filled by many events. This is due to the presence of the numerous volunteers who arrived this week. The influx of people brought with it ideas — great ideas I might add.

IMG_20160601_105849This week I substituted a teacher for a life skills class that the kids usually have every week. Considering that I do not have that much life skills or experience, I drew inspiration from others. I chose 3 Ted talks that were pertinent to the kids’ situation. One was by Richard Turere, a young intelligent boy coming from similar contexts as the students. He found a…

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#humanity, #kenya

Power over Dream Cathchers

….earth is a home not a waste basket

Bloomii

I hear the rain coming, gradually crawling through the fields of the heavens. Each raindrop is a diamond sought out after by power. The power of humanity has set traps in its desire to capture what is owned by nature and given to all of us. Each diamond that falls on top of the clouds is a star glistening the skies below, a performance only for human eyes, a performance conducted to remind humanity that earth is a home not a waste basket.

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#earth, #environment, #love

There’s no place for bad theology

There’s no place for bad theology

Nathanael Vitkus

Occasionally my students will ask me religious / God questions, as I’m known by way of my BEing that I am a follower of Christ. I take all their questions in stride, more often than not I will answer their questions with even more questions.

However the questions gravitate sometimes to something dark, something more personal than not. It is evident in some of the questions that my students ask me about God and matters concerning God that they’ve been sold that God loves them with conditions. I have also addressed questions concerning the love of God, which sadly someone of my students believe God doesn’t love certain people.

When I address the question concerning God’s love for them I let them know why they think that, quite often they believe it’s what they do that earns God’s love, and if what they’ve done or what they are doing now isn’t…

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#bible, #god, #gospel, #love

7 Traits to Develop If You Want To Be A Successful Fashion Or Beauty Entrepreneur Blogger

This can also be applied in all fields not only fashion! :-*

Millionaire's Digest

1. Passion

It’s commonly assumed that successful entrepreneurs are driven by money.

But most will tell you they are fueled by a passion for their product or service, by the opportunity to solve a problem and make life easier, better, cheaper.

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#education, #fashion, #reblog

Dear Gorgeous…

So, keep going ahead flashing that million dollar smile:) You’re beautiful.

sagarikarawat

Dear Gorgeous
I know you are surrounded by people who make you feel like you aren’t good enough or beautiful…
But, let me tell you something, if you haven’t been told this already.

Those who are making you question everything about the clothes you wear, or the way you do your hair or the way you look, well they are wrong. You like it, you wear it. You can change your wardrobe anytime you want. I wish I could say the same thing about the character of those who make you doubt that you aren’t good enough just on the basis of the clothes you wear or how you look.
So, whatever it is that you love to wear. Wear it! And walk like you’re a runway model. Because you are one,baby girl. You can be anything you want to be.

I know people can be mean. And especially when…

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