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When the Fire Goes Out: Stepping Into a New Way of Living - Chapter Three - Vasalisa: the Retrieval of Intuition in Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Tomorrow, I go to file my second divorce.

My husband lost his job last month.

Things are …understandably … rough.

I have trouble focusing. Sometimes, the stress hits me like an unexpected northern gale carrying me off my feet Mary Poppins style. 599 more words

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"Thomas and Hazel" Book One in The Chaste Keep Series - Chapter Three

Chapter Three

While Hazel spent the morning and afternoon happily writing letters and flitting about The Keep, Thomas was stuck in his study trying to figure out how to make the keep more lucrative. 2,747 more words

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3:2 - able also to bridle the whole body.

able also to bridle the whole body. – This verse is not implying that being without offence in speech makes a man perfect in every area of his life. 62 more words

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3:2 - he is a perfect man

he is a perfect man, – The use of the word ‘perfect’ here (transliterated from the Greek Strong’s #5049 as teleios) and meaning mature is the same one that was used when Jesus taught in Matthew 5:48, “Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.” He also used this word perfect when speaking to the rich young ruler (Matt 19:21). 542 more words

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3:2. If anyone does not stumble in word

3:2. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body. – The tongue and its fruit is such a powerful entity within a body that James is able to write that were it completely controlled, a man would be made perfect and mature. 215 more words

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3:2. For we all stumble in many things.

3:2. For we all stumble in many things. – Each man stumbles. None are perfect in speech, action or thought. By the use of the word ‘we’ James has once again included himself in this point, showing his humility as a fellow brother of Christ. 57 more words

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3:1 - knowing that we [teachers] will receive a stricter judgement

knowing that we will receive a stricter judgement – It could be assumed that the Jewish Christians were starting to teach something that they didn’t clearly understand. 789 more words

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