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Ever notice how people texting at night have that eerie blue glow? Or wake up ready to write down the Next Great Idea, and get blinded by your computer screen?

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Can the Bacteria in Your Gut Explain Your Mood?

Eighteen vials were rocking back and forth on a squeaky mechanical device the shape of a butcher scale, and Mark Lyte was beside himself with excitement. ‘‘We actually got some fresh yesterday — freshly frozen,’’ Lyte said to a lab technician.

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Liked on YouTube: Hebrews 11:6 sung by Joel Turner

Hebrews 11:6 sung by Joel Turner
This song was inspired directly from God’s word. He woke me up around 2 to get up and read through Hebrews and as I did, I came across this verse and the tune and chords just came to me. This song was completely written and sung for the glory of God. If you want chords you can ask me in the comments below and I will get them to you. Lyrics are in Hebrews.
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Obedience, Fasting and Prayer

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This is from my book The First Time I Rode a Freight Train & other hitchhiking stories, page 51:

“‘The monastic way is very different. Obedience, fasting and prayer are laughed at, yet only through them lies the way to real, true freedom. I cut off my superfluous and unnecessary desires, I subdue my proud and wanton will and chastise it with obedience, and with God’s help I attain freedom of spirit and with it spiritual joy.'”

[excerpt from The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky; Book VI, “The Russian Monk”]

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“We tend to use prayer as a last resort, but God wants it to be our first line of defense. We pray when there’s nothing else we can do, but God wants us to pray before we do anything at all.

“Most of us would prefer, however, to spend our time doing something that will get immediate results…

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