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What Are You Seeking?

At the beginning of the new academic year we also can think about what people would like to have on their bucket list and priority list for the new year.

Like at the beginning of the New Western Calendar Year those living in industrialised and economic democracies can compete with the North Americans having their eyes fixed on material matters and on the self.

When we look at the list of the top ten New Year’s Resolutions for 2014 it says all about the mind which has gone a long way off track from creation and its Creator.

Like the medical world prefers to treat the visible sings but not the cause of the illness. A lot of people are not at all interested to work on their (bad) habits. They like enjoying themselves at no price. They also want to be first in the picture and would like to boost their popularity as much as they can. Social media are there for them to help to reach their goal.
But are they really aiming at the right goal? We do not think so.
They also are not interested to find the way to that small door or ancient gate, written about in very old books.
They do not appreciate the value of those very old books. They better would spend some more attention to them.

From old times they where there to help, guide and support those who wanted to pick up that Book of books, called the Bible. It has helped millions of people by now. It still can help you and those around you to bring inner-peace. A peace which shall last for ever.

It may take years to come to that inner-peace and it is also very difficult for people to put aside the doctrinal churches of so many denominations. But when you shall find the truth in the Word of God, taking the words for what they say and not thinking ‘God‘ when there is written ‘Jesus‘, but than taking it to be Jesus, the son of God, than you will find inner peace so much quicker.

Good luck with your Bible reading and studying the Word of God.

God bless.

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Find also:

  1. Allowed to heal
  2. Relapse plan
  3. Denis Wright looking at the world of human beings
  4. Mourners Celebrate Life Of Inspirational Cancer Teen
  5. Searching for fulfillment and meaning through own efforts, facing unsatisfaction and depression
  6. See the conquest and believe that we can gain the victory
  7. Feed Your Faith Daily
  8. Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still
  9. The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places
  10. Obtain favour from Yahweh
  11. Bible, Word of God, inspired and infallible

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  • True Peace (ellen5e.com)
    Those that don’t really know Jesus do not really know peace. Their souls deep down know that they are at enmity with God. Something is not right. They search and cannot find it. They try the world’s way of selfish ambition and self-rule. The Bible refers to this as the man who built his house on shifting sand. There is no solid foundation, because when the current scheme, relationships, pursuits fail (and they will) they simply try something else and start the cycle all over again.
    Our rock-solid, devoted & loving relationships with God and other people is in very strong contrast to their hate for our proclaiming the truth of God’s word.
  • Activators of grace and peace (dailymedit.wordpress.com)
    Grace and peace are like twins. Grace fuels you forward, peace makes you grounded. The bible says: it is good that the heart be established with grace not with food which has not benefitted those who are given to it. So Paul was saying in the focus verse that it is better to “eat” grace than to eat food for energy. It is more sustaining.When God wants to send help it comes in the shape of grace. The help which Jesus is the embodiment of, which was sent to the earth was said to be full of grace. Jesus is a grace-package (John 1:14). And when Paul wanted to write about Jesus he identified him with his grace, saying the grace of the lord Jesus be with you (2Corinthians 13:14).
  • Religious mentality (thelivingmessage.com)
    There are so many different religions in the world today and just as many if not more denominations of Christian belief too. Why are we so split up into different doctrines and belief systems? Mainly, because of Satan himself. I know, there are many, many people who don’t believe in him and those who say that he doesn’t exist at all. He enjoys taunting them and playing with their minds, especially when they don’t think that it is a real entity which is doing these things.
  • 10 Things Your Childhood Pastor Didn’t Tell You (But Should Have) (patheos.com)
    There are around 40,000 different Christian denominations all with their own particular nuances and ways of expressing the Christian message. I fear too many of us grow up thinking that our group is the one group who “gets it”, but with 40,000 different expressions of Christianity out there, chances are slim that you grew up in the one faith tradition who had it all correct. Each expression of Christianity has inherent strengths and weaknesses, all of which should be considered on the individual merits.
  • Triangulations : The Deadly Yahweh Dilemma (triangulations.wordpress.com)
    Here is my list of theological dilemmas (“doctrines”) that divide up Christianity into its many, colorful and flavorful varieties.  To this list I am adding another theological question by which to understand Christians:
    The Deadly Yahweh DilemmaIt is obvious to any Bible reader that in the Jewish scriptures Yahweh displays far more deadly attributes than Yahweh does in the Christian scriptures. Exceptions exist of course: with kind, wonderful images of Yahweh in the OT and a horrible Yahweh seen in the NT (see the Book of Revelation). But overall, the differences is clear — the Deadly Yahweh Dilemma has existed since the beginning of Christianity and Christians have devised several different clever solutions.

Unshakable Hope

I follow a Bible reading plan every year, and the plan I’m following this year begins with John’s Gospel. I’ve always thought it was much more than a coincidence that the first words spoken by Jesus (in John’s Gospel) come in the form of a very profound question; it’s a question that everyone should know the answer to:

“What are you seeking? (John 1:38)

When I read that question on January 1st, I paused to think about what I should be seeking this year. I believe that our New Year’s Resolutions, or lack of, tell a lot about what we’re seeking. The following is a list of the top ten New Year’s Resolutions for 2014. Other than showing that we smoke too much, spend too much, sit too much and eat too much, what does this list tell us about the American people?

  1. Lose weight.
  2. Improve finances.
  3. Exercise…

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Cancer and Life Lessons

People often forget how they have much more in them than they would think at first. Not only could they find the power in themselves to help themselves and fasten the healing process by taking on the right mind, they also can help others by sharing what they feel and how they went on to battle the disease which got to them.

It is nice to find people on the net who are wiling to share their quest in life and their adventure with what bothered their body and mind.
By sharing the many thoughts and providing information where to find more people can help each other and give better chance to each other, finding solution which perhaps can help them on their way to an acceptable life.

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Remember: Giving opportunities:

  1. Cancer by no means only life experience that forces you to face in a concrete way the reality that there will in fact be an end to your life someday
  2. Cancer does not need to be the end
  3. Experience the hard teacher
  4. reassess what’s important in life
  5. reflect back on own experience
  6. are not afraid to come to know how to cope, how to get help, and so forth
  7. learn valuable life lessons from each experience
  8. learn how to adapt to changed capabilities
  9. inform yourself
  10. set off in exciting new directions
  11. continue to do what is important
  12. keep on dreaming
  13. reach out for the help and support that you need
  14. decide on a treatment plan with doctors
  15. cope with fear of losing control
  16. be aware that time really is precious and we need to choose very carefully how we spend it
  17. make sure that you do the things that matter most to you
  18. help others by sharing our stories and experiences
  19. contribute by willing to share your thoughts and life lessons
  20. understand how factors in our external environment interact with inherited mutations or other susceptibilities to lead to cancer
  21. learn how to stop the disease process – to prevent it or to intervene effectively when it does start.

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  • People Celebrate Kicking Cancer’s Butt (wsaw.com)
    Cancer is an awful, life-threatening disease, so when someone beats it, there’s reason to celebrate. That’s exactly what many people did Monday on National Cancer Survivor’s Day.

    Barb Rebstock is one of them. She started her battle with breast cancer three years ago. Her mother and sister both had breast cancer, and her mother also got lung cancer too. Both women lost their lives to the disease. Upon diagnosis, Rebstock had 38 rounds of radiation that she said were not easy. Although she’s still going through other treatment now, she said her screenings have been clear.

    “Everybody out there that has cancer, don’t give up,” she said. “Just keep going, keep fighting it. Listen to the doctors and don’t give up. Half the battle is your attitude.”

  • New Targeted Therapies Show Promise In Fighting Aggressive Cancers (publichealthwatch.wordpress.com)
    Several new targeted therapies have shown promise against advanced cancers of the blood, lungs, ovaries, and thyroid, according to research released Saturday at a major US cancer research conference.

    Among them is an oral drug called ibrutinib, made by Pharmacyclics. It was found to be “highly active” against chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and extended survival in some patients whose cancers did not respond to the standard treatment, chemotherapy.

  • ‘Cows’ milk is good for calves, but not for us’: Avoid cancer by axing dairy, meat products, U.K. scientist and six-time survivor urges (news.nationalpost.com)
    In 1993, the breast cancer that had plagued Jane Plant since 1987 returned for the fifth time. It came in the shape of a secondary tumour — a lump in her neck the size of half a boiled egg.

    Doctors told her that she had only months to live.

    Then a mother of two young children, Plant recalls the shocked discussion she had with her husband, Peter. As scientists — she is a geochemist, he a geologist — they had both worked in China on environmental issues, and knew that Chinese women had historically very low rates of breast cancer: one epidemiological study from the ’70s showed the disease affected one in 100,000 Chinese women, compared with one in 12 in the West.

    “I had checked this information with senior academics,” Plant says. “Chinese doctors I knew told me they had hardly seen a case of breast cancer in years. Yet if Chinese women are on Western diets — if they go to live in the U.S. or Australia, for example — within one generation they got the same rate. I said to Peter, ’Why is it that Chinese women living in China don’t get breast cancer?’ “

  • High protein diet linked to spiked cancer risk akin to smoking 20 cigarettes a day: U.S. study

    Eating too much protein could be as dangerous as smoking for middle-aged people, a study has found.
    Research which tracked thousands of adults for nearly 20 years found that those who eat a diet rich in animal protein are four times more likely to die of cancer than someone with a low-protein diet.

    The risk is nearly as high as the danger of developing cancer from smoking 20 cigarettes each day.

    Previous studies have shown a link between cancer and red meat, but it is the first time research has measured the risk of death associated with regularly eating too much protein.

    Nutritional advice has traditionally focused on cutting down on fat, sugar and salt. The World Health Organization announced a consultation Wednesday suggesting that guidelines on sugar consumption should be lowered, but there have been few warnings about excess protein.

    Read more…

  • Doctors worry cancer terminology contributes to overtreatment (triblive.com)

    If Dr. Steve Shapiro had his way, some cancers wouldn’t even be called cancer.

    “The word cancer just scares people to death. It’s expensive and it weighs on people’s minds, both the patient and the doctor,” said Shapiro, chief scientific officer at UPMC and a lung cancer expert.

    What’s troubling, Shapiro and other experts say, is that the word often is used for lesions so tiny or insignificant, they might never develop into an illness that would cause harm. They say this leads to unnecessary treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation and surgery to remove tumors that could go away on their own.

    To avoid this, a panel of experts advising the National Cancer Institute is urging the medical community to reconsider use of the word. In a May article published in The Lancet, the experts suggest renaming some pre-cancerous lesions and tailoring screening to individual patients.

    “The medical community, just like the public, thinks if you hear the word cancer, it’s something you’re going to die of, unless you treat it and treat it aggressively, whereas there’s a whole spectrum of disease, and it can be low-risk and it can be high-risk,” Dr. Laura Esserman, the study’s lead author and a breast surgeon at University of California San Francisco, told the Tribune-Review.

    “Maybe part of the solution is to take these low-risk things and rename them and move them out of that category of things that we have a visceral response to.”

  • Cancer Messed With the Wrong B*tch: Hey, Hey, We’re the Metsters (wonderfultips.wordpress.com)
    A lot of people out there hear the words breast cancer and think that’s it. That the breast cancer you have, is the same one I have, and the same one your mom had, and the same one your fish had, etc. But that couldn’t be farther from the truth. There are many subtypes of breast cancer (such as inflammatory breast cancer, and triple negative breast cancer), and the different subtypes respond differently to treatments. There are also different stages of breast cancer.
  • Smoking and cancer gene ‘deadly mix’ (bbc.co.uk)
    The research, published in the journal Nature, found the gene could double the likelihood of getting lung cancer.

    And some men and women faced a far greater risk, a team at the Institute of Cancer Research in London said.

    Cancer Research UK suggested drugs targeted at breast cancer may work in some lung cancers.

    The links between variants of the BRCA genes and breast cancer are well established – a diagnosis led Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie to have a preventative double mastectomy – but it has also been linked with an increased risk of other cancers affecting women such as ovarian cancer and prostate cancer in men.

  • Cancer Lesson #46: What to Wear on a No Hair Day (kabcancerlessons.wordpress.com)
    It’s important to remember wigs, scarves and hats can offer protection for self-confidence by dented hair loss. In this post, I present options – some serious, some not –for anyone forced to deal with those dreaded no-hair days.
  • Friend With a Brain Tumor? (everydayleft.com)
    Do you have a friend with a brain tumor? Do you have friends who have friends with a brain tumor? Do you have a family member, perhaps a distant cousin with a brain tumor? How about some random acquaintance at work, does he/she have a brain tumor? Does a close family member have a brain tumor? Do you have a brain tumor?

    Every body knows someone who has or had cancer of some kind in other parts of their bodies – there are really too many out there. But chances are you know someone who’s experienced living with a brain tumor – primary or secondary. You may have known someone who died from brain cancer. Maybe you just heard about someone who was diagnosed with a brain tumor, but you really don’t understand what that means.

  • A personal note: The mirage of the “magic bullet” for cancer – and a better alternative (stage4living.wordpress.com)
    One thing I’ve found interesting is that there was less interest than I expected in nutritional measures that people can adopt in helping manage their illness. More people are interested in finding the “magic bullet” for cancer. The magic bullet is the one pill, drug, potion, food, or drink that will magically dissolve the tumor and metastasized cancer cells and allow the patient to continue with the same diet, lifestyle, mental state and other factors that contributed to causing the cancer in the first place.
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    In some cases radical lifestyle and dietary changes have actually resulted in late stage remission of diseases; for example the over one thousand such cases documented in medical journals and written about in Radical Remission by Dr. Kelly A. Turner (see my review in an earlier post below). And Dr. Turner believes that for every documented case of “Radical Remission” there are probably over a hundred cases that are never documented. In some cases radical lifestyle and diet changes may result in a few extra months, a year, three years, five years or more of “bonus time” versus just using conventional treatment alone.
  • Teen fighting cancer surprised by Suns gorilla, dancers, friends on eve of surgery (azfamily.com)
    At only 16 years old, Cody Hatch is battling a rare form of cancer called metastatic paraganglioma. He has a series of tumors that have a tight grip on his spine.”I’m hoping it’ll recover faster and I haven’t been too worried, I’m just trying to be optimistic about it,” Cody said Monday, just a day before undergoing surgery.
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