Starting something new, or making a big change, requires effort, persistence, and motivation... doubt, fear, & worry will only slow you down. Focus on doing your best now, & celebrate every step of the way.
This is a question that has gone unanswered for centuries, but, now we know. It requires a bit of explanation. (Don't take the following to heart LOL :P) => If you put a woman on a pedestal and try to protect her from the rat race, you're a male chauvinist. => If you stay home and do the housework, you're a pansy. => If you work too hard, there's never any time for her. => If you don't work enough, you're a good-for-nothing bum. => If she has a boring repetitive job with low pay, this is exploitation. If you... Read more »
The good works that really matter require the help of heaven. And the help of heaven requires working past the point of fatigue so far that only the meek and lowly will keep going long enough. The Lord doesn't put us through this test just to give us a grade; he does it because the process will change us.
Furniture manufacturing in plastics requires very costly machinery, which the Danish market is not big enough to justify. Or so they say. But show me a plastics manufacturer who dares to take on the experiment
The real path to natural farming requires that a person know what unaltered nature is, so that he or she can instinctively understand what needs to be done - and what must not be done - to work in harmony with its processes.
In a way, simplifying your life for vagabonding is easier than it sounds. This is because travel by its very nature demands simplicity. If you don't believe this, just go home and try stuffing everything you own into a backpack. This will never work, because no matter how meagerly you live at home, you can't match the scaled-down minimalism that travel requires.
What modernity requires is not that you cease living according to your faith, but that you accept that others may differ and that therefore politics requires a form of discourse that is reasonable and accessible to believer and non-believer alike. This religious restraint in politics is critical to the maintenance of liberal democracy.
The targets of this story are not wayward sinners but religious people who do everything the Bible requires. Jesus is pleading not so much with immoral outsiders as with moral insiders. H wants to show them their blindness, narrowness, and self righteousness, and how these things are destroying both their own souls and the lives of the people around them.