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Appreciating My Religion

I was raised to be religious by my parents, but by the time I got to college I had lost my way. I started partying with the wrong crowd, skipping church, and experimenting with drugs. Unfortunately, my bad behavior caught up with me, and I was left wondering what to do with my life. Fortunately, my religious leaders were always there for me and helped to bring me back to the fold. This blog is all about using religion and spirituality to improve your life and learning to appreciate your religion. Check out this website to learn to live your fullest life.



Are You Building Your Spirituality?

Has something happened in your life recently that led you to seek greater spirituality? Perhaps you have lost a loved one, or maybe you have recently gone through the trial of a divorce. Or, it might be that you find the world to be so much of a challenge that you want a spiritual foundation that will help you deal with everyday occurrences. Whatever the reason that you are building your spirituality, from buying books for spiritual self-help to making time to give service, here are some ideas that might help you.

Read Books For Spiritual Self Help - Have you read classics like The Hiding Place written by Corrie ten Boom or Night written by Elie Wiesel? While these books might bring you to tears, they will more than likely inspire you. Your everyday life and even your tremendous trials might have a different perspective when you ready about the experiences these individuals went through during the Holocaust. 

More contemporary books might inspire you to find your life's purpose. Other spiritual self-help books might help you to appreciate who you are. Yet another spiritual self-help book might lead you to looking at your own weaknesses so that you can turn them into strengths. Look into books like A Course In Miracles Cross to learn more.

Consider making time each day to read the Bible. Maybe you have read passages like The Twenty-third Psalm and The Beatitudes. However, have you ever really read and studied other passages? For example, if you have recently lost your husband at a young age, reading the book of Ruth might show you that love can come again. Reading the book of Job might indicate to you that, though your trials are tremendous, you will be blessed by keeping your faith.

Think of keeping a journal that includes lessons learned from books for spiritual self-help. For example, each day read a chapter from the New Testament. In your journal you could write down the attributes that will help you to lead a more Christlike life. The trials of the 12 apostles might inspire you to be more bold in your witness of Jesus Christ as your Savior.

Give Service - If you have given service to others in the past, you already more than likely know that each act of service can give you a spiritual shot in the arm. Maybe you have been so busy lately that you haven't made time to give service. Consider signing up to tutor children in an orphanage, or think of visiting a nursing home each week. Soon you will probably forget your own troubles, or at least you will be able to put them aside for awhile.