Spiritual Hunger

Written by Valerie Garner

SPIRITUAL HUNGER ---------------------------------------- The definition of this common word, (Hunger) "The state of discomfort or weakness caused by lack of food, a desire or need for food, ANY strong desire or craving." The parellel betweenrepparttar nautral andrepparttar 127054 spiritual, truly is at times uncanny to sayrepparttar 127055 least. We all know what natural hunger feels like. What about spiritual hunger? It can feel different to different people but common feelings are: a deep sense of emptiness; feeling like there's no meaning or significance to life; feeling lost; feeling like something is missing but not being able to identify even what is missing; it can be an edgy, gnawing feeling of unknown origin; it can feel like deep sobbing fromrepparttar 127056 very center of our soul. These are only a few examples of what spiritual hunger can feel like.

Many, if not most times, when we feel this spiritual hunger we are unaware of what it really is. It does bring discomfort and pain, so we look to soothe that pain. We may fill that with anything...drugs, alcohol, any form of destructive habits, obsessive compulsions, eating disorders, sex, pornography, TV watching,repparttar 127057 list is extensive. Many times we can also fill that same spiritual hunger with things that look more positive; like filling every second of our lives with busyness, people, family, kids, spouse, sports, entertainment of any kind, shopping, reading, work,repparttar 127058 list is endless. Not that these things are bad, in and of themselves, but could we be using these things to fill spiritual hunger? I'd encourage you to think about what you tend to turn to when you sense those feelings of spiritual hunger. What are those areas of escape in our lives? There are also some who have been so wounded beyond belief that they simply have lostrepparttar 127059 ability to feel at all, thus masking spiritual hunger with numbness and denial.

We often view that discomfort or pain as an enemy to be quelled, after all, nobody in their right mind likes to hurt. Let's explore that a little further. Look back again at natural hunger (food). If we go too long without food, our tummies hurt, we start getting weak, maybe get a headache and if we go too long we can even start to lose our desire for food. If we keep going like this we will eventually die. Some can go longer than others without food, butrepparttar 127060 end result will always be death. Thus, hunger is actually a very good thing, it signals that we have a very real need for nourishment. This is EXACTLYrepparttar 127061 same thing spiritually. The bible says in Luke 6:21 "Blessed are you that hunger now, for you shall be filled."

Pop-up from the Pulpit, Or , Osama bin Laid

Written by Kate Kaye

It could happenrepparttar next time you fly. It could happenrepparttar 127053 next time you open a letter. It could happenrepparttar 127054 next time you're at a ball game. It could even happenrepparttar 127055 next time you check your email in-box. The threat of enemy attack is imminent. It's just a good thing we haverepparttar 127056 Christian Coalition to assist us in our fight against evil. Perhaps you didn't realize thatrepparttar 127057 family-friendly lobbying group was also such a strong ally onrepparttar 127058 homeland security front. As told in a 10/8 PR Week story, a pop-up ad window appearing onrepparttar 127059 organization's website recently read, "The tragic terrorist attacks are driving home a very painful lesson for every American. We must make it our top priority to safeguard our own cities and towns from an insidious enemy."

The trouble is,repparttar 127060 CC's idea of an enemy isn't necessarily what you may expect. It's not terrorism, or Osama bin Laden, or any ofrepparttar 127061 villains ofrepparttar 127062 day. It's pornography. Yes, asrepparttar 127063 site user was soon to discover,repparttar 127064 "insidious enemy" is "pictures of naked people onrepparttar 127065 Web," according torepparttar 127066 PR Week piece (Pop-up porn rant poorly presented).

A visit torepparttar 127067 group's anti-smut Web sanctuary by The Lowbrow Lowdown Lackeys revealed thatrepparttar 127068 pop-up copy no longer lures site visitors through misleading text (also a common practice of pornography pushers). Instead it reads, "Special Report: How Pornography Is Attacking Our Families (Click for Details)."

Sure, at first glance, Pat Robertson

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