Gratitude Attitude

Gratitude Attitude Ben Juster

The Course towards True Contentment The statistics for those that are deeply hurting, depressed, and even suicidal have risen to tragic levels in recent years. Even among followers of Yeshua, there has been a dramatic increase in chronic depression, loneliness, and resentment about life. The World Health Organization statistics are daunting: Globally, more than 280…
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Be a Prism Ben Juster

As we conclude the season of light and clean up from all of the festive community celebrations, family gatherings, and joyful songs, I consider how important it is that we continue to evaluate our effectiveness of reflecting the light of God to the world. Of course, Yeshua proclaimed, “I am the light of the world.…
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Imagine that! Ben Juster

Cavorting around the room, a little boy bellows with a loud “NEIGH!” and kicks up both feet in the air before continuing his jaunty weaving between the couches and around the coffee table. His sister calmly saunters up to him and loosely drapes a blanket over his back. “ There, there. Now you are tame…
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Reacquire Your Taste for the Spirit Benjamin Juster

A loss of taste has been reported by many as one of the strange side effects of the COVID-19 virus. A friend of mine related the story of how his daughter experienced an even more horrific effect—a long-covid condition  called parosmia caused all food to taste like rancid garbage, so much so that she wanted…
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Getting the Schmutz Off Ben Juster

Many of us have had the unfortunate circumstance of stepping in dog-doo. As soon as you recognize that you’ve  stepped in it, the normal reaction is to sigh in frustration or to let slip some other colorful expletives. On the occasion it  has happened to me, I rush to take out the garden hose to…
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Who is the Greatest Ben Juster

I’m competitive. I like to win. Even when playing sports games like “Horse” or family games like “Rumikub” or “Uno”, it never occurs to me to let someone else win because they happen to be younger or less-experienced. And, yes, even my own kids. If they are going to win, they have to earn it.…
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Path of Pain to Power Benjamin Juster

“God has a plan for your life.” Satan also has a plan for your life. “Put on the full armor of God, so that you are able to stand against the schemes of the devil.” (Ephesians 6:11, TLV) One scheme of the enemy is to use the painful things that happen in your life to…
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The Power of Blessing – Part 2 Ben Juster

In the last article, I expressed how blessing is God’s primary mechanism of imparting to a person His image (thoughts, feelings, and purpose) of identity (Who am I?) and destiny (Why am I here?). One’s vision for life, physical and emotional health, financial prosperity, and family relational dynamics are all directly linked to images of…
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The Power of Blessing – Part 1 Ben Juster

Touring the hallways of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, I came upon a replica of the oldest archaeological discovery containing a verse from the Tanakh (Old Testament compilation of the Torah, Writings and the Prophets). On this replica of a diminutive amulet were engraved the words of the priestly blessing from Numbers 6:23-24, dating back…
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Overcoming Information Intoxication Benjamin Juster

You will not grow by reading this magazine. What? Stay with me. A year or so ago, God put it on my heart to launch a magazine that would represent the unique combination of values and Kingdom principles we aim to reproduce within our Tikkun America family of congregations and ministries. When I shared the…
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