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  1. Set Your Minds On Things Above, Not On Earthly Things

    The Lord spoke plainly about how true Christians must live their lives if they wish to be part of His kingdom. “Then Jesus told His disciples, “If anyone wants to come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? For the Son of Man will come in...
  2. Remembrance Of The Dead (and Other Things…of Course)

    Remembrance of the dead (and other things…of course) There are many things about the Catholic faith that trouble many Protestants. We have devotion to the saints, and especially towards the Blessed Mother. We ask them to accompany us in our lives to pray for us and with us to bring us into deeper union with the Holy Trinity, with Christ Jesus. We understand that there is only one ‘Body-Of-Christ’ and in that Body, includes all who have died in the love of God. For Catholics this is...
  3. What Christ Gave

    (My soul, are you taking the admonition of John 6:53 to heart?) Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you [KJV] On our spiritual menu: all that Christ does; What of the more demanding, His body and blood? Of ourselves, be wary, but not of the Son. What does this communion say about our love? Is what Christ gave on our thoughts today? More than lithe feelings for the wages He paid?...
  4. Listening To God Retreat

    Listening to God retreat Listen carefully, my child, to your master's precepts, and incline the ear of your heart. Receive willingly and carry out effectively your loving father's advice, thatby the labor of obedience you may return to Him from whom you had departed by the sloth of disobedience.(Rule of St. Benedict Prologue) ++++++++++ What do obedience and listening have in common? “Personal Infallibility”, I believe is a great cause for many of the problems that we have in the world....
  5. Men Destroy Their Soul With Adultery - Study Of Proverbs 6:32-33

    How Do We Make Godly Decisions? Study of Proverbs 6:32-33 – Men of Shame When a man commits adultery, he does not just wound the women involved he destroys his own soul according to Scripture. Find out in this post what that destruction of the soul actually entails. GodsTruthInLove.org
  6. Hearing From God, Discerning God's Voice From Satan's And Discerning God's Will

    God does speak to people within their spirits and not just through the Words of the Bible, but of course, He speaks continually through the Bible and never contrary to the Written Word. When it comes to hearing from God and how you know....faith is the #1 factor....there are other tools that help you learn to discern what you are hearing. I use to write a Q & A Column. This question I once received and the answers given address the matters of Hearing from God, Discerning God's Voice from...
  7. Are You As Bold As A Lion?

    “The wicked flee though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.” Proverbs 28:1 (NIV) As Christians, we have been granted righteousness as a result of our faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We now stand as bold as the lion in our confidence that God is in complete control. There is nothing more powerful than our God! No matter what our circumstance is in this life, we are secure in our eternal existence with Jesus. Though we may appear to be weak as...
  8. On Suffering And The Cross Of Christ

    Below is the text (lightly edited) of a recent homily given by a Catholic priest in the United States who wishes to remain anonymous. –––––––––– Homily for the fourth Sunday after Pentecost By Father X The sufferings of this present life are not worthy to be compared with the glory to come that will be revealed in us. Suffering is inevitably and eventually the lot of everyone on this earth. But suffering of itself alone neither transforms nor purifies. It may even be the cause of...
  9. A Woman Outside Of The Lines

    A woman outside the lines When I meet someone who is absolutely sure that they are right, and have the truth, I tend not to argue. I let them be, and go my way. Sometimes I meet people who are ‘really’ sure of themselves in such a way that they have no one to really relate to since they are people who live ‘outside of the lines’ of what is considered rational, or normal in such a way that there can be some connection if worked at. About three years ago, I got a call from a woman who wanted...
  10. Let Love Explain

    My soul, embrace First Love found in Messiah Jesus. Yes, this call keeps calling from within First Love. It catapulted me beyond defenses. When I hit ground, each inch beyond became battle, but the call to advance is not isolated reinvention, it is an echo, a building upon First Love. To say I start over, upon any repentance, would be to hollow the holy in me. It's hard to abide by yes-you-can or OSAS*, the holy is above all that within liberty. Much like the Name, the life of the Name in...
  11. This Is Really Just Adam's Life Flashing Before His Eyes.

    There was a guy who said life is a dream or so it seems, a dream within a dream. What I'm examining is a grasping at straws theology. So the basis of reality as we know it, is the dream Adam is currently having as he passes away. Since this sounds pretty far fetched, I guess it could be like poetry if you cannot believe it. So during the ages of humanity, the voice of God is heard through the dream speaking to Adam. One that really speaks to me is "Absolom, my son, my son, if only I had...
  12. John The Baptist’s Message Lives On

    Matthew’s Gospel tells us that John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.” The prophet Isaiah foretold of John’s coming: “A voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for Him’” (Matthew 3:1-3). We now know John was preparing the crowds for Jesus who has ushered in the kingdom of heaven for all who will surrender their lives here on earth. For those of us who are born again,...
  13. God-given Courage

    My main fault is cowardice. Most of my sins are sins of omission; I don't dishonor God very much in what I do, but I all too often dishonor Him in what I don't do. This has made evangelization my worst spot in following Christ; I've been graced enough to be able to follow most of His commandments, but the part about making disciples has always been quite the challenge. Today, I had a great time of God-given courage, where I advertised my faith with a Vatican flag. I can't say this is a...
  14. Who Told You?

    The age old question was asked, "who told you, you were naked?" However, have you considered, the same person may even ask, Who told you, you need a haircut? Who told you, you need to put some clothes on? Who told you, you're doing it all wrong? Who told you, you're a [bless and do not curse][bless and do not curse][bless and do not curse][bless and do not curse]? Who told you, you're worthless? Who told you, you're damned to hell? Who told you, you're a heretic? Who told you, is probably...
  15. Our Inner World And Prayer And Trust In God

    Our inner world and prayer and trust in God Prayer opens up many doors to our inner perception. When we seek to grow in love of God and do not just pray to get something from God, the good fruit can at times have a bitter taste to it. Yet we must experience the bitter along with the sweet on our inner journey towards ‘home’, that place where we are at peace because we have found our hearts deepest longing. We are often told about how good we should be, or perfect, and how anger and lust...
  16. The Spacewalk Of My Spirit

    The Spacewalk of My Spirit As an endless vacuum of space is to my body, as airless, as hostile, as treacherous, the earth is to my spirit. My spirit is chocked, It’s lungs struggle with gasps, It’s skin crawls with pain of burns, Its molecules liquefy, in few seconds in this world. That’s is why my spirit wears its Space Suit, His perfect priceless Spirit. This Suit holds me together, It lets me breath, It sustains and stabilizes my innermost parts. Looking through this hard glass in my...
  17. What's In A Name?

    There is truth in the concept that a personal desire to stand out within the world (versus the Kingdom) has inadvertently lead people down a false trail, that as a result has wrongly combined Christianity with the traditional ways of mankind. A way that treats religion as if it were a team within a win or lose league. Opposing faiths within the same religion treated like opposing political parties using the same repulsive attitudes. Such nonsense. In effect, what is happening is a...
  18. Ragamuffin Tones

    I can feel favor in my bones where a new spirit is by tissue, of the Word, to soul sewn* When I pray, hands clasped, arms closer to the core, weight is off my shoulders, burdens lift, prayer soars,** mitigated at the right hand of the Father of Lights, we’re forgiven early-n-often, in this eternal life^ I can feel favor n’speak in ragamuffin tones to our God whose Spirit hears us from our bones^^ Forever-favor offered by God to the sons of Adam, wild—on the run, longing for a Sovereign...
  19. Through The Looking Glass

    There’s so much of God that we can’t see or maybe understand even if we could see. Everything we know about God is what we read in the Bible. We then take those words and try to piece together our understanding of God. No matter how hard, or how long we struggle with our image of God, we will never come close to the full vision until that day we arrive in the kingdom of heaven. “When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a...
  20. This Is New ... Well Sorta.

    The space around me feels like there's more of it, and everything flows a lot faster on an emotional level, so I guess that means I've reached a new stage in healing. I wonder how the new thing I learned most recently will affect the larger fish bowl?
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