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  1. What's Your Next 'one Thing' That You Need To Do?

    So I've been reading this book called 'The Power of Less' by Leo Babauta and it's such an easy read and fairly practical as well. Basically it's a book that helps you to tackle laziness/procrastination and help you become more productive. Yay to productivity, right? I know I could use it. Some days I feel like I'm not really doing anything with my life..like it's not really improving/going forward in a way, if that makes sense? I mean, apart from work life and cooking for the family,...
  2. The Wrath Of Man

    The wrath of man “I saw no wrath [in God} except on man’s part, and that He forgives in us” (Julian of Norwich reading 99) When I was meditating on the above quote from the book “Revelations of Divine Love” it brought to mind one of my greatest struggles as a man who wishes to grow in my openness to the Spirit of the Lord. When I am hurt, or the times when I wish things would go my way, or when someone does a great evil towards others, my first instinct is to seek to bestow wrath on...
  3. We Are Called To Love Beyond Family

    We are called to love beyond family When anger, contempt and stereotyping are in play, it can act as a wall of protection from seeing ourselves in others, in their pain, isolation and their many forms of suffering. It lessens our own humanity, for sin is a way that is used to escape the most central truth of life….that others for us, especially those we do not identify with, those with which we have a natural antipathy towards, are in fact for us an encounter with Christ Jesus. For me, it...
  4. Three Prayers From The Bible

    These three prayers seem to fit together perfectly. May you be blessed. Philippians 1:9-11 (NIV) And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God. 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 (NIV) With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God...
  5. So You Wasted Your Time Debating X Topic ... And Didn't Proclaim The Good News As A Result ....

    This thread is to bring attention to common topics Christians tend to get addicted to debating, but in doing so are tricked into not proclaiming the good news ... The debate of various topics, and the research of various topics to debate further, dominate the media coverage of Christians .. so that the good news is not covered. For example: People are not born again, nor do they come to faith when they lose an argument regarding: LGBT issues Abortion Evolution vs Creationism Climate...
  6. Lost Faith

    I have come to a point where I don’t know if I could be convinced that my prayers matter. Mark 11:24 says “Therefore believe whatever you ask for in prayer and you shall receive it.” Those are Jesus’s words (though I may not have quoted exactly, I’m working on memory here.) But if I’m to have it right, He was saying if you believe it can be done, then it can. (“For nothing is impossible with God”) Another verse says “Go boldly in prayer.” (Again, working with memory here, no references in...
  7. Get Out Of The Damn Boat

    Get out of the damn boat The burden of our interior freedom (In the end, we all choose) The graces of My mercy are drawn by means of one vessel only, and that is—trust. The more a soul trusts, the more it will receive. Souls that trust boundlessly are a great comfort to Me, because I pour all the treasures of My graces into them. I rejoice that they ask for much, because it is My desire to give much, very much. On the other hand, I am sad when souls ask for little, when they narrow their...
  8. Church ...

    So we haven't been to church since the spring. They have a plan to slap a few cool million$ to add on. There is literally nothing wrong with the building. It's been well maintained over the years. So my guess is they're going the way of the world and "theaterizing" it. They want us to have the "Jesus experience". So many of my spidey senses go off when I read the emails which is the only info I read. I sometimes listen to a sermon online. There's MANY ways to contribute your $ to their...
  9. That Man At The Pool And, Me.

    Scripture Reference – John 5:1-15. I didn’t have infirmity for 38 years, I didn’t live in 1st century Jerusalem, I don’t live in a public pool, I am not helplessly laying and depending on other’s mercy for my livelihood. But I know, I was there once at my own Bethesda. So crippled, so spiritually sick, So painfully watching the spiritual transformation in others, So trying to get into the pool of freedom from my own shame, guilt, and sin. But every time! it became another’s turn...
  10. The Great Refuge And Safe Harbour

    Mark Mallett is a Catholic writer who I believe has something important to say. He speaks from a Catholic perspective and makes use of 'private revelation', which is scriptural in content, to explain God's mercy, as well as what is going on in the world. I love this piece (essay) that speaks of the Infinite Mercy of God. I don't always agree with everything he says, but I always go away with something to ponder and pray over. I hope that those who read this will also find not only...
  11. I Am Who I Am Whether I Like It Or Not!

    I recently attended a seminar on Neuro-diversity. It got me thinking, as much As I often wish I was a different person without anxiety and depression, I have to accept the fact I am who I am and everything that goes with that. If I was this mythical person without my conditions, I wouldn't be who i am today. I would not have made the friends I have or have the unique life I have because of my mental conditions, I would be someone who does not get it because they have never experienced...
  12. How Does The Parable Of The Sower Apply To You?

    The Parable of the Sower: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. And as he was sowing, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it. Some fell on rocky ground, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun rose, the seedlings were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the seedlings. Still other seed fell on good soil and produced a crop—a...
  13. Being Proactive

    Colossians 2:1-5 ESV For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments. For though I am absent in...
  14. Stages Of Samaritan’s Conversion

    Interestingly there is a pattern in many conversion stories. I see one here, in the Gospel of John Ch 4: 1-26. 1. Resist – The first time when Christ starts a conversation, looking for our hearts we outright decline, like this Samaritan woman, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (John 4:9) 2. Rationalize – with a little more conversation, we rationalize comparing and confusing spiritual truths with wordily “wisdom”, we argue, “You have nothing...
  15. Wisdom, Understanding & Knowledge

    “By wisdom the Lord laid the earth’s foundations, by understanding he set the heavens in place; by his knowledge the watery depths were divided, and the clouds let drop the dew.” Proverbs 3:19-20 (NIV) The ingredients for all that God has created are wisdom, understanding, and knowledge. Obviously, God has an infinite supply of all three and we will never come close to his capacity; however he is ready and willing to supply us with a good measure. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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?...
  19. 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....
  20. 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
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