Topic: glory

The Collect.BLESSED Lord, who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning; Grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience an ... discuss

Many Christians are realizing in their older years, not that they wasted their youth, but that God was preparing them for their later years. “The Lord didn’t design us to coast out on flowery ... discuss

When Jesus went to the cross he went to hang in the place of and instead of elect sinners. He did not die for the human race-in-general. He had definite men and women, and boys and girls he was ... discuss

But even as I reflect on the weight of this responsibility and admit my shortcomings in living up to it, I am not without hope. I look to God, who loves us as children because of His character, not ou ... discuss

Beginning on the feast day of Saint Andrew the Apostle, November 30th, the following prayer is traditionally recited fifteen times a day until Christmas. This meditative petition helps us to increase ... discuss

Greater Double (1954 Calendar): December 3St. Francis Xavier is truly the modern apostle.  He was born in Spainish Navarre in 1506 and in 1528, he met St. Ignatius of Loyola.  He became one ... discuss

We would also like to state in the clearest possible terms that we do not believe that Mr. Tchividjian should be in any form of public or vocational ministry. Rather, inasmuch as he is truly repentant ... discuss

Catholics for whom the faith is non-negotiable may feel with Mr. Trump's election that their precariously beleaguered religious liberty was given a much need reprieve. Prior to the vote, it seemed as ... discuss

The Christian celebration of Christmas brings essential truths into clearer view. The central fact of the incarnation of the Son of God looms before us as the dividing line of all human history and th ... discuss

Lord, open my lips.— And my mouth will proclaim your praise. Ant. Come, let us worship the Lord, the King who is to come. Psalm 95 Come, let us sing to the Lord and shout with joy to the Rock w ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 649 Proper of Seasons: 183 Psalter: Friday, Week I, 764 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Friday of ... discuss

Lord, open my lips.— And my mouth will proclaim your praise. Ant. Come, let us worship the Lord, the King who is to come. Psalm 95 Come, let us sing to the Lord and shout with joy to the Rock w ... discuss

In 1656 Puritan Pastor John Owen felt concerned that professing Christians were too “at peace in the world” (vii). He also believed that much of the teaching against sin in his day produced “sup ... discuss

“Long my imprisoned spirit lay, Fast bound by sin and nature’s night. Thine eye diffused a quickening ray, I woke, the dungeon flamed with light, My chains fell off, my heart was f ... discuss

Unless otherwise noted, books are free but this can change without notice. Doublecheck. If you click a link and it doesn’t finish loading, just hit refresh. Sometimes the page just kind of hangs f ... discuss

As we all know the four weeks before Christmas, also known as Advent, is a time of preparation and anticipation. We prepare our hearts and our souls to welcome Christ anew, remembering how God became ... discuss

At the beginning of his ministry St Francis is told by God to go rebuild His church.  Francis had been the son of a cloth merchant, he wasn't a builder. Francis took Gods message literally and re ... discuss

What differentiates one word from another – making one word a profane word while another is considered normative?  Why is one “four letter word” different from another one?  It ... discuss

I am sorry that I did not rest in a routine of personal devotions early on. Settled into a place at a time and seeking the face of God sounds natural, like morning ablutions, but it is a living holy ... discuss

Gary Bauerby Gary Bauer, Contributing Author:  Commerce & Treasury Picks - The Trump transition team today announced the selections of Wilbur Ross and Steve Mnuchin as Commerce and Treasur ... discuss

Preaching the Word of God is a great privilege, while being an immense responsibility. Even though I would like people to be in God’s Word every day, the reality is that most people are not. The pri ... discuss

“Our children are little sponges. My son knows the names of every dinosaur that ever walked the face of planet earth. However, our prayer for our kids is not merely that they would grow in knowl ... discuss

Below are eight saints whose commemorations occur during the liturgical season of Advent — the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, St. Francis Xavier, St. John Damascene, St. Nicholas, St. Ambrose, ... discuss

“You shall no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall your land any more be termed Desolate: but you shall be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah: for the LORD delights in you, and your land shall ... discuss

There are some lyrics in a popular song that remind me of past posts I've shared. The song is called "In Christ Alone" by Keith and Kristyn Getty (who I recently heard in concert, by the way, and am h ... discuss

Matthew 21:1-11Advent 1November 27th, 2016“The Manifold Coming of Christ”If you just came to church today and heard our Gospel reading, you might think that someone had messed up the scheduled rea ... discuss

The solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is an important day to reflect on Mary’s life and selfless devotion. It is essential for us to strive to imitate the Blessed Virgin as the ideal example of ... discuss

King Kamehameha IV and his wife Emma were Christian rulers who encouraged the building of Christian schools and hospitals, and who contributed greatly to the spread of Christianity among the Hawaiian ... discuss

If we are to return to God, we must go in and by and through Jesus Christ. We must go in and by and through Jesus Christ alone. He demands exclusivity. We cannot use Jesus to hedge our bets, adding a ... discuss

Thankfulness shows we appreciate God’s costly mercy in saving us. We were blind and dead in our sins, under God’s wrath, slaves of sin and Satan, without hope or God, and unable to save ourselves, ... discuss

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 November 27th is the Feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in Some Places.The Miraculous Medal is a devotion to the Virgin Mary called the "Miraculous" Medal for the many miracles associate ... discuss

A beautiful reflection on the shepherds by one of the women in our \"Entering Canaan \"Ministry..... Hi Theresa,   I've been thinking a lot the shepherds lately isn't that a coinci ... discuss

It was 7 years ago this month that this picture was taken and I wrote the following on this blog (one of my very first posts). I am so thankful to have these words that I wrote during that time. It is ... discuss

I love listening to podcasts. (Probably too much.) But there’s something fun and personal about listening in as real people have conversations about something meaningful (or, for that matter, about ... discuss

From The Hijacking of American Education By Ruth Nourse “The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth,” Jennie Brownscombe, 1914. Click to enlarge. History as Truth If it is possible in a courtr ... discuss

Happy Thanksgiving and God Bless!The ARRA News Service is not expected to publish articles on Thursday.  There is minimum expectations for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It is time for some R and ... discuss

Thanksgiving, the fourth Thursday in November, tends to be overlooked as people cast their eyes towards the 25th day of December. The cultural landscape supports this assertion too: retailers are ho ... discuss

“At the evening of life, we shall be judged on our love.” (St. John of the Cross)Double (1954 Calendar): November 24St. John of the Cross was born in 1542 in Spain near the city of Avila.  At ... discuss

Today marks the annual Thanksgiving Day celebration throughout the United States.  Many people will cross all diet boundary restrictions, watch parades, visit family and friends, and watch football. ... discuss

The Collect.O MOST merciful Father, who hast blessed the labours of the husbandman in the returns of the fruits of the earth; We give thee humble and hearty thanks for this thy bounty; beseeching thee ... discuss

God will allow you to be tested. He’ll refine you, bring you to the fullness of maturity in Christ. He probably won’t do it by your fighting lions before the emperor or standing with a John 3:16 s ... discuss

The reason why Paul enjoins, “Pray without ceasing; in every thing give thanks,” (1 Thess. v. 17, 18,) is, because he would have us with the utmost assiduity, at all times, in every place, ... discuss

Faithful servant and pro-life warrior, John Barros reports today:"This Is One Of The Most Glorious Days I Have Lived... The Attorneys for the young lady that these guys destroyed stopped by to let me ... discuss

23 November AD 100 Saint Clement (ca. A.D. 35–100) is remembered for establishing the pattern of apostolic authority that governed the Christian Church during the first and second centuries. He ins ... discuss

It is in having to reconcile our difficulties, agree to disagree, refuse to insist on our own way, attempt to create space for brothers to breathe, determinedly insist upon others right to conscientio ... discuss

Pope St. Clement Adoring the TrinityNovember 23rd, is the optional memorial of Pope Saint Clement I, also known as Clement of Rome, the 1st century pontiff and martyr who was converted by Saint Peter ... discuss

Blessed Father Pro praying for his executioners before his martyrdom.José Ramón Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez also known as Blessed Miguel Pro, the eldest son of Miguel Pro and Josefa Juarez, was ... discuss

“In the name of God, Amen. We whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord King James, by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France, and Ireland King, Defender of ... discuss

A very special saint in My Domestic Church as we are all musicians! Prayer to St. Cecilia O gentle Cecilia, sweet voice and melody of the Heart of Jesus. We come to you to beg your assistance. Pray ... discuss

Last week, I was interviewed by Chris Arnzen on his radio show, Iron Sharpens Iron, the subject of hyper-Calvinism.  It caused me to think about this subject and the importance of using vocabulary ... discuss

This feast day, while not based on Scriptural fact, but rather pious tradition, deals with the presentation of the Virgin Mary when she was three years old at the Temple in Jerusalem.Tradition also ha ... discuss

Second, as noted earlier all persons of the Godhead have all the attributes of God and this list usually includes power and glory. But this seems to be another difference between orthodoxy and ESS/EFS ... discuss

Text: Matthew 5:1-12In the name of Jesus: Amen.Over the last four weeks, here at Zion we have most definitely felt the sting of death.  Yes, the sting of death has taken four dear saints from our ... discuss

A repeat which I very much enjoyed reading again. Hope you do too!As the visions during the night continued, I saw One like a son of man coming, on the clouds of heaven; When he reached the Ancient On ... discuss

"Do not be bitter or angry or mad. Never shout angrily or say things to hurt others. Never do anything evil.  Be kind and loving to each other, and forgive each other just as God forgave you ... discuss

When we define only our happy experiences as “God things,” we miss the hand of God and convey a shallow and incomplete message about him to others. When we thank him only in blessing and not in h ... discuss

As part of the Traditional Missal, the Feast of Our Lady Mother of Divine Providence occurs on the Saturday before the 3rd Sunday in November. This Feastday is kept by various religious orders in ... discuss

Myth Vs Realityby Patrick Buchanan: Speaking in Greece on his valedictory trip to Europe as president, Barack Obama struck a familiar theme: “(W)e are going to have to guard against a rise in a cru ... discuss

“Jesus Christ also experienced the best of days and worst of days. Great joy was found as he grew in wisdom, statutory, favor with God and man. He was thrilled as disciples were found, made, an ... discuss

I have no reason to stand before God except for the grace of God. There is no basis in myself as to why I should experience that grace. Even my response to God in faith is something He worked in me. A ... discuss

“For our glorying is this: the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and sincerity of God, not in fleshly wisdom, but in the grace of God, we did conduct ourselves in the world, and more a ... discuss

Fr. René J. Butler, M.S.Provincial Superior, La Salette Missionaries of North AmericaHartford, Connecticut(Click here for today’s readings)I once met a woman who was descended from the first man ex ... discuss

As many of you know, I really enjoy the Q&A sessions at conferences.  Back in May of this year, Alistair Begg engaged in a Q&A session during the Basics Conference held on his church campus that yo ... discuss

This novena begins on November 19 and continues through November 27.(Recite this prayer for nine consecutive days.)O Immaculate Virgin Mary,Mother of Our Lord Jesus and our Mother,penetrated with the ... discuss

Fake faith was revealed when persecution arose. It’s like a fake Rolex – it looks real until you apply the slightest amount of scrutiny…if you rub a little too hard the gold comes off. If it get ... discuss

Any true church of Jesus Christ will be actively engaging the neighborhoods and the nations with the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Jesus has given us a clear commission that we often refer to as “T ... discuss

God is not sitting nervously on the throne wondering whether people are going to make the right choice. He doesn’t think: “Oh no, they made the wrong choice, now on to plan B!” There is a higher ... discuss

The following 'Funeral Sermon' is posted with family permission.  May the Lord give to the family of Clarice Bunt, and all who mourn, comfort in their grief and a sure confidence in the Lord's lo ... discuss

We pray, Thee O Almighty and Eternal God! Who through Jesus Christ hast revealed Thy glory to all nations, to preserve the works of Thy mercy, that Thy Church, being spread through the whole world, ma ... discuss

When mainstream scientists consider the origin of the universe, they try to figure out how natural forces and natural laws brought the universe about. This is one reason they start with the Big Bang t ... discuss

By Jean M. HeimannOn November 15, the Church celebrates St. Albert the Great, "the light of Germany", uniquely named the “Universal Doctor” because of his vast knowledge and writings. He was the g ... discuss

Titus 2:11-14 Thought/Prayer:  Why Pray for the President of the United States? Malachi 4:5, 6 From Inside the Womb at a Patriotic Concert: Veterans’ Day. Romans 5:1-5 (Pt. 2)  Thoug ... discuss

Yesterday I had the privilege to return to our series in Ephesians, and our text was found in Ephesians 2:7-10.  In our previous studies, we looked at the perilous condition of a ruined humanity and ... discuss

Son of the chief of Hy Murray. Taken as a hostage by King Dermot McMurrogh Leinster in 1138 when he was ten years old; Dermot later married Lawrence’s sister Mor. He was released in 1140 at age twel ... discuss

A crucial date for Anglicanism in the United States of America is the consecration of the first Bishop of the Anglican Communion in the United States. During the colonial era, there had been no Anglic ... discuss

Fourth, the Christian life is marked by assurance and joy. This was one of the hallmarks of the Reformation, and understandably so. The Reformation’s rediscovery regarding justification—that, inst ... discuss

November 14, 2016Christ the King Novena Prayer,  Day 4Christ, our Savior and our King, renew in me allegiance to Your Kingship.I pray that You will reign in my mind.O Prince of Peace, may Your re ... discuss

A fitting reflection during November, the Month Dedicated to Pray for the Souls of the Dead who are in Purgatory.  Remember, cremation (despite what modern men are saying) has always been prohibi ... discuss

Previously: XIII. What I have said hitherto on this subject, relating to books and reading, must be chiefly understood of that sort of books, and those hours of our reading and study, whereby we desig ... discuss

(c. 370 – 444) was the fourth Bishop of Tours, succeeding Martin of Tours in 397. According to legend, Brice was an orphan rescued by Martin and raised in the monastery at Marmoutiers. He later beca ... discuss

November 13, 2016Christ the King Novena Prayer,  Day 3Christ, our Savior and our King, renew in me allegiance to Your Kingship.I pray for the grace to fervently bring about Your Kingdom in my fam ... discuss

Two hundred years ago, students at the English Universities were required to attend church regularly, and to receive the Holy Communion at least once a year. This latter requirement often had bad effe ... discuss

In one sense, the Bible begins and ends in beauty. In Genesis, Moses repeatedly emphasizes that God’s verdict on His creation is that “it was good,” even “it was very good.” But this stateme ... discuss

November 12, 2016Christ the King Novena Prayer,  Day 2Christ, our Savior and our King, renew in me allegiance to Your Kingship.I pray for the grace to obey You before any civic authority.O Prince ... discuss

Imagine you’re sitting in the corner of a room all by yourself. The storm and the pouring rain outside perfectly reflects how you’re feeling. Close by, a crowd of happy people laugh together ... discuss

Opening HymnA Mighty FortressCollects:1stO God, our refuge and strength, who art the author of all godliness; Be ready, we beseech thee, to hear the devout prayers of thy Church; and grant that those ... discuss

In significant ways, at least in terms of pop culture and conventional wisdom, we are indeed in a post-Christian era in our country – but so often in history, it’s in these times that Jesus really ... discuss

November 11, 2016Christ the King Novena Prayer,  Day 1Christ, our Savior and our King, renew in me allegiance to Your Kingship.I pray for the grace to place You above the powers of this world in ... discuss

Most of all, pray for the Church to remain removed from political entanglement, to become more pure and to experience revival; that we would put no confidence in Princes, nor for help on man depend; ... discuss

Lord God, Almighty Father,Creator of mankind and Author of peace.We are ever mindful of the cost paid for the liberty we possess.We ask You to bless the members of our armed forces,both past and prese ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 615 Proper of Seasons: 486 Psalter: Thursday, Week III, 1025 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings Office of Readings for Thu ... discuss

November 10th, is the memorial of Saint Leo the Great, aka Pope St. Leo I, (c. 400 – 461) the 5th century pontiff and Doctor of the Church. He is regarded as one of the best administrative popes of ... discuss

Image shamelessly pinched from the internet; Kyriosity takes credit in comments. There isn't any defense. The danger of any comment on the video of Donald Trump's lewd comments is that it will ap ... discuss

First off, please join me in prayer for the victims, and the perpetrator...Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord. Let Your perpetual light shine upon them.May their souls, and the souls of all the faith ... discuss

One of the most misunderstood aspects of Catholicism, even for (maybe especially for) Catholics is veneration of and devotion to Mary. I know for much of my life I have had an aversion to Marian devot ... discuss

The (Congressional) Medal of Honor was established in 1861, during the Civil War.  The qualifications for being awarded the Medal have been tightened up and refined over the years, but it is curr ... discuss

Disgustingly, some Christian pastors publicly celebrated the massacre at the Orlando gay nightclub in their sermons, on Youtube, and on their blogs. I will not provide links. Other conservative evange ... discuss

The New Testament epistle of 1st Timothy has a frequently neglected expectation of church leaders,1 Timothy 3: 1-7 Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task. ... discuss

The Collect(s).O GOD, our refuge and strength, who art the author of all godliness; Be ready, we beseech thee, to hear the devout prayers of thy Church; and grant that those things which we ask faithf ... discuss

All Saints' Day, All Hallows, Hallowmas ("hallows" meaning "saints," and "mas" meaning "Mass"), is a feast celebrated on November 1 or on the first Sunday after Pentecost in honour of all the saints, ... discuss

The Collect:O ALMIGHTY God, who hast knit together thine elect in one communion and fellowship, in the mystical body of thy Son Christ our Lord; Grant us grace so to follow thy blessed Saints in all v ... discuss

The Collect:O ALMIGHTY God, who hast knit together thine elect in one communion and fellowship, in the mystical body of thy Son Christ our Lord; Grant us grace so to follow thy blessed Saints in all v ... discuss

Today we remember one of the Anglican Fathers who helped to define our tradition as separate from either Rome or Geneva.Hooker was born in March 1554 in Heavitree, Exeter from a good family, but one t ... discuss

The Collect:O ALMIGHTY God, who hast knit together thine elect in one communion and fellowship, in the mystical body of thy Son Christ our Lord; Grant us grace so to follow thy blessed Saints in all v ... discuss

The Collect:O ALMIGHTY God, who hast knit together thine elect in one communion and fellowship, in the mystical body of thy Son Christ our Lord; Grant us grace so to follow thy blessed Saints in all v ... discuss

Leonard of Noblac or of Limoges or de Noblet (also known as Lienard, Linhart, Leonhard, Léonard, Leonardo) (died traditionally in 559), according to the romance that accrued to his name recorded in a ... discuss

The Collect:O ALMIGHTY God, who hast knit together thine elect in one communion and fellowship, in the mystical body of thy Son Christ our Lord; Grant us grace so to follow thy blessed Saints in all v ... discuss

The Collect:O ALMIGHTY God, who hast knit together thine elect in one communion and fellowship, in the mystical body of thy Son Christ our Lord; Grant us grace so to follow thy blessed Saints in all v ... discuss

The Collect:O ALMIGHTY God, who hast knit together thine elect in one communion and fellowship, in the mystical body of thy Son Christ our Lord; Grant us grace so to follow thy blessed Saints in all v ... discuss

Born at Lynn in Norfolk in about 1373, Margery married and had fourteen children. After she had received several visions, she and her husband went on a pilgimage to Canterbury. Her fervent denunciatio ... discuss

"Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass's colt." John 12:15Jesus was born into a world where His people were dominated and treated unjustly by the ruling authority of R ... discuss

I happened to see yesterday a portion of the movie, "The Patriot" for the first time.  One scene in particular really struck me.A young man enters a church, issuing a call for men to join the Mil ... discuss

The following is a 2004 message from Pastor Gary C. Price at Omega Ministries."For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to t ... discuss

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Proverbs is one of those books in the Bible we often use to teach our children the way of wisdom. Yet to be honest, I’ve struggled at times to know how to teach my children the book of Proverbs. ... discuss

An Invocation to the Most Holy Trinity for the Souls in Purgatory O God, all goodness, Father of mercies, Who at the prayers and fastings of your faithful people, did vouchsafe to send your angels to ... discuss

The following reflection was taken from the book The Holy Eucharist, by Jose Guadalupe Trevino: \"Did you ever consider well, dear Christian soul, that, when the Sacred Host is publicly exposed, Jesu ... discuss

I am a citizen of the United States of America. Section 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution affirms this. “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subj ... discuss

Faith Brings Peace and Joy “Being therefore justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ; through whom we also have our access by faith into this grace in which we stand. ... discuss

Faith Brings Peace and Joy “Being therefore justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ; through whom we also have our access by faith into this grace in which we stand. ... discuss

Faith Brings Peace and Joy “Being therefore justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ; through whom we also have our access by faith into this grace in which we stand. ... discuss

“A Vision of All the Saints”Rev. 7:9-17In a well-known movie, “Dead Poets Society”, Robin Williams played a poetry teacher at an elite boarding school for teenage boys. His unorthodox teachin ... discuss

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A flawed candidate beat an equally flawed opponent last night. We shall see what he does with it. It was a remarkable feat given his limited qualifications, his temperament and his lack of traditional ... discuss

“Do old men have dreams?” asked Jeanette as she watched her 88 year old father through the window of the cottage they rented for a week in the Rocky Mountains. Bill Richards was standing alone on ... discuss

Today a long-forgotten crucifix will be placed once again in the Basilica of Saint Peter in Rome. It will hang in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel near Bernini’s great tabernacle. Bernini himself would ... discuss

Running Through My Head Today:A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes from Cinderella (2015; Lily James) and It is Well With My SoulGrateful For:The transitional deacon who has been assigned to our parish ... discuss

Running Through My Head Today:Good Time by Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen and Keep Your Head Up by Andy GrammerI must admit that I didn't know who Andy Grammer was (though I did know some of his songs) ... discuss

Well, I missed a week because of Memorial Day. Oh well! Listening To:Our teens and some of their friends meet on a weekly basis to work on a capella singing - including both secular and sacred pieces. ... discuss

Jesus’ imperative. “Zacchaeus, come down quickly for today I must stay at your house.” We continue in our series of beautiful encounters with Jesus. Last week it was a parable meant to give ... discuss

This past Monday, I returned home from a lengthy trip to a remote section of the Colorado mountains.  I spent 12 days with my father and two other men on an elk hunting trip where we were packed hig ... discuss

By Jean M. Heimann November 8 is the feast of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity, a French discalced Carmelite nun, a mystic, a spiritual director, and a spiritual writer. She is the patron saint of si ... discuss

Jesus at Herod's Court, Duccio, c. 1310.November 2, 2016Novena Prayer for the 2016 Election:  Day 4Saint Jose Sanchez del Rio, martyred for your child-like, yet fearless faith in Christ the King, ... discuss

November 3, is the optional memorial of Saint Martin de Porres, (1579 – 1639) the 17th century, Dominican lay brother, who lived a life of heroic self-denial, prayer and penance, in imitation of Chr ... discuss

Jesus at Herod's Court, Duccio, c. 1310.November 3, 2016Novena Prayer for the 2016 Election:  Day 5Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, who fled to Canada in order to freely practice your faith, join us in p ... discuss

Jesus at Herod's Court, Duccio, c. 1310.November 4, 2016Novena Prayer for the 2016 Election:  Day 6Saint Damien de Veuster of Molokai, selfless servant of the lepers of Hawaii, join us in praying ... discuss

Jesus at Herod's Court, Duccio, c. 1310.November 5, 2016Novena Prayer for the 2016 Election:  Day 7Saint John Neumann, founder of the diocesan Catholic school system in America, join us in prayin ... discuss

As we prepare to elect our civic leaders — ever mindful of the assault on religious freedom and the growing threat posed by laws that endanger the unborn, the unwanted, the infirm and the elder ... discuss

Jesus at Herod's Court, Duccio, c. 1310.November 6, 2016Novena Prayer for the 2016 Election:  Day 8Saint Rita, Patroness of hopeless causes, join us in praying for this election and these intenti ... discuss

Jesus at Herod's Court, Duccio, c. 1310.November 7, 2016Novena Prayer for the 2016 Election: Day 9Mother Mary, Patroness of the Americas, join us in praying for this election and these intentions: [St ... discuss

Jesus at Herod's Court, Duccio, c. 1310.November 7, 2016Novena Prayer for the 2016 Election: Day 9Mother Mary, Patroness of the Americas, join us in praying for this election and these intentions: [St ... discuss

Prayer for the Faithful Witness of Catholics in the United States(By Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke)O Lord Jesus Christ, You alone are the Way, the Truth, and the Life. In Your Church You show us the Way, ... discuss

Sometimes persistent questions demand a response. The question I would like us to ask and answer this morning is will beauty save the world? It may sound like an odd question. It’s a question occasi ... discuss

2 November Also known as All Souls' Day, this commemoration goes hand in glove with yesterday's remembrance of All Saints' Day. In the early Church, feasts of apostles and evangelists were soon cele ... discuss

The Day of PentecostMay 15, 2016Hello.In French, “Bon Jour”.In Spanish, “Hola”.In Hebrew, “Shalom”In Chinese, “Ni How”.In Swahili, “Habari”.And in a new language I am still learnin ... discuss

Sermon – August 21, 201614th Sunday after PentecostLuke 13:22-30“Striving for the Narrow Door”I saw a statistic this week that said, out of all the high school athletes who compete in swimming, ... discuss

“Humility at the Feast”So the scene today is a dinner party on a Sabbath day, probably after the weekly synagogue meeting, in which Jesus is invited to dine with some Pharisees in the home of a ru ... discuss

Sermon – September 18, 201618th Sunday after PentecostHope Lutheran Church, Warren, Michigan1 Timothy 2:1-15“Hope. In This Place.”What a blessing and privilege to return here for Hope's 50th an ... discuss

“Two Kinds of People”Luke 18:9-17There's an old saying, “There are three kinds of people in the world:  Those that can do basic math, and those that can't.”  (Think about it)Today Je ... discuss

The following 'Visitation and Prayer Service Sermon' is posted with family permission.  May the Lord give to the family of Harold Waswick, and all who mourn, comfort in their grief and a sure con ... discuss

The following 'Funeral Sermon' is posted with family permission.  May the Lord give to the family of Lydia Rotenberger, and all who mourn, comfort in their grief and a sure confidence in the Lord ... discuss

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Image source: gospelcoalition.org.On Monday, May 23, Patheos published an article by Rebecca Bratten Weiss on suffering and “the clamor of insufficient explanations”. By “insufficient explanatio ... discuss

Consolator optime,dulcis hospes animae,dulce refrigerium.Thou, of comforters the best;thou, the soul's most welcome guest;sweet refreshment here below.MeditationThe gift of Piety begets in our hearts ... discuss

In labore requies,in aestu temperies,in fletu solacium.In our labor, rest most sweet;grateful coolness in the heat;solace in the midst of woe.MeditationBy the gift of Fortitude, the soul is strengthen ... discuss

O lux beatissima,reple cordis intimatuorum fidelium.O most blessed Light divine,shine within these hearts of thine,and our inmost being fill!MeditationThe gift of Knowledge enables the soul to evaluat ... discuss

Sine tuo numinenihil est in homine,nihil est innoxium.Where thou art not, man hath naught,nothing good in deed or thought,nothing free from taint of ill.MeditationUnderstanding, as a gift of the Holy ... discuss

Lava quod est sordidum,riga quod est aridum,sana quod est saucium.Heal our wounds, our strength renew;on our dryness pour thy dew;wash the stains of guilt away.MeditationThe gift of Counsel endows the ... discuss

Flecte quod est rigidum,fove quod est frigidum,rege quod est devium.Bend the stubborn heart and will;melt the frozen, warm the chill;guide the steps that go astray.MeditationEmbodying all the other gi ... discuss

Da tuis fidelibusin te confidentibussacrum septenarium.On the faithful, who adoreand confess thee, evermorein thy sevenfold gift descend.MeditationThe gifts of the Holy Ghost perfect the supernatural ... discuss

A review essay by Todd A. Peperkorn The Word Remains: Selected Writings on the Church Year and the Christian Life is a collection of sermons and writings by the renowned mission pastor and nineteenth ... discuss

This book is written for the layman. Bradstreet combines his scientific knowledge and expertise with Rabay's theology and expertise. Bradstreet is an award-winning professor, author, and astronomy " ... discuss

Now many times have I read the story of Perfect Joy, understood it as best I could, vowed to live up to it and failed usually within minutes?  Why do I glory in the things that are not mine to gl ... discuss

What really is perfect joy?  Is St Francis saying we need to accept injustice?  I don't think so Francis fought injustice. His day.  I think it is more an attitude.  We should acce ... discuss

The title of one of John Piper’s latest books is direct and confrontational, yet inviting at the same time: just like the man John Piper himself. Living in the Light: Money, Sex and Power (The G ... discuss

This past Sunday I was privileged to fill in for our pastor at The Heights Church, St. Paul. The rapid cultural change and uncertain social/political climate formed the backdrop for my sermon. The tex ... discuss

The Tonsuring of a ReaderQuestion: "How does one become a Reader, and what does a Reader do?"We learn a great deal about what it means to be a Reader from the admonition that the bishop gives to a Rea ... discuss

Today I was looking up Blessings and Benedictions in the New Testament, and came across this nice list.  We often hear these words in the liturgy, but don't know exactly the source.  This si ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Voice of Rhyme and Reason for Life - Content Writer - Singer/Songwriter - Voiceover Artist in Colorado Springs Grace To The Humble Do you envy people when it seems like they have ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Voice of Rhyme and Reason for Life - Content Writer - Singer/Songwriter - Voiceover Artist in Colorado Springs You might be “The Greatest” but you’re still like ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Voice of Rhyme and Reason for Life - Content Writer - Singer/Songwriter - Voiceover Artist in Colorado Springs All of creation… that pretty much includes everything created ... discuss

For centuries Christian churches had little appreciation for the biblical Feast of Tabernacles. They understood Passover was the foundation for Jesus’ atoning death on the cross, and they understood ... discuss

Heaven is far too perfect, far too sinless, far too other for us to imagine in our fallen minds. Our attempts to put brush to canvas have led to depictions of cherubs on clouds, idyllic colors ... discuss

One of the great joys of blogging is receiving feedback from those who read what I write. Every week or two I like to collect some of the letters to the editor that I receive and share them he ... discuss

I expect we have all seen dating relationships go wrong. We have all seen people move from unwise and unhealthy dating relationships into turbulent, difficult, or even doomed marriages. How ca ... discuss

As we prepare to worship God tomorrow, it may do us good to pause for just a few moments to consider the local church. What is the church? Why has God called us into these little communities? ... discuss

This was a banner week for letters to the editor and I had a lot of them to read through and select from. In the end, I’ve chosen ones that speak about sleepovers, the ESV, problems with mod ... discuss

This one began with a conversation, with a statement within that conversation: “Christians don’t get to hold a grudge!” It’s just not an option, not a vice we can allow ourselves. But ... discuss

Art comes in many different forms. Visit a museum or art gallery and you may see sculpture, pottery, calligraphy, and, of course, paintings. Though each of these is beautiful and valuable in i ... discuss

Today’s Kindle deals include: NIV Lifehacks Bible edited by Joe Carter, Unveiling Grace by Lynn Wilder, and The Spurgeon Series edited by Larry Pierce. You can find them all at the dedic ... discuss

This year I have been participating in the 2016 Reading Challenge, a fun way to increase and diversify your reading through another year. I took the challenge and set this year’s goal at 104 ... discuss

There is a massive list of Kindle deals for today. Crossway has commentaries on sale, Zondervan has a long list of Reformation Days deals on some excellent theological works, Matthias Media ha ... discuss

God is good to give us pastors. The very fact that God calls certain men to “care for the church of God” (Acts 20:28) proves that the church is in need of care. God gives us pastors becaus ... discuss

Olympic glory abounds in Rio as the 31st modern Olympiad is well underway. This time, the event is living up to its hype, especially for Americans, who are likely drawn to the pomp and ceremony as muc ... discuss

Regrettably, many American Christians know little about economics. Furthermore, many Christians assume that the Bible has nothing at all to say about economics. But a biblical worldview actually has a ... discuss

JD Hall, a prominent four-point abolitionist, has spent significant time recently making hay about the evils and dangers of the Abolish Human Abortion movement. Sadly, he does so while disingenuousl ... discuss

The amount of response from the revelation of the true source of and meaning behind badselfeater has been encouraging and, one might even say, well beyond what some of us were expecting, and may God ... discuss

I woke up this morning, and God was good.  When I lay down to sleep, God will be good.  And when I wake up again tomorrow, God will be so good.  God remains holy, true, and good.  ... discuss

The older generation, oi vey, they just don't get it do they?  They act like we're on some sort of pleasure cruise to heaven.  I really can't understand it myself.  These churches will ... discuss

source via WikimediaDriving down the highway, in the darkness of the night along the great lake Michigan I spotted across the mists of the sea the city in which I reside, lights dotting alon ... discuss

Photograph of the Aurora Borealis in Anchorage, AL cc 2.0Message Audio: Moses said to God, “Please show me your glory.” -Exodus 33:18 Every moment, literally, is filled with the glory of God. ... discuss

CC 2.0 via FlickrYou may or may not know that the writer of this blog, me, Mr. Justin Steckbauer is a soldier and officer-candidate in The Salvation Army.  Though this is my personal blog, and th ... discuss

Veni Sancte Spirituset emitte caelituslucis tuae radium.Come, thou Holy Spirit, come,and from thy celestial homeshed a ray of light divine!MeditationOnly one thing is important -- eternal salvation. O ... discuss

Veni pater pauperum,veni dator munerum,veni lumen cordium.Come, thou Father of the poor!Come, thou Source of all our store!Come, within our bosoms shine!MeditationThe gift of Fear fills us with a sove ... discuss

Running Through My Head Today:  Gone, Gone, Gone by Phillip PhillipsGrateful For:How the value of stories has played out in our family over the years. This is especially obvious with Ria, who wro ... discuss

Running Through My Head Today:Weird. I'm not sure that I have a song running through my head this morning.Grateful For:Gus and Ria at Mirror Lake in YosemiteHomeschooling.  No, it's not perfect. ... discuss

John 16:12–22Easter 5April 24, 2016“From Sorrow to Joy”Because of sin, life is short and full of misery.  The relative innocence of your childhood is quickly shattered, and the world keeps ... discuss

MatinsEaster 6May 1, 2016Acts 16:9-15“The Unexpected Course of the Gospel”Paul and Silas, Timothy and later, evidently Luke began the travels of Paul's Second Missionary Journey. Immediately befo ... discuss

With this entry, I begin to chronicle my temporary Sunday wanderlust, in the form of an experience at a different parish church each Sunday. It will run each week until I'm tired of running.+ &nb ... discuss

Last week a brother from my fellowship asked me about abolitionism. Most of the discussion centered around what it means for a preborn human to be alive and why a human ought not to be murdered. It wa ... discuss




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