Topic: perfect

There are some ashes in the brokenness of our lives that seem impossible for God to somehow bring beauty from them. The smoke is so thick and you feel you may never fully catch your breath or see clea ... discuss

During Memorial Day weekend this year as we remember and honor all of our soldiers let us also remember that Saint Joan of Arc is the patron saint of soldiers for a very good reason. I can think of no ... discuss

BookendsKarin JurickThis is the perfect piece to prepare us for Memorial Day weekend! ... discuss

St. Francis de SalesI haven't suffered scrupulosity very often in my life, but when I have, this explains it:When a person begins a cycle of scrupulosity they may forget to add the variable of our fal ... discuss

When David and Becky Sherwood of St. Louis, Missouri talk about the value of life, it is not theoretical. Their daughter, born at just 26 weeks gestation, has been a precious gift – yet it has not ... discuss

Oldest of all novenas, this is still the only one officially prescribed by the Church.Ottonian Master Pentecost(Artwork: Pentecost, Artist: UNKNOWN; Ottonian Master, Date: C. 1030-40, Technique: Tempe ... discuss

Editorial Cartoon by Rick McKeeby Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: Misplaced Priorities - Here's a perfect example of Obama's misplaced priorities. While delivering the commencement address to the Coa ... discuss

This is sick as heck and it totally cheeses me off! The story via InTouch Weekly: This is a perfect example of the issues that I have with the Church world and the Independent Baptists…. Jim Bo ... discuss

By now, it is no secret that the global market for oil prices are seeing record low totals over what they have been for over a half decade. But contrary to conventional wisdom, this is not at all good ... discuss

Vermont has a new Safe Haven law, which means that parents can hand over an infant to an employee at any fire station, health facility or hospital, with absolutely no questions asked. However, apparen ... discuss

Oldest of all novenas, this is still the only one officially prescribed by the Church.PETRUS de Raimbaucourt, The Descent of the Spirit, 1323THE GIFT OF COUNSEL(Thursday, 7th Week of Easter)There are ... discuss

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Denver, Colo., May 21, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- New York Times columnist, best-selling author and all-around pundit David Brooks has made headlines recently for his bold new book making the c ... discuss

MAKES PERFECT SENSE TO ME…….NOT!   ... discuss

The following post appeared on Jill Stanek's blog.On one hand, a favorite punching bag of T. Russell Hunter is pro-life fundraising.On the other, Hunter's group Abolish Human Abort ... discuss

On Iraq Invasion … Answer: How many iterations do I get? I mean, we know a lot now about what worked in Iraq and what didn’t. If I knew what worked I could alter my tactics and strategy an ... discuss

Credit:  www.aliexpress.comWhen the Church is fearful and when the Church does not receive the joy of the Holy Spirit, the Church is sick, the communities are sick, the faithful are sick.Pope Fra ... discuss

I had some fun with an article on homemaking which I found on googlebooks. It was published in 1894 by Lillian Betts.   Reading the below article, you’ll be curious as to the first facto ... discuss

The compassion and fairness evoked mindlessly by those who would redefine marriage en route to Utopia place the dissenter in the position of Patrick McGoohan’s Number Six (The Prisoner, 1968): ... discuss

was born near Glastonbury in the southwest of England about the year 909, ten years after the death of King Alfred. During the Viking invasions of the ninth century, monasteries had been favorite targ ... discuss

Looks like I have not done a Works For Me Wednesday Post for a year now!  It's even moved over to a new host since then! So please see the link up over at Giving up on Perfect for some great tips a ... discuss

Oldest of all novenas, this is still the only one officially prescribed by the Church.Sacramentaire PentecoteIllustration de la Bible de Jérusalem - Edition de luxe -Google imageTHE GIFT OF UNDERSTAN ... discuss

Dried Mushrooms Hanging from the Stove A while back, as we were studying about Russian in our chronological journey through history, I decided to research Russian restaurants in the Austin area. I rem ... discuss

Assembly Bill (AB) 775, the “Reproductive FACT Act,” which had its second reading in the Assembly last week, faces one final hurdle this week before advancing to the state Senate. That hurdle coul ... discuss

by Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: I used the verb “stupefying” to describe a long process in our nation’s schools that has produced several generations of Americans, dumbed down and resultin ... discuss

In 2012, twelve year old singer Jackie Evancho delivered an exquisite rendition of Nella Fantasia. It is the vocal version of Ennio Morricone's Gabriel's Oboe. Gabriel's Oboe is from the soundtrack fo ... discuss

18-year-old Madeline Stuart has Down syndrome but refuses to let that stop her from her dream of becoming a model. On her Facebook page she said she is pursuing modeling to “help change societie ... discuss

Oldest of all novenas, this is still the only one officially prescribed by the Church.Dore PentecoteTHE GIFT OF KNOWLEDGE(Tuesday, 7th Week of Easter)The gift of knowledge enables man to understand cr ... discuss

New York City, N.Y., May 19, 2015 / 04:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- It’s a good thing Brother Angelus wears glasses, otherwise it would be really hard to tell him apart from Brother Innocent. It ... discuss

Let one stand up. “For it is written in the Book of Psalms: ‘May another take his office.’ Therefore, it is necessary that one of the men who accompanied us the whole time the Lord Jesus came a ... discuss

Over the last few months much has been said about immediatism and incrementalism. Men have debated the effectiveness of these positions. Men have debated the historical accounts of men that held these ... discuss

What do the scriptures say by BornAgainJerry BUT THERE WERE ALSO FALSE PROPHETS AMONG THE PEOPLE, EVEN AS THERE WILL BE FALSE TEACHERS AMONG YOU, WHO WILL SECRETLY BRING IN DESTRUCTIVE HERESIES, EVEN ... discuss

Monday of the Seventh Week of Easter(Click here for readings) By KATIE GROSSThe disciples said to Jesus,“Now you are talking plainly, and not in any figure of speech.Now we realize that you ... discuss

(LiveActionNews) — Natasha was completely shocked to find out she was pregnant. The mother of four from Massachusetts was still nursing her youngest son when she realized another child was on it ... discuss

Oldest of all novenas, this is still the only one officially prescribed by the Church.Descent of the Holy Ghost (Pentecost), Durer, c. 1510 Woodcut, 12.7 x 9.6THE GIFT OF FORTITUDE(Monday, 7th Week of ... discuss

Outside my window... Sunny, warm, beautiful - perfect barefoot weather! I am thinking... about or busy, busy weekend. Started out with some homeschool get together where we actually went to the p ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1064 Proper of Seasons: 979 Psalter: Tuesday, Week III, 1410 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 Proper of Seasons: 587 Psalter: Tuesday, Week III ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1049 Proper of Seasons: 976 Psalter: Tuesday, Week III, 1401 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 689 Proper of Seasons: 586 Psalter: Tuesday, Week III ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II: Ordinary: 1045 Proper of Seasons: 973 Psalter: Tuesday, Week III, 1396 Office of Readings for Tuesday in Week 7 of Easter God, come to my assistance. ... discuss

Oldest of all novenas, this is still the only one officially prescribed by the Church.El Greco. Pentecost. c.1600. Oil on canvas. Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain.THE GIFT OF PIETY(Sunday, 7th Week of E ... discuss

I was interested to read through a new little booklet written by Ian Hamilton, pastor of Cambridge Presbyterian Church in Cambridge, England. In this work he means to show that Calvinism is bo ... discuss

My dad is going to help me pick out a husband. He’s not the shotgun-toting type, and we don’t believe in arranged marriages. I’m not from another culture or planet and I’m not ... discuss

Oldest of all novenas, this is still the only one officially prescribed by the Church.Giotto, Pentecost, c. 1305, Scrovegni Chapel, PaduaTHE GIFT OF FEAR(Saturday, 6th Week of Easter)Love and fear. Th ... discuss

The Novena begins on the day after the Solemnity of the Ascension, Friday of the 6th Week of Easter, even if the Solemnity of the Ascension is transferred to the 7th Sunday.ACT OF CONSECRATION TO THE ... discuss

People ask me all the time; “what drives your hatred of the Democratic Party and the Democrats in general?” This below would be a good start: President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, ... discuss

In all honesty, I was an emotional mess this Mother's Day. Throughout the day, God reminded me of His love in many ways... through the free drink I received at Starbucks for no good reason (the b ... discuss

Seventh Sunday of Easter or The Ascension of the Lord if it was transferred to Sunday “ ‘I do not pray for these only, but also for those who believe in me through their word, that they ma ... discuss

Oldest of all novenas,this is still the only one officially prescribed by the Church.Anthony van Dyck. The Descent of the Holy Spirit (Pentecost). c. 1618-20.THE GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT(Friday, 6th W ... discuss

For some reason I was recently thinking about what was the difference between Bill Clinton's successful campaign in 1992 & Hillary's in 2008. Then it dawned on me, Willy boy had a rock & roll theme so ... discuss

Last night I watched Miss Potter based on the life of children's author Beatrix Potter. What a delight! I've always loved Beatrix Potter and her animal friends: Mrs. Tiggy Winkle with her pocket handk ... discuss

 What have we learned two years after the conviction of Kermit Gosnell? Send to Kindle By Dave Andrusko Jack McMahon, Kermit Gosnell’s d ... discuss

“Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you. For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the n ... discuss

He was born in 292 in Thebes (Luxor, Egypt) to pagan parents. According to his hagiography, he was swept up against his will in a Roman army recruitment drive at the age of 20, a common occurrence dur ... discuss

Random pictures of our week. Good times were had by all. I suspect we’ll be finding pink feathers for weeks. The youngest of the Equuschick’s and Shasta’s blessings. The oldest of th ... discuss

Joining Ginny for this weeks YarnAlong…Hello, there!! It's been a long time! I've been knitting so much as of late, it's terrible that I haven't shared any of it here. Every week I say that I'm goin ... discuss

From ABC (Always Bash Catholics) a new show – “The Real O’Neals”. A contemporary take on a seemingly perfect Catholic family, whose lives take an unexpected turn when surprisin ... discuss

This post is part of a series of articles asking and thinking deeply about hard questions. For more information about the series and where I’m coming from you can read the introduction. The Hol ... discuss

Hunger Games star, Elizabeth Banks, promoted Planned Parenthood in a recent piece with Cosmopolitan magazine. Although the majority of the interview was focused on the stars new movie, Pitch Perfect 2 ... discuss

Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Easter(Click here for readings)By Benedict AugustineGod has overlooked the times of ignorance,but now he demands that all people everywhere repentbecause he has establis ... discuss

Sonnie Johnson rocked the crowd atRightOnline with the message thatconservatives and Republicans needto reach black conservatives.by Tom Balek, Contributing Author: Yet another race-related upris ... discuss

NANNY FOR CATHOLIC FAMILY General Labor, PT EmployeeFamily (Littleton, CO)Catholic nanny wanted for 24-30 hours a week, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday to start around August 26, 2015 in Littleton, CO. Th ... discuss

In a world where abortion and euthanasia already devalue the lives of the disabled and those deemed “less than perfect,” here’s this. According to ABC News, Donna Beegle and her fami ... discuss

Credit: Andrevruas  :When the Left Co-opts the Word "Bullying". This is an older blogpost that showed up on my facebook newsfeed. I can really identify with it.They can dance in the box ... discuss

 Postabortion woman would urge others to choose life Send to KindleA woman who had an abortion talks about the aftermath in the magazine A ... discuss

Sarah Hoyt is moving house and going through boxes and she came across a report from her son’s sixth grade, and he failed math.  Her kid should not have failed math, so she was really puzzled. ... discuss

I find it almost hard to believe now, but there was a time in my life that I hated coffee. At least I thought I did. I wanted to be a grownup like everyone else, so had tried to drink it on a ... discuss

the Abbot of Louth in Lincolnshire, was elected to the See of Canterbury in AD 790, through the influence of King Offa of Mercia who wished to find archiepiscopal support for his kingdom's interests. ... discuss

The Lord by Romano GuardiniThat Jesus’ task “is consummated” must be true, because he says so (John 19:30). Yet what a spectacle of failure! His word rejected, his message misunderstood, his com ... discuss

TweetBy Maaike RosendalIt’s early Monday morning and my ten-month old daughter has made up her mind that she’ll only sleep with me. I look down at her precious face and, rather than attempt to bri ... discuss

The Collect.O LORD, from whom all good things do come; Grant to us thy humble servants, that by thy holy inspiration we may think those things that are good, and by thy merciful guiding may perform th ... discuss

Born in Ulster, Ireland, c. 517; died at Bangor, Ireland, in 603; some list his feast as May 11. It is said that Comgall was a warrior as a young man, but that he studied under Saint Fintan at Cluain ... discuss

I'm in South Carolina this week with my sister-in-law, Kala. A couple evenings ago, we visited the country cemetery where some of her relatives are layed to rest, including her uncle who was stillborn ... discuss

In a bizarre move, a Huffington Post blogger is wishing women a “Happy Mother’s Day!” – by calling for an end to mothers’ “unwanted” babies. In a May 6 Huffington Post piece, blogger K ... discuss

Stevie wasn’t going to give up on her unborn daughter, even though she was told that she had a fatal disease and she should abort. At her 20-week ultrasound, her doctor told her that her baby wasn ... discuss

A report by MSPs criticising the proposed assisted suicide Bill before Holyrood has been welcomed by campaigners opposing the legislation. The Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill, introduced by Green Par ... discuss

 Mother describes ultrasounds of her son, questions abortion Send to Kindle 3-D sonogram – 12 weeksA woman discusses her pregnancy and u ... discuss

Photo: FreeImages.comI want to post this whole, perfect little poem. As it is, I'm pushing the envelope of fair use by sharing two of the mere five lines of "Spring (Again)." It made me laugh because ... discuss

This article was published by Dr Peter Saunders on his blog.By Dr Peter SaundersA report by MSPs criticising the proposed assisted suicide Bill before Holyrood has been welcomed by campaigners opposin ... discuss

Are we truly watching a perfect storm of tyrannical darkness conquer the United States? Have we finally been defeated by the ever-patient, ever-evil, embedded communists, who’ve had their wicked de ... discuss

Popular Christian singer Amy Grant is defending her partnership with Melinda Gates of the pro-abortion Gates Foundation after LifeNews.com exposed the partnership and the foundation’s massive fi ... discuss

TweetBy Cana DonovanA couple months ago, I went to Miami for reading break. After most people I’d told expressed their envy, I explained that I wasn’t there for a vacation. I was there becaus ... discuss

(died 7 May 721) was an Angle bishop during the time of the kingdom of Northumbria. He was the Bishop of Hexham and then the Bishop of York which was the most important religious designation in the ar ... discuss

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Frank Marshall Davis (left), young Barack Obama (right) “There’s going to be a revolution. We need to be organized and grow the movement.”  — Young Barack Obama, as quoted by former acquaint ... discuss

Hat Tip: BB Perfect timing: Hilary backs restrictions on First Amendment protections ... discuss

. . . It Balances the Budget Within 10 years! It Is The Balanced Budget Effort In Over A Decade. The Budget Cuts Over $5 Trillion In Spending, It Calls For Obamacare Repeal.Today in Washington, D.C. ... discuss

“Let no man despise your youth; but be an example to those who believe, in word, in your way of life, in love, in spirit, in faith, and in purity.” (WEB) (Read these scriptures and more at http:// ... discuss

And if the observer chanced to be ill-natured, as well as acute and susceptible, he would probably suspect that the smile on the gentleman's face was a good deal akin to the shine on his boots, and th ... discuss

Happy Catholic: Glimpes of God in Everyday Life is beautifully written. The style, which achieves the admirable feat of being both ice-cold and white-hot, is electrifying. Julie Davis is never preachy ... discuss

The other morning I hopped on the computer to check something. Within 15 seconds I had all the information I was looking for. But instead of closing my laptop and moving on, I clicked on something ... discuss

 Proud dad of girl who “happens to have Down syndrome” strikes a chord with his blog and Facebook posts Send to KindleBy Dave Andrusko ... discuss

 Dear Harvard Student: There is help and healing after abortion Send to KindleBy Christina Martin Dear Pregnant at Harvard Student, I read ... discuss

By Caitlin Bootsma Twenty years ago, now- Pope Saint John Paul II began Evangelium vitae (The Gospel of Life) by recalling the moment that is, as he calls it, “the dawn of salvation.” This moment ... discuss

 Mom credits ordinary plastic supermarket freezer bags for survival of her two premature infants Send to KindleBy Dave Andrusko We love r ... discuss

Rosa Parks (1913-2005), who was credited as the catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement who was arrested for refusing to give up her seat so that a white man could sit, Dec. 1, 1955 The American lexico ... discuss

This is the introduction to a series of articles asking and processing through hard questions. I would love for you to join me as I process and discuss questions I have wrestled with. Please feel fre ... discuss

(LiveActionNews) — Viewers expressed shock, sadness, and outrage after watching Live Action’s “What is Human?” undercover video, which details horrors within America’s late-term abortio ... discuss

William-Adolphe Bouguereau, The Proposal, 1872Today's art is in honor of a real life event in our family — our oldest daughter Hannah became engaged yesterday.We are thrilled. Hannah's fiance, Mark, ... discuss

Every year in the United States, approximately 133,000 pregnant mothers will undergo routine pre-natal tests and receive what is called “poor pre-natal diagnosis,” or PPD. This means that their in ... discuss

Cardinal Nichols meets homosexual group QUEST, March 2015The Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Cardinal Nichols, is scheduled to celebrate Mass for “LGBT Catholics Westminster” at the Church of t ... discuss

I said I would never shoot a wedding. As much as I love portraits and event photography and art shots, I was listening to that little voice of fear about how stressful a one-time event like a wedding ... discuss

By Catherine Mendenhall-Baugh Miscarriages, still born births, loss of children, it’s all so incredibly hard on parents. When I had a miscarriage I learned they were not uncommon. Knowing this didn ... discuss

The Collect.O ALMIGHTY God, who alone canst order the unruly wills and affections of sinful men; Grant unto thy people, that they may love the thing which thou commandest, and desire that which thou d ... discuss

By TITO EDWARDS | Who Will Stand Up Against the Lynch Mobs by Robert P. George, DPhil, of First Things - Big Pulpit The Perfect Youth Group Program – T. J. Burdick Quiz: What Is Missing ... discuss

Although there’s nothing inherently wrong with not wanting children, it’s a bit alarming when a person says that having a baby would be their worst nightmare. Women work through many emotions when ... discuss

“And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” AKJV Matthew 19:14 ”Jesus however said, ‘Let the litt ... discuss

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Some of my readers will remember that my alma mater is a small Independent Fundamental Baptist (IFB) Bible college named Fairhaven Baptist College (in Chesterton, IN). I wanted to make people aware of ... discuss

Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.Henry Van DykeThis is often less elegantly said as "Perfect is the enemy of good." I lik ... discuss

In the United Kingdom, a mother of two thanks supermarket freezer bags for saving her children from death. According to the Daily Mail, 33-year-old Emma Blakey believes her son and daughter could have ... discuss

Photo: FreeImages.comRamona and I were at a park yesterday, and the air was charged with perfection.Today?Revel, run, repeat.Todayby Billy CollinsIf ever there were a spring day so perfect,so uplifted ... discuss

Saint Philip was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus. Later Christian traditions describe Philip as the apostle who proselytized in Greece, Syria, and Phrygia. He was martyred by crucifixion in the ci ... discuss

May 1st is the feast day of St. Joseph the Worker. Joseph, the foster father of Jesus, is the patron saint of workers. Pope Pius XII decided in 1955 to add the optional feast day of Saint Joseph the W ... discuss

I consider myself an across-the-board conservative but of the paleo sort, therefore I tend to disagree with mainstream conservatives on a few issues, most notably foreign policy. I say this to indicat ... discuss

Michael Lofton blogging at Church Militant laments the discrepancy by what the Church teaches and what happens in practice.Many Protestants, for one reason or another, take up the task of reading ... discuss

This is from Wikipedia because I forgot to take a photo of mine, which looked just like this,except it had sliced strawberries.As we know, I take birthdays very seriously, especially when it is that o ... discuss

A report by MSPs criticising the proposed assisted suicide Bill before Holyrood has been welcomed by campaigners opposing the legislation. The Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill, introduced by Green Par ... discuss

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By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. A famous lesson a child taught to an entire court was uttered in one sentence from Andersen’s “The Emperor’s New Clothes”: “But, Daddy, he’s got nothing on. ... discuss

(also Ercenwald, Erkenwald or Erconwald; died 693) was Bishop of London in the Anglo-Saxon Christian church between 675 and 693.Erkenwald was born at Lindsey and was supposedly of royal ancestry. Erke ... discuss

I shared in Lily's 5th birthday celebration blog post that I got a memorial tattoo this year on March 16th, her special day.I thought my tattoo deserves it's own post and I want to share more abo ... discuss

 Woman’s story of abortion loss: Nurse told said her baby was “not a real person” Send to KindleEditor’s note. This appeared at Cl ... discuss

Many bickerings begin with selfishness and harsh judgment, but I also think sometimes they are just habits of bad temper and poor self control. Some children just have choleric, to use a word fashiona ... discuss

Earlier this month, Abort73 released a new shirt design, "Every Child is a Work of Art." The culturally astute will notice a nod to Frida Kahlo—the iconic, feminist artist who made quite a care ... discuss

Earlier this month, Abort73 released a new shirt design, "Every Child is a Work of Art." The culturally astute will notice a nod to Frida Kahlo—the iconic, feminist artist who made quite a care ... discuss

“You should never give up hope.” That’s the message 36-year-old Sarah Brennan has for others who are dealing with the sad aftermath of a miscarriage and wondering if they will ever b ... discuss

Quick, easy, and no bowl to wash! Deviled eggs.  Everybody loves them, but most of us do not love to make them- especially since they are so popular, they disappear quickly, making it seem like your ... discuss

Chuck Colsonby Chuck Colson: Since 1782, the Latin phrase E pluribus unum — “out of many, one” — has appeared on the Great Seal of the United States.But what happens when we neglect and even ... discuss

by Michael McDonald: Even as financial commentators on CNBC are starting to come around to the idea of a bottom in oil prices, the key question for US oil producers remains one of timing. How long wi ... discuss

Died c. 490. Bishop and Patron of Elphin, in Ireland, one of St. Patrick's converts, and worker in iron. In the Tripartite Life of St Patrick (ed. Whitley Stokes) we read: Bishop St Assic was Patrick' ... discuss

but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect – ... discuss

I really wanted a cedar memory chest for Lily Katherine's things for a long time, but didn't know where to find one and how much it would cost.Then, a couple years ago (I've been meaning to share this ... discuss

Transfered to 04/28 in 2014The book of Acts mentions a Mark, or John Mark, a kinsman of Barnabas (Col 4:10). The house of his mother Mary was a meeting place for Christians in Jerusalem (Acts 12:12). ... discuss

TweetBy Maaike RosendalThe day was just dawning as familiar sounds slowly awoke me. I could hear our two-year old throwing his stuffed animals from the top bunk to the floor, then climbing down the la ... discuss

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“I Waited Patiently for the Lord I waited patiently for Yahweh. He turned to me, and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay. He set my feet on a rock, and ga ... discuss

Contact: Stephanie Shelow, 561-628-5012, stephanieshelow@gmail.com MOUNT JULIET, Tenn., April 21, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- "Rescue," Canaan's new single is the perfect message that there IS hop ... discuss

Customer satisfaction in 1 Million By Paco Rabanne Edt Spray For Men 6.7 OzWhen we talk about customers’ satisfaction of a product, maybe we should talk about 1 Million By Paco Rabanne Edt Spray For ... discuss

This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Christian Statements, sister company to Missional Wear. They are offering 5 prizes, each of which is a $50 gift certificate to their store ... discuss

I am in the enjoyable position of receiving copies of most of the latest and greatest Christian books, and every few weeks I like to provide a round-up of what is new and particularly notable. ... discuss

I.  The Flowers, which represent new life and beauty in the spring.The Iris symbolizes eloquence. Purple iris is symbolic of wisdom and compliments. Blue iris symbolizes faith and hope. Yellow ir ... discuss

VICTORIA WRITES: After falling in love with a boy, and then watching him date my friend, I have been on a roller coaster ​ride ​of emotions. I was depressed, then mad, then okay, then sad, and so ... discuss

Below is one of the winning entries in the Annual Respect Life Creative Writing Contest (we think the author is in junior high) http://archstl.org/node/4357837   Caroline Cross from St. Gerard ... discuss

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift Directed by: Phillip Noyce BLURB: The Giver centers on Jonas (Brenton Thwai ... discuss

In part 1 of this series I set out an exposition of Genesis 10-11. In part 2, we will look at the question of ethnic and racial diversity through the lens of biblical theology. Now let’s conside ... discuss

Reading the news can be hazardous to one’s sense of hope for us as a species or as a just and vibrant culture. This past couple of weeks offered a perfect illustration of this with two stories. One ... discuss

Sometimes you have to reach into someone else's world to find out what's missing in your own.46. IntouchablesWealthy quadriplegic Philippe needs an assistant to help him with all the functions of dail ... discuss

A few weeks ago I announced that I will be hosting a summer internship program for several high school students. For 8 weeks we will focus on theology and worldview while also workin ... discuss

So the month long game of chicken on human trafficking legislation has ended and it looks like the GOP and prolife groups won. According to Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, the money has bee ... discuss

On April 25, 2015, thousands of Americans will gather in Washington, DC for the March for Marriage. Some may ask, “Why now?” Though weakened by previous assaults, the institution of marriage is no ... discuss

21 April AD 1109 Known as the father of medieval Scholasticism, Anselm was born in Italy in 1033. Most closely associated with England, he first served as prior and abbot of the Benedictine Abbey in ... discuss

Chrissy shopping in our local drugstore. My 13 year old daughter Chrissy with Down syndrome has a support person to help her reshape her behaviors so that she can get along better in everyday situatio ... discuss

After tremendous pressure from consumers on Facebook, Twitter and by email, Hershey’s announced that it will remove all ingredients from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in its chocolate.He ... discuss

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DIRECTOR OF MUSIC Music Ministry, PT EmployeeSaint Mary Catholic Church Newport (Charlotte Hall, MD)This part-time position is perfect for someone starting a career in church music, for a graduate mus ... discuss

I never realized what a perfectionist I can be until it comes to things having to do with Lily. I've written before about how I want the things I do for her to be perfect. It makes me agitated when th ... discuss

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Although I have often commented on him, Richard Wilbur doesn't need my blather. Here he is, simply being his perfect, poetic self. April 5, 1974by Richard WilburThe air was soft, the ground still cold ... discuss

The other day I took Grammerly’s Who is your poet BFF? quiz and got Maya Angelou. I didn’t really think much of the results until I read the poem that was listed on the author’s pag ... discuss

TweetBy Robyn VandenHoekSometimes I wonder what children would think if they understood some of our conversations. Take, for example, this one:“So in which circumstances would you say abortion is ju ... discuss

From Fausta’s Blog comes an illuminating (and sad) report on the Summit of the Americas:President Rafael Correa of Ecuador managed to tear himself away from Twitter to give a speech condemning the U ... discuss

If words matter–and you’ll find that I am very quick to contend that they do–then we ought to be careful with the language we speak. For some, this point might seem like something a ... discuss

Best Buds My oldest son is a year behind in school, so his best buddy is graduating a year ahead of him. Granted, his best buddy is about 6-8 months older, but they have grown up together and it is a ... discuss

Some family friends named the Kirchmans gave me a bleeding heart plant at Lily's celebration of life/memorial service over 5 years ago in March 2010. I remember when they first gave it to me thinking ... discuss

I have all sorts of partially written blogs just sitting in my drafts folder. I was briefly looking through them today when I came upon some posts from the fall of 2009, shortly after I had started my ... discuss

Believing that Western powers had a right and duty to force Iran to the negotiating table reflects the assumption that so many of us have taken for granted - that Iran has been pursuing nuclear weapon ... discuss

Really?Following the most recent measles outbreak, popular contempt for vaccine skeptics (or, as their detractors prefer, “anti-vaxxers”) has reached an alarming high.  Even mainstream news s ... discuss

Text:  Mark 16:1-8Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.Standing over a grave is like standing over a black hole.  It is dark.  The deep soil brings ... discuss

There is but one answer and hope. On entering the tomb they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a white robe, and they were utterly amazed. He said to them, “Do not be amazed! You ... discuss

It is Good Friday, and Poetry Friday (and April ushers in National Poetry Month), and it's also Jazz Appreciation Month, which means our resident jazz expert, Atticus, will be weighing in next week.Fo ... discuss

Pope Francis washing feet  I've been stewing on this post for awhile, and I think it's particularly timely as we enter the celebration of the Easter Triduum. Let's look for a minute at the tradit ... discuss

We are in Holy Week 2015, so it is most appropriate to consider the problem of evil and sin. The sacrificial Passion, death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ was to settle with God the problem of human ... discuss

The state of Indiana has come under fire for passing their version of the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act. RFRA, as it’s called, was passed in response to court cases that eroded First Ame ... discuss

Just a quick post to share the good news: I was accepted to John Paul the Great Catholic University's Theology grad program! From now, I'm going to refer to it as JP Catholic because the name is so lo ... discuss

I had quite the beautiful surprise this Palm Sunday morning, as I awoke to find that Elizabeth Scalia had written on her blog The Anchoress that my new book The Thrill of the Chaste (Catholic Edition) ... discuss

Upon seeing this image of a decapitated statue of Our Lady in Egypt ...Decapitated Virgin Mary at Mallawi Catholic Church #Egypt pic.twitter.com/H7WtXsubId— Nadine Marroushi (@nadinemarroushi) Augus ... discuss

Prayer: The Litany of St. JosephA lot of people like to point out that St. Joseph had original sin, because in how we think about the Holy Family he stands in somewhat sharp contrast to the sinless Ev ... discuss

Recently, the Catholic Answers apologist Jimmy Akin wrote a very interesting post on the dating of the Gospel of John. I read the text differently than he does. Below is a synopsis of his argument (I ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Christian Songs and Stories - Tony Funderburk - Christian Songs and Stories When you say you’ll accept nothing less than perfect, it means you’ll accept nothing. Unless, ... discuss

Human nature being what it is, government always tends toward authoritarianism (or worse), regardless of the nobility or ignobility of a government's founders.  If the citizens were always in per ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Christian Songs and Stories - Tony Funderburk - Christian Songs and Stories If you’re a dreamer…if you dream up things and then make them happen, that’s awesome. Bu ... discuss

2015 Zion Lutheran Lent SeriesGod's Ten Word's - For YouPart 6 of 6 Text:  Exodus 20:1-17 and 1 Timothy 6:3-10Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. God ... discuss

Fork in the Road The other day, in a moment of grief, looking down at the ground in deep thought, I walked right over this pitiful fork. It was at the edge of the driveway next to the waste container ... discuss

So, this sort of thing is going around in many ways all over. Succinctly put (from here): If you want to feel depressed about the future of American politics, Obamacare confirms an unnerving phenomen ... discuss

Credit:  www.world-wide-art.comJames Christensen - The AnnunciationToday is an important solemnity in the Catholic Church. Today is the story of true greatness unrecognized by a world dazzled on ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Christian Songs and Stories - Tony Funderburk - Christian Songs and Stories If you knew with absolute certainty that you’d be living forever in paradise after you die, don̵ ... discuss

For a few years, I have been working on babyloss comfort boxes to be given in honor and memory of Lily Katherine to the Birth Center where she was born. This has been a project for my mom and I to do ... discuss

This is about to be a review of Man of La Mancha, but I never got around to plugging The Metromaniacs, which closes today, so you should rush and see it if you can. I have something of a crush now on ... discuss

Derek Flood has written an excellent book explaining the issues I covered in my blog series this past autumn. My series is titled "Not everything Biblical is Christian." His book is titled Disarm ... discuss

The following 'Visitation and Prayer Service Sermon' is posted with family permission.  May the Lord give to the family of Ashley Ann Anderson, and all who mourn, comfort in their grief and a sur ... discuss

The false choice mantra of the ungodly left is grounded in the disrespect of Almighty God, and the disrespect for his creation. Mankind created in the image of God, yet the god-hating left continues t ... discuss

Today the Church celebrates the feast of Saint Patrick (387-493), the patron saint of Ireland. It is on the Emerald Isle that today is both a national and religious holiday. At one time, the bars woul ... discuss

Date: March 8, 2015 Place: St. Joseph of Arimathea Episcopal Church Scripture: John 2:13-22 When I was in college I was president of a student organization that brought in various speakers to address ... discuss

from Jill Stanek.comby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and KelliLive Action News says the new interactive game “Fusion” (on a website that includes writers like the founding editor ... discuss

/Credit:  pixgood.com"Jesus is God, therefore His love, His Thirst, is infinite. He the creator of the universe,asked for the love of His creatures.He thirst for our love… These words:‘I Thir ... discuss

Only evil minded people profit from confusion in the hearts and minds of Catholics. They're able to sneak in their wicked agendas weakening the faith and self understanding of the faithful.Michael Vor ... discuss

“That the Bible is God’s word and book I prove thus:  All things that have been, and are, in the world, and the manner of their being, are described in the first book of Moses on the crea ... discuss

fM">via the power of IFTTT   Lent 1, (February 22, 2015) Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rocklin, California Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn (Mark 1:9-15) TITLE: “Baptized Into Temptation with Christ” Grac ... discuss

As someone drawn to Dominican spirituality, and as a Thomist, I read “Meditations for Lent” every spring. It is a perfect Lenten reflection and meditation book. This past Sunday, we heard ... discuss

So here’s a soup I’ve been hearing about all winter but have yet to try my hand at.  Lentil soup.  Partially inspired by my friend and co-worker Raeann, who makes this pretty regularly, ... discuss

I don’t know about you, but I am overjoyed that I have a mansion just over the hilltop. Sundays may not be perfect all of the time (rarely), but I feel so blessed to be able to rub shoulders w ... discuss




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