Topic: perfect

Essential oils have grown in popularity in recent years, and for good reason! It’s no longer some alternative view, as studies have shown that certain oils actually can have serious health and ... discuss

The CEO of the largest abortion chain in the United States says it’s her job to “piss off” people every day. Cecile Richards, who makes nearly $1 million a year running the “non-profit” ... discuss

How can someone who has never really read the Bible before begin to read and understand it? I will try to answer that question in a series of posts, beginning with this one.Why is the Bible Difficult ... discuss

Little is known for about Praxedes, and not all accounts agree. According to Jacobus de Voragine's The Golden Legend, Praxedes was the sister of Saint Pudentiana; their brothers were Saint Donatus and ... discuss

While the three broadcast networks have resumed coverage of British infant Charlie Gard, their reporting is lacking: only NBC has covered the recent efforts to grant Charlie and his parents permanent ... discuss

Two pro-life leaders in Alabama spoke up for a 12-year-old rape victim and her unborn child this week after a court deemed the girl mature enough to have an abortion. Lorie Mullins, executive director ... discuss

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Joining a church, like seeking a spouse, is daunting. Loving others makes us vulnerable and committing ourselves to a church immerses us in the needs of other sinners. Eventually, every congregation w ... discuss

Not only does Jesus say nothing about female culpability in a man’s fantasies, he absolutely destroys any excuses a man might make about his inability to control his own urges. No, Jesus says, a m ... discuss

Double (1954 Calendar): July 19Vincent de Paul, a Frenchman, was born at Pouy, near Dax, in Aquitaine, and from his boyhood was remarkable for his exceeding charity towards the poor. as a child he fed ... discuss

Dismissed Chief of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the FaithCardinal Müller steps outCardinal Müller makes his displeasure known: in Rome there is a "hypocritical papal devotion" and "cour ... discuss

Many Bible scholars believe that the Jailor was a retired veteran Roman soldier. The city of Philippi was a major city that had been chartered as a "Roman Colonial City". Old soldiers sought retiremen ... discuss

One of the greatest challenges of my early college years was evangelism. It was a time of major transitions for me. I was relatively new in my faith. I was still wrestling with a lot of the basic apo ... discuss

It should not surprise us that the New Testament writers cite the Psalms more than any other book of the Old Testament. Neither should it surprise us that, in each citation, Jesus and the Apostles tea ... discuss

This letter, written by the Apostle John is to a Christian lady and her children.  “Walking in the Truth I rejoice greatly that I have found some of your children walking in truth, even as ... discuss

by Paul Jacob, Contributing Author: You’ve heard the adage: “the perfect is the enemy of the good.” This can be true in politics, where opposing an ameliorating reform because it is not ideal me ... discuss

"margin-bottom: 0in;">“The Sower”Matthew 13:1-9; 18-23Now here is a parable of Jesus – and a most blessed example – in that he actually spells out its meaning. Thanks be to God that ... discuss

Kayleigh Atkins refused to abort her unborn son twice, only for him to be stillborn. Throughout her pregnancy, Atkins refused to treat her unborn son as any less valuable than he was. Because she chos ... discuss

Looking at this theologically, isn’t the refusal to accept our mortality just the same old lie “you will be like God”? The fact that we are mortal is a result of God’s righteou ... discuss

by Newt Gingrich: On Wednesday, I wrote about President Trump’s remarkable address to the Polish people in Warsaw on July 6 that he made before attending the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany. Today, ... discuss

“Progressivism has always been premised on the notion that man has a changeable nature and thus is able to achieve perfection during his time on earth. As a result, progressives consistently mai ... discuss

From the Foreword Phil Hotsenpiller has accomplished something rare in his new book, One Nation without Law. He shares a theological and hope-filled perspective on how to position our faith whil ... discuss

CHAPTER III – ON ANIMAL LIFE (CONTINUED) We constantly speak of animals as free. A fish, says Ruskin, “is much freer than a Man; and as to a fly, it is a black incarnation of freedom.” It is ... discuss

When toddler Daniel Farbrace died last month, his grieving mother took one last photo as she kissed him goodbye. Ali Farbrace, of Tunbridge Wells in Kent, England, shared the heartbreaking photo with ... discuss

I graduated a few weeks ago, in the middle of a thunderstorm. We could see it as we stood in the megachurch lobby waiting to walk down the aisle. The floor-to-ceiling windows showed us a gray sky and ... discuss

It could equally mean that this act of justice was “exactly proportionate”.  The word translated by the ESV as “blessed” can also be translated as “straight” or “right”.  Some schola ... discuss

When I shared a letter I wrote to Lily, a comment someone wrote about it rubbed me the wrong way. I know I'm not the only person who has lost a baby who struggles with well-meaning people who just don ... discuss

by Erick Erickson: I have been highly skeptical of the New York Times story about Donald Trump, Jr., but with his own release of his own email chain, while I do not think it proves collusion or show ... discuss

“Prayer is something right at the heart of Christian living, and not something extra added on as a religious duty or a means of getting what we want. Prayer is the means of aligning our will with th ... discuss

It is with that conviction and comfort–and with great joy, praise and thanksgiving to the Lord Almighty–that we announce our Committee’s unanimous and enthusiastic recommendation that the congre ... discuss

 I respect what no one sees. I respect the fact that you were broken to pieces by God. Personal Heartbreak. Sadness. Doubt. Disappointment. Devastation. Hurt Feelings. Sleepless Nights. Unspeakable ... discuss

Surrender. It’s a beautiful thing. Beautiful, yet difficult. Like every Christian, I battle with this. Flesh warring against Spirit. I’ve sensed my human, sinful instinct to rebel rise up within ... discuss

The picture is clear: God is a just and holy God who punishes sin. He has to do so because God’s perfect justice and holiness require it. That is the God of Israel. This realization has led many tod ... discuss

The Liberal party released their gender-based violence strategy last month. The strategy aims to address issues ranging from investigating street harassment to focusing on Indigenous women, looking at ... discuss

This is Christian nonfiction. This book is a "spin-off" on the theology of an old-time Christian preacher named Jonathan Edwards. The author spreads out his content across ten chapters and ends wit ... discuss

Pentecost 5July 9, 2017Matthew 11:25-30“Rest in Christ”We're just coming off of a holiday weekend, and I hope you've gotten, or will soon get, some vacation time this summer. Maybe you'll be trav ... discuss

A person. They exalted the man, the flawed (and sometimes duplicitously wicked) man, the husband/father or sometimes the pastor or another leader, to the place where Jesus Himself should be. They loo ... discuss

“But the believer whose eye has been opened to the riches of this benefit, sees the matter differently.  He has come to the humble acknowledgment that good works, whether these consist of emoti ... discuss

Accompanying Video:Message Audio:We’ve talked about topics like theology, sociology, philosophy, government, and other topics, looking at a litany of spheres of life to discover how our Christian fa ... discuss

From the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church:66. In what sense do we understand man and woman as created "in the image of God"?The human person is created in the image of God in th ... discuss

The Collect.O GOD, the protector of all that trust in thee, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy; Increase and multiply upon us thy mercy; that, thou being our ruler and guide, we may so pa ... discuss

Editor’s note: When discussing evangelism, disciple-making, and church planting, the challenge of the prosperity gospel often looms large in the background, especially in the Global South. To that ... discuss

My new friend Michelle who is a local blog reader (she works at the hospital where Lily was born) sent me photos of her daughter writing Lily's name in the sand at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.She wro ... discuss

This one's a real find and perfect for meatless Fridays — easy, filling, cheap. Oh, and delicious!Get it at Meanwhile, Back in the Kitchen. ... discuss

I saved this quote on my phone ages ago and the other day I stumbled across it once again. “If you had a friend who spoke to you in the same way you sometimes speak to yourself, how long would you ... discuss

Chapter 2 There is no species of animal or plant which would not well repay, I will not say merely the study of a day, but even the devotion of a lifetime. Their form and structure, development and ha ... discuss

GENESIS 31 - 33These are action-packed chapters. Jacob realizes it isn't safe to have such success when Laban can take it away. He packs up for home, faces down his angry father-in-law, prepares for m ... discuss

Once there was a girl who was very good at hiding. She loved to play hide-and-go-seek when she was younger, always ready to crouch under the table or peek out from behind curtains. But as the years p ... discuss

As Planned Parenthood seeks to capitalize off of Independence Day, it’s forgetting one vital detail: millions of Americans are missing today because of the abortion giant. On Saturday, Planned Pare ... discuss

Born to a patrician family. His father Lazzaro died when Anthony was two, and his mother, Antonia Pescorali, widowed at age 18, devoted herself to her son. He studied medicine at Padua, receiving his ... discuss

Often, abstinence teaching within the church gives a false promise that is still focused on a man-centered gratification that really has nothing to do with our purity. It goes something like this: If ... discuss

by Dr. Alan Keyes: These days, we celebrate the Fourth of July as Independence Day. Actually, it's the day when the first American patriots declared their decisions to break away from the people of ... discuss

CM volume: Miss Mason wrote six books in her series on education. That series is often mistitled the ‘Home Education’ or “Homeschooling Series.” This is not an ideal or accurat ... discuss

The Collect. O ETERNAL God, through whose mighty power our fathers won their liberties of old; Grant, we beseech thee, that we and all the people of this land may have grace to maintain these libertie ... discuss

Chronic mediocrity and apathy are close cousins. It reveals something is lacking in the vision and/or the communication of it. It usually also reveals a lack of preparation. Or a lack of stewardship. ... discuss

Dear Friends, From its very beginnings, America has always been the destination of freedom seekers. Immigrants from all over the world have flocked to America’s shores in the hope of finding so ... discuss

Converting people and place into projects is a risk in any ministry. We pastors see ourselves as results-driven professionals. We cast vision. We work toward goals. We count. That’s what I did. We t ... discuss

Not only do we forget our need for God and his grace, but such forgetfulness often leads to pride, “My power and the might of my hand have gotten me this wealth.” We readily trust in ourselves, th ... discuss

What is wrong with this? Why is it wrong to “hearken back” to when things were simpler and outwardly more “noble?” Why is it wrong to fantasize that you were born in/live in medieval or Vict ... discuss

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The Collect.O LORD, we beseech thee mercifully to hear us; and grant that we, to whom thou hast given an hearty desire to pray, may, by thy mighty aid, be defended and comforted in all dangers and adv ... discuss

This is what makes preaching powerful. It is not enough to read Bible commentaries, though many of preachers need to read more of them than they do. Commentaries help us understand the text, but they ... discuss

Jesus said, “But the Counsellor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my pea ... discuss

Litany of the Most Precious Blood:Lord, have mercy on us.Christ, have mercy on us.Lord, have mercy on us.Christ, hear us.Christ, graciously hear us.God, the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.God the ... discuss

< ?xml encoding="UTF-8">When asked Thursday if White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will tell her kids that it's okay for President Donald Trump to tweet about MSNBC host Mika Brz ... discuss

I am an Eeyore by nature. I tend to see the dark side of things and assume the worst. I see the glass as half empty rather than half full. I tend to view God’s interactions with me as an angry fathe ... discuss

The Bible tells us explicitly and shows us implicitly that God resists the proud and gives grace to the humble. David knows this to be true. As broken as he is, he knows God and how God relates to pen ... discuss

Books or activities: The Mainstream of Human Progress– the primary text.  The page numbers I share may not match the page-numbers in your edition.  Basically, just read about one chapter per ... discuss

White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Screenshot of White House video)(CNSNews.com) - When asked Thursday if White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will tell he ... discuss

(also called Adelbert of Egmond) (d first half of the 8th century in Egmond) was a Northumbrian Anglo-Saxon missionary. He was one of Willibrord's companions in preaching the gospel in Holland and Fri ... discuss

Saint John, Bishop of the Goths, lived during the eighth century. The future saint was born in answer to the fervent prayer of his parents. From an early age, he lived a life of asceticism.The saint m ... discuss

CHAPTER I – INTRODUCTION of The Beauties of Nature and the Wonders of the World We Live In, by Sir John Lubbock Published in 1892 The world we live in is a fairyland of exquisite beauty, our ver ... discuss

The world loves to talk about the struggle for authenticity. As many teens (and adults) will recognize, we constantly encounter messages in mainstream culture such as “be yourself!” and “let t ... discuss

When I was nineteen years old I shattered pieces of myself. I lost purity, dignity, and fruits of the Spirit I was sure would never return. That winter I found myself in a self-dug pit, tangled in co ... discuss

Seventeen years ago, I was blessed to be involved with the formation of a youth organization that became Higher Things. It began with the Dare to Be Lutheran conference in Laramie, Wyoming, in the sum ... discuss

The botched restoration of the Catholic Icon "Ecce Homo!" (Behold the Man!)Defacing the English Language.one word at a time...John Fotopoulos and Aristotle Papanikolaou, in their recent article "Women ... discuss

“If you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb ... discuss

St. Irenaeus, bishop of Lyons, a Doctor of the Church and 2nd century martyr, was a disciple of St. Polycarp. The spread of Gnosticism in Gaul prompted him to successfully combat its errors. As the fi ... discuss

by Newt Gingrich: One of President Trump’s most important promises throughout the campaign was to ensure that American veterans receive the respect and care they deserve. Just months into his presi ... discuss

Accompanying Video: Audio Message:I’m not going to die, I’m going to live forever. Christ Jesus our savior has done it. So we have a future. We are the blessed ones, who need not fear death, bu ... discuss

“A Southern Baptist Calvinist could get the impression that he is not welcomed in the SBC and, as another prominent SBC leader suggested, should consider looking for a home in a Presbyterian den ... discuss

Chances are, you've never thought about the fact that the federal legalization of abortion and the federal recognition of Father's Day occurred within nine months of each other—on the il ... discuss

Chances are, you've never thought about the fact that the federal legalization of abortion and the federal recognition of Father's Day occurred within nine months of each other—on the il ... discuss

Ralph NormanExactly 64 years after the day he was born, Ralph Warren Norman Jr. was elected as the pro-life endorsed candidate to the 5th Congressional District of South Carolina.Not only that, Republ ... discuss

by Seton Motley, Contributing Author: Leftism is such an easy soundbite sell. It’s a gaggle of five-second one-liners that seem to make perfect sense – right up until someone applies actual thoug ... discuss

It is only through the prism of hindsight that the anti-Semitism of the later nineteenth century or earlier twentieth century appears as a harbinger of the Hitler catastrophe.  Thoughts of eli ... discuss

Dear Friends, In Matthew 5:21-22, Jesus says, “You have heard it was said to your ancestors, You shall not kill; and whoever kills will be liable to judgment. But I say to you, whoever is angry ... discuss

Simple (1954 Calendar): June 15St. Vitus, born of an illustrious Sicilian family, was arrested with his tutor and his nurse. After many sufferings, they were martyred A.D. 303. In the Middle Ages St. ... discuss

Last month I wrote at length about the questionable origins of global abortion statistics. It was an article prompted by my review of the Guttmacher Institute’s 2016 study, \"Abortion incidence ... discuss

Last month I wrote at length about the questionable origins of global abortion statistics. It was an article prompted by my review of the Guttmacher Institute’s 2016 study, \"Abortion incidence ... discuss

The First Sunday after Pentecost The Feast of the Holy Trinity, or Trinity Sunday, is a movable festival on the Church calendar in Western Christendom. Its date of celebration depends, as do Lent, As ... discuss

Being pro-life is something that is just kind of expected in my family. I have relatives that were involved in the pro-life movement from the beginning, and my mom worked at a crisis pregnancy center ... discuss

Simple (1954 Calendar): June 9The aged Primus and Felician were Roman citizens and blood brothers who suffered martyrdom under Emperor Diocletian. By their death they entered into a more perfect uni ... discuss

David McCullough once told of Teddy Roosevelt during his time in the Dakota Territory and before his arrival on the world scene. Two thieves who had been on something of a crime spree in the territory ... 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

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

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Hmm…So only fools rush in, eh? It’s an old expression. Only fools rush in. But rush in where? Or does it matter? Yeah, I thi ... discuss

Disclaimer: I don't claim to be part of any specific fellowship or society. I'm simply a pastor in training who has struggled with addiction and overcome that struggle against great odds through the p ... discuss

Image Source: Center for American Progress.Plenty of people have written ad nauseam about liberal smugness. Heck, even liberals have written about liberal smugness. I’ve already pointed out that lib ... discuss

Double (1954 Calendar): May 30Pope Felix I, a Roman by birth, was pope from 269 to 274 A.D. In his love of the true doctrine of the Church, he courageously condemned the heretical bishop of Antioch an ... discuss

Battle of Guiliford Courthouse, CC 2.0 via Wikimedia CommonsAccompanying Video: I’d like to take you back in time to the birth of this nation. The year is 1775, and the British are marching in ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter How to escape a desert land Imagine you’re in a desert land…a terrible place with virtually no hope of getting out. No food ... discuss

My Birthday Wish is in honor of My daughter & my Little Life Saver, Annie. Your First mom loves You sooo much! $10 raised for ... discuss

(First part was written back in 06 about blogging...')http://www.facebook.com/adoptionsupport#!/note.php?note_id=10150095064559212So blogging turned out not to be so weird. Many "birthmoms" are enco ... discuss

This is a Christ-centered work of non-fiction. The subject is the Humanity of the Person of Christ, the Son of God. The author, Trent Sheppard, is a pastor. He helps to pastor an urban house church, ... discuss

I recently started to re-read Saint Thérèse of Lisieux's autobiography, "Story of a Soul." I love this book for so many reasons. This great saint's theology is as profound as any that of any other s ... discuss

“Strange Things”Acts 17:16-31Easter 6May 21, 2017Perhaps you've noticed that during the Easter Season the Old Testament reading is replaced by reading from the book of Acts. This has tripped up m ... discuss

Audio Message:Home sweet home. We all dream of home don’t we? In your life what are some places that always felt like home to you? For me, when I think of home I think of my grandma’s kitchen. ... discuss

By Maaike RosendalWith the rise of fake news and satirical sites, I’ve made it a habit to doublecheck the source to ensure the stories in my newsfeed are real. It’s exactly what I did after readin ... discuss

God has hidden beauty in every corner of the Earth, every nook and cranny is full to the brim with it. If we go upon the mountains of the Rockies or the Appalachians we will witness pieces and parts ... discuss

"And so, after waiting patiently, Abraham obtained the promise." ~ Hebrews 6:15Are you a patient person? For me it depends on the situation but typically I like instant results.  I am a prod ... discuss

I just felt like a little bit of Emily today. Go here, to Poets.org, to read the five perfect lines of "To make a prairie."~~~~~ The Amazing Jama has the round up this week at Jama ... discuss

cc 2.0We exist on a perpetual battlefield.  I don't know if your aware of that, but it's true.  This is a war.  And we are soldiers.  We don't fight with weapons.  Instead, we ... discuss

Well, folks, it’s that time again. The April showers give way to the May flowers. Thus we have “May Day.” Makes sense, right?“Sumer Is Icumen In” was written by an anonymous English composer ... discuss

Whoever has needed to live together with the suffering and irritation of long-term back pain, will let you know that it is no cakewalk. This state can range between mildly uncomfortable to completely ... discuss

Living a lifestyle of worship is something that has to happen one day at a time I think.  We as Christians could be tempted to assume a "once and done" attitude about our Christian faith.   ... discuss

Audio Message:Who is Jesus? Who is it really that we’re following? What did Jesus say about himself, and his identity? We talk about Him enough don’t we? Jesus this, Jesus that, but who is Jesu ... discuss

John 20:19-31 (esp. 30-31)“What is the Purpose of Scripture?”“These things are written”, the Apostle John writes, “so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that ... discuss

I must apologize — I thought I’d written my last political commentary. But when I read Casey William’s April 17 New York Times think piece, “Has Trump Stolen Philosophy’s Critical Tools?”, ... discuss

Christ is risen!  (He is risen indeed, Alleluia!)You are here this morning because Jesus Christ has defeated death.Easter is not about bunnies and chocolate, duckies and egg hunts.  It's not ... discuss

Oh the weight of the cross...Piled and heaped high to the sky.With a million, million sins and more.Coveting leers, stinging hurts, rivers of tears.The filth 2 zillion eyes have caressed.All the lies ... discuss

CreditWhy are there so many fallen away Catholics? Why have people stopped attending Mass? When I was a kid back in the 60's, we would have Sunday Mass starting at 6:00 a.m. and every hour to hour a ... discuss

Lenten Midweek 6“The Saints of Lent”Lucas Cranach and Albrecht Durer – Artists (April 6)Hebrews 4:16As our midweek series on the “Saints of Lent” comes to a close, we might look back for a m ... discuss

CC 2.0 via PixabayBeauty is inescapably surrounding, yet it's so easy to ignore.  We see it everyday, the blue sky, the clouds, the night sky, and if you live in the city it's relatively obscured ... discuss

CreditLife is hard. It seems like everything is a struggle. We struggle with our families and friends, we struggle at our jobs or even finding a job, we struggle with our weight, we struggle with our ... discuss

Kitt Peak by Jane St. Clair A traveler who had been all over the world so as to see holy places like Bethlehem and Mecca .. this traveler once said that Kitt Peak was the most spiritual place he’ ... discuss

Last week there was a mass shooting in Wausau, Wisconsin that claimed the lives of four people one of them being a police officer.  A man distraught by a pending divorce came into Marathon bank a ... discuss

Lent 4March 26, 2017John 9:1-41“Blind but Seeing”Many of us have trouble with our eyes. If you're around long enough you may need a pair of reading glasses. And while medical advances and the use ... discuss

CC 2.0 via VimeoVideo:  "I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding. 10 For I want you to understand what really matters, ... discuss

As I have previously written, most of my life has been one bad decision after another. This rocky road started for me when I was 14 years old and decided to leave the Catholic Church. It was all down ... discuss

DAY 2Scott and I returned to our room and were pretty speechless.  We commented on how our birth mother truly loved this child, and maybe it would have been easier if she would have not care ... discuss

Survival of the Littlest Hey out there… Spring has sprung! It is hard to stay inside near the computer when it is in the 70’s outside and the garden needs weeding, trees need trimming, fen ... discuss

It seems like it was decades ago that I shared the miraculous story of how AJ became ours.  Yet, it also seems as if those days were just yesterday.  I remember every emotion, down to the de ... discuss

In my last post, I discussed the objection that is often being leveled at pro-lifers, in that they are inconsistent for their alleged hypocrisy when it comes to the issue of aid for foreign refugees. ... discuss

The autonomy thesis contends that there can be moral requirements to φ regardless of whether God commands, desires, or wills that people φ. In his monograph, Robust Ethics: The Metaphysics and Epist ... discuss

Will had his seventh basketball game of the season this morning. So far, his team is undefeated. Here Will is showing perfect jump shot form during warm-ups. Note his left hand is not "thumbing" the ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Life Love Loss – Sound familiar? Every human being who was ever born, is being born now, or will be born will experience these sam ... discuss

Not too long ago, I organized a large pro-life outreach at California State University San Marcos. The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, a well known pro-life organization, brought its Genocide Awareness ... discuss

Catholics and the majority of Protestants agree that the end result of salvation is eternity in the presence of the Holy Trinity.  However, our beliefs regarding the path to salvation could not b ... discuss

“For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. My fra ... discuss

This is a why-to book. IT's part memoir. It focuses on Jesus' concept of empowerment vs. the world's way. Goggin and Strobel start out with an Introduction to this book. The authors split this book ... discuss

Matthew 17:1-9The Transfiguration of our LordMarch 6th, 2011“Just a Peek”Transfiguration. Now there's some churchly insider lingo for you. What does it mean? Trans, as in, change – figure, as in ... discuss

With President Donald Trump and his programs favoring true American blood including more rights to gun ownership, gun sales will surely skyrocket during his term. Let’s take a look at some interesti ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author - Singer - Multimedia Guy Today I’m talking about this love thing So what is it about this love thing that keeps it hanging around lifetime after li ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author - Singer - Multimedia Guy You can’t always live up to expectations from someone else Have you ever found yourself trying to live up to expectations ... discuss

Today, as I write this, is the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter.  At the Mass I attended today, it would seem the presiding priest did not want to celebrate this feast day.  He wore green, wh ... discuss

In the fall of 2015, I was in the market to purchase a new car. I spent a few hours researching online and ended up going to three different car dealerships. What quickly intrigued me were the strate ... discuss

Tony Funderburk | Author - Singer - Multimedia Guy - Sharing the Rhyme and Reason for Life Fan mail doesn’t get better than this This illustrated fan mail has everything I could ever need or w ... discuss

The following is “Part 1” of the preface of a soon to be published book, In The Days of These Kings: The Prophecy of Daniel in Preterist Perspective. In the book, I argue that people who ... discuss

Tony Funderburk | Author - Singer - Multimedia Guy - Sharing the Rhyme and Reason for Life Who do you believe in? It matters so much I’m gonna sing about it. Your eternal fate all comes down to ... 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

Tomorrow my beautiful daughter turns ten years old. She is such a perfect soul, a gift from God that I treasure at every moment. I'll never forget the first time I held her in my arms. She was so quie ... discuss

One of the common themes of Planned Parenthood's rhetoric is that pro-lifers don't really care about babies. They claim that the "radical right/Christians" are crazy, violent fanatics bent on taking a ... discuss

Here is where I make my big announcement- we're having a baby! Our due date is February 3rd and we couldn't be happier. Of course, we know to expect the usual reactions - Are you crazy? Another one? ... discuss

SermonJohn 1:29-42aJanuary 15, 2017“Behold the Lamb of God...”You probably have that one friend of family member, who at Christmas, loves to give gifts – but doesn't just wrap them and move on ... discuss

Here’s a solid truth that never grows old.  My salvation is not an after thought.  The covenant of grace, made before the foundation of the world between God the Father, God the Son, and God t ... discuss

When I look back over a year that had run its course, especially what I read for that year, I sometimes experience disappointment because I didn't read as much as I had wanted to. This year is one of ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 658 Proper of Seasons: 356 (reading, concluding prayer) Complementary Psalter: 1091 (Series I, Midmorning) Midmorning Prayer for December 21 us ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 658 Proper of Seasons: 365 (reading, concluding prayer) Complementary Psalter: 1091 (Series I, Midmorning) Midmorning Prayer for December 22 us ... discuss

Question: "Are married couples required to abstain from sex during the fasts?"The short answer is "no." But a longer answer is necessary here.It is a pious custom for married couples to abstain from s ... discuss

MARK SANDFORD is running for election and seeking redemption."The disgraced ex-South Carolina governor is back on the trail seeking forgiveness for the sins that caused his political career to collaps ... discuss

December 18th, 2016“Matthew's Christmas Prepositions”Today we have the Nativity of Christ according to St. Matthew. It's shorter than the Luke account. We don't have all the details that Luke te ... discuss

With all the focus on Kermit Gosnell this week it is tempting to believe we are turning a corner.Won't America wake up from the national killing spree? Will enough stomachs turn that somelong overdue ... discuss

© 2016 A. F. Branco, Liberty Alliance.As I watched ABC’s George Stephanopoulos and his crew of talking heads begin the autopsy on the election late Tuesday night, I felt some dark satisfaction. I h ... discuss

There has been a lot of rhetoric surrounding the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement and the assassination of five Dallas police officers. On the one hand some people are blaming BLM (and the president, ... discuss

There is a saying "Nothing is certain except death and taxes." But what about the "death tax" (aka estate tax)? That seems to be a perfect storm. I saw some posts yesterday about the candidates' posit ... discuss

I am blessed with three healthy children, but one of them was (incorrectly) diagnosed with down syndrome. We declined to abort him (of course) and are so glad he is part of our life. In our case it wa ... discuss

"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." Helen Keller"Solidarity is  not an act of charity, but mutual aid between forces fighting for the same objective."  Samora MachelThis ... discuss

By Catherine Mendenhall-Baugh My sister Mary happens to own two beautiful paintings of Mother Teresa, painted by a friend and given to her many years ago. After a recent visit to her home, I mentioned ... discuss

Bible translation is not simply replacing a hebrew, aramaic, or greek word for an equivalent in the receiver language.Take for example the greek New Testament word, "agape". In modern English translat ... discuss

...because Jesus loves Donald Trump.However, I do not think he is presidential material.I believe a president should desire the uplift of everyone in society and not by scapegoating some. He has scape ... discuss

A ... discuss

"When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things." I Corinthians 13:11Recently, my husband was speaking with ... 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

"But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are w ... discuss

See these people? They're looking for a job.In my many years in business, people have looked to me for a job. Some I've hired, and gladly. Some I've hired..and maybe not so gladly, but I figured, let' ... discuss

Listening To:We picked up a selection of new music from iTunes in the last week or so, mostly for Ria's birthday. Some of my favorites include Bill Murray singing The Bare Necessities from The Jungle ... discuss

Listening To:Hamilton. I am intrigued. Grateful For:Having everyone home for the summer. Though life is crazier in some ways (and everyone tends to stay up too late at night!), the interactions and sh ... discuss

After reading Proverbs 31 for the gazillionth time, I felt inspired this morning to write what a modern day Proverbs 31 woman might be like.  In short, she's perfect!  Of course, none of us ... discuss

Scientists love to give themselves “ethical guidelines” — only to “reevaluate” and revise those guidelines when they are no longer convenient. A perfect recent example of ... discuss

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

Photo source: Nature World News.A recent petition on Change.org, titled “Justice for Harambe”, makes me wonder if anyone really knows what justice is anymore.Harambe’s DeathOn Saturday, May 28, ... discuss

Colin Kaepernick. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images.)“Mansplaining”, originally defined as the tendency of men to explain the frickin’ obvious to women in a patronizing tone, lost its unique vi ... discuss

In 2007, Tony Spencer ran against a Democratic incumbent for Commonwealth’s Attorney of Caroline County, Virginia.  Spencer won election in 2007 and again in 2011, with significant Republican suppo ... discuss

Wednesday of Higher Things, (July 27, 2016) 1 Kings 17:8-16 TITLE: “The Bread That Does Not Run Out” In the name of Jesus. Amen. Do you know what it is to be hungry? I don’t mean I’m s ... 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

It does me good to consider what I am thankful for, especially since today is Thanksgiving up here in Canada. There are so many things for which I owe gratitude to God, but near the top of the ... discuss

You probably heard what happened recently with the ESV, the English Standard Version of the Bible. In August, Crossway, the ministry that publishes the ESV, announced that “the text of the E ... discuss

"The first to plead his case seems right, until another comes to examine him" (Prov. 18:17).I would not be writing this, except when I made an effort to notify the RedGraceMedia team of some errors ... discuss

There are a variety of reasons why you may have chosen to read this post.  Maybe you passed by someone on the street holding a poster board showing the aftermath of an abortion.  Or, maybe y ... discuss

During my praise and quiet time this morning, one of the chapters included in the Bible reading plan I use, was 2 Corinthians 11. When I got to verse 30, "If I must boast, I will boast of the things t ... discuss

Gabe Hughes, pastor of Junction City First Southern Baptist Church, author, and creator of WWUTT returns for his second episode of Echo Zoe Radio. Gabe recently released a new book called “40 Mormo ... discuss

My guest for this episode is Michael Coughlin. Michael is an Evangelist from Columbus, Ohio and joins me to discuss proper comparisons, namely comparing ourselves to people we don’t know. An Outli ... discuss

I've been thinking, as I'm sure most of you have, about the coming presidential election. As you are probably aware, I've been backing Ted Cruz since day one. He is the only candidate with an actual r ... 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

Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: Euthanasia bill provides perfect cover for acts of murder. div> ... discuss

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Handmade Jesus BannerIf Jesus ran for public office today, what would He do? This may seem to be a hypothetical question. In a way it is. This is to get us to ponder how to follow Jesus in the politi ... discuss

Our family's devotional discovery this Lent has been the Jesus Tree.  Although similar to the Jesse Tree of Advent, it has some subtle differences that make it more than just a devotion which has ... discuss

Currently, the United States has a serious problem with its own sovereignty. This problem is two fold, as I see it. On the one side is the immigration issue, and the other side is an issue relating to ... discuss




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