Topic: perfect

December 3, 2016Today we pray for those suffering from financial hardship. Whatever difficulties result, we pray that this hardship bring people together rather than tear them apart. May trying times ... discuss

“I am grateful that God has heard these honest cries, and that he is patient and compassionate with my hurting heart. Though painful, I praise him for the lessons he teaches in the valley and th ... discuss

“These are the true seven principal parts of the great holy possession whereby the Holy Spirit effects in us a daily sanctification and vivification in Christ, according to the first table of Moses. ... discuss

I was excited when the Dow hit 19,000. I thought that meant a great move for the economy and a tangible result of the election of Trump. They call it the “Trump Bump.” But then I asked a question. ... discuss

I recently saw the movie Arrival in my local theater. Some have been touting this movie as a pro-life movie, and one of the protagonists, Louise Banks (played by Amy Adams), as a pro-life ion. I'll be ... discuss

Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director, Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionDr Leonardo CassanigaAn Italian doctor and nurse were arrested yesterday for allegedly causing the deaths of 10 people between 2011 - ... discuss

Mary and Jesus Under a Palm Tree (Middle Eastern)via Matt Stone's Global ChristianityHANDMAID OF THE LORDMy soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour; because He has regarded t ... discuss

December 2, 2016Today we pray for purity; the purity of our bodies, that we may treat them as temples of the Holy Spirit; the purity of our minds, that we may have holy thoughts; the purity of our hea ... discuss

I am Israel. An interesting statement. One that I scribbled in the margin of my Bible just over a year ago after reading a passage over and over and over again. The thin lines of ink seeping into the ... discuss

Fence History Failure: A multibillion-dollar "virtualfence" along the southwestern border promised forcompletion in 2009 to protect the U.S. from terrorists,violent drug smugglers & a flood of illegal ... discuss

December 1, 2016Today we pray in thanksgiving to God for the gift of His mother, Mary. She is a perfect example for us in living a life that is fully devoted to Christ. To thee, O Virgin Mother, who w ... 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

Steel Magnificat rags on pro-life monomaniacs:The pro-life movement is infested with cranks who suffer from monomania. Most of us know someone of this type. When you mention that children are dyi ... discuss

Born in Strasbourg on September 15, 1858, he grew up in a family which was a part of the French aristocracy. Orphaned at the age of six, he and his sister Marie were brought up by their grandfather, C ... discuss

Unlike modern Advent ceremonies, most celebrations of Advent in history had a twin focus. The Latin word adventus was the translation of the Greek parousia—a word used for both the coming of Chri ... discuss

by Newt Gingrich: There are three fundamental challenges to any effort to transform Washington.I learned these principles from working with President Reagan on dramatic change in the 1980s and then l ... discuss

ARRA News Service: President-elect Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate Steven Mnuchin as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Treasury, Wilbur Ross as Secretary of the U.S. Departmen ... discuss

November 30, 2016Today we pray for the universal Church. To thee, O Virgin Mother, who was never touched by any spot of original or actual sin, we commend and entrust the purity of our hearts. Also, m ... discuss

Have you ever heard the story of Peter and the magic thread? It’s about a boy who was always wishing he could be at the interesting parts of life, so a strange lady gave him a ball with a piece of ... 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

November 29, 2016Today we pray for all those who suffer material poverty and go unnoticed and uncared for, that God will provide for them through us. Also, may we never take anything, or any one, for ... discuss

“As Christian parents raise their children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord, we can be tempted to believe some dangerous myths about what we are doing and how we are to go about it. ... 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

Bears I have Met and Others, free! Excerpt: Late in October, I heard that a bear had got into a trap on Gleason Mountain, and leaving Pinto to his own devices, I went over to look at the captive. The ... 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

GENESIS 11-12Genesis now spends a long time studying Abram and Sarai. I never thought about the fact that these are the first two people whose lives are looked at in great detail and this is a sign of ... 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

The coming of Christ was a wise and gracious appointment that put the truth of the depravity and helplessness of man, the mercy of God, and the truth of the Scriptures in the strongest possible light. ... discuss

John C. Velisekby John C. Velisek, Contributing Author: America, this country of many different parts, and different blended cultures is in trouble. A good part of our citizens and insular, shut off ... discuss

“1. There are visible and invisible aspects to the church. 2. These aspects are not separate churches, but have a large amount of overlap. 3. The visible and invisible do not entirely overlap: t ... discuss

In a secular society, Thanksgiving is widely perceived as an interfaith or even faith-optional holiday. But the Christian knows that gratitude is not merely contented mindfulness. True gratitude is di ... discuss

In the Western world we are far too sophisticated for carved idols, of course, but we have idols of our own, respectable idols suited to twenty-first century sensibilities. If we worship the idol of t ... 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

It seems that I need the four seasons and the long and cloudy low-pressure systems to help me appreciate the sunshine in my life. If I lived in a sunny climate, I would just complain about the lack of ... discuss

I have a "new" picture of Lily to share. With vulnerability and bated breath, I post it.There are actually quite a few photos that I've not shared here because they are not good quality, I look awful ... 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

Today we honor Blessed Miguel Pro, executed by the anti-Church Mexican government basically for being a Catholic priest.I think of him today not only because it is his feast day, but also because of t ... 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

By: Renee Nal | New Zeal In the wake of communist-fueled anti-police sentiment resulting in relentless, brutal attacks on America’s law enforcement officials, a look at prospective DNC lead ... discuss

On November 22, the Church celebrates the memorial of St. Cecilia, virgin and martyr. St. Cecilia, patroness of musicians, is one of the most famous and most venerated of Roman martyrs.It is believed ... discuss

Today, November 21, is the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary celebrates the fact that the parents of Our Lady brought her to the Temple ... discuss

You've probably seen this already but we liked it so much when it came on during the Cowboys' game yesterday that I thought I'd share it.It's rare to see an ad promoting true understanding that has su ... 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

Whether it was your dream to have children or not, when you find yourself wiping bottoms and losing sleep and drying tears and skipping showers and meals, you don’t feel personally fulfilled. That w ... discuss

Why pin your hopes of life on the remote possibility of resuscitation in a world changed out of all recognition hundreds of years from now, when all the people and things you know and love are gone, t ... discuss

Depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses are no more a sign of a weak spiritual life than kidney disease or nearsightedness. They are a reminder that we live in a fallen world that longs for Go ... discuss

Contact: Dick & Diane Baumbach, Worldwide Marriage Encounter, 321-544-3440, dickanddiane66@bellsouth.net SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Nov. 18, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- Nominations continue to come i ... discuss

With new albums to promote, the timing is perfect for Sunday's American Music Awards, where performers include top pop stars such as Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and The Weeknd. ... discuss

I’ve made two crocheted bats and six or seven crocheted wings. Below is my second bat and the most recent two wings: I’d previously made my first one for the Striderling. On a recent visi ... discuss

by Newt Gingrich: The same media that misrepresented and lied about Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is now misrepresenting and lying about his presidential transition.The press would have Ame ... 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

“This does not mean Christians should have no concern to follow God’s law. Christ frees us to obey it. Jesus’ disciples are called to a genuine love of God and neighbor (22:37–40; see 7:21 ... discuss

Contact: Dick & Diane Baumbach, Worldwide Marriage Encounter, 321-544-3440, dickanddiane66@bellsouth.net SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Nov. 18, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- Nominations continue to come i ... discuss

by Stephen Kruiser: In what is certainly sure to draw ire from some, if not many, in the Hollywood community, two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks opted for grace and class when speaking about Pres ... discuss

Campaign season 2016 is officially over. As I sat in stunned elation watching the last of the presidential returns filter in during the wee hours of the morning, my heart was also broken. While we as ... discuss

I was cleaning out my filing cabinet and came across an overhead (remember those?) from an old presentation I made back in the 1980s. I did not write the section on Divine Law and don't remember where ... discuss

Early Sunday morning I was preparing as usual to make certain I hear clearly what The Lord desires me to communicate to His people. I have over the past several months been calling this election, the ... discuss

Previously Further reading on sloyd and handicraft as an important part of your educational philosophy, from a paper presented to the PNEU and published in the Parents’ Review: “WE theref ... discuss

Here is the next installment in the books that I am selling.  Please contact me at acatholiclife[at]gmail[dot]com if you are interested in any of these titles.All are hardcovers in good condition ... discuss

Republicans in the House of Representatives unanimously renominated Speaker Paul Ryan to be House Speaker again when Congress begins its next session next year. Speaker Ryan is pro-life and presided o ... discuss

Early Sunday morning I was preparing as usual to make certain I hear clearly what The Lord desires me to communicate to His people. I have over the past several months been calling this election, the ... discuss

"The Lord says, “Forget what happened before, and do not think about the past. Look at the new thing I am going to do. It is already happening. Don't you see it? I will make a road in ... discuss

Academia Marginalizes American Demographics in Futile Quest for “Tolerance” – the one-sided progressive plague sweeping yet another one of our nation’s core pillars.   This is ... 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

It is easy to assess peoples struggles and conflicts only through the lens of today, but we only have a partial picture at best. While laws may have been changed for the better, how many generations d ... discuss

I have wasted a good portion of my life in a futile search for someone and/or something on this earth that I could truly believe in, someone and/or something that was real and true and honest. And I h ... discuss

So, the election happened. And boy was it a messy affair! Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming up soon. Red kettle season starts tomorrow. Things are ramping up for another successful year in the Sa ... discuss

Demonstrators planned to gather again on Saturday in cities and college campuses across the United States to protest against President-elect Donald Trump, who they say will threaten their civil and hu ... 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

Progressive Socialismby John C. Velisek, Contributing Author: America, this country of many different parts, and different blended cultures is in trouble. A good part of our citizens and insular, shu ... 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

by Tom Balek, Contributing Author: If there is one slogan that really resonated with Americans in the election, it was this:"Let's make America great again."Donald Trump was elected because voters do ... 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

We are all indicted by this. We have made a world where entertainers are the new priesthood, able to propitiate the public and endow those politicians who pay them homage with apparent moral and intel ... discuss

As you all know, language is everything. And the control of language is what shapes, determines and wins the national debate. As long as we use the terms of the Left, the Left wins the debate. In orde ... discuss

Paul Ryan"  What?by Robert Romano: "Paul Ryan is not going to be the Speaker of the House in January."That was Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity's election night bold prediction, making it crys ... discuss

This feast day was instituted by Pope Pius XI on December 11th, in 1925, within the encyclical letter Quas Primas. The Holy Father was responding to the fact that the world was becoming increasingly n ... 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

Brownsville, Texas, Oct 30, 2016 / 03:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- They call her Santa Muerte (‘Holy Death’ or ‘Saint Death’), but she’s no saint. Literally. The skeletal fe ... 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

For 43 years, the U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, along with its companion case Doe v. Bolton, has allowed at least 58 million unborn babies to be aborted for any reason, at any time during p ... 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

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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

Prayers for the dead have been a part of the Church since the very beginning, but a date for commemoration was not standardized in the West until the 11th century.During the Reformation, some of the R ... 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

"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

Canada Former Speaker of the House of Commons, Conservative MP Andrew Scheer (Regina—Qu’Appelle) announced Sept. 28 he was seeking the Conservative leadership. Scheer, who was first elected in 200 ... discuss

Was chiliastic Ebionism responsible for the rise of Islam? We all know that Islamic jihad wants to bring the nations of the world into a holy war in order to bring about the eschatological event ... discuss

Previously For further reading as you think through a philosophy of handicrafts worthy of your time and your children’s time: What makes or mars a man is the use he makes of his leisure; not how ... discuss

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

My Bumma (grandmother) is the sweetest. I call her my #1 blog follower 😌😉 and she's been following along with my Capture Your Grief posts during the month of October.She saw that my po ... discuss

A couple days ago, I reposted my blog entitled "Romance and Relationships," in which I share about waiting upon the Lord to send me a husband and surrendering my future and hope of marriage and more c ... discuss

Some years, there hasn't been much of anything to do in my local area to mark Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month in October. This year, there were several events and I participated in almost al ... 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

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Since no media outlet in the country to my knowledge has or will sit down with Donald Trump before the election, and in a logical way go over and review his Contract with the American Voter, I shall d ... discuss

Eighteen and a half minutes of erased tape…the infamous action of Richard Nixon’s secretary Rosemary Woods came to personify what was known as the Watergate scandal. Ultimately it was the cover u ... discuss

When I worry about others recognizing how special I am or giving me praise for what I do, I am miserable.  When people treat me in a way I think is unfair, I am miserable.  When I thank God ... 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

I love to text like the next gal. I love my iPhone and tweet with the best of them. I can fit my political angst and bible verses into 140 characters most days. But what affect is texting having on t ... discuss

Because of some repairs we needed to make to our house (a door that had a rotten frame, walls that needed paint, carpet that needed to be replaced), I decided to tackle a Pinterest-worthy dream IR ... discuss

I love taking pictures of people in love. What’s not to love about it? Shawn and Brittany were a dream couple to photograph. I loved how Brittany knew exactly what she wanted and was very organ ... discuss

By now some of you already know that I was diagnosed with stage three (B – if the B means something to you) colon cancer a week or so ago after going to the hospital for an unrelated issue. App ... discuss

  It makes sense that God wants us to spend some time outside in nature. I mean, if the heavens are declaring something – we should be out there to listen. I have to be honest. I live in T ... 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

Editor's note: Each Tuesday we will feature posts discussing Saint John Paul the Great's Theology of the Body; his reflection on our nature and life as persons made in the image and likeness of God, c ... discuss

Editor's note: Each Tuesday we will feature posts discussing Saint John Paul the Great's Theology of the Body; his reflection on our nature and life as persons made in the image and likeness of God, c ... discuss

Indeed We Can’t Afford With Hillary Clinton& Her Appointees At the Helmby Seton Motley, Contributing Author: Terrible, economy-destroying policy. Delivered not by Congress – but by unilateral exe ... discuss

. . . A Hillary Clinton presidency could literally plunge America and the world into another Dark Ages period.The Dark Agesby Dr. Chuck Baldwin: I beg the indulgence of my many non-religious readers ... discuss

By Charles LewisI attended the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition 2016 Symposium in Windsor, ON., recently. I am writing this to address something that deeply concerns me about what I heard, over and ove ... 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

A close up of the human eye, photo by Soren Manvelvan."I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread."The opening words of this verse, in Ps ... 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

Pentecost 9July 17th, 2016Luke 10:38-42"Martha and Mary and Vocation and Faith"Some years ago a psychologist named Abraham Maslow put forward a theory of human needs which was expressed in the form of ... 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

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

I did some exploratory digging to get a somewhat cogent answer to that question, and , in brief, here is what I found so far:First, while there is a consensus that there are sufficient grounds for the ... discuss

Well, the suspense is over.Today, FBI Director Comey announced that he will not recommend criminal charges, observing only that Hillary was "extremely careless", aka grossly negligent, with her handli ... 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

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

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

The other day in a Facebook group, a friend linked to this great, old post from Sarah McKenzie, and a few of us then talked about how important it is to keep the big picture in mind (and that app ... discuss

Galway Kinnell's compact "Blackberry Eating" is precise and perfect for at least two things:1. For the last day in September2. For word connoisseurs who gather round blogs on Poetry Friday.Blackberry ... discuss

Ramona, when she was three. (I originally posted this three years ago): I have a confession: I don't read much about homeschooling anymore.Not because there aren't a million inspirational, wise, ... discuss

I took a break from writing and was online far less than I usually I am because I spent the past 19 days binge watching a show that I ended up really enjoying. No, I won't say what show it is. I'm sor ... discuss

Yes, I'm totally procrastinating right now... though I'm using this as my excuse to do my weekly writing for the Revolution of Love link-up. ;) Yes, I should be doing the homework assignment due tonig ... discuss

If you're following me on social media then you might've already seen me asking for prayers over the weekend. I had a lovely week -- made lovelier by good news from the doctor -- but things started to ... discuss

Yesterday I went on an outing/field trip with a group of like-minded young Catholics. (side note: when I say "young" I mean 18-36 year-olds.) It was the first time I've ever been able to make it to su ... discuss

by Jane St. Clair The other day I was reading a crime scene investigator’s textbook about stages of bodily decay, a process used in CSI to determine time of death. It made me think of wabisabi ... 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

At the conclusion of his brilliant essay, The Weight of Glory, C.S. Lewis wrote, “Next to the Blessed Sacrament itself, your neighbour is the holiest object presented to your senses.” Lewis was ri ... discuss

The Catholic Health Care Association of Saskatchewan recently asked me to deliver a keynote address to their 2016 annual conference. On the promotion brochure they said:"Mark Pickup's life and testimo ... discuss

Praise God! Our pro-life training conference here in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania has been a great success. Dr. Brian Clowes, Emil Hagamu and I have been sharing with regional pro-life leaders what we’ve ... discuss

Son of man, I have appointed you a sentinel for the house of Israel. When you hear a word from my mouth, you shall warn them for me. If I say to the wicked, you shall surely die–and you do not warn ... discuss

First Question: "This concerns the origin of sin and evil. Since, as we believe, God created everything good, meaning everything created was created in the ontological state of goodness or righteousne ... 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 The life which I now live is better than the one I lived before Thi ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Voice of Rhyme and Reason for Life - Content Writer - Singer/Songwriter - Voiceover Artist in Colorado Springs Security in Wisdom – What’s it all about? I’m sure I ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Voice of Rhyme and Reason for Life - Content Writer - Singer/Songwriter - Voiceover Artist in Colorado Springs Word Pictures – You might be drawing some now Have you ever l ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Voice of Rhyme and Reason for Life - Content Writer - Singer/Songwriter - Voiceover Artist in Colorado Springs ProLife Music: Too Much is Too Sad There’s a reason why this art ... 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

SourceI, for the most part, no longer read "catholic" blogs and websites.  Far too many "catholic" blogs are filled with self-righteous hatred, anger, vitriol and condemnation of anyone who does ... discuss

By Irene De Souza After another extremely busy, hard, yet absolutely amazing summer participating in the CCBR internship, it was a bit strange to come back to the monotony of "real life,” and t ... discuss

By Cameron CôtéI’ve played baseball for 20 out of the 26 summers of my life, and while some of you may think of it as a stretch, I can’t help but think of some of the similarities between an ave ... discuss

So, you have started up your own business and you would like a website for it, or perhaps you already have a website that you would like to have redesigned. One way or another, you’re most likely se ... 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 strateg ... 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

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither ... discuss

“Now the Lord saw, and it was displeasing in His sight that there was no justice. And He saw that there was no man, and was astonished that there was no one to intercede;” Isaiah 59:15b-16aHave yo ... 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

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

Via Wikimedia, Isaiah describes the return of the Jews from exile in BabylonSermon Audio: Now is right around the time of year when I start looking forward, and I start thinking about Halloween, ... discuss

CC 2.0 via FlickrReading the historical accounts in the Old Testament, from thousands of years ago I sometimes ask myself: Could this really be true?  Isn't this too fantastic?  I have my do ... 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

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

Tony Funderburk - I write words and music about the rhyme and reason of life. Fancy Dancer – an adjective and noun frozen in time What does it take to be a fancy dancer?  Maybe you think a fanc ... 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

On February 27, Melinda Selmys, a self-described “queer convert to Catholicism”, wrote a post for her blog on Patheos titled, “Does God Make Mistakes? (And are Trans People One of Them?)” Ther ... 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

Lent 3Luke 13:1-9“Unless you repent...”You and I do not, by nature, evaluate sin the same way our Lord sees it.  He compares us, perfectly, to his perfect standard of the Law.  We tend t ... discuss

Tuesday – Lent 2Mark 6:35-56Sermon for Pastors Circuit Meeting (Winkel)February 23, 2016There's an old story about a husband and wife waking up on a Sunday morning, and the wife is busy get ... discuss

Oddly enough, according to a couple of sources, Associate Justice Antonin G. Scalia’s best friend was AJ Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Said Marcia Coyle on PBS NewsHour Weekend, Scalia, who passed away Satur ... discuss

TransfigurationLuke 9:28-36“Going Out in a Blaze of Glory”“Going out in a blaze of glory”. What do you think of when you hear that phrase? A race car driver, crashing his car on the final lap? ... 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

St. John's Lutheran Church, Frisco, TexasJanuary 31st, 2016Luke 8:4-15“The Parable of the Sower”Now here is a parable of Jesus – and a most blessed example – in that he actually spells out its ... discuss

In one way, Reagan isn't hard to understand at all: he knew what he believed, meant what he said, and made clear what he intended to do.  He didn't suffer from anxiety or self-doubt.~Jacob Weisbe ... discuss

What started out as a “last throw of the dice” to save the Anglican Communion has succeeded–at least for now. One would think there would be some thanksgiving, but instead there is l ... discuss

SermonChristmas 2Luke 2:40-52“In My Father's House”Oh how precious little we know about our Lord Jesus Christ's early years.  We have a somewhat detailed story of his nativity.  We know ... discuss

“Word, Light, Life.”John 1:1-14 (15-18)Christmas Eve 2015In the beginning...John begins his Gospel of Jesus Christ with the same words that start the creation account of Genesis.  “In the b ... discuss

1 Samuel 16:1-13 David is anointed as kingPhilippians 2:1-11 “Every knee shall bow”Matthew 2:1-12 “Where is he that is born king?”So far in this Advent Season we've seen Christ as our prophet ... discuss

Christmas was on its way. Lovely, glorious, beautiful Christmas, upon which the entire kid year revolvedI really do love "A Christmas Story", about Ralphie, his love of Christmas and his earnest and d ... discuss

In the past months, a series of some nine videos have surfaced, indicating that Planned Parenthood has been involved in harvesting and selling baby body parts. Since then, there have been angry an ... discuss

Feel like sharing this with you... This reply is directed as much to Vicki Thorn as it is for a man's testimony. She came to our Respect Life Banquet on 1/31 at Holy Family Church in Rockford, IL a ... discuss




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