Topic: perfect

According to the study, 51 percent of Americans said the Bible was written for each person to interpret as he or she chooses. This nonsense does not fit with what the Bible actually says…. Interesti ... discuss

In keeping with the Huguenot thought of Theodore Beza and others,[4] Federalist #69 denounced a hereditary monarchy as “an absolute negative” on representative government. Lest political Calvi ... discuss

The High Priest came out from his once-a-year visit to the Most Holy Place and said, “That’s it, you don’t need to come back next year or ever again!” No, he came out and all that could be sai ... discuss

In the Gospel of Matthew (11.25-30) you will find a much loved passage where Jesus says “Come to me, all you who weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” Our Lord was exten ... discuss

We are made to be social creatures. We all want to belong, we all want to be regarded highly by other people. We all want to be "cool". When I was a child in the 1960's, it was "cool" to be counter ... discuss

"But now, this is what the LORD says-- he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: "Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine." ~ Isaiah 43:1Reclamation ... discuss

So how about you? What are you facing right now that you must trust God for? Health challenges? A family member or one of your children? Financial challenges? I can guarantee that ALL of us will face ... discuss

by Herman Cain: Do these people know anything about anything?Maybe I'm giving Democrats and their media allies too much credit by ascribing ignorance to them on the matter of Tom Price and the so-cal ... discuss

Every year, Planned Parenthood physicians carry out well over 320,000 abortions, compared to just over 17,000 total reported prenatal care services—a number that has fallen over 44 percent since 201 ... discuss

  Get ready to make thousands of new friends with your fellow pro-life students! We want to make sure that you have a meaningful March for Life experience, and that we are a unified movement to i ... discuss

Son of Athelstan and Wulfgeva, he was known as a pious youth. Studied at the monasteries of Evesham and Petersborough. When Wulfstan was grown, but still a young man, his parents joined separate monas ... discuss

We need to follow Jesus, sit at his feet, hear him present the Law, and confess our transgressions. Admit it! In many ways we have been arrogantly abusive in our leadership. In other ways we have bee ... discuss

Is there a point where, due to past good deeds, a politician becomes immune to criticism? Does anyone really deserve that status? John Lewis, son of sharecroppers, became a pillar of the Civil Right ... discuss

President Obama’s farewell address in Chicago on January 10—although overshadowed in the news cycle by President-elect Trump’s press conference in New York less than a day later&mdas ... discuss

"Therefore, God’s chosen ones, holy and loved, put on heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, accepting one another and forgiving one another if ... discuss

When talking of sanctification we need to avoid the two most obvious extremes. There is, on the one hand, the legalistic hypocrisy of pharisaism in which one conforms externally to a standard of rules ... discuss

EWTN Global Catholic Network, in partnership with the Susan B. Anthony List, will launch a new half-hour weekly program that will inform and educate viewers about current issues of importance in advan ... discuss

This is something I remembered from when we lived in Okinawa, which is also a coral island in the China sea, so many of the construction resources and materials are similar, and the climate needs are ... discuss

Before the conversion of the Emperor Constantine in 312 AD, back in the days when Christianity was still a persecuted religion, the act of becoming a Christian involved turning one's back on the pursu ... discuss

“From my experience, depression is rarely discussed in the Church – not for lack of empathy, but rather a lack of knowledge on how to address the epidemic.  Yes, I said epidemic. This widespr ... discuss

“Youth ministries too often exert more energy trying to be trendy and fun than faithfully teaching Christ. And the teaching that does take place is usually topically-driven and moralistic in con ... discuss

“How should we pray when we hear of persistent immorality like abortion, murder, sexual assault, or terrorism? How do we process through faithfully the plight of our unbelieving friends’ hardn ... discuss

St. Anthony, the "Father of Monks", sought perfect solitude in the desert at the age of 18. Laying the foundations of monastic life, he instructed his disciples to live lives of severe mortification a ... discuss

by Paul Jacob, Contributing Author: In his Washington Post op-ed, "The dangerous myth of the 'missing black father,'" Mychal Denzel Smith argues that "responsible fatherhood only goes so far in a wor ... discuss

  Guest post by Alexandra Kilgore I was born with a disability, Multiple Pterigium Syndrome. It is so rare that my specialist, top-tier doctors often know far less about it than I do. It’s ... discuss

“I have tried to stand between these two forces, saying that we need emulate neither the "do nothingism" of the complacent nor the hatred and despair of the black nationalist…if they refu ... discuss

Saint Anthony [of Egypt], Fra Angelico, 1436.January 17th, is the memorial of Saint Anthony of Egypt (c 251-356), also known as St. Anthony the Great, Anthony of the Desert, or Anthony the Anchorite. ... 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

1. Tanya Walker - The World's Moral Insanity 2. Os Guinness - The War of Spirits 3. Ravi Zacharias - Gateway Church 4. Nabeel Qureshi-Answering Jihad: A Better Way Forward 5. Ravi Zacharias - Struggle ... discuss

Revisionist sexual ethics will be your biggest temptation. That’s because you truly love your gay friends. You want the best for them. Deep down you secretly have the feeling sex was designed for ma ... discuss

Many passages within Scripture extol the integrity and wisdom of the aged (Job 12:12) but Scripture stops short of praising agedness in and of itself, except when ascribing it to the eternal one, the ... discuss

Previously X. Another, and that a very frequent fault, in passing a judgment upon books, is this, that persons spread the same praises or the same reproaches over a whole treatise, and all the chapter ... discuss

Very quietly, I took a couple of days off social media and it went unnoticed... and it was bliss! I've been doing my best to stay off social media though it's not always easy. Thankfully, I had a lot ... discuss

  All-American Toby Keith Not Apologizing For Performance One of America’s most loved musicians says he’s not apologizing for playing at Trump’s Inauguration on January 20, 2017 in Washingt ... discuss

Saint Ita, “the Foster Mother of the Irish Saints,” was born in the fifth century. She, like many of the Irish saints, was of the nobility. Her parents were devout Christians who lived in County W ... discuss

lived during the reign of Decius and Vallerian in 255. He came from Thebes in Egypt. Because he knew that his brother-in-law was going to turn him over to Decius and Valerian as a Christian, he fled a ... discuss

The second thing is that there’s a religious illiteracy problem in the Democratic Party. It’s tied to the demographics of the country: More 20- and 30-year-olds are taking positions of power in th ... discuss

Each year, new people come across my blog, many because they are newly bereaved. Because of this, I like to share favorite blog posts annually. This is one I shared for the first time last January.*** ... 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

Stress. We hear that word a lot in our society today. It’s a word used to describe how we feel when we have a lot on our plates, along with many expectations. Tests, deadlines, tension, jobs, and o ... discuss

“After 47 years of being raised in a pious household, after 30 years of considering myself a born-again Christian, and after 18 years of being an ordained minister and getting to know my flock ... discuss

“One of the primary texts about the importance of remembering God is Deuteronomy 8, which belongs to the larger context of the exodus event. In the face of Israelite slavery in the early chapter ... discuss

The Wollman Rinkby Newt Gingrich: Congressional Republicans are about to be confronted with the first great choice of the Trump era, and it will be interesting to see if they can apply the lessons of ... discuss

As you stand on the precipice of 2017, don’t fear the future for it is in the hands of your sovereign God. Don’t dread the unknown for it is fully known by your omniscient Father. Don̵ ... discuss

Bodily brokenness of any kind, if we have eyes to see, can point us to the broken body of Christ—and through that brokenness, to the eventual restoration and healing that comes through him. Embracin ... discuss

In his first press conference since being elected President, Donald Trump addressed the unverified documents published the prior evening alleging that Russia had blackmail materials about his financia ... discuss

The Bible teaches that humans’ main problem is that they are separated from God because of sin. Yes, the Bible commands Christians to feed the hungry, but having a full belly doesn’t repai ... discuss

A self-governing people, in short, had to be a virtuous people who were controlled from within by an internal moral compass, which would replace external control by an authoritarian ruler’s whip and ... discuss

A Reformer’ With ‘A Long Commitment To Improving Education Who Is Unafraid To Challenge The Status Quo’President-elect Donald Trump and his choicefor Education Secretary Betsy DeVosSENATE HELP ... discuss

Anxiety has a way of enveloping children in an endless loop of worry they can’t escape, Goff explains. For some, it’s the fear of throwing up at school or of being separated from their parents. Fo ... discuss

St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body discusses three states of man. Man before the first sin (Original Man), man after the Fall (Historical Man), our current state, and our life with God in heave ... discuss

When I look at the little bugs swimming around in pond water I give thanks to God for showing me their perfection.  They are perfect, they are simply what God created them to be and they simply d ... discuss

As I watch my children grow up in the life of the church, I often find myself having conversations with them in order to prepare them for “real life” (as if they’re not already expe ... discuss

Pope John Paul II once said that the answer to the ‘Why’ of suffering depends on the ability to comprehend the sublimity of divine love. Unfortunately for most of us, it is beyond our ability to c ... discuss

Basil the Great of Caesarea, 1 January AD 379with Gregory of Nazianzus, 9 May AD 389and Gregory of Nyssa, 9 March AD 395 Saints Basil and the two Gregorys, collectively known as the Cappadocian Father ... discuss

(LiveActionNews.org) — Julie McConnel was a mother to three children from a previous relationship when she married her husband Dan. Together, they had a baby boy and decided to try for a girl. ... discuss

He joined the faculty in 2006 after several years of teaching at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and he served for several years as Assistant and later Associate Professor of Systematic The ... discuss

I’m different. This is something I have known for as long as I can remember. You see, I was the kid who just couldn’t sit still and focus. My fingers were always tapping on something while my min ... discuss

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Saint Proclus, the 5th century patriarch of Constantinople, is best known for his defense of Mary as the Mother of God against the bishop Nestorius. The following reading is excerpted from one of his ... discuss

Ecce Homo painting via Wikimedia CommonsI prayed a short prayer one day, as I began my first semester at Liberty University. I knew I loved Jesus, but I didn’t really understand how it fit into eve ... discuss

The Collect.O LORD, we beseech thee mercifully to receive the prayers of thy people who call upon thee; and grant that they may both perceive and know what things they ought to do, and also may have g ... discuss

The writer of Hebrews is telling us to take seriously the necessity of personal, practical holiness. When the Holy Spirit comes into our lives at our salvation, He comes to make us holy in practice. I ... discuss

I don't know if I will be successful at this, but I would like to try to do a small meditation on each day's readings.  I am doing it much more for myself than anyone else, but if others can bene ... discuss

“Pastors, elders, and deacons – we who have been called to leadership but have lost our consuming passion for Christ – what will we do today? We need not retire. Instead, we need to repent ... discuss

It's become something of a tradition to post Eliot's "The Journey of the Magi" on the Feast of the Epiphany. I never tire of this poem's perfect melding of earthly earthiness and supernatural doings. ... discuss

The values Ellison extols as a politician are in direct opposition to his Muslim faith.Rep. Keith Ellisonby Star Parker: As we enter 2017, the Democratic Party has good reason to be concerned.In Washi ... discuss

January 5th is the feast of St. John Neumann (1811-1860), a native of Bohemia (a region encompassing the western Czech Republic) who immigrated to the United States. He became a Redemptorist priest a ... discuss

In our culture of “anything goes,” we don’t like to think that there can be a right and wrong approach to something that feels so personal. However, when we let our own preferences dictate our p ... discuss

This article was published by Euthanasia Stop in Belgium on January 3, 2017.With regard to euthanasia, Belgium plays a pioneering role, but that isn't to say that everything is in perfect order, says ... discuss

To address the present we surely need to avoid the clichéd pieties of political correctness that serve only to bolster special interests. But we must also resist the simplistic populist rhetoric of r ... discuss

For this reason the Westminster Confession notes that outside of the church “there is no ordinary possibility of salvation” (25.2).  This doesn’t mean that a Christian who cannot possibly join ... discuss

Happy New Year! Each year, I like to write a post reflecting on the past year and anticipating the year to come. 🎉🎆🎊🍾❤️"Another year is dawning, dear Father, let it beIn working o ... discuss

“Places where I’ve heard of this happening: known family members and friends are far and away the most common. Perpetrators ages ranging from young teens to adults. It is almost always a male ... discuss

There Is No Next Windowby Seton Motley, Contributing Author: Washington, D.C. has been – for decades, in bipartisan fashion – a swallowing void of anti-Reality. The federal government has at best ... discuss

My top picks from the books I read last year. You may find old books here but if they're on this list, then they were new to me! 7 Men and the Secret of Their Greatness by Eric MetaxasEric Metaxa ... discuss

(Russian: Серафим Саровский) born Prokhor Moshnin (Прохор Мошнин), is one of the most renowned Russian monks and mystics in the Orthodox Church. He is generally considered ... discuss

Jesus’ strength as a warrior was displayed in taking all the blows we could not. He went to the cross and won our salvation. And further, Jesus didn’t fully complete his mission either. Jesus came ... discuss

“We cannot think of Christ properly apart from the church.  All the offices he exercises as head over all things, he exercises on behalf of the church.  If we think of the church apart from Christ ... discuss

As we anticipate the challenges and opportunities of 2017, I want to repost an open letter that focuses on the most important realities in the world. And the addressee of my open letter is you. No mat ... discuss

As the world dives further into a century of “progress” and uncharted horizons, mankind continues its dissent from God, which is eerily reminiscent of the words of Jesus Christ: “What profit is ... discuss

“They believed every man must find his own place in a world in which a place has been made for him”. Ralph Husted, an Indiana businessman and classic-liberal, wrote those words in reference to the ... discuss

We should pray with gratitude when we think of our minister: “Merciful Father, we thank Thee that it pleases Thee by the ministry of men to gather Thy church out of the lost human race to life etern ... discuss

It has been a transformative year at Equal Rights Institute.In our second full year as an organization we gave 27 speeches in Illinois, California, Missouri, Massachusetts, Michigan, Virginia, Colorad ... discuss

It has been a transformative year at Equal Rights Institute.In our second full year as an organization we gave 27 speeches in Illinois, California, Missouri, Massachusetts, Michigan, Virginia, Colorad ... discuss

  Donald Trump has frequently criticized the “catch and release” policies our country has practiced for years as an ineffective practice which leads to more crime. This is a perfect, althoug ... discuss

by Paul Jacob, Contributing Author: The President-elect has had some difficulty booking celebrity acts for his inauguration. And instead of taking this as a cue to trim down on celebratory excess, his ... discuss

St. Peter ChrysologusSaint Peter Chrysologus (406-450) was a Bishop and Doctor of the Catholic Church. The New Advent website states that his piety and zeal for the faith won him universal admiration. ... discuss

We were night urchins in those days.  Pariahs of the night.  It was the suburban kid culture.  We weren't kids anymore though.  And we didn't know how to be adults, nor did we care ... discuss

John Kerry was and is a traitor to the American fighting forces and the basic principles that our country is founded upon. Being a retired combat veteran myself, from a few years later and a different ... discuss

“The family is the privileged setting where every person learns to give and receive love… The family is an intermediate institution between individuals and society, and nothing can completely tak ... discuss

was an English theologian, lay preacher, translator and reformist. Wycliffe was an early dissident in the Roman Catholic Church during the 14th century. His followers are known as Lollards. He is cons ... discuss

Phyllis and sons with future Energy Secretary Rick Perryby John Schlafly and Andy Schlafly: How did it happen that a man we were told could not possibly be nominated, let alone elected, is about to ta ... discuss

Christians must face the fact that a denial of the virgin birth is a denial of Jesus as the Christ. The Savior who died for our sins was none other than the baby who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, ... discuss

Duccio di Buoninsegna. Maesta (front, predella): The Massacre of the Innocentsvia Wikipedia.Nor must we forget that our greatest happiness and our most authentic good are not always those which we dr ... discuss

The human male baby, born of a woman created in God’s image, is what the Creator gives us at Christmas time. Jesus is the perfect image of who we were meant to be. Thus, we need the incarnation, no ... discuss

Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director - Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionIn 2016, Canada officially decriminalized euthanasia and California decriminalized assisted suicide. The disability rights movement ... 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

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

Image from Chant ArtWe have only just celebrated the birth of our Lord and already the liturgy presents us with the feast of the first person to give his life for this Baby who has been born. Yesterda ... discuss

Concerning how we understand repentance, Bible-believing Christians should be wary of at least three major errors. First, the Roman Catholic Church has turned repentance into a sacrament, where in the ... discuss

I just wanted to write a quick "Merry Christmas, everyone!" message to you lovely readers. I hope y'all have had a beautiful and blessed Christmas. I hope y'all had a chance to go to Mass, unlike me w ... discuss

Christmas is a wonderful time of year.  It's a time when we reflect upon the birth of our savior.  It's a time when we rejoice, feast, give gifts, and fellowship with family.  I think I ... discuss

December 24, 2016Today, we continue to pray for an end to abortion and for a greater respect for all life as we celebrate the birth of our Lord.The Christmas Novena - Day 9 – Lif ... discuss

Have you ever felt cheated out of Christmas? Let me explain. We build this holiday up in our minds. Create an ideal—the way it’s “supposed to be.” There’s all the decorations, lights, cooki ... discuss

“When you trace back the lineage of Jesus you come through Lot’s cave. And the stench of sin in that cave is overwhelming; just as the stench of sin throughout the Old Testament is nauseating. ... discuss

“Isn’t it possible that when God does something unexpected in your life today, it may not mean that he has forgotten you or neglected you? Could it be that he’s working on a better, grander ... discuss

The Daily Show likes to pick on pro-lifers and conservatives, and they have not offered any peace from it this holiday season. In an effort to bash the in-coming Trump administration, the liberal come ... discuss

by Paul Jacob, Contributing Author: The festival of Hanukkah begins tomorrow at sundown; Christmas is on Sunday. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, a time to spend with family and friends, t ... 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

December 23, 2016Today, we pray for those who have participated in an abortion; that they may be reconciled with God and their hearts healed. We are all sinners and in need of God's mercy. Let us lift ... discuss

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Even though Southern California was perfect on the season, coach Andy Enfield tried a new lineup Thursday night. ... discuss

Yet, we often believe that we are the only one who struggles. We conjure up images of picturesque families celebrating their perfect lives. The problem is that such families simply don’t exist. Ther ... discuss

by U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR): As a child during the Christmas season, I looked forward to joining my dad and my brother in the hunt for our family Christmas tree. We would go to my grandmother ... 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

Via Wikimedia, Ontario SnowfallIt's quite astonishing to me that I have the ability to commune regularly with the architect of time, space, matter, energy, and consciousness.  Dare I treat it as ... discuss

This talk was delivered on November 23, 2016 on the occasion of the launch of a new book, “The Lion of Münster: The Bishop Who Roared Against the Nazis,” by Fr. Dan Utrecht, an OratorianBy Charle ... discuss

21 December, New Testament The Apostle Thomas (Hebrew or Aramaic for "twin") was also called Didymus (Greek for "twin"); either his parents gave him a most peculiar name or else he consistently went b ... 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

Guest Post by Megan Dahle “I will instruct you and show you the way you should walk.”―Psalm 32:8Choosing to embark on a pilgrimage can be a life-changing and faith-building experience. Walk ... 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

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19 December, Old Testament Adam was the first man, made in the image of God and given dominion over all the earth (Genesis 1:26). His name may be variously translated "earth," "dust," or "clay," all ... discuss

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(Photo thanks to FreeImages.com)I think I've shared this poem every Advent for the past few years, but it's so lovely I can never resist it. Adventby Thomas Merton Charm with your stainlessn ... discuss

Martyrdom Of St. Ignatiusby Pier Ghezzi (1674-1755)Saint Ignatius was Bishop of Antioch overseeing 1stcentury Syrian Christians and was a disciple of the Apostle John. He wrote a letter to the Christi ... discuss

If you know me, you should know that I am crazy about chocolate. In fact, I eat one of these brownies (or 2-3 of them) per day. They are HEATHER APPROVED. Not only that, but everyone we’ve shar ... discuss

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Keynote Address at Salvation Army/NTC Graduation Ceremony Good evening graduates, distinguished leaders, and faculty of the college. It’s an honor to be here today. As many of you already know I am ... discuss

What is it with us Catholic moms and Jesse Trees? We are Paul in this scenario and the Jesse Tree is the evergreen thorn in our sides. Does canon law address this issue? Is there a commandment?Thou sh ... discuss

"Fools do not want to understand anything. They only want to tell others what they think." ~ Proverbs 18:2I have become like Peppermint Patty in the above picture every time I read/hear the left, ... 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

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

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

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

"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

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

© 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

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"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

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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 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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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




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