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was a soldier and martyr who suffered around 303 at Lydda (Diospolis) in Palestine. The earliest surviving record of him is a church inscription in Syria, dated about 346. Commemorations of him are nu ... discuss

This article can be viewed as a PowerPoint presentation, with pictures, click here. To download as a tract for printing and distribution, click here (English) and here ( ... discuss

“The spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty has given me life.”  (AKJV)  (Read these scriptures and more at http://prayerpivot.com.) As we have pointed out, In the b ... discuss

This poem encompasses everything I love about Billy Collins. This is Collins at his most Collinsesque -- witty and self-deprecating while simultaneously offering us exquisitely expressed images as if ... discuss

One of the things I love to do for fun is read, ponder, and memorize poetry. One of my favorites is “I Wish I Could Remember That First Day” by the Victorian poet Christina Rossetti. In th ... discuss

The author is calling America to rouse from her dreamy state of neutrality that she might come to the aid of her kith and kin across the ocean.  The same author would appear just a few days later wit ... discuss

  Courtesy of Life Matters Journal. published, with an illustration, in Volume 4 Issue 3 — February 2016.   The Ghost in the Garbage Can There’s a dumpster near my place That smell ... discuss

oksana, natasha, tanya Many people think we are crazy for agreeing to host four brothers from an orphanage in Ukraine. We’re just hosting. Above, I’ve shared the link to a family who are f ... discuss

Also, many feel like they do not fit into the box that’s promoted as “biblical womanhood.” Single women feel left out because women’s roles tend to focus heavily on being a wife and mother. Wo ... discuss

"Because You Asked About the Line Between Prose and Poetry" by Howard Nemerov is so short--just six lines-- that I don't think I can even post a teaser here without violating copyright.Just jump over ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - I write words and music of faith, hope, and love for business, family, and life My Phoenix Imagination It arises from rainbow ashes. It takes flight on crystal butterflies. Once fo ... discuss

(My Mom, Marie Kelly, wrote this on November 19, 1995. She was a parishioner at Saint Vincent Ferrer Church in Madison Heights, Michigan.)"A Thanksgiving Poem for Someone Special: Our Father and Our F ... discuss

It's National Poetry Month (the twentieth anniversary!) and Poets.org can tell you all about it, along with ideas on how to celebrate.Today I'm sharing another Jim Harrison poem, "Winter, Spring." It' ... discuss

1 April AD 1582? By most accounts, almost nothing stood out about young Fere. Indeed, the birth of this seventh son of one Septimus Filius is lost completely to history. Only apocryphal accounts rema ... discuss

by Jane St. Clair The first time I read Gerald Manley Hopkins’ poem, “Pied Beauty,” I wasn’t sure what he was talking about. Dappled things? Was he really thanking God for the ... discuss

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Andrea Mantegna, Christ's Descent into LimboHere's a lovely companion piece to my favorite reading in the whole year from the Office of Readings.Limbo: A Poem for Holy SaturdaySr. Mary AdaThe Anc ... discuss

It was on a     maundy Thursday,         and all in the morning,They planted     a crown of thorns    &nb ... discuss

I love everything about this poem, but I particularly love the opening image and the last line.Kooser called from Nebraska to say he'd found...by Jim HarrisonKooser called from Nebraska to say he’d ... discuss

If you can keep your head when all about you       Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,   If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,    ... discuss

There is no Frigate like a BookTo take us Lands awayEmily Dickinson knew what she was talking about.For Lent, I'm reading In This House of Brede (for the first time! Where has this book been all ... discuss

I have been long familiar with the poetic metaphor of God as the "hound of heaven" (see Francis Thompson's poem). Thompson's view of God is as the untiring pursuit dog, never losing the scent. It's a ... discuss

How could one not love a poem that opens this way: What a person desires in life    is a properly boiled egg.This isn’t as easy as it seems.and contains these lines: Only God cou ... discuss

There's so much going on at The Miss Rumphius Effect that you don't even need me to post a poem today. Go check out original poetry and much, much more.    ... discuss

"It was during the night of the Epiphany of Our Lord when men are wont most joyfully to recall the acts of Christ that she first saw the light in this mortal life”Tomorrow will mark the 604th annive ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Tony Funderburk - The Truth in Words And Music Happy New Year 2016 I can’t believe I’m already saying “Happy New Year 2016”. It seems like only a few days ago ... discuss

Not much else to add here that this beautiful woman hasn’t already captured.  Someone posted this on Facebook and I am smitten.  Meet Wanda Goines, a pilgrim on her way to Zion, going from s ... discuss

NORAD Tracks Santa + Family Fun Activities ( in Chinese | Deutsch | English | Español | Français | Italiano | ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Tony Funderburk - THE Truth in Words And Music Life carries on no matter what…so are you important? Of course you are! Your significance is measured by the highest standard in ... discuss

This past Sunday at church we sang O Holy Night, and I'm shocked at the liberal bias in this carol I thought was so innocent and supported me, Jesus, and 'murica. The liberal part is buried in the thi ... discuss

What level of biblical interpretation harmony is needed to get into heaven? There are tens of thousands of Protestant denominations, all disagreeing over interpretations of the Bible, hence the splits ... discuss

Values: "Scots Wha Hae" - A poem lyrics..text of "Bruce before Bannockburn" also known as "Scots wha hae", written by Robert Burns • Robert Burns b.1759-d.1796, published in the 'The Morning Chronic ... discuss

SourceI recently did a post entitled, "Why Kim Davis is Wrong."  In my post, I stated that as a Christian, I absolutely agreed with Kim Davis in her refusal as Rowan County, Kentucky Clerk of Cou ... discuss

This came to me a few weeks ago as I was driving to the home of a parishioner under hospice care. The sun was shining through the trees, and the golden light on the lively green leaves was a comfortin ... discuss

No, this is not my last blogpost (at least I think not.) It is just a poem I found touching and I am touched that my son found it touching. I am not afraid that any of my children will desert me when ... discuss

Fr. Nicolas SchwizerThe most appropriate language for speaking about the Holy Spirit – because of his mysterious nature – is that of symbols and images. The Holy Spirit escapes mathematical defini ... discuss

Are you needing a poem for your Christmas letter, or perhaps a reading at church? "The work of Christmas" by Howard Thurman just might fit the bill. I met Dr. Thurman when I was at Manchester College ... discuss

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I found this poem in the preface of a genealogy book written in 1907, by W.H. Miller, Richmond, Kentucky. I believe the poem was written by the author's wife, Katherine Oldham Miller (K.O.M.)Atoms mas ... discuss

"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was no ... discuss

Yes, it's that time of year again. Christmastide is approaching it's festive conclusion, punctuated by the Twelfth Night revelry. And, of course, that means that it's time, once again, for my traditio ... discuss

HOMEI need to take a little time for research this week; our next topic, which will appear in the next two weeks, will be dissociation: how it relates to abortion and how it correlates to chronic illn ... discuss

The Saint of the Day for December 17 is St. Olympias. Born sometime between 360-365, this pious, charitable, and wealthy disciple of St. John Chrysostom came from an illustrious family in Constantinop ... discuss

"Scots Wha Hae" is a poem written by Robert Burns that is supposed to approximate the speech Robert the Bruce, King of Scots, delivered to his troops prior to leading them into battle against the Engl ... discuss

I received this story from Ann over at As They Rise Up It is a beautiful story she shares in hopes that others don't make the same mistake she made.  I was young when I got married, onl ... discuss

by Diane Steinbach Making Whole is a bi-monthly art therapy column focused on art to heal. Not long ago I read about an artist that would create small canvas paintings, beautiful creations rea ... discuss

When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home in country New South Wales, Australia, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value. Later when the nurses were going through his& ... discuss

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I am the Flagby Ruth Apperson RousI am the flag of the United States of America.I was born on June 14, 1777, in Philadelphia.There the Continental Congress adopted my stars and stripes as the national ... discuss

The Commemoration of Nicholas of Myra While many Christians give presents sometime during early winter, many avoid gift-giving on Christmas. Some wait until Epiphany on 6 January, since this day celeb ... discuss

The Song of Joan of Arc is an epic poem written and finished on July 31, 1429, by Christine de Pisan who was a highly regarded poet who lived in France during the same time as Joan of Arc.  This ... discuss

On July 17, 1429, Joan of Arc fulfilled her primary mission to have Charles VII crowned and anointed as  King of all France. Joan had predicted that she would lead Charles to his crowing in Reims ... discuss

Together, we brought to a close a significant chapter of our shared experience.  I quickly asked God for the strength to get through it.  A story from the pro-life book God Moments III:  ... discuss

I mean it. You are not invisible! Someone sees you... (Ive written so much over the years. This is a copy and paste sorta job and I hope it makes sense. I mean every word. Love, Brooke (birth mo ... discuss

I just found this in my old notes. Thought I’d post it because I’ll probably never randomly find it again in all my mess of papers. It is not good or anything, it’s just what I remember wri ... discuss

  Love this poem, and its so true. It's a good reminder that I think we too often need. WAY too often I find myself in this place. But God, through His Word (and music), brings me back to Him, an ... discuss

I ran across this moving poem on Facebook recently, and had to share it with you. With Rev. Hatchell's permission, I present you with a poem written by a father who deeply regrets the abortion of his ... 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

I'm being "green" and recycling today - isn't green a lovely color? Actually, when I was looking this past week at my topic scriptures for today's post on the Word shared blog, I realized that I coul ... discuss

by Bryan Kemper January 16, 2012 (BryanKemper.com) - Langston Hughes wrote a poem entitled, “I, Too” in which he dreamed of a day when African Americans would not be shunned. This simple poem spea ... discuss

On Good Friday, a  12-14 week pre-born baby was found dismembered outside the Hilltop Women's Facility in El Paso, Texas.  For complete information please see this blogpost by Gabriela Feder ... discuss

I was introduced to the poet Scott Cairns by a friend and classmate of Julian's who is undergoing a dangerous surgery today. We'd love it, if you can, to say a quick prayer for him, his wife, his sur ... discuss

by Kathleen Gilbert April 20, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A widely read liberal blog took a poem celebrating the third birthday of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin’s son Trig as an opportunity t ... discuss

image from momtobee.comDear MamaBy: John B. JuatDear Mama, do you hear me whisper?I’m calling you from within “mother, mother”.Can you understand me? I really wonder.Listen for a while, mom, I d ... discuss

With apologies to Joyce Kilmer, author of TreesI thought that I would never seeA program sacred as P.P.A program that Barack will backAgainst the GOP attack.A program Biden will defendAgainst the budg ... discuss

Good Eating: A poem about sin.Sin is a many-toothed mouth;broad, flat, and iron black.grinding, crushing, cursed.Sin is a many-toothed mouth;wet edges glistening,broken like glassSin is a many toothed ... discuss

“First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists, but I was neither, so I did not speak out. Then they ... discuss

Won the 10 piece orange Rachael Ray cookware set from Foodnetwork.com. On a whim, I submitted a very quickly written poem about the sad state of my cookware.WINNER of Rachael Ray's 10-pc Porcelain Ena ... discuss

Moina Michael, November 1918 mg width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/10793690-9003486155908643020?l=squamatareport.blogspot.com' alt='' /> ... discuss

In Memoriam.Today, we observe those who died in the 1983 Beirut Marine barracks bombing. It happened 25 years ago, October 23, 1983.Here is a list of those who died for our country that day; 220 Mari ... discuss

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The following poem is special to me because it expresses the kind of mother my mother was to me (Thank you, Mom!) AND the kind of mother I desire to be to my boys.I want my boys to know they're loved ... discuss

Monica Carrasco, missing from Balmorhea, TX since 10/1/2003Written by Kathy Carrasco, mother of MonicaOn Oct. 2 2003, between 1:30am and 6:00 am, my daughter, Monica Carrasco disappeared from her aun ... discuss

We as Americans hold dear to our hearts, the memories of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and safety. For many of us, Memorial Day is a day for reconciliation and it conjures thou ... discuss

It was altogether fitting that among the tea party protests mounted across the country yesterday, one was held at Boston. - Fitting not just because that was the location of the first one many years a ... discuss

They, Too, Are America - A Commentary by Bryan Kemper Langston Hughes wrote a poem entitled, \"I, Too\" in which he dreamed of a day when African Americans would not be shunned. This simple poem ... discuss

Please Note - this poem is not my work, but a contribution by another post-abortive woman who is suffering after her abortion - my comments follow.Dying To Be BornDid they put you in a jar?or a tube?b ... discuss

One year later… the rant and the report…and a few reflections and ruminations…Be prepared… grab a cup of herb tea 'cause this is a pretty long post.I get a lot of emails from all sorts of good ... discuss

I love those little birdies. They gracefully frolic from bright blossom to another, sipping delicately the nectar of the feast. They are talebearers of the route of evanescence, our own vapored exista ... discuss

What unsuspecting miracleHas passed throughout this year?And circled round the smiling sunTo sit before us here? What angel changeling changed our livesSince she arrived from heaven,Bringing home the ... discuss

Mugabe’s threat to nationalise \"profiteering\" firms supports the theory that the price reduction campaign is merely a means to take over the country’s private business sector in the same ... discuss

Most of you know, I recently became a grandmother but I prefer to be called a Grammy! For those of you who have yet to experience being a Grammy, you are in for a very special blessing. It's as if G ... discuss

A friend of mine showed me this poem on taxes: Tax his land, Tax his wage, Tax his bed in which he lays. Tax his tractor, Tax his mule, Teach him taxes is the rule. Tax his cow, Tax ... discuss

My poem was featured on Real Teen Faith two different times (The last time was a mistake though. She forgot that she had already posted it.). And I've decided to finally post it over here. Leave ... discuss

image courtesy of Cox and Forkum Interpretation of a violent poem by faithmouse First off, a non-funny…we are soooo sorry we missed our blogbuddy Rick at Rightwing Nuthouse on C-Span this morning ... discuss

I keep getting emails about this one. I’ve been meaning to post about it. ROME, GA (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia filed a federal lawsuit Monday against Murray County schoo ... discuss

A huge hit! I was too engrossed in the dicusssion to take pictures. I did find lots of "extremist" soul-mates however...one that is even a poet! Big thanks to Dan Lacey for his excellent graphics an ... discuss

My good friend Peter wrote this Christmas poem. I think it's just as good in its way as the Klondike-inspired works of Robert Service. We hope you like it, too.For a real Yukon Christmas . . . How ... discuss




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