Topic: psalm

There can be an apparent disconnect, at least in the short term, between a person’s spiritual life and their outward circumstances. Sometimes evil people prosper while godly people may face enormous ... discuss

Suffering people need to know they can be safe to struggle alongside other believers, and not have to pretend they are on a mountaintop perpetually. They can say: “This is hard, and right now I am ... discuss

Divine Mercy: The Easter Gift   \"Fear not, I am the first and the last, and the living one; I died, and behold I am alive for evermore\" (Rev 1:17-18). We heard these comforting words in the S ... discuss

“I’ve heard sermons about the nails and the thorns. Granted, the physical agony of crucifixion is a ghastly thing. But thousands of people have died on crosses, and others have had even more p ... discuss

The Relics of St. Sergius of RadonezhQuestion: "What is the basis for venerating the relics of saints?"The veneration of the relics of the saints is rooted in several Biblical truths, as well as in th ... discuss

You have a story. It is a story that is unique, and beautifully written by our Creator. It is a story of challenges you’ve faced and lessons you have learned. But more importantly, it is the story ... discuss

20 April AD 1558 Johannes Bugenhagen (1485-1558), was from Pomerania in northern Germany. Because of his ancestral region, he took the Latin name Pomeranus and Martin Luther often called him "Doctor ... discuss

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

Fr. René J. Butler, M.S.Provincial Superior, La Salette Missionaries of North AmericaHartford, Connecticut(Click here for today’s readings)Don’t you hate ultimatums? Most of us have encountered ( ... discuss

Maybe you feel stuck in life right now.  Maybe you feel trapped and unable to make progress with Jesus.  As if your feet trudge through thick, sticky mud and you can’t get to where you need to be ... discuss

The Collect.GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that we who celebrate with reverence the Paschal feast, may be found worthy to attain to everlasting joys; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.The Epi ... discuss

When we say that so much of the Christian life and pastoral ministry is in the recovery, we are not intimating that it’s all up to us or “we just have to try harder” and “just ... discuss

Willie Parker is not the first abortionist to use the Bible to try to justify killing babies in the womb, but he probably has received the most positive attention for it. Parker is an abortionist who ... discuss

The stress hits hard as I stare at the research paper I’m attempting to write. The research paper that was due yesterday. I stretch my tired muscles and run my fingers through my hair, attempting ... discuss

Easter Sunday, New Testament Easter Sermon from John Chrysostom Are there any who are devout lovers of God?Let them enjoy this beautiful bright festival!Are there any who are grateful servants?Let th ... discuss

Psalm 119:73 (Pt. 3)  Thought/Prayer:  Most Precious Hands. Psalm 119:73 (Pt. 2)  Thought/Prayer:  Many Hands. Psalm 119:73   Thought/Prayer:  Our Hands. John1:27-30 &nb ... discuss

Holy Saturday "On the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. (Genesis 2:2 ESV)" Ask the Pastor posted in 2006 on Chri ... discuss

by Patrick Buchanan: “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? (My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?)” Those are among Jesus’ last words on the Cross that first Good Friday.It was a cry of agony, but ... discuss

“Your hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn your commandments.”  (AKJV)  (Read this scripture and more at http://prayerpivot.com.) The precious: H ... discuss

Friday in Holy Week, New Testament The Father chose to sacrifice His Son rather than banish sinful mankind to an eternity of suffering. Also, Christ died because the Scriptures which point to the com ... discuss

Contentment does not suddenly descend upon us; it is learned. Can you recall the last time you learned something new? Usually, learning involves both study and observation, but at some point it requir ... discuss

Psalm 22:1 is a key verse for the rejection theory. ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken Me?’ (Ps 22:1). What does it mean? Two things. First, context is clear. Look at the parallel verse: ‘wh ... discuss

or Maundy Thursday, New Testament The Church uses this fifth day of Holy Week to remember the institution of the Lord's Supper. From the account of the Upper Room in John 13:1-15, some have called it ... discuss

“Your hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn your commandments.”  (AKJV)  (Read this scripture and more at http://prayerpivot.com.) Our hands, Lord ... discuss

We often speak of the “Seven Last Words” of Jesus on the cross. All four gospels mention them. Three are unique to Luke; three more are unique to John; there is only the one in Matthew and Mark, ... discuss

“Your hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn your commandments.”  (AKJV)  (Read this scripture and more at http://prayerpivot.com.) Yes, the hands ... discuss

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

Each year, the Secretariat of Divine Worship receives inquiries concerning the celebration of the Paschal Triduum. The following questions address the most commonly received questions, and may be free ... discuss

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give eternal life to them. They will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is ... discuss

You are not a bad Christian because you struggle with anxiety and/or depression. Many strong believers have struggled before: Charles Spurgeon, Martin Luther, John Calvin, to name a few. ▪While we s ... discuss

One of my most memorable experiences in Israel happened many years ago right outside the Old City of Jerusalem. I was living at a school on Mount Zion at the time, pursuing a master’s degree in Jude ... discuss

If only I could write like so-and-so does. Oh, and this other person is extremely gifted in drawing. Why can’t I be popular and outgoing like my other friends? Comparison clouds the heart. It s ... discuss

also Sunday of the Passion13 April AD 2014 The Sunday before His crucifixion, our Lord Christ rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. Accompanied by His disciples, He heard the people crying, "Hosanna!" Thi ... discuss

The Last Supper, Juan de Juanes, 1562, Museo del Prado, Madrid.Holy ThursdayEvening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, April 13, 2017By Msgr. Bernard Bourgeois Ezekiel 12:1-8, 11-14; Psalm 116:1 C ... discuss

The first Psalm engraved in my memory was the 24th, which as a child I found especially cheerful. Our grammar school principal, Miss Booth, would ring a large handbell to summon us in from the playgro ... discuss

Palm Sunday is a moveable feast in the Christian calendar which falls on the Sunday before Easter. In the Western church it must always fall on one of the 35 dates between March 15 and April 18.The fe ... discuss

James 5:16 Thot/Prayr: Why Pray For “life” Volunteers in a Thousand Ways, Places? James 5:16 Thot/Pryer: Why Pray For Pro-life Volunteers in a     Thousand Ways, Places? Psalm 71:1-3 ... discuss

“Just as the seasons unfold throughout the year, just as the sun rises each morning, just as the cherry tree blossoms in spring, we can trust in God’s faithfulness. He is as sure as the su ... discuss

Flee to the cross. Without this step, everything else is a band-aid. Without the cross of Christ, we could never be assured that the worst things are planned by God to do the best things. Without the ... discuss

“In You, O Lord, I Take Refuge In you, Yahweh, I take refuge. Never let me be disappointed. Deliver me in your righteousness, and rescue me. Turn your ear to me, and save me. Be to me a rock of ref ... discuss

Fr. René J. Butler, M.S.Provincial Superior, La Salette Missionaries of North AmericaHartford, Connecticut(Click here for today’s readings)There is something fascinating about famous last words. So ... discuss

Sometimes persistent questions demand a response. The question I would like us to ask and answer this morning is will beauty save the world? It may sound like an odd question. It’s a question occasi ... discuss

"Your tongue plots destruction, like a sharp razor, you worker of deceit." ~ Psalm 52:2What happens to a society when those in authority can no longer be trusted? What happens when ... discuss

“Someone may still suggest that whatever use the rest of the psalm may be to the Christian, the imprecations are foreign to us. But the New Testament contradicts this suggestion too. The impreca ... discuss

Most of us know the word “infinity.” Even kids love to use the word (“To infinity and beyond!” “I promise times infinity!”). We understand “infinity” to mean something like “going on ... discuss

Passion Sunday is a term sometimes used to denote the fifth Sunday of Lent in the Christian liturgical calendar.In Traditional Catholic and Prayer Book Anglican circles, Passion Sunday continues to re ... discuss

Psalm 96:11-13 (Pt. 3)  Thought/Prayer:  A Happy Psalm. Psalm 96:11-13 (Pt. 2)  Thought/Prayer:  Then Sing Do All Trees. Psalm 96:11-13   Thought/Prayer:  The Sky in t ... discuss

“From the abundance of his generosity, God grows mushrooms to feed squirrels and saplings to feed deer. He provides earthworms for robins and mice for foxes. The greens I grow in my garden come ... discuss

“The heavens joy, and the earth is joyful, The sea and its fulness roar. The field exulteth, and all that [is] in it, Then sing do all trees of the forest, Before Jehovah, for He hath come, For He h ... discuss

In this way, the Psalms show us a powerful reversal of the way we typically think about lament. We often assume that lament implies doubt. But in truth, lament is actually an act of faith. The person ... discuss

“The heavens joy, and the earth is joyful, The sea and its fulness roar. The field exulteth, and all that [is] in it, Then sing do all trees of the forest, Before Jehovah, for He hath come, For He h ... discuss

A few weeks ago, I dropped by a gas station adjacent to my work for a Coke. As I walked the store en route to the back cooler, my eyes wandered across the landscape and a revelation slowly overtook m ... discuss

“The heavens joy, and the earth is joyful, The sea and its fulness roar. The field exulteth, and all that [is] in it, Then sing do all trees of the forest, Before Jehovah, for He hath come, For He h ... discuss

Fr. René J. Butler, M.S.Provincial Superior, La Salette Missionaries of North AmericaHartford, Connecticut(Click here for today’s readings)We are faced today with such an embarrassment of riches in ... discuss

Examined like this, we can see the gospel application in Jotham’s parable for us today. Our hearts are desperate for a king. We will make an idol of nearly everything, and indeed, the abundance of p ... discuss

Notice the echoes of Psalm 29 at Pentecost. The mighty rushing wind and the fire that fell from heaven did not bring terror, but they led to boldness that only comes through the Holy Spirit. Thunderst ... discuss

The Fifth Sunday of Lent (A) April 2, 2017By Msgr. Bernard BourgeoisEzekiel 37:12-14; Psalm 130; Romans 8:8-11; John 11:1-45"Untie him and let him go." (John 11: 44) Nearing the end of the s ... discuss

In the ancient and medieval periods, the Psalms were studied and sung very frequently, especially by monastics. The great Athanasius (296–373) said, “I believe that a man can find nothing more glo ... discuss

This nuance or deeper meaning to “Love is patient” makes me look at the love I have for others in a new way. It’s easy to love those who treat me well, but those who don’t? Tha ... discuss

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

25 March, New TestamentTransferred to 4 April AD 2016 Luke 1:26-38 tells us how the angel Gabriel announced to Mary of Nazareth that she had been chosen to be the mother of the Christ and her respons ... discuss

23 March AD 332 Christian pastor, evangelist, and bishop Gregory the Illuminator (or Enlightener; Armenian: Գրիգոր Լուսաւորիչ, transliterated Grigor Lusavorich) was born sometime betw ... discuss

I have heard it said that if a sense of order and discipline is not established in a child's life before the age of seven, he is lost. I do not know where that pearl of parenting wisdom came from and ... discuss

This is a post I originally wrote and shared in 2012. I am reminded of it each year around this time.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Spring is officially here and for me, it's a bittersweet time of year. It reminds me ... discuss

19 March, New Testament All that we know of Saint Joseph we learn from the first two chapters of Matthew and of Luke. Otherwise he is mentioned only in passing (see Luke 3:23; John 1:45; John 6:42) a ... discuss

When we think of happening Christian groups, we typically imagine big church conferences, exciting worship concerts, and authentic community groups meeting in local coffee shops. Given this mindset, ... discuss

17 March AD 466 Pádraig (Patrick, Padraic), one of the best-known missionary saints, was born to a Christian family in southwest Britain around the year 389. While he was a teenager, raiders capture ... discuss

Another March 16th. Another would-be year older. Another year of Lily remaining my forever baby. Another year of cherishing her life and mothering her legacy.It's been 7 years of her name being writte ... discuss

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

7 March AD 203 At the dawn of the Third Century, Roman emperor Septimus Severus banned conversions to Christianity. Among those disobeying that edict were Vibia Perpetua, a young noblewoman, and her ... discuss

1 March AD 601 Dewi Sant (also Degui or David), Bishop and Confessor and patron of Wales, is usually represented standing on a little hill, with a dove on his shoulder. From ancient times, the Welsh ... discuss

The Lenten Season Begins The entire Christian life celebrates Christ's victorious Resurrection on Easter morning. However, from Christianity's earliest days, the actual Paschal season has received spe ... discuss

mso & !supportInlineShapes & supportFields]> < ![endif]-->v class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Recently I challenged my friends and acquaintances, those who are skeptics, agnos ... discuss

Accompanying Video:  Who is God, really?One of my favorite gospel preachers A.W. Tozer said, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”We were b ... discuss

24 February, New Testament After the Ascension of Our Lord, Jesus' followers at Jerusalem chose Matthias to replace Judas: "And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias, and he was numbe ... discuss

18 February AD 1546 Martin Luther, born on 10 November 1483, in Eisleben, Germany, initially began studies leading toward a degree in law. However, after a close encounter with death, he switched to ... discuss

The following is part of a soon to be published book, In The Days of These Kings: The Prophecy of Daniel in Preterist Perspective. In the book, I argue that people who are looking to find “end-time ... discuss

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I was pointed to an article by Alan Levinowitz called "Why Do Pro-Life Advocates Only Seem to Care About Unborn Lives?" Of course, the real reason is because abortion-choice advocates are too lazy to ... discuss

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Truth is under attack today. In fact it’s suggested that we live in a post-truth culture. But I don’t believe that’s true. Truth is by it’s very nature exclusive. And that tracks with real ... discuss

Today is the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul.  It is a miracle any time a sinner turns away from his sins and accepts the grace and salvation of Jesus Christ.  But one of the greatest co ... discuss

Today's readings mirror, in many ways, the re-creation of the world.  In Genesis 1, we are told that the first creation of God was light:Genesis 1:1-4:In the beginning God created the h ... 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

Jesus Christ came to this earth with a message of compassion, love and mercy.  Many say that the Gospel of Love does away with the law, but that is not what Our Lord said,  He told us he cam ... discuss

We are fortunate to live in a country in which we get to re-choose our major leaders on a rotating cycle. The up-side of this is that we get to regularly examine how we come to our political positions ... discuss

VIDEO: A 2008 performance of "March of the Kings" ("Marche Des Rois") by Nowell Sing We Clear (Tony Barrand, Fred Breunig, Andy Davis and John Roberts) at Latchis Theater, Brattleboro, Vermont.+  ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 667 Proper of Seasons: 358 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV, 1112 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 Proper of Seasons: 128 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 658 Proper of Seasons: 357 (reading, concluding prayer) Complementary Psalter: 1095 (Series III, Midafternoon) Midafternoon Prayer for December ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 661 Proper of Seasons: 357 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV, 1109 Midday Prayer for Wednesday, December 21, using the Current Psalmody God, come to ... 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: 653 Proper of Seasons: 355 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV, 1103 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 689 Proper of Seasons: 128 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 649 Proper of Seasons: 351 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV, 1099 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Wedn ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 667 Proper of Seasons: 366 Psalter: Thursday, Week IV, 1130 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 Proper of Seasons: 133 Psalter: Thursday, Week IV, ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 658 Proper of Seasons: 366 (reading, concluding prayer) Complementary Psalter: 1095 (Series III, Midafternoon) Midafternoon Prayer for December ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 661 Proper of Seasons: 365 Psalter: Thursday, Week IV, 1127 Midday Prayer for Thursday, December 22, using the Current Psalmody God, come to my ... 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

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 653 Proper of Seasons: 364 Psalter: Thursday, Week IV, 1122 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 689 Proper of Seasons: 131 Psalter: Thursday, Week IV, ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 649 Proper of Seasons: 359 Psalter: Thursday, Week IV, 1118 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Thurs ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 667 Proper of Seasons: 375 Psalter: Friday, Week IV, 1148 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 694 Proper of Seasons: 135 Psalter: Friday, Week IV, 984 ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 658 Proper of Seasons: 374 (reading, concluding prayer) Complementary Psalter: 1095 (Series III, Midafternoon) Midafternoon Prayer for December ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 661 Proper of Seasons: 374 Psalter: Friday, Week IV, 1145 Midday Prayer for Friday, December 23, using the Current Psalmody God, come to my ass ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 658 Proper of Seasons: 374 (reading, concluding prayer) Complementary Psalter: 1091 (Series I, Midmorning) Midmorning Prayer for December 23 us ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 653 Proper of Seasons: 372 Psalter: Friday, Week IV, 1140 Christian Prayer (single volume) Ordinary: 689 Proper of Season: 134 Psalter: Friday, ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 649 Proper of Seasons: 368 Psalter: Friday, Week IV, 1135 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Friday, ... discuss

Lord, open my lips.— And my mouth will proclaim your praise. Ant. The Lord is close at hand; come let us worship him. Psalm 95 Come, let us sing to the Lord and shout with joy to the Rock who s ... discuss

Reading 1 – Is 7:10-14 The LORD spoke to Ahaz, saying: Ask for a sign from the LORD, your God; let it be deep as the netherworld, or high as the sky! But Ahaz answered, “I will not ask! I ... discuss

This may come as a shock to some people, but no one is entitled to an opinion. The only opinion you have any right to is a well-informed opinion. If you can't reproduce your opposition's arguments in ... discuss

Paul Tully leaves SPUC’s employment for pastures new today as a giant in SPUC’s history as well as British and Irish pro-life history, alongside other giants such as Elspeth Chowdharay-Best and Al ... discuss

  Church window Zoom at night, originally uploaded by HamWithCam. “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His ... discuss

There is an Irish "blessing" that goes like this:May those who love us love us. And those that don't love us, May God turn their hearts. And if He doesn't turn t ... discuss

Jesus (and St. Paul) both speak of the Jews' belief in the Resurrection of the body, but when was that revealed to the Jews? I read an article which claimed that the Resurrection was a relatively "new ... discuss

If you ask someone where to find the Crucifixion mentioned in the Old testament, they'll probably go to Zechariah 12:10:“And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a ... discuss

We have now a generation of adults too young to remember the Soviet Union and the Cold War, and to appreciate the amazing shock of the former's demise.  We kids all knew who Leonid Brezhnev was, ... discuss

By Don DeMarco, Ph. D. Wherever there is a movement, there are sure to be extremists. Environmentalism offers us a case in point. Perhaps the most outlandish of the environmentalist extremist groups i ... 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

Sermon – August 21, 201614th Sunday after PentecostLuke 13:22-30“Striving for the Narrow Door”I saw a statistic this week that said, out of all the high school athletes who compete in swimming, ... 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

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

There are varying opinions among Christians about abortion. Catholics sometimes blame Protestants for the decriminalization of abortion. They may be right.  In the '60s, it was often Protest ... discuss

Question: "I have heard some claim that Orthodoxy does not approve of self defense or firearms specifically, specifically attacking the "take your purse and buy" a sword verse from Luke that is often ... discuss

We do not generally celebrate the birthdays of saints. We celebrate the date of their deaths, because how we end our lives is more important than how we begin them. However, St. John the Baptist is on ... discuss

The Prophet Nathan confronts King David with his sin.Question: "I have often been perplexed by the last two sentences of Psalm 50. Is this thought to me a Messianic psalm? If so, I find difficulty in ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Voice of Rhyme and Reason for Life - Content Writer - Singer/Songwriter - Voiceover Artist in Colorado Springs If you knew the path of life led to joy and pleasures, would you ta ... discuss

It’s election season and millions of Americans are weighing and evaluating the character of the candidates. Why would they examine a person’s character when deciding how to cast a vote? Be ... discuss

Jesus' attitude is striking: we do not hear the words of scorn, we do not hear words of condemnation, but only words of love, of mercy, which are an invitation to conversation. "Neither do I condemn y ... discuss

One of the beauties of the Church is the celebration of seasons.  Christmas is not just a day.  It is a season that last weeks.  Similarly, Easter is a seven week season.  There is ... discuss

Last week a brother from my fellowship asked me about abolitionism. Most of the discussion centered around what it means for a preborn human to be alive and why a human ought not to be murdered. It wa ... discuss

I have two Bible stories for you.One day the Israelite people are camped on the border of the country of Moab. They were getting along swimmingly and romance blossomed. Moses, their leader, was upset ... discuss

Image source: ancoraonline.it.On Friday, as I’m sure most of you know, the Vatican Press released Pope Francis’ post-synodal exhortation Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love). Predictably, everyone wh ... discuss

In the series "Not everything biblical is Christian" I've stayed on Bible texts specifically. For those who know the lingo, I have been proof-texting, pulling up a text, contrasting it to the life of ... discuss

I started thinking this week about a section of St. Paul's letter to the Romans and wondering if this might be another candidate for this series. I do not have it all worked out in my head, hence I am ... discuss

Transfiguration Day, (February 7, 2016) Luke 9:28–36 TITLE: “Changed” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen. Our text for today is the Gospel just read fro ... 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

This past summer, I was visiting family and walking up the main street in town.  The sidewalk was just big enough for two people to walk side by side.  Typically, people walking down the sid ... discuss

Sorry folks, my blogging partner and I have been away for a while. But this caught my attention today at the Silverstream Priory Blog Vultus Christi : On the need for more Irish canonisationsAn Initia ... discuss

It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to make music to your name, O Most High, to proclaim your love in the morning and your truth in the watches of the night, on the ten-stringed lyre and the lute, ... discuss

Those of us whose vocations involve writing or speaking about religion often see in the major holy days a two-edged sword. On one hand, most of the pastors I know could roll out of bed at three o ... discuss

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

"If you think freedom of the world to be real, so that you even seal it with a crown, you have returned to the slavery of man, imagining it to be freedom; you have lost the freedom of Christ, fancying ... discuss

This post is the first in a series written to attempt to change the way the Christians think and speak about the concept of rights.Right: Something to which one has a just claim (Merriam Webster)Do we ... discuss

Subject: Harvard, 1642, "Let every Student...consider well, the maine end ofhis life and studies is, to know God and Jesus Christ which is eternalllife" Having trouble viewing this email? http://www ... discuss

     A profound and humbling experience recently happened to me while praying at Planned Parenthood.       It was late Wednesday afternoon before closing o ... discuss

"My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." -Psalm 73:26, ESV Psalm 73:25 says, "Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I d ... discuss

Gabriel Hughes is pastor of First Southern Baptist Church in Junction City, KS. You may recognize his voice, as he is the author and narrator of the Youtube ministry WWUTT, or “When We Understan ... discuss

Psalm 146:3 says, “Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation.” The Church’s track record of remembering this advice is pretty poor, however. As the state’s ... discuss

Be not emulous of evildoers; nor envy them that work iniquity. For they shall shortly wither away as grass, and as the green herbs shall quickly fall. Trust in the Lord, and do good, and dwell in the ... discuss

If you look closely at the face of St. Joan of Arc in the statue above with the American flag you can see tears streaming down from her eye.  How appropriate considering the momentous events that ... discuss

The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good. – Psalm 14:1 Fred Butler, of Hip and Thigh, returns for his second ep ... discuss

Brethren, Peace be to all in Jesus' Name and to those who visit this blog and read this post with the animus of insult me and share your invectives: may the Lord truly and richly bless you. *Blessed b ... discuss

Among all of the elements of devotion to The Divine Mercy requested by our Lord through Sr. Faustina, the Feast of Mercy holds first place. The Lord's will with regard to its establishment was already ... discuss

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Psalm 46:1-3: 1 God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of th ... discuss

Unable to attend church this morning due to sickness, so thought I would have church with you guys today. :) Reading James 1 this morning out of the NASB, unless otherwise noted. Plain text indicates ... discuss

Last Saturday evening (4/26/2014) as I lay in bed, ready to fall asleep, I received one of those late night calls, as parents, we dread receiving. However, rather from one of our children, or even Mom ... discuss

Yesterday, I took a quick swerve as I heard Colorado Christian College professor and KNUS talk show hostess, Krista Kafer say she wouldn't have a problem voting for a "pro-choice" candidate since abor ... discuss

I love you, Jesus! Thank you, Jesus! Praise you, Jesus!#Jesus, you are the Way, the Truth, and the Life.No one comes to the Father except thru Me.# Come Holy Spirit, come! Come into my life ... discuss

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The first Thursday in May has been designated as the National Day of Prayer. If there was ever a need for such a day it's now. It won't matter where you pray, when you pray or with whom you pray, but ... discuss

"Tell me again, Mama!"Those four words are not uncommon around our household.  We've been hearing them for a few years now.Apparently, there's been much talk lately, as there has been in the past ... 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

When the books of the New Testament Epistles were being written, the printing press did not exist. Like the New Testament Epistles, the book of Revelation was written to be heard in its entirety as th ... discuss

Oh, my! This time of the year we often hear the strains of O Christmas Tree and O Holy Night playing on radios and in shopping malls. The Christian Church, however, is still officially in the prepar ... discuss

It was a treat to listen to this CD, which features Steve's beautiful guitar playing and smokey voice ('smokey' is not a word I use often,  but it accurately describes his voice, and it is used ... discuss

When I was in college, I prayed and discerned a vocation to become a sister or a nun.  I was enthralled by the Carmelite Sisters of the Sacred Heart; of which I had had the honor of working wi ... discuss

In Canada right now there is a court case in which a family is suing a nursing home for spoon-feeding their loved one.Her advanced directives say that she does not want to be fed if she becomes incapa ... discuss

Our friend Katie Schuermann over at He Remembers the Barren answered the following question for me.  Well said Katie!Is procreation an intrinsic quality of marriage?July 8, 2013 by Katie Schuerma ... discuss

There are at least 50 places in the Bible that use the word, “Blessed.” Or “Blessed be…” Psalm 128:1—Blessed is the man who fears the LORD. Matthew 11:6—“Blessed is he who is not offen ... discuss

___________________________________“…it would be hard to find anyone who was more truly a man for all seasons and all men…”~ Erasmus, 1521 ___________________________________ Execution of S ... discuss

For You formed my inward parts:You knitted me together in my mother’s womb.I praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.Wonderful are Your works;my soul knows it very well.My frame was not ... discuss

"For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb.  I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.  Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.&n ... discuss

Adapted from Mother's Day Sermon: May 8, 2011Associate Pastor Jeff RuddIntroduction: There has been enough said about mother’s over the years to fill an entire library. Everyone has their own idea o ... discuss

(This was written in 2000, to be read after his death; he died on 22 Jul 2007)Dear Family,"The time has come for my departure" (2 Tim. 4:6). It's strange to write this when I'm feeling well and vigoro ... discuss

Below is from Snopes.com is wrong about the center of the Bible part 2. I thought I would log this down as some interesting facts about most all versions of the Protestant Christian Bible. First ... discuss

Apparently the pope, who claims he was chosen by God decided to quit, and will step down at the end of the month. Many of the Atheists are all over this news and of course teasing, berating, and ... discuss

I have always heard that if you are going to teach something, you should teach what you are passionate about. I am passionate—more like adamant—about the eternal security of the believer. Or as St ... discuss

"Most beautiful Maid of Heaven, how brilliant is your light.Like a shining star you point the way to the Father of all light."From a personal standpoint the greatest thing I can ever say about Saint J ... discuss

by John Stonestreet July 6, 2012 (Breakpoint.org) - When I say the words “Christian art,” most of you probably think of a tranquil cottage, windows alight and chimney smoking, with a snippet of a ... discuss

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Today we begin a look at the commands concerning the Peace Offering. But this time we’re going to take a slightly different approach.  We’re going to start in Leviticus chapter 7, and work ou ... discuss

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Now that we have laid the groundwork, let’s look at theacceptable animals involved with the “burnt offering.” The first type of animalthey could offer was livestock—cattle, oxen, etc. Leviticu ... discuss

So now that we have finished our look at the beginnings of the Law in Exodus, we move on to averse-by-verse survey of the book of Leviticus. This is not exactly everybody’sfavorite book in the Bible ... discuss

I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.  ~John 11:25 Today we honor our most loving Jesus for suffering and dying for our rede ... discuss

Archive for February, 2009 « Previous Entries 28022009 Four Types Of Christians Posted by IJ in Devotionals/Sermons, Featured Articles, tags: Bible Study,Blood of Jesus, Christianity, Church, He ... discuss

Found this at www.SctrictlyScripture.com... The Akedah of Isaac fulfilled part 1 Below is the only conversation recorded in Scripture between Abraham and Isaac and the conversation is quite interes ... discuss

The 1st Joyful Mystery:  The Annunciation“Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you!” “You shall conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.” The fruit o ... discuss

Recently a number of letters have been sent to the Holy See, some of them from prominent figures in political and ecclesial life, explaining the confusion that has been created in various countries, e ... discuss

"MsoNormal">“How was your thanksgiving?” The pleasant, very friendly lady asked me as I ordered my breakfast this morning.“Good. Yours?” I asked back.“Good, but I had low expectations, so ... discuss

Many of us who watched television as children in the early 1960s included King Leonardo and his Short Subjects (later renamed The King and Odie) in our Saturday morning schedule. One recurring segment ... discuss

="font-family: Georgia,\"Times New Roman\",serif;">             Pride. It is a word that is the source of all the world's problems. Humility, on ... discuss

I have a melancholy streak a mile wide.  I love grey, cloudy days and cold weather and I especially love a beautiful, haunting sad song.  (Guess I’m kinda weird that way.)  Several ye ... discuss

My friend recently found out her daughter was pregnant.  It wasn't expected and wasn't great timing for a number of reasons including the fact that her daughter is just 17 years old.  No mat ... discuss

In the end, as the law stands, we still have the choice to end the life of our baby.  We met Ally 4 weeks ago when she was 13 weeks pregnant.  She and her boyfriend came in for counseling an ... discuss

In one of David's great prophetic Psalms, we read these words of faith:But thou art he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts. I was cast upon thee f ... discuss

By Stacy M. SwimpFebruary 14, 2011The Frederick Douglass Foundation of Michigan is a Christian organization. We are Christians who are politically active. The reason we are politically active is becau ... discuss

Caitlyn's Story    When we arrived at the Crisis Pregnancy Center office on Friday morning, there was a phone message that had been left an hour before from a woman asking if we accepte ... discuss

Cecile RichardsPresident, PPCecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider, said on this the 2nd anniversary of the death of Dr. George Tiller, the infamous late term ... discuss




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