Monthly Archives: September 2013

A Short, Beautiful, Powerful Prayer

The shortest, most beautiful and power prayer is the Holy Name “Jesus”.  It is the name that saves us from death, the name that brings us eternal life.  The name God is “well pleased” with.  It is the name of … Continue reading

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To Sustaining Life

What sustains human life?  God the Father reveals in Deuteronomy 8:3 “that man does not live by bread alone, but that man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord.”  All that man is and has … Continue reading

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Child-Like Love of God

God desires a child-like love.  Nothing should prevent us from loving with such a pure, simple love, a love that does not question if it is sufficient. Public opinion prevents some from loving God with a child-like love.  What others … Continue reading

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To Hearing the Word of God

Many think of God’s withdrawal of protection in terms of famine of food and water, but the prophet Amos warns of another, “Behold, the days are coming,  ‘says the Lord God, ‘when I will send a famine on the land: … Continue reading

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To Being Aligned

Misalignment occurs when our earthly endeavors are contrary to our created purpose. We were created out the infinite goodness of God to gain his everlasting happiness in heaven through knowing, loving and serving him in this world. We become misaligned … Continue reading

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Approaching God in Prayer

God desires prayer that presents him with the emotions and feelings that dwell within the heart—fear, anger, pain, loneliness, brokenness, joy, praise, and thanksgiving.  He is not so distant that emotions and feelings should not be shared.  God, our father, … Continue reading

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To the Eyes of Faith

In Lumen Fidei (18) Pope Francis states, “Faith does not merely gaze at Jesus, but sees things as Jesus himself sees them, with his own eyes: it is a participation in his way of seeing.” Seeing things as Jesus sees … Continue reading

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The Potter and His Clay

He is the potter, we the clay.  He shapes the clay according to his plan.  The potter pours himself into his work and fills it with himself.  The clay is shaped with love and the sweet disciple of a father.  … Continue reading

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St. Paul on One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church

Paul consistently preached in his epistles one, holy, catholic and apostolic church. Paul was adamant that the Church of Christ be one.  Paul opened his letter to Church in Corinth with an appeal –“I appeal to you, brethren, by the … Continue reading

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Sin Endangers the World

My plan for this evening was to read Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen for inspiration for a posting.  I selected an essay of his entitled “The Loss of the Sense of Sin Endangers God’s World”.  The first two paragraphs of his … Continue reading

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