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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-05-12

    11/04/2012 9:21:57 PM PST · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-05-12 | Revised New American Bible
    November 5, 2012 Monday of the Thirty-first Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1Phil 2:1-4 Brothers and sisters:If there is any encouragement in Christ,any solace in love,any participation in the Spirit,any compassion and mercy,complete my joy by being of the same mind, with the same love,united in heart, thinking one thing.Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory;rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves,each looking out not for his own interests,but also everyone for those of others. Responsorial PsalmPs 131:1bcde, 2, 3 R. In you, O Lord, I have found my peace.O LORD, my heart...
  • On Angels and Demons

    11/04/2012 6:35:36 AM PST · by Paladins Prayer · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 4, 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    When actor and director Mel Gibson was asked some years ago about certain difficulties he had when making his film The Passion of the Christ, he registered a countenance of unease and said (I'm paraphrasing), "Something doesn't want this to happen." Being just a couple of seconds of his interview, it was perhaps hardly noticed by many. But it might have made the ears of people of faith, particularly Christians, perk up. And they would have known precisely to what he was alluding. Of course, any talk of spirits not confined to the local liquor store is now often considered...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [November 4, 2012]

    11/04/2012 4:04:58 AM PST · by Vision · 3 replies
    The Authority of Truth "Draw near to God and He will draw near to you" —James 4:8 It is essential that you give people the opportunity to act on the truth of God. The responsibility must be left with the individual— you cannot act for him. It must be his own deliberate act, but the evangelical message should always lead him to action. Refusing to act leaves a person paralyzed, exactly where he was previously. But once he acts, he is never the same. It is the apparent folly of the truth that stands in the way of hundreds...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 11-04-12, Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

    11/03/2012 8:34:58 PM PDT · by Salvation · 53 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-04-12 | Revised New American Bible
    November 4, 2012 Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1Dt 6:2-6 Moses spoke to the people, saying:"Fear the LORD, your God,and keep, throughout the days of your lives,all his statutes and commandments which I enjoin on you,and thus have long life.Hear then, Israel, and be careful to observe them,that you may grow and prosper the more,in keeping with the promise of the LORD, the God of your fathers,to give you a land flowing with milk and honey. "Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD alone!Therefore, you shall love the LORD, your God,with all your...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [November 3, 2012]

    11/03/2012 4:52:59 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    A Bondservant of Jesus "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me . . ." —Galatians 2:20 These words mean the breaking and collapse of my independence brought about by my own hands, and the surrendering of my life to the supremacy of the Lord Jesus. No one can do this for me, I must do it myself. God may bring me up to this point three hundred and sixty-five times a year, but He cannot push me through it. It means breaking the hard outer layer of my...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-03-12, OM, St. Martin de Porres, Religious

    11/02/2012 9:31:23 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-03-12 | Revised New American Bible
    November 3, 2012 Saturday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1Phil 1:18b-26 Brothers and sisters:As long as in every way, whether in pretense or in truth,Christ is being proclaimed, and in that I rejoice. Indeed I shall continue to rejoice,for I know that this will result in deliverance for methrough your prayers and support from the Spirit of Jesus Christ.My eager expectation and hopeis that I shall not be put to shame in any way,but that with all boldness, now as always,Christ will be magnified in my body,whether by life or by death.For to me...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - November 2, 2012 [Devotional]

    11/02/2012 4:43:01 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    www.joelosteen.com ^ | Today | Joel Osteen
    In All Circumstances Today's Scripture Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is Gods will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18, NIV. Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Are you giving thanks in every circumstance? This might seem like a stretch at first, especially when you are going through a season of difficulty. But notice todays verse doesnt say to give thanks for everything, it says give thanks in everything. In other words, no matter whats going on, find something to be thankful for. Dont just focus on whats wrong in your life; focus on what God...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [November 2, 2012]

    11/02/2012 4:42:10 AM PDT · by Vision · 6 replies
    Obedience or Independence? "If you love Me, keep My commandments" —John 14:15 Our Lord never insists on obedience. He stresses very definitely what we ought to do, but He never forces us to do it. We have to obey Him out of a oneness of spirit with Him. That is why whenever our Lord talked about discipleship, He prefaced it with an “If,” meaning, “You do not need to do this unless you desire to do so.” “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself . . .” (Luke 9:23). In other words, “To be My...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-02-12, Commemoration of Faithful Departed (All Souls)

    11/01/2012 8:35:34 PM PDT · by Salvation · 50 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-02-12 | Revised New American Bible
    November 2, 2012 The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls) Reading 1Wis 3:1-9 The souls of the just are in the hand of God,and no torment shall touch them.They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead;and their passing away was thought an afflictionand their going forth from us, utter destruction.But they are in peace.For if before men, indeed, they be punished,yet is their hope full of immortality;chastised a little, they shall be greatly blessed,because God tried themand found them worthy of himself.As gold in the furnace, he proved them,and as sacrificial offerings he...
  • Pope Marks 500th Anniversary of Sistine Chapel Ceiling Frescoes

    11/01/2012 6:36:15 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | 10/31/12 | Cindy Wooden
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Standing in the Sistine Chapel under Michelangelo's famous ceiling frescoes, people are reminded that the world was created by God in a supreme act of love, Pope Benedict XVI said. "With a unique expressive intensity," the pope said, Michelangelo depicted the power and majesty of God the creator in a way that proclaimed "the world is not the product of darkness, chaos or absurdity, but derives from intelligence, freedom, a supreme act of love." Pope Benedict made his remarks Oct. 31 during an evening prayer service marking the 500th anniversary of the prayer service led by...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - November 1, 2012 [Devotional]

    11/01/2012 4:45:37 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
    www.joelosteen.com ^ | Today | Joel Osteen
    Raise the Standard Today's Scripture Remind people to be submissive to [their] magistrates and authorities, to be obedient, to be prepared and willing to do any upright and honorable work. Titus 3:1, AMP. Today's Word from Joel and Victoria What do you do to honor God? A lot of times people think, Oh, I go to church to honor God. I read my Bible to honor God. I sing and clap in worship to honor God. And yes, those are ways to honor God, but did you know that you also honor God when you get to work on...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [November 1, 2012]

    11/01/2012 4:44:14 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    “You Are Not Your Own” "Do you not know that . . . you are not your own?" —1 Corinthians 6:19 There is no such thing as a private life, or a place to hide in this world, for a man or woman who is intimately aware of and shares in the sufferings of Jesus Christ. God divides the private life of His saints and makes it a highway for the world on one hand and for Himself on the other. No human being can stand that unless he is identified with Jesus Christ. We are not sanctified for...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-01-12, Solemnity of All Saints

    10/31/2012 2:33:43 PM PDT · by Salvation · 42 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-01-12 | Revised New American Bible
    November 1, 2012 Solemnity of All Saints Reading 1Rv 7:2-4, 9-14 I, John, saw another angel come up from the East,holding the seal of the living God.He cried out in a loud voice to the four angelswho were given power to damage the land and the sea,"Do not damage the land or the sea or the treesuntil we put the seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God."I heard the number of those who had been marked with the seal,one hundred and forty-four thousand markedfrom every tribe of the children of Israel. After this I...
  • What drove Luther's Hammer

    10/31/2012 7:54:19 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 32 replies
    Modern Reformation ^ | Rod Rosenbladt
    Luther sensed deeply the stare of Christ the Judge standing over him, demanding of him an impossible level of inner purity. Luther's Upbringing Luther was the second son in a family of eight children. His father and mother were sturdy German Bauern (peasants): coarse, credulous, and devout. Often in the beliefs of these untutored folk, elements of old German paganism blended with the Christian story: woods, winds, and water were peopled by elves, gnomes, fairies, mermen and mermaids, sprites and witches; and witchcraft was taken for granted throughout Europe. Young Luther had ample opportunity to witness the mischief and grief...
  • Religious Freedom: A View From Across the Pond

    10/31/2012 6:39:29 AM PDT · by marshmallow
    Catholic World Report ^ | 10/29/12 | Joanna Bogle
    Vatican IIs Declaration on Religious Freedom is just as timely today as it was fifty years ago.Religious freedom is the issue of the hour: in America, in Europe, in what we (used to?) think of as the West. But what is particularly interesting is that this comes just as we are marking the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council the Council in which the Church explored the whole question of religious freedom and gave the world a valuable document which established the Churchs approach to this subject for the new millennium. The Declaration on Religious...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - October 31, 2012 [Devotional]

    10/31/2012 4:35:30 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
    www.joelosteen.com ^ | Today | Joel Osteen
    Close the Door on Fear Today's Scripture Do not give the devil an opportunity to work. (Ephesians 4:27, ISV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria So many people today are living with less than Gods best because theyve allowed fear to creep in and take root in their lives. Fear is the greatest weapon the enemy uses to try to hold us back. Fear is not from God. Scripture tells us that fear brings torment. Its designed to paralyze us and keep us from Gods blessings. The good news is that God is greater than fear. His power in...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [October 31, 2012]

    10/31/2012 4:34:29 AM PDT · by Vision · 4 replies
    The Trial of Faith "If you have faith as a mustard seed . . . nothing will be impossible for you" —Matthew 17:20 We have the idea that God rewards us for our faith, and it may be so in the initial stages. But we do not earn anything through faith— faith brings us into the right relationship with God and gives Him His opportunity to work. Yet God frequently has to knock the bottom out of your experience as His saint to get you in direct contact with Himself. God wants you to understand that it is a...
  • The treasure of Sacred Scripture: "If thou didst know the gift of God!!!"

    10/31/2012 3:47:21 AM PDT · by koinonia · 4 replies
    The Absolute Primacy of Christ website ^ | October 31, 2012 | Fr. Maximilian M. Dean
    An amazing story told by Fr. Dean: Reading The Fire of the Word reminded me [Fr. Dean] of a story, a true story A woman was browsing through some used books for sale in an antique store, more for curiosity than anything else, and she spotted a title which grabbed her interest. The books were a quarter a piece, so she unceremoniously grabbed the book and went to the counter. She paid the twenty-five cents and the store owner asked, You you like a bag for that? No thanks, she said, Ill just put it in my purse. With that...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-31-12, Solemnity, Vigil-All Saints, All Hallows' Eve

    10/30/2012 9:42:27 PM PDT · by Salvation · 24 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-31-12 | Revised New American Bible
    October 31, 2012 Solemnity, Vigilof All Saints Reading 1Rv 7:2-4, 9-14 I, John, saw another angel come up from the East,holding the seal of the living God.He cried out in a loud voice to the four angelswho were given power to damage the land and the sea,"Do not damage the land or the sea or the treesuntil we put the seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God."I heard the number of those who had been marked with the seal,one hundred and forty-four thousand markedfrom every tribe of the children of Israel. After this I had...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-31-12, Mass during the Day

    10/30/2012 9:33:38 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-31-12 | New American Bible
    October 31, 2012 Wednesday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1Eph 6:1-9 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.Honor your father and mother.This is the first commandment with a promise,that it may go well with youand that you may have a long life on earth.Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger,but bring them up with the training and instruction of the Lord. Slaves, be obedient to your human masters with fear and trembling,in sincerity of heart, as to Christ,not only when being watched, as currying favor,but as slaves of Christ,...
  • Is Halloween Harmless?

    10/30/2012 8:00:20 PM PDT · by DouglasKC · 113 replies
    Good News Magazine ^ | 10/1/2010 | Jerold Aust
    Is Halloween Harmless?article by Jerold Aust Every year at Halloween, well-meaning parents dress their children in grotesque and ghoulish costumes. Is Halloween really harmless? Who and what's behind this bizarre holiday? It all looks like so much fun and seems so harmless: jack-o'-lanterns, grotesque grinning masks, long black witch attire with pointed black hats, costumes painted like skeletons, outfits that represent demons and goblins, and children going door to door, soliciting treats from compliant neighbors.But when Halloween comes around, do you find yourself yearning for the hours to pass until the whole trick-or-treat farce is over? If you don't, you should!Halloween's...
  • Are We Too "Negative"?

    10/30/2012 4:09:24 PM PDT · by fwdude · 9 replies
    The Berean Call ^ | October 1991 | Dave Hunt
    Critics have long leveled the charge of divisive and negative against those who would warn the church of unbiblical teachings and practices. I prayerfully consider such accusations, for my heart echoes the same concern. I long just to preach the gospel and to put behind me the controversy that has become such an unwelcome part of my life. Yet in preaching the pure gospel one must carefully distinguish it from the clever counterfeits all around. How negligent it would be not to warn the sheep of poisoned pastures and false shepherds who promote lies in the name of truth. Yet...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - October 30, 2012 [Devotional]

    10/30/2012 6:00:19 AM PDT · by Vision · 2 replies
    www.joelosteen.com ^ | Today | Joel Osteen
    A Different Spirit Today's Scripture But My servant Caleb, because he has had a different spirit and has followed Me fully, I will bring into the land which he entered, and his descendants shall take possession of it. (Numbers 14:24, NASB) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria One time in Scripture, Moses sent twelve men to spy out the Promised Land. The people of Israel were camped right next door and excited about possessing the land. But after 40 days, ten of the men came back with a negative report. They said, Moses, there are giants in the land,...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [October 30, 2012]

    10/30/2012 5:59:26 AM PDT · by Vision · 6 replies
    Faith "Without faith it is impossible to please Him . . ." —Hebrews 11:6 Faith in active opposition to common sense is mistaken enthusiasm and narrow-mindedness, and common sense in opposition to faith demonstrates a mistaken reliance on reason as the basis for truth. The life of faith brings the two of these into the proper relationship. Common sense and faith are as different from each other as the natural life is from the spiritual, and as impulsiveness is from inspiration. Nothing that Jesus Christ ever said is common sense, but is revelation sense, and is complete, whereas common...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-30-12

    10/29/2012 9:22:21 PM PDT · by Salvation · 44 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-30-12 | Revised New American Bible
    October 30, 2012 Tuesday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1Eph 5:21-33 Brothers and sisters:Be subordinate to one another out of reverence for Christ.Wives should be subordinate to their husbands as to the Lord.For the husband is head of his wifejust as Christ is head of the Church,he himself the savior of the Body.As the Church is subordinate to Christ,so wives should be subordinate to their husbands in everything.Husbands, love your wives,even as Christ loved the Churchand handed himself over for her to sanctify her,cleansing her by the bath of water with the word,that he might...
  • Victory in Federal Court for Monks Threatened with Prison for Selling Caskets

    10/29/2012 9:26:49 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    The Fifth US Circuit Court of Appeals has handed a legal victory to a Louisiana Benedictine abbey whose monks were threatened with imprisonment for selling caskets without a license. Citing a state law that threatens violators with major fines and imprisonment, the Louisiana Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors ordered the Benedictine monks of St. Joseph Abbey in 2010 to stop selling caskets. The monks, whose caskets were $250 cheaper than average, refused to seek a license because the law would have required them to convert the abbey into a funeral home with embalming equipment. Were grateful for the court's...
  • Whole Nations Will Be Annihilated: Obama, America, and the Errors of Russia, PART II

    10/29/2012 9:25:15 AM PDT · by MJVO5342 · 2 replies
    Obama and Communism ^ | 10/22/2012 | Mike
    Whole Nations Will Be Annihilated: Obama, America, and the Errors of Russia, PART II Error #4: Obama, Marriage, and the Unnatural Vice ...such a [Communist] doctrine logically makes of marriage and the family a purely artificial and civil institution...[Communism says that] there exists no matrimonial bond of a juridico-moral nature that is not subject to the whim of the individual or of the collectivity.Pope Pius XI, Divini Redemptoris, n. 11 (Italics added) Im a Christian. I do believe that tradition and my religious beliefs say that marriage is something sanctified between a man and a woman. (1)Barack Obama, 2004 Ive...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - October 29, 2012 [Devotional]

    10/29/2012 4:56:44 AM PDT · by Vision · 2 replies
    www.joelosteen.com ^ | Today | Joel Osteen
    The Time of Favor Today's Scripture That day the LORD exalted Joshua in the sight of all Israel; and they revered him all the days of his life... (Joshua 4:14, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria I love the promise that God gave to Joshua. He said, Joshua, today I will begin to make you great in the eyes of all the Israelites. He was saying, Today, Im going to start releasing more of My favor, My blessings, My increase. But notice, there was a specific time in his life that God began to release favor in a...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [October 29, 2012]

    10/29/2012 4:53:37 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    Substitution "He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him" —2 Corinthians 5:21 The modern view of the death of Jesus is that He died for our sins out of sympathy for us. Yet the New Testament view is that He took our sin on Himself not because of sympathy, but because of His identification with us. He was “made. . . to be sin. . . .” Our sins are removed because of the death of Jesus, and the only explanation for His death is...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-29-12

    10/28/2012 8:02:11 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-29-12 | Revised New American Bible
    October 29, 2012 Monday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1Eph 4:32-5:8 Brothers and sisters:Be kind to one another, compassionate,forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ. Be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love,as Christ loved us and handed himself over for usas a sacrificial offering to God for a fragrant aroma.Immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be mentioned among you,as is fitting among holy ones,no obscenity or silly or suggestive talk, which is out of place,but instead, thanksgiving.Be sure of this, that no immoral or...
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update - October 28th, 2012 (Dispensational Caucus)

    10/28/2012 6:53:54 PM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 28, 2012 | Uploaded by alohabibleprophecy
    Mid-East Prophecy Update - October 28th, 2012 Pastor J.D. talks about the Tsunami warning in Hawaii, and the super storm on the East Coast.
  • Have Darwinists Finally Found The Missing Link?

    10/28/2012 9:06:23 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 37 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | October 28, 2012 | JP
    They never stop the God-deniers who worship at the altar of evolution. Who pay homage to their high priest, Charles Darwin. Who continue to place their faith in theories they contend to be indisputable science. The latest example is a new fossil study, published in the journal Science, co-authored by David Green, an anatomy professor at Midwestern University in Illinois, and Zeresenay Alemseged, chair of the anthropology department at the California Academy of Sciences. The study claims that that the 3.3 million-year-old remains of a baby monkey, discovered in Ethiopia, somehow confirm that our early human ancestors swung from...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [October 28, 2012]

    10/28/2012 4:39:12 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    Justification by Faith "If when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life" —Romans 5:10 I am not saved by believing— I simply realize I am saved by believing. And it is not repentance that saves me— repentance is only the sign that I realize what God has done through Christ Jesus. The danger here is putting the emphasis on the effect, instead of on the cause. Is it my obedience, consecration, and dedication that make me right with God? It...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 10-28-12, Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    10/27/2012 8:30:59 PM PDT · by Salvation · 60 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-28-12 | Revised New American Bible
    October 28, 2012 Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1Jer 31:7-9 Thus says the LORD:Shout with joy for Jacob,exult at the head of the nations;proclaim your praise and say:The LORD has delivered his people,the remnant of Israel.Behold, I will bring them backfrom the land of the north;I will gather them from the ends of the world,with the blind and the lame in their midst,the mothers and those with child;they shall return as an immense throng.They departed in tears,but I will console them and guide them;I will lead them to brooks of water,on a level road, so that none...
  • Vatican: Savile's papal honor cannot be removed

    10/27/2012 3:00:33 PM PDT · by EBH · 13 replies
    AP ^ | 10/27/12 | SYLVIA HUI
    The Vatican said Saturday it never would have given Jimmy Savile his papal knighthood had it known of allegations the British TV star was a child sex predator, but that it can't rescind the honor now that he has died. The Catholic Church of England wrote to the Holy See last week, asking it to consider whether it could posthumously remove the honor awarded to Savile because of the many recent child sex abuse allegations against him. Savile, a much-loved BBC children's television host, died last year at age 84. The church said its leader, Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols,...
  • The Perfect Storm 2

    10/27/2012 1:12:30 PM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 10 replies
    DefendandProclaimtheFaith.org ^ | October 27, 2012 | John McTernan
    But the LORD sent out a great wind into the sea, and there was a mighty tempest in the sea. (Jonah 1:4) Many people have contacted me about this hurricane and what might be the spiritual root. At this point, I have no idea, and we are going to have to let it play out to see what is happening. Right now, Hurricane Sandy is projected to hit Washington, DC and then come directly over my house! I live in central Pennsylvania and the storm is scheduled to hit here Wednesday. Hurricane Sandy is being compared to the Perfect Storm...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [October 27, 2012]

    10/27/2012 4:21:41 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    The Method of Missions "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations . . ." —Matthew 28:19 Jesus Christ did not say, “Go and save souls” (the salvation of souls is the supernatural work of God), but He said, “Go . . . make disciples of all the nations . . . .” Yet you cannot make disciples unless you are a disciple yourself. When the disciples returned from their first mission, they were filled with joy because even the demons were subject to them. But Jesus said, in effect, “Don’t rejoice in successful service— the great secret...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-27-12

    10/26/2012 8:25:51 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-27-12 | Revised New American Bible
    October 27, 2012 Saturday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1Eph 4:7-16 Brothers and sisters:Grace was given to each of usaccording to the measure of Christ"s gift.Therefore, it says: He ascended on high and took prisoners captive;he gave gifts to men. What does "he ascended" mean except that he also descendedinto the lower regions of the earth?The one who descended is also the one who ascendedfar above all the heavens,that he might fill all things. And he gave some as Apostles, others as prophets,others as evangelists, others as pastors and teachers,to equip the holy...
  • A Great Bible Search Engine

    10/26/2012 8:04:38 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 15 replies
    "Search for any English word in the KJV Bible plus the following Bible dictionaries (CBC, ISBE, KJV, Nave's, Vines, Torrey's, Hitchcock's Bible Names, Easton's Dictionaries, and the BLB Thematic Subject Guide)---A Strong's number search tool that searches a Hebrew/Greek concordance ---Browse through an alphabetical listing of 53,000+ entries from nine Bible dictionaries--------
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - October 26, 2012 [Devotional]

    10/26/2012 4:43:18 AM PDT · by Vision · 2 replies
    www.joelosteen.com ^ | Today | Joel Osteen
    A Brand New Thing Today's Scripture For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! (Isaiah 43:19, NLT) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Can you see the brand new thing God is doing in your life? Sometimes its easy to see the hand of God moving, and sometimes the storms of life can cloud our vision. But no matter where you are in life today, meditate on this truth that God is working even when you cant see Him. Like a seed buried deep in the ground, it may seem dark and lonely and...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [October 26, 2012]

    10/26/2012 4:42:23 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    What is a Missionary? "Jesus said to them again, ’. . . As the Father has sent Me, I also send you’ " —John 20:21 A missionary is someone sent by Jesus Christ just as He was sent by God. The great controlling factor is not the needs of people, but the command of Jesus. The source of our inspiration in our service for God is behind us, not ahead of us. The tendency today is to put the inspiration out in front— to sweep everything together in front of us and make it conform to our definition of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-26-12

    10/25/2012 7:38:36 PM PDT · by Salvation · 42 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-26-12 | Revised New American Bible
    October 26, 2012 Friday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1Eph 4:1-6 Brothers and sisters:I, a prisoner for the Lord,urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received,with all humility and gentleness, with patience,bearing with one another through love,striving to preserve the unity of the spiritthrough the bond of peace;one Body and one Spirit,as you were also called to the one hope of your call;one Lord, one faith, one baptism;one God and Father of all,who is over all and through all and in all. Responsorial PsalmPs 24:1-2, 3-4ab, 5-6...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - October 25, 2012 [Devotional]

    10/25/2012 4:41:37 AM PDT · by Vision · 2 replies
    www.joelosteen.com ^ | Today | Joel Osteen
    Forgiveness is for You Today's Scripture Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. (Luke 6:37, NKJV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Did you know that the ability to forgive others is a gift from God? The Bible tells us that if we dont forgive others, we cannot be forgiven. If we dont forgive, we are blocking the ability for God to work in our lives. But when we choose to forgive, we are choosing Gods way and opening the door for Him to...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [October 25, 2012]

    10/25/2012 4:40:54 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    Submitting to God’s Purpose "I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some" —1 Corinthians 9:22 A Christian worker has to learn how to be God’s man or woman of great worth and excellence in the midst of a multitude of meager and worthless things. Never protest by saying, “If only I were somewhere else!” All of God’s people are ordinary people who have been made extraordinary by the purpose He has given them. Unless we have the right purpose intellectually in our minds and lovingly in our hearts, we will very...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-25-12

    10/24/2012 9:39:58 PM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-25-12 | Revised New American Bible
    October 25, 2012 Thursday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1Eph 3:14-21 Brothers and sisters:I kneel before the Father,from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named,that he may grant you in accord with the riches of his gloryto be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inner self,and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith;that you, rooted and grounded in love,may have strength to comprehend with all the holy oneswhat is the breadth and length and height and depth,and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge,so that you...
  • Mid East Prophecy Update - October 21st, 2012 (Dispensational Caucus)

    10/24/2012 2:27:28 PM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 70 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 21, 2012 | Uploaded by alohabibleprophecy
    Mid East Prophecy Update - October 21st, 2012 Pastor JD talks about how that something significant may happen in the weeks ahead, prior to, and or after, this years elections.
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - October 24, 2012 [Devotional]

    10/24/2012 4:43:01 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
    www.joelosteen.com ^ | Today | Joel Osteen
    Heavy With Favor Today's Scripture Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. (Isaiah 60:1, NKJV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Notice that todays verse doesnt say that the glory of the Lord is going to come on you one day. It doesnt say, Maybe when the economy gets better, when you graduate from college, or when you get that good break. No, it says Gods glory is already on you! The word glory in the original language indicates that Gods favor, blessing and splendor is on you in...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [October 24, 2012]

    10/24/2012 4:42:06 AM PDT · by Vision · 2 replies
    The Proper Perspective " Thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ . . . " —2 Corinthians 2:14 The proper perspective of a servant of God must not simply be as near to the highest as he can get, but it must be the highest. Be careful that you vigorously maintain God’s perspective, and remember that it must be done every day, little by little. Don’t think on a finite level. No outside power can touch the proper perspective.The proper perspective to maintain is that we are here for only one purpose— to be...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-24-12, OM, St. Anthony Mary Claret, Bishop

    10/23/2012 9:53:56 PM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-24-12 | Revised New American Bible
    October 24, 2012 Wednesday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1Eph 3:2-12 Brothers and sisters:You have heard of the stewardship of God's gracethat was given to me for your benefit,namely, that the mystery was made known to me by revelation,as I have written briefly earlier.When you read thisyou can understand my insight into the mystery of Christ,which was not made known to human beings in other generationsas it has now been revealedto his holy Apostles and prophets by the Spirit,that the Gentiles are coheirs, members of the same Body,and copartners in the promise in Christ...
  • Holy Photoshop! LSU Erased Christian Football Fans' Crosses

    10/23/2012 9:09:07 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/22/12
    A group of Louisiana State University football fans whose admiration for the Tigers is second only to their love for Jesus is outraged after the school digitally erased the tiny crosses they painted on their bare upper chests at a recent football game. LSU officials sent out a photo of The Painted Posse, Christian students who paint their bodies with LSU school colors and small crosses for home games, in an email about the LSU game against South Carolina on Oct. 13. The students were shocked to see the photo, which appeared to be otherwise untouched, in the newsletter that...