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  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [April 18, 2014]

    04/18/2014 5:53:53 PM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    Readiness " God called to him . . . . And he said, ’Here I am’ —Exodus 3:4 " When God speaks, many of us are like people in a fog, and we give no answer. Moses’ reply to God revealed that he knew where he was and that he was ready. Readiness means having a right relationship to God and having the knowledge of where we are. We are so busy telling God where we would like to go. Yet the man or woman who is ready for God and His work is the one who receives the...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(4/18/14)[Prayer]

    04/18/2014 5:11:27 AM PDT · by left that other site · 12 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/18/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Trees of The Bible Genesis 21 The Treaty at Beersheba New International Version (NIV) 22At that time Abimelek and Phicol the commander of his forces said to Abraham, God is with you in everything you do. 23Now swear to me here before God that you will not deal falsely with me or my children or my descendants. Show to me and the country where you now reside as a foreigner the same kindness I have shown to you. 24Abraham said, I swear it. 25Then Abraham complained to Abimelek about a...
  • Catholic Commemoration Readings, 04-18-14, Passion of the Lord (Good Friday)

    04/17/2014 11:12:54 PM PDT · by Salvation · 45 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-18-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 18, 2014Friday of the Passion of the Lord (Good Friday)    Reading 1 Is 52:13-53:12 See, my servant shall prosper,he shall be raised high and greatly exalted.Even as many were amazed at himCso marred was his look beyond human semblanceand his appearance beyond that of the sons of manCso shall he startle many nations,because of him kings shall stand speechless;for those who have not been told shall see,those who have not heard shall ponder it. Who would believe what we have heard?To whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?He grew up like a sapling before him,like...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (4/18/2014) [Prayer]

    04/17/2014 9:20:04 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 17 replies
    18 April 2014 | NEWwoman
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Better a poor but wise youth than an old but foolish king who no longer knows how to heed a warning. Ecclesiastes 4:13 (NIV) Shot heard around the World! This phrase has come to represent the beginning of many historical events - like the American Revolution (1775 - 1783). And its genesis can be traced to Ralph Waldo Emerson's Concord Hymn : "Here once the embattled farmers stood, And fired the shot heard round the world ..." ! Emerson words immortalized the American Minutemen resistance to the British forces back in...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [April 17, 2014]

    04/17/2014 6:35:10 PM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    All or Nothing? " When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment . . . and plunged into the sea John 21:7 " Have you ever had a crisis in your life in which you deliberately, earnestly, and recklessly abandoned everything? It is a crisis of the will. You may come to that point many times externally, but it will amount to nothing. The true deep crisis of abandonment, or total surrender, is reached internally, not externally. The giving up of only external things may actually be an indication of your being...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    04/17/2014 12:42:20 PM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 11 replies
    4-17-14 | Kitty Mittens
    Psalm 25:4-7 Show me Thy Ways, O Lord, and Teach me Thy Paths. Lead me Forth in Thy Truth, and Teach me: for Thou art the God of my Salvation: In Thee do I Trust All the Day. Remember, O Lord, Thy Tender Mercies, and Thy Lovingkindness: For they have been Forever. Remember not the Sins of my Youth, nor my Rebellions, But According to Thy Kindness Remember Thou me, Even for Thy Goodness Sake, O Lord.
  • DONETSK UNITY OF UKRAINE: Thousands of COURAGEOUS residents rally begin with prayer for Ukraine

    04/17/2014 9:23:52 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 6 replies
    CENSOR.NET.UA ^ | 04/17/14 18:39
    Thousands of residents gathered for a rally in Donetsk unity "With prayer for Ukraine." PHOTOREPORTS + Live Broadcast Rally "With prayer for Ukraine" started in Donetsk. As of 18:00 in the park near the Donetsk City Palace of children's creativity were about 1.5-2 thousand people, reports Tsenzor.NET referring to the island. People with flags of Ukraine and Ukrainian symbols keep coming . Ukrainian flags very much. Among the protesters are so many young people. Read also " Tsenzor.NET ": In Stakhanov wife policemen stood a human shield , protecting the police department of the assault. To militants reinforcements arrived -...
  • Anti-Christian Bigots Target Clemson Football Program

    Something called the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) has sent a demand letter to Clemson University regarding its football program. It appears head coach Dabo Swinney has had the unmitigated audacity to hire a team chaplain and have Bible studies. Three privately funded buses took the team to a church. Even more outrageous, three players spoke of their faith in Jesus Christ at a Fellowship of Christian Athletes breakfast. The real horror is that their teammates heard about that faith in person. FFRF is a meddling group from Wisconsin intent on eliminating faith from the public square. Interestingly there isnt...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(4/17/14)[Prayer]

    04/17/2014 4:35:34 AM PDT · by left that other site · 13 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/17/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Trees of The Bible Genesis 30:37 Jacob Prospers New International Version (NIV) 36And he put a distance of three days' journey between himself and Jacob, and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks. 37Then Jacob took fresh rods of poplar and almond and plane trees, and peeled white stripes in them, exposing the white which was in the rods. 38He set the rods which he had peeled in front of the flocks in the gutters, even in the watering troughs, where the flocks came to drink; and they mated when they...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-17-14, Holy Thursday, Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper

    04/16/2014 7:07:53 PM PDT · by Salvation · 48 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-17-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 17, 2014 | Evening Mass of the Lord's SupperHoly ThursdayEvening Mass of the Lord's Supper    Reading 1 Ex 12:1-8, 11-14 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, “This month shall stand at the head of your calendar; you shall reckon it the first month of the year.Tell the whole community of Israel: On the tenth of this month every one of your familiesmust procure for itself a lamb, one apiece for each household.If a family is too small for a whole lamb, it shall join the nearest household in procuring one and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-17-14, Holy Thursday: Chrism Mass

    04/16/2014 6:56:24 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-17-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 17, 2014 | Chrism MassHoly ThursdayChrism Mass    Reading 1 Is 61:1-3a, 6a,  8b-9 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me,because the LORD has anointed me;He has sent me to bring glad tidings to the lowly,to heal the brokenhearted,To proclaim liberty to the captivesand release to the prisoners,To announce a year of favor from the LORDand a day of vindication by our God,to comfort all who mourn;To place on those who mourn in Ziona diadem instead of ashes,To give them oil of gladness in place of mourning,a glorious mantle instead of a listless spirit. You yourselves...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [April 16, 2014]

    04/16/2014 4:58:05 PM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    Can You Come Down From the Mountain? " While you have the light, believe in the light . . . —John 12:36 " We all have moments when we feel better than ever before, and we say, “I feel fit for anything; if only I could always be like this!” We are not meant to be. Those moments are moments of insight which we have to live up to even when we do not feel like it. Many of us are no good for the everyday world when we are not on the mountaintop. Yet we must bring our...
  • UKRAINE: 44th day of prayer marathon

    04/16/2014 3:07:06 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 3 replies
    School teacher ^ | 4-16-2014 | Sergey Kosyak
    GOOGLE TRANSLATE: 44 day 44 day prayer Marathon, today after the prayer, I told the people that everyone must decide for themselves and take responsibility to be at prayer or not. Pro-Russian activists are in an aggressive mood and categorically, proponents of a united Ukraine is already beginning to irritate them. Taking the admin back, fear, panic, fear show their sympathy for Ukraine, impunity with which the separatists do riots, omissions or helping them power, led to a natural disturbance [indignation] of people. But, violence always begets violence. Today in prayer near us on the man on the Mazda 3...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    04/16/2014 7:53:56 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 11 replies
    4/16/14 | Hiskid
  • The Easter Triduum: Holy Thursday, Good Friday, the Easter Vigil [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    04/16/2014 6:28:16 AM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies
    CpTryon.org ^ | 2007 | Victor Hoagland, C.P.
    The Easter Triduum:Holy Thursday, Good Friday, the Easter Vigil Meditations on the Triduum by Victor Hoagland, C.P. The Easter triduum, marking the days of Jesus’ passion and resurrection, is the most important time of the church year. It begins with the evening Mass of Holy Thursday, reaches its high point in the Easter Vigil, and closes on Easter Sunday evening. Prepared by the days of Lent, Christians celebrate on these holiest of days the saving work God has accomplished in Christ. From the events remembered these days, so sorrowful and so joyful, the church learns the deepest lessons. In...
  • Pray For The Peace of Jerusalem(4/16/14)[Prayer]

    04/16/2014 5:11:26 AM PDT · by left that other site · 17 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/16/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Trees of The Bible Song of Songs 4 The Bride New International Version (NIV) 10How delightful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much more pleasing is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your perfume more than any spice! 11Your lips drop sweetness as the honeycomb, my bride; milk and honey are under your tongue. The fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon. 12You are a garden locked up, my , my bride; you are a spring enclosed, a sealed fountain. 13Your plants are an orchard...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-16-14, Spy Wednesday

    04/15/2014 6:47:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-16-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 16, 2014Wednesday of Holy Week    Reading 1 Is 50:4-9a The Lord GOD has given me a well-trained tongue,That I might know how to speak to the wearya word that will rouse them.Morning after morninghe opens my ear that I may hear;And I have not rebelled,have not turned back.I gave my back to those who beat me,my cheeks to those who plucked my beard;My face I did not shieldfrom buffets and spitting. The Lord GOD is my help,therefore I am not disgraced;I have set my face like flint,knowing that I shall not be put to shame.He is near...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [April 15, 2014]

    04/15/2014 4:58:35 PM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    The Failure To Pay Close Attention " The high places were not removed from Israel. Nevertheless the heart of Asa was loyal all his days —2 Chronicles 15:17 " Asa was not completely obedient in the outward, visible areas of his life. He was obedient in what he considered the most important areas, but he was not entirely right. Beware of ever thinking, “Oh, that thing in my life doesn’t matter much.” The fact that it doesn’t matter much to you may mean that it matters a great deal to God. Nothing should be considered a trivial matter by...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (4/15/14)[Prayer]

    04/15/2014 4:55:59 AM PDT · by left that other site · 28 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/15/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Trees of The Bible Judges 9 Jotham's Parable New International Version (NIV) 9Abimelek son of Jerub-Baal went to his mothers brothers in Shechem and said to them and to all his mothers clan, 2Ask all the citizens of Shechem, Which is better for you: to have all seventy of Jerub-Baals sons rule over you, or just one man? Remember, I am your flesh and blood. 3When the brothers repeated all this to the citizens of Shechem, they were inclined to follow Abimelek, for they said, He is related to us. 4They gave...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-15-14

    04/14/2014 9:14:25 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-15-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 15, 2014Tuesday of Holy Week    Reading 1 Is 49:1-6 Hear me, O islands,listen, O distant peoples.The LORD called me from birth,from my mother’s womb he gave me my name.He made of me a sharp-edged swordand concealed me in the shadow of his arm.He made me a polished arrow,in his quiver he hid me.You are my servant, he said to me,Israel, through whom I show my glory. Though I thought I had toiled in vain,and for nothing, uselessly, spent my strength,Yet my reward is with the LORD,my recompense is with my God.For now the LORD has spokenwho formed...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [April 14, 2014]

    04/14/2014 5:21:24 PM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    Inner Invincibility " Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me . . . —Matthew 11:29 " Whom the Lord loves He chastens . . .” (Hebrews 12:6). How petty our complaining is! Our Lord begins to bring us to the point where we can have fellowship with Him, only to hear us moan and groan, saying, “Oh Lord, just let me be like other people!” Jesus is asking us to get beside Him and take one end of the yoke, so that we can pull together. That’s why Jesus says to us, “My yoke is easy and...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (4/13/14)[Prayer]

    04/14/2014 5:27:24 AM PDT · by left that other site · 20 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/13/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Trees of The Bible 1 Kings 9:11 The Building of The Temple New International Version (NIV) 11King Solomon gave twenty towns in Galilee to Hiram king of Tyre, because Hiram had supplied him with all the cedar and juniper and gold he wanted.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-14-14

    04/13/2014 9:14:55 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-14-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 14, 2014Monday of Holy Week    Reading 1 Is 42:1-7 Here is my servant whom I uphold,my chosen one with whom I am pleased,Upon whom I have put my Spirit;he shall bring forth justice to the nations,Not crying out, not shouting,not making his voice heard in the street.A bruised reed he shall not break,and a smoldering wick he shall not quench,Until he establishes justice on the earth;the coastlands will wait for his teaching. Thus says God, the LORD,who created the heavens and stretched them out,who spreads out the earth with its crops,Who gives breath to its peopleand spirit...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [April 13, 2014]

    04/13/2014 4:58:54 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    What To Do When Your Burden Is Overwhelming " Cast your burden on the Lord . . . —Psalm 55:22 " We must recognize the difference between burdens that are right for us to bear and burdens that are wrong. We should never bear the burdens of sin or doubt, but there are some burdens placed on us by God which He does not intend to lift off. God wants us to roll them back on Him— to literally “cast your burden,” which He has given you, “on the Lord . . . .” If we set out to...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (4/12/14)[Prayer]

    04/13/2014 4:46:53 AM PDT · by left that other site · 19 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/12/14 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Stand Firm Psalm 91 New International Version (NIV) 1Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.[a] 2I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust. 3Surely he will save you from the fowlers snare and from the deadly pestilence. 4He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. 5You will not fear the terror of night, nor the...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(4/12/14)[Prayer]

    04/13/2014 4:34:52 AM PDT · by left that other site · 18 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/12/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Trees of The Bible Song of Songs 2 Apple Tree New International Version (NIV) She 2I am a rose of Sharon,a lily of the valleys. He 2Like a lily among thornsis my darling among the young women. She 3Like an apple tree among the trees of the forestis my beloved among the young men.I delight to sit in his shade,and his fruit is sweet to my taste.4Let him lead me to the banquet hall,and let his banner over me be love.5Strengthen me with raisins,refresh me with apples,for I am faint with love.6His...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [April 12, 2014]

    04/12/2014 7:15:42 PM PDT · by Vision · 4 replies
    Complete and Effective Dominion " Death no longer has dominion over Him. . . . the life that He lives, He lives to God. Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God . . . —Romans 6:9-11 " Co-Eternal Life. Eternal life is the life which Jesus Christ exhibited on the human level. And it is this same life, not simply a copy of it, which is made evident in our mortal flesh when we are born again. Eternal life is not a gift from God; eternal life is the gift of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 04-13-14, Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion

    04/12/2014 6:43:29 PM PDT · by Salvation · 66 replies
    USCCb.org/RNAB ^ | 04-13-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 13, 2014Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion    At the Procession with Palms - Gospel Mt 21:1-11 When Jesus and the disciples drew near Jerusalemand came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find an ass tethered,and a colt with her.Untie them and bring them here to me.And if anyone should say anything to you, reply, ‘The master has need of them.’Then he will send them at once.”This happened so that what had been spoken through the prophet might be fulfilled:Say...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(4/12/14)[Prayer]

    04/12/2014 4:48:10 AM PDT · by left that other site · 11 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/12/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Trees of The Bible Joel 1 A Call to Repentence New International Version (NIV) 12The vine is dried up and the fig tree is withered; the pomegranate, the palm and the apple tree all the trees of the fieldare dried up. Surely the peoples joy is withered away. A Call to Lamentation 13Put on sackcloth, you priests, and mourn; wail, you who minister before the altar. Come, spend the night in sackcloth, you who minister before my God; for the grain offerings and drink offerings are withheld from the house of your...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-12-14

    04/11/2014 9:20:33 PM PDT · by Salvation · 42 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-12-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 12, 2014Saturday of the Fifth Week of Lent    Reading 1 Ez 37:21-28 Thus says the Lord GOD:I will take the children of Israel from among the nationsto which they have come,and gather them from all sides to bring them back to their land.I will make them one nation upon the land,in the mountains of Israel,and there shall be one prince for them all. Never again shall they be two nations,and never again shall they be divided into two kingdoms. No longer shall they defile themselves with their idols,their abominations, and all their transgressions. I will deliver them...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [April 11, 2014]

    04/11/2014 6:16:08 PM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    Complete and Effective Divinity " If we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection . . . —Romans 6:5 " Co-Resurrection. The proof that I have experienced crucifixion with Jesus is that I have a definite likeness to Him. The Spirit of Jesus entering me rearranges my personal life before God. The resurrection of Jesus has given Him the authority to give the life of God to me, and the experiences of my life must now be built on the foundation of His life. I...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (4/11/14)[Prayer]

    04/11/2014 5:39:45 AM PDT · by left that other site · 11 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/11/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Trees of The Bible Ecclesiastes 12:5 Almond Tree New Living Translation Remember him before you become fearful of falling and worry about danger in the streets; before your hair turns white like an almond tree in bloom, and you drag along without energy like a dying grasshopper, and the caperberry no longer inspires sexual desire. Remember him before you near the grave, your everlasting home, when the mourners will weep at your funeral.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-11-14, OM, St. Stanislaus, Bishop and Martyr

    04/10/2014 10:40:02 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-11-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 11, 2014Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent   Reading 1 Jer 20:10-13 I hear the whisperings of many:“Terror on every side!Denounce! let us denounce him!”All those who were my friendsare on the watch for any misstep of mine.“Perhaps he will be trapped; then we can prevail,and take our vengeance on him.”But the LORD is with me, like a mighty champion:my persecutors will stumble, they will not triumph.In their failure they will be put to utter shame,to lasting, unforgettable confusion.O LORD of hosts, you who test the just,who probe mind and heart,Let me witness the vengeance you take on...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (4/11/2014) [Prayer]

    04/10/2014 10:12:32 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 23 replies
    11 April 2014 | NEWwoman
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Communion on the Moon, 1969 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. Psalm 139:7,8 (NIV) ----
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [April 10, 2014]

    04/10/2014 5:56:30 PM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    Complete and Effective Decision About Sin " . . . our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin —Romans 6:6 " Co-Crucifixion. Have you made the following decision about sin—that it must be completely killed in you? It takes a long time to come to the point of making this complete and effective decision about sin. It is, however, the greatest moment in your life once you decide that sin must die in you-not simply be restrained, suppressed, or counteracted, but...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    04/10/2014 11:42:11 AM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 10 replies
    4-10-14 | Kitty Mittens
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(4/10/14)[Prayer]

    04/10/2014 5:17:01 AM PDT · by left that other site · 15 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/10/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Trees of The Bible Psalm 137 Willow Tree New International Version (NIV) 1. By the rivers of Babylon, here we sat down and wept, When we remembered Zion. 2. Upon the willows in the midst of it We hung our harps. 3. For there our captors demanded of us songs, And our tormentors mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion. 4. How can we sing the LORDS song In a foreign land? 5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem, May my right hand forget her skill. 6 May my...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-10-14

    04/09/2014 9:18:41 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-10-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 10, 2014Thursday of the Fifth Week of Lent    Reading 1 Gn 17:3-9 When Abram prostrated himself, God spoke to him:“My covenant with you is this:you are to become the father of a host of nations.No longer shall you be called Abram;your name shall be Abraham,for I am making you the father of a host of nations.I will render you exceedingly fertile;I will make nations of you;kings shall stem from you.I will maintain my covenant with youand your descendants after youthroughout the ages as an everlasting pact,to be your God and the God of your descendants after you.I...
  • A God of heft: Lecturer says Americans too often pray to gain the unimportant (Mr. Obama's pastor)

    04/09/2014 5:04:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Harvard Gazette ^ | April 8, 2014 | Edward Mason, Harvard Correspondent
    The man dubbed President Obamas pastor, Joshua DuBois, said Monday night he is dismayed that Americans turn to God to resolve infinitesimally small questions not worthy of the Almighty. If there is one gnawing sadness I have about the contemporary state of religion in America, DuBois said, it is that instead of seeking Gods name for the big things, the nearly impossible things, the things that stretch faith nearly to the breaking point, that require a strong God, far too often we make God do the infinitesimally small. God used to get called on for higher causes, but not now,...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [April 9, 2014]

    04/09/2014 4:56:55 PM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    Have You Seen Jesus? " After that, He appeared in another form to two of them . . . —Mark 16:12 " Being saved and seeing Jesus are not the same thing. Many people who have never seen Jesus have received and share in God’s grace. But once you have seen Him, you can never be the same. Other things will not have the appeal they did before.You should always recognize the difference between what you see Jesus to be and what He has done for you. If you see only what He has done for you, your God...
  • Did Washington Pray at Valley Forge?

    04/09/2014 9:49:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Revolution Blog ^ | May 10, 2008 | Brad Hart
    Though we've discussed this before, I discovered some new evidence and thought it would be fun to bring this topic up yet again. Nearly every American has seen this painting. In fact, it has become one of the best selling pieces of art in recent years. Thousands of homes, churches, office buildings, etc. have adorned their walls with this extremely powerful portrayal of America's first president kneeling in prayer. As is common with the legacy of our Founding Fathers, Americans today gain a sense of pride, reverence, and even patriotism when witnessing poignant recreations such as this painting. But how...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    04/09/2014 8:02:13 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 11 replies
    4/9/14 | Hiskid
  • Prayer Request: Please Pray for My Mom Having Knee Surgery Today

    04/09/2014 4:08:28 AM PDT · by Pajamajan · 43 replies
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    My mom is in her senior years and having surgery on her knee today. Any prayers for her would be most appreciated.
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(4/9/14)[Prayer]

    04/09/2014 4:41:15 AM PDT · by left that other site · 17 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/9/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Trees of The Bible Isaiah 44:3-4 Poplar tree New International Version (NIV) 3For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants. 4They will spring up like grass in a meadow, like poplar trees by flowing streams.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-09-14

    04/08/2014 7:45:28 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-09-14 | Revised New Americn Bible
    April 9, 2014Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Lent    Reading 1 Dn 3:14-20, 91-92, 95 King Nebuchadnezzar said:“Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego,that you will not serve my god,or worship the golden statue that I set up?Be ready now to fall down and worship the statue I had made,whenever you hear the sound of the trumpet,flute, lyre, harp, psaltery, bagpipe,and all the other musical instruments;otherwise, you shall be instantly cast into the white-hot furnace;and who is the God who can deliver you out of my hands?”Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered King Nebuchadnezzar,“There is no need for us...
  • Confession: Why Do We Go to Confession? [Catholic Caucus]

    04/08/2014 7:15:03 PM PDT · by Salvation · 19 replies
    StIsidore-yubacity.orgg ^ | not given | NA
    Confession Why Do We Go To Confession?"Catholics who started going to confession as children may recall that the major concern during preparation was not how you sinned - disobedience was a given - but how often you had sinned since your last confession. The Sacrament of Reconciliation, or Penance as it was once called, was never intended to be a numbers game. It is now and always has been a means to seek receive God's forgiveness and to renew our resolve, with the help of the Holy Spirit, to follow Jesus' commands to love God and to love one...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [April 8, 2014]

    04/08/2014 5:48:12 PM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    His Resurrection Destiny " Ought not the Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into His glory? —Luke 24:26 " Our Lord’s Cross is the gateway into His life. His resurrection means that He has the power to convey His life to me. When I was born again, I received the very life of the risen Lord from Jesus Himself.Christ’s resurrection destiny— His foreordained purpose— was to bring “many sons to glory” (Hebrews 2:10). The fulfilling of His destiny gives Him the right to make us sons and daughters of God. We never have exactly the same...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(4/8/14)[Prayer]

    04/08/2014 4:34:39 AM PDT · by left that other site · 21 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/8/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Trees of The Bible Leviticus 23 The Feast of Booths New International Version (NIV) 39'On exactly the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the crops of the land, you shall celebrate the feast of the LORD for seven days, with a rest on the first day and a rest on the eighth day. 40'Now on the first day you shall take for yourselves the foliage of beautiful trees, palm branches and boughs of leafy trees and willows of the brook, and you shall rejoice before the LORD...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-08-14

    04/07/2014 11:05:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-08-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 8, 2014Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent    Reading 1 Nm 21:4-9 From Mount Hor the children of Israel set out on the Red Sea road,to bypass the land of Edom.But with their patience worn out by the journey,the people complained against God and Moses,“Why have you brought us up from Egypt to die in this desert,where there is no food or water?We are disgusted with this wretched food!” In punishment the LORD sent among the people saraph serpents,which bit the people so that many of them died.Then the people came to Moses and said,“We have sinned...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [April 7, 2014]

    04/07/2014 6:32:36 PM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    Why We Lack Understanding " He commanded them that they should tell no one the things they had seen, till the Son of Man had risen from the dead —Mark 9:9 " As the disciples were commanded, you should also say nothing until the Son of Man has risen in you— until the life of the risen Christ so dominates you that you truly understand what He taught while here on earth. When you grow and develop the right condition inwardly, the words Jesus spoke become so clear that you are amazed you did not grasp them before. In...