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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-05-12

    03/04/2012 7:14:13 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-05-12 | Revised New American Bible
    March 5, 2012 Monday in the Second Week in Lent Reading 1Dn 9:4b-10 "Lord, great and awesome God,you who keep your merciful covenant toward those who love youand observe your commandments!We have sinned, been wicked and done evil;we have rebelled and departed from your commandments and your laws.We have not obeyed your servants the prophets,who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes,our fathers, and all the people of the land.Justice, O Lord, is on your side;we are shamefaced even to this day:we, the men of Judah, the residents of Jerusalem,and all Israel, near and far,in all...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    03/04/2012 3:51:13 PM PST · by Kitty Mittens · 15 replies
    3-4-12 | Kitty Mittens
    Philippians 2:9-11 Wherefore God also hath Highly Exalted Him, And Given Him a Name which is Above Every Name: That at the Name of Jesus every knee should Bow, Of Things in Heaven, and Things in Earth, and Things Under the Earth; And that Every Tongue should Confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, To the Glory of God the Father.
  • Prayers Needed for our FRiend freekitty (Update on post #86)

    03/04/2012 7:04:38 AM PST · by Ditter · 101 replies
    Freekitty has been in the hospital for a month, she is at home now and needs your prayers for her continued recovery. She had gall bladder surgery in January and then began having seizures from an unknown cause. Carol and her husband Craig would appreciate your prayers for her continued recovery. She is very weak and unable to stand but the seizures have stopped. Thank you all for praying for our FRiend.
  • Prayers needed for my family

    03/04/2012 9:04:32 AM PST · by luckystarmom · 97 replies · 1+ views
    Self | 3/4/2012 | Self
    I'm requesting prayers for my family. We are having lots of medical problems. My husband had prostate cancer surgery in December. The initial reports are good, and the path report indicates they got the cancer. However, the cancer was upgraded to a stage 3 gleason of 7. He goes in for follow up testing the middle of March. In the meantime, my 15 year old daughter is having finger spasms. I thought it was going to turn out to be nothing, but last week the neurologist says it's a degenerative disease called dystonia. She's a really good flute player (only...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [March 4, 2012]

    03/04/2012 5:16:32 AM PST · by Vision · 3 replies
    Is This True of Me? "None of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself . . ." —Acts 20:24 It is easier to serve or work for God without a vision and without a call, because then you are not bothered by what He requires. Common sense, covered with a layer of Christian emotion, becomes your guide. You may be more prosperous and successful from the world’s perspective, and will have more leisure time, if you never acknowledge the call of God. But once you receive a commission from Jesus Christ, the memory...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(3/4/12)[Prayer]

    03/04/2012 4:34:01 AM PST · by left that other site · 32 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 3/4/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Book Of Esther Chapter 2 Esther Becomes Queen 1.After these things, when the wrath of King Ahasuerus subsided, he remembered Vashti, what she had done, and what had been decreed against her. 2Then the kings servants who attended him said: Let beautiful young virgins be sought for the king; 3and let the king appoint officers in all the provinces of his kingdom, that they may gather all the beautiful young virgins to Shushan the citadel, into the womens quarters, under the custody of Hegai[a] the kings eunuch, custodian of the women. And...
  • Obama: "I want to make sure we end before the call to prayer"

    03/03/2012 4:43:07 PM PST · by wtd · 26 replies
    Video trailer ^ | 03/03/2012 | self
    Drudge has a link to an article titled "NEW FILM BLASTS OBAMA'S RECORD ON ISRAEL..." posted at Foreign Policy Magazine. That article links to the trailer of this video: Daylight: The Story of Obama and IsraelFast Forward to the 0:57 mark and listen as Obama states: "I want to make sure we end before the call to prayer"
  • Youcef Nadarkhani Executed: Pastor Hanged in Iran for Being Christian (Unconfirmed)

    03/03/2012 1:31:16 PM PST · by soozla · 72 replies · 1+ views
    The "Religion of Peace" strikes again...........
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(3/3/12)[Prayer]

    03/03/2012 4:16:38 AM PST · by left that other site · 41 replies · 2+ views
    The Holy Scriptures | 3/3/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Book Of Esther Chapter 1 The King Dethrones Queen Vashti 1. Now it came to pass in the days of Ahasuerus[a] (this was the Ahasuerus who reigned over one hundred and twenty-seven provinces, from India to Ethiopia), 2. in those days when King Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom, which was in Shushan[b] the citadel, 3. that in the third year of his reign he made a feast for all his officials and servantsthe powers of Persia and Media, the nobles, and the princes of the provinces being before him...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [March 3, 2012]

    03/03/2012 4:14:10 AM PST · by Vision · 5 replies
    His Commission to Us "Feed My sheep" —John 21:17 This is love in the making. The love of God is not created— it is His nature. When we receive the life of Christ through the Holy Spirit, He unites us with God so that His love is demonstrated in us. The goal of the indwelling Holy Spirit is not just to unite us with God, but to do it in such a way that we will be one with the Father in exactly the same way Jesus was. And what kind of oneness did Jesus Christ have with the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-03-12, Opt. Mem. St. Katherine Drexel

    03/02/2012 9:50:23 PM PST · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-03-12 | Revised New American Bible
    March 3, 2012 Saturday of the First Week in Lent Reading 1Dt 26:16-19 Moses spoke to the people, saying:"This day the LORD, your God,commands you to observe these statutes and decrees.Be careful, then,to observe them with all your heart and with all your soul.Today you are making this agreement with the LORD:he is to be your God and you are to walk in his waysand observe his statutes, commandments and decrees,and to hearken to his voice.And today the LORD is making this agreement with you:you are to be a people peculiarly his own, as he promised you;and...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes & Nation

    03/02/2012 8:00:24 PM PST · by tajgirvan · 11 replies
    3-2-12 | tajgirvan
    Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go. ~ Joshua 1:9 ~
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [March 2, 2012]

    03/02/2012 6:11:13 AM PST · by Vision · 5 replies
    Have You Felt the Pain Inflicted by the Lord? "He said to him the third time, ’. . . do you love Me?’ " —John 21:17 Have you ever felt the pain, inflicted by the Lord, at the very center of your being, deep down in the most sensitive area of your life? The devil never inflicts pain there, and neither can sin nor human emotions. Nothing can cut through to that part of our being but the Word of God. “Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, ’Do you love Me?’ ” Yet he...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(3/2/12)[Prayer]

    03/02/2012 4:06:22 AM PST · by left that other site · 32 replies · 27+ views
    The Holy Scriptures | 3/2/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Book Of Ruth Chapter 4 The Marriage of Ruth 1. Now Boaz went up to the gate and sat down there, and behold, the close relative of whom Boaz spoke was passing by, so he said, "Turn aside, friend, sit down here." And he turned aside and sat down. 2. He took ten men of the elders of the city and said, "Sit down here." So they sat down. 3. Then he said to the closest relative, "Naomi, who has come back from the land of Moab, has to sell the piece...
  • Cstholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-02-12

    03/01/2012 10:11:53 PM PST · by Salvation · 38 replies · 10+ views
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-02-12 | Revised New American Bible
    March 2, 2012 Friday of the First Week in Lent Reading 1Ez 18:21-28 Thus says the Lord GOD:If the wicked man turns away from all the sins he committed, if he keeps all my statutes and does what is right and just,he shall surely live, he shall not die. None of the crimes he committed shall be remembered against him;he shall live because of the virtue he has practiced. Do I indeed derive any pleasure from the death of the wicked?says the Lord GOD. Do I not rather rejoice when he turns from his evil waythat he may...
  • Cookies for Life: 10-year-old ex-Girl Scout raises thousands for pro-life with home-baked cookies

    BOISE, Idaho, March 1, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) When Grace Swanke, 10, found out that Girl Scouts is entangled with Planned Parenthood, not only did she decide to quit her troop, but as someone who loved to sell cookies, she decided to make and sell her own brand of cookie, but with a pro-life twist. The thing I enjoyed most about the girl scouts was selling cookies, and then I realized I could still sell cookies, I just had to bake them myself, Grace told LifeSiteNews. Several years ago, a significant number of Girl Scout councils nationwide admitted to partnering with...
  • Political blogger Andrew Breitbart dead at 43

    03/01/2012 8:03:08 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies · 3+ views
    LOS ANGELES, March 1 (UPI) -- Blogger, TV commentator and author Andrew Breitbart has died of natural causes in Los Angeles, his Web site Big Hollywood announced Thursday. He was 43. Breitbart contributed columns to The Washington Times, was a frequent guest on Fox News programs and was a former editor for the Drudge Report. In addition to BigHollywood.com, he ran the Web sites Breitbart.com, BigGovernment.com, BigJournalism.com and BigPeace.com. He also appeared on the TV panel programs "Real Time with Bill Maher" and "Dennis Miller.""With a terrible feeling of pain and loss we announce the passing of Andrew Breitbart," a...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(3/1/12)[Prayer]

    03/01/2012 5:03:50 AM PST · by left that other site · 21 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 3/1/12 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation The Whole Armor of God 10. Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 13. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(3/1/12)[Prayer]

    03/01/2012 4:57:10 AM PST · by left that other site · 31 replies · 6+ views
    The Holy Scriptures | 3/1/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Book Of Ruth Chapter 3 Boaz Will Redeem Ruth 1. Then Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, "My daughter, shall I not seek security for you, that it may be well with you? 2. "Now is not Boaz our kinsman, with whose maids you were? Behold, he winnows barley at the threshing floor tonight. 3. "Wash yourself therefore, and anoint yourself and put on your best clothes, and go down to the threshing floor; but do not make yourself known to the man until he has finished eating and drinking. 4. "It...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [March 1, 2012]

    03/01/2012 4:43:24 AM PST · by Vision · 3 replies
    The Piercing Question "Do you love Me?" —John 21:17 Peter’s response to this piercing question is considerably different from the bold defiance he exhibited only a few days before when he declared, “Even if I have to die with You, I will not deny You!” (Matthew 26:35 ; also see Matthew 26:33-34). Our natural individuality, or our natural self, boldly speaks out and declares its feelings. But the true love within our inner spiritual self can be discovered only by experiencing the hurt of this question of Jesus Christ. Peter loved Jesus in the way any natural man loves...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-01-12

    02/29/2012 10:31:37 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies · 1+ views
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-01-12 | Revised New American Bible
    March 1, 2012 Thursday in the First Week of Lent Reading 1Est C:12, 14-16, 23-25 Queen Esther, seized with mortal anguish,had recourse to the LORD.She lay prostrate upon the ground, together with her handmaids,from morning until evening, and said:"God of Abraham, God of Isaac, and God of Jacob, blessed are you.Help me, who am alone and have no help but you,for I am taking my life in my hand.As a child I used to hear from the books of my forefathersthat you, O LORD, always free those who are pleasing to you.Now help me, who am alone and...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    02/29/2012 9:35:00 AM PST · by Hiskid · 9 replies
    2/29/12 | Hiskid
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(2/28/12)[Prayer]

    02/29/2012 4:20:18 AM PST · by left that other site · 26 replies · 1+ views
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/28/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Book Of Ruth Chapter 2 Ruth Gleans in Boaz' Field 1. Now Naomi had a kinsman of her husband, a man of great wealth, of the family of Elimelech, whose name was Boaz. 2. And Ruth the Moabitess said to Naomi, "Please let me go to the field and glean among the ears of grain after one in whose sight I may find favor." And she said to her, "Go, my daughter." 3. So she departed and went and gleaned in the field after the reapers; and she happened to come to...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-29-12

    02/28/2012 11:53:26 PM PST · by Salvation · 29 replies · 2+ views
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-29-12 | Revised New American Bible
    February 29, 2012 Wednesday of the First Week in Lent Reading 1Jon 3:1-10 The word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time:"Set out for the great city of Nineveh,and announce to it the message that I will tell you."So Jonah made ready and went to Nineveh,according to the LORD's bidding.Now Nineveh was an enormously large city;it took three days to go through it.Jonah began his journey through the city,and had gone but a single day's walk announcing,"Forty days more and Nineveh shall be destroyed,"when the people of Nineveh believed God;they proclaimed a fastand all of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-28-12

    02/28/2012 9:49:08 PM PST · by Salvation · 29 replies · 3+ views
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-28-12 | Revised New American Bible
    February 28, 2012 Tuesday of the First Week of Lent Reading 1Is 55:10-11 Thus says the LORD:Just as from the heavensthe rain and snow come downAnd do not return theretill they have watered the earth,making it fertile and fruitful,Giving seed to the one who sowsand bread to the one who eats,So shall my word bethat goes forth from my mouth;It shall not return to me void,but shall do my will,achieving the end for which I sent it. Responsorial PsalmPs 34:4-5, 6-7, 16-17, 18-19 R. (18b) From all their distress God rescues the just.Glorify the LORD with me,let...
  • Prayers requested for our 15 month old nephew

    02/27/2012 4:28:08 PM PST · by RedMDer · 98 replies
    Feb, 27, 2012 | self
    Please pray for our 15 month old nephew, James. He has been in the hospital since Friday with a severe lung infection and has been on a respirator since then. His twin had been sick last week but, it wasn't as serious as this.
  • Pray for Our American Heroes

    02/27/2012 4:54:30 AM PST · by jackv · 25 replies · 1+ views
    4-27-12 | jackv
    "Yea, Tho I Walk Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I Will Fear No Evil... For Thou Art With Me."Psalm 23:4 "Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare of the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; He is my God, and I am trusting Him." (Psalm 91:1-2)
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(2/27/12)[Prayer]

    02/27/2012 4:32:36 AM PST · by left that other site · 28 replies · 1+ views
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/27/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Book Of Ruth Chapter 1 Naomi Widowed 1. Now it came about in the days when the judges governed, that there was a famine in the land And a certain man of Bethlehem in Judah went to sojourn in the land of Moab with his wife and his two sons. 2. The name of the man was Elimelech, and the name of his wife, Naomi; and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Chilion, Ephrathites of Bethlehem in Judah. Now they entered the land of Moab and remained there. 3....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-27-12

    02/26/2012 7:46:51 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies · 2+ views
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-27-12 | Revised New American Bible
    February 27, 2012 Monday of the First Week of Lent Reading 1Lv 19:1-2, 11-18 The LORD said to Moses,"Speak to the whole assembly of the children of Israel and tell them:Be holy, for I, the LORD, your God, am holy. "You shall not steal.You shall not lie or speak falsely to one another.You shall not swear falsely by my name,thus profaning the name of your God.I am the LORD. "You shall not defraud or rob your neighbor.You shall not withhold overnight the wages of your day laborer.You shall not curse the deaf,or put a stumbling block in...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    02/26/2012 12:31:39 PM PST · by Kitty Mittens · 20 replies
    2-26-11 | Kitty Mittens
    1Timothy 1:17 Glory and Honor to God Forever and Ever. He is the King of the Ages, The Unseen One Who Never Dies; He Alone is God, And Full of Wisdom, amen.
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(2/26/12)[Prayer]

    02/26/2012 5:08:07 AM PST · by left that other site · 39 replies · 1+ views
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/26/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Book Of Zehariah Chapter 14 1. Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. 2. For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. 3. Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 02-26-12, First Sunday of Lent

    02/25/2012 9:11:49 PM PST · by Salvation · 48 replies · 3+ views
    USCCB.org.RNAB ^ | 02-26-12 | Revised New American Bible
    February 26, 2012 First Sunday of Lent Reading 1Gn 9:8-15 God said to Noah and to his sons with him: "See, I am now establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you and with every living creature that was with you: all the birds, and the various tame and wild animals that were with you and came out of the ark.I will establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all bodily creatures be destroyedby the waters of a flood; there shall not be another flood to devastate the earth."God added:"This is the sign that...
  • Following the Truth: Listening To Marys Voice Part 4 (The Magnificat) [Catholic Caucus]

    02/25/2012 9:35:14 AM PST · by Salvation · 14 replies
    FollowingtheTruth.com ^ | Feb 6th, 2012 | Gary Zimak
    Listening To Marys Voice Part 4 (The Magnificat) Feb 6th, 2012by Gary Zimak. As we continue our look at Marys words in the Bible, the scene shifts from Marys encounter with Gabriel (the Annunciation) and moves to her visit with Elizabeth (the Visitation). After traveling in haste to be with her pregnant relative, Mary is greeted with the words:Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For at the moment the sound of your greeting reached...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(2/25/12)[Prayer]

    02/25/2012 4:11:08 AM PST · by left that other site · 30 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/25/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Book Of Zechariah Chapter 13 1. In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness. 2. And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, that I will cut off the names of the idols out of the land, and they shall no more be remembered: and also I will cause the prophets and the unclean spirit to pass out of the land. 3. And it shall come to pass, that...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes & Nation

    02/24/2012 8:21:44 PM PST · by tajgirvan · 15 replies · 1+ views
    2-24-12 | tajgirvan
    You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You. Trust in the LORD forever, For in YAH, the LORD is everlasting strength. Isaiah 26:3,4
  • Anonymous FReeper Needs All of Our Prayers

    02/24/2012 4:20:45 PM PST · by wagglebee · 109 replies · 1+ views
    Free Republic | 2/24/12 | Wagglebee
    A great FReeper who most of you have known for a long time, but needs to remain anonymous, asked me to post a thread asking for our prayers. My FRiend has been having major marital problems due to his wife's infidelity. They separated for a while, during which time she attempted suicide. She was hospitalized following this and they have since reconciled and are working on strengthening their marriage. During the separation, my FRiend was in an altercation where he needed to defend himself. However, this altercation has resulted in him being charged with attempted murder. In the midst of...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(2/24/12)[Prayer]

    02/24/2012 4:55:52 AM PST · by left that other site · 30 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/24/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Book Of Zechariah Chapter 12 1. The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him. 2. Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. 3. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-24-12

    02/23/2012 8:11:41 PM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-24-12 | Revised New American Bible
    February 24, 2012 Friday after Ash Wednesday Reading 1Is 58:1-9a Thus says the Lord GOD:Cry out full-throated and unsparingly,lift up your voice like a trumpet blast; Tell my people their wickedness,and the house of Jacob their sins. They seek me day after day,and desire to know my ways,Like a nation that has done what is justand not abandoned the law of their God;They ask me to declare what is due them,pleased to gain access to God."Why do we fast, and you do not see it?afflict ourselves, and you take no note of it?" Lo, on your fast...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [February 28, 2012]

    02/23/2012 6:07:50 PM PST · by Vision · 3 replies
    "Do You Now Believe?" " ’By this we believe . . . .’ Jesus answered them, ’Do you now believe?’ " —John 16:30-31 Now we believe. . . .” But Jesus asks, “Do you . . . ? Indeed the hour is coming . . . that you . . . will leave Me alone” (John 16:31-32). Many Christian workers have left Jesus Christ alone and yet tried to serve Him out of a sense of duty, or because they sense a need as a result of their own discernment. The reason for this is actually the absence of...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [February 25, 2012]

    02/23/2012 6:02:46 PM PST · by Vision · 3 replies
    The Destitution of Service ". . . though the more abundantly I love you, the less I am loved" —2 Corinthians 12:15 Natural human love expects something in return. But Paul is saying, “It doesn’t really matter to me whether you love me or not. I am willing to be completely destitute anyway; willing to be poverty-stricken, not just for your sakes, but also that I may be able to get you to God.” “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor . . .”...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(2/23/12)[Prayer]

    02/23/2012 5:26:15 AM PST · by left that other site · 26 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/23/12 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation 1. Give ear to my words, O Lord, Consider my meditation. 2 Give heed to the voice of my cry, My King and my God, For to You I will pray. 3 My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord; In the morning I will direct it to You, And I will look up.Psalm 5: 1-3 God Bless America!
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(2/23/12)[Prayer]

    02/23/2012 4:57:10 AM PST · by left that other site · 28 replies · 1+ views
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/23/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Book Of Zechariah Chapter 11 1. Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars. 2. Howl, fir tree; for the cedar is fallen; because the mighty are spoiled: howl, O ye oaks of Bashan; for the forest of the vintage is come down. 3. There is a voice of the howling of the shepherds; for their glory is spoiled: a voice of the roaring of young lions; for the pride of Jordan is spoiled. 4. Thus saith the LORD my God; Feed the flock of the slaughter; 5....
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [February 23, 2012]

    02/23/2012 4:34:36 AM PST · by Vision · 6 replies
    The Determination to Serve "The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve . . ." —Matthew 20:28 Jesus also said, “Yet I am among you as the One who serves” (Luke 22:27). Paul’s idea of service was the same as our Lord’s— “. . . ourselves your bondservants for Jesus’ sake” (2 Corinthians 4:5). We somehow have the idea that a person called to the ministry is called to be different and above other people. But according to Jesus Christ, he is called to be a “doormat” for others— called to be their spiritual...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-23-12, Opt. Mem. St. Polycarp, Bishop and Martyr

    02/22/2012 9:22:40 PM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-23-12 | Revised New American Bible
    February 23, 2012 Thursday after Ash Wednesday Reading 1Dt 30:15-20 Moses said to the people:"Today I have set before youlife and prosperity, death and doom.If you obey the commandments of the LORD, your God,which I enjoin on you today,loving him, and walking in his ways,and keeping his commandments, statutes and decrees,you will live and grow numerous,and the LORD, your God,will bless you in the land you are entering to occupy.If, however, you turn away your hearts and will not listen,but are led astray and adore and serve other gods,I tell you now that you will certainly perish;you will...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    02/22/2012 9:18:35 AM PST · by Hiskid · 16 replies · 1+ views
    2/22/12 | Hiskid
  • ACLJ: Sources in Iran - Execution Warrant May Have Been Issued for Christian Pastor

    02/22/2012 4:38:26 AM PST · by tobyhill · 3 replies · 1+ views
    wall street journal ^ | 2/22/2012 | staff
    The American Center for Law and Justice, focusing on constitutional and international law, said today it has received information that Iran may have issued an execution order for Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who was sentenced to death because he refused to recant his Christian faith. The ACLJ is working to determine whether Pastor Youcef is still alive. "As of today, we cannot confirm that Pastor Youcef is alive," said Jordan Sekulow, Executive Director of the ACLJ. "The news out of Iran is not encouraging. With Iran now dominating international headlines because of its military actions, it's clear Iran may have decided...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [February 22, 2012]

    02/22/2012 4:28:36 AM PST · by Vision · 4 replies
    The Discipline of Spiritual Perseverance "Be still, and know that I am God . . ." —Psalm 46:10 Perseverance is more than endurance. It is endurance combined with absolute assurance and certainty that what we are looking for is going to happen. Perseverance means more than just hanging on, which may be only exposing our fear of letting go and falling. Perseverance is our supreme effort of refusing to believe that our hero is going to be conquered. Our greatest fear is not that we will be damned, but that somehow Jesus Christ will be defeated. Also, our fear...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(2/22/12)[Prayer]

    02/22/2012 4:07:55 AM PST · by left that other site · 29 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 2/22/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Book Of Zechariah Chapter 10 1. Ask ye of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; so the LORD shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field. 2. For the idols have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie, and have told false dreams; they comfort in vain: therefore they went their way as a flock, they were troubled, because there was no shepherd. 3. Mine anger was kindled against the shepherds, and I punished the goats: for...
  • Welcome to 40 Days for Life: 40 Days for Life kicks off February 22 in 258 locations!

    02/21/2012 10:35:11 PM PST · by Salvation · 96 replies · 1+ views
    40DaysforLife.com ^ | 02-21-12 | 40 Days for Life. com
    40 Days for Life kicks off February 22 in 258 locations! On February 22, the next 40 Days for Life campaign begins in 258 locations in the United States, Canada, England, Australia and Spain. Sign up for campaign updates with the box at the upper right ... pray and fast for an end to abortion ... and see the list of locations to find -- and get involved -- in the campaign nearest you! FIVE more abortion centers close following 40 Days for Life On March 1, the Planned Parenthood abortion center in Storm Lake, Iowa will...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-22-12, Ash Wednesday

    02/21/2012 10:14:31 PM PST · by Salvation · 46 replies · 1+ views
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-22-12 | RevisedNewAmericanBible
    February 22, 2012 Ash Wednesday If the blessing and distribution of ashes take place outside Mass, it is appropriate that the Liturgy of the Word precede it, using texts assigned to the Mass of Ash Wednesday. Reading 1Jl 2:12-18 Even now, says the LORD,return to me with your whole heart,with fasting, and weeping, and mourning;Rend your hearts, not your garments,and return to the LORD, your God.For gracious and merciful is he,slow to anger, rich in kindness,and relenting in punishment.Perhaps he will again relentand leave behind him a blessing,Offerings and libationsfor the LORD, your God. Blow the trumpet...