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  • God And Job And Suffering: All Is Well That Ends Well

    02/27/2021 8:27:11 AM PST · by JAG 5000 · 8 replies
    We hear a lot about God and Job's sufferings. The book of Job has 42 chapters and some 99% of the verses talk about Job's sufferings. However nobody knows how long Job suffered and some interpreters think it was a relatively short time. Some think Job suffered for a few months and others think Job suffered only for days. To the best of my knowledge all the events in the book of Job could have occurred within 30 days. If so, then Job suffered a very short time. But here is even better news: After Job suffered and endured his...
  • I Still Believe (Jeremy Camp Movie)

    01/11/2021 4:05:39 PM PST · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 6 replies
    MSMB ^ | December 2020 | Rob W. Case
    The film begins in Lafayette Indiana, where a young man by the name of Jeremy Camp (KJ Apa) heads to Calvary Chapel College in Murrieta, California. The first night he gets settled in, Jeremy goes to a Christian concert to see a Canadian band called “The Kry”, and meets its lead singer, Jean-Luc Lagoie (Nathan Parsons). Jeremy asks Jean-Luc how to make it. Jean-Luc tells Camp that “it’s not about making it. It’s about what our songs give people.” Then he asks Camp, “So what do you want to give people?” This question forces Camp to see where his priorities...
  • 3 Reasons You Don’t Need To Keep Pregnancy Loss A Secret

    12/02/2020 11:53:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 2, 2020 | Clara Stillwater
    There is still a stigma in our culture about pregnancy loss, miscarriage, and stillbirth. Here are three reasons not to keep it a secret.Meghan, the duchess of Sussex, revealed last week in a New York Times opinion article that she suffered a miscarriage last summer. Recently, supermodel Chrissy Teigen was also open about her grief over her pregnancy loss. While there is still a tendency in our culture to conceal pregnancy losses, I applaud the willingness of these well-known women to share their stories, and hope that their examples will help mothers and families in the same situation to be...
  • "Giving Thanks in--and for--2020" (Sermon for the Day of National Thanksgiving, on Philippians 4:6-20)

    11/25/2020 3:04:19 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 4 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | November 26, 2020 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Giving Thanks in--and for--2020” (Philippians 4:6-20) We have come together today to celebrate America’s Day of National Thanksgiving. This is the time every year when we gather in our churches to give thanks to God for his blessings on our country. However, this year is 2020. And if you listen to most folks, you would think there is nothing to be thankful for this year. But is that really the case? Today I want to tell you that it is possible to have a happy Thanksgiving this year, under the theme, “Giving Thanks in--and for--2020.” All of our readings today...
  • Grace Enough

    10/05/2020 8:51:12 AM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 2 replies
    Ancient Faith Ministries ^ | October 5, 2020 | Fr. Stephen Freeman
    Some years ago I was in hospital for a time and not in the least bit happy about it. One sleepless night I was walking the halls of the unit, unable to sleep, and tempted with self-pity. I thought to myself (in rebuke), “Father Arseny endured the Soviet Gulag with more hope and patience than you’re bringing to this.” Father Arseny is the figure in the book by the same name that relates the story of an amazing Russian priest who was a true saint of his generation. My inner conversation continued, “God gave Fr. Arseny the grace to endure...
  • Michelle Obama suffering from 'low-grade depression': What is it and what are the symptoms?

    08/06/2020 11:41:54 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 113 replies
    Yahoo! Health ^ | 8/6/20 | Marie Claire Dorking
    Michelle Obama has revealed she is suffering from “low-grade depression” due to worries over the coronavirus pandemic, racial injustice and the Trump administration. The former First Lady, 56, made the remarks in the latest episode of The Michelle Obama Podcast released on Spotify on Wednesday. Mrs Obama said she has been struggling with her exercise routine and sleep. “I’m waking up in the middle of the night because I’m worrying about something or there’s a heaviness,” she admitted. “I try to make sure I get a workout in, although there have been periods throughout this quarantine where I just have...
  • No, Social Distancing Isn’t A Blessing In Disguise. It’s Evil

    05/06/2020 5:46:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 6, 2020 | Cheryl Magness
    Blessing In Disguise. It’s Evil Social distancing is not something to celebrate. It is, according to the experts, what we must do right now. But it’s a necessary evil, not a societal good. As the U.S. government’s “30 days to slow the spread” order expires, with no indication that President Trump plans to extend it, it’s time to start asking whether it was worth it. Have the extreme social distancing and economic measures to which we have subjected ourselves accomplished the desired result? Was any of it even necessary to begin with? It’s a question we’ll be debating for years....
  • Michigan Gov Shuts Down Improvised Drive-in Theater [semi-satire]

    05/04/2020 9:48:05 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 3 May 2020 | John Semmens
    Canterbury Village's plans to set up an improvised drive-in movie theater with 20' by 20' spaces for each car and the audio broadcast over a local FM radio station were halted by megalomaniac Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D). Whitmer explained that "the legislature granted me absolute power to handle the COVID crisis as I see fit. One of the things that I have shutdown across the state is movie theaters. Just because the folks at Canterbury Village were able to ensure the required minimum social distancing at their improvised outdoor theater doesn't mean they get a pass from me. In my...
  • The Underground Church: A Chinese pastor’s advice to the American church

    04/25/2020 7:44:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/25/2020 | G. Shane Morris
    Rev. Bob Fu, founder of China Aid, speaks at a House Foreign Affairs' subcommittee hearing on the increasing persecution in China in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 27, 2018. | The Christian PostBob Fu is sometimes affectionately called the pastor of China’s underground railroad. He’s the founder and president of ChinaAid, an international human rights organization dedicated to exposing religious persecution by the Communist Party in China and to promoting religious freedom for all in that country. He is also this year’s William Wilberforce Award winner.He recently talked with Shane Morris about his life and his work, as well as some...
  • C. S. Lewis’ Advice To Students During A Pandemic Will Do All Our Souls Good Right Now

    04/09/2020 7:09:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 9, 2020 | Joseph Griffith
    The theologian and author C.S. Lewis identifies three enemies we face during crises such as ours and mental exercises to defend against each. In the autumn of 1939, as Nazi Germany invaded Poland and ignited the fuse of World War II, the great British theologian C. S. Lewis preached a sermon called “Learning in War-Time.” Although written 81 years ago, his advice is perhaps more relevant today than ever.Lewis identifies three enemies facing students during crises such as ours and mental exercises to defend against each. His thought are also helpful to those who are not students.The first enemy is...
  • U.S. senators on 'digital detox' as they hear Trump's impeachment trial

    01/22/2020 11:42:09 PM PST · by conservative98 · 15 replies
    R ^ | Thursday, 23 January 2020 00:13 GMT | Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell
    Senator Mitt Romney, one of four centrist Republicans seen as open to a Democratic push to call witnesses and introduce new evidence in the trial, admitted disliking not being in touch with his staff in the chamber. "Ha, I do miss my electronic connection, I've got to tell you," Romney said during a short break. "No doubt about that."
  • Why Was Christ Crucified Between Two Thieves?

    11/26/2019 9:00:24 AM PST · by Salvation · 41 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-25-19 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on November 25, 2019 by Msgr. Charles Pope Why Was Christ Crucified Between Two Thieves? It is good and necessary to ponder more of the Gospel of yesterday’s Solemnity of Christ the King. It remains a profound teaching that Christ was crucified between two thieves. Why?St. Thomas Aquinas proposes three answers to the question. Let’s consider them, with particular emphasis on the third.I. To Identify with Fallen Sinners – St Thomas said, As Christ became accursed of the cross for us, so for our salvation He was crucified as a guilty one among the guilty (Comm. xxxiii in...
  • Socialism Promises a Utopia, but Delivers Suffering

    05/22/2019 6:18:20 PM PDT · by bitt · 26 replies
    daily signal ^ | 5/22/2019 | Walter E Williams
    Presidential contenders are in a battle to out-give one another. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., proposes a whopping $50,000 per student college loan forgiveness. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., proposes free health care for all Americans plus illegal aliens. Most Democratic presidential candidates promise free stuff that includes free college, universal income, “Medicare for All,” and debt forgiveness. Their socialist predecessors made promises, too. “Freedom and Bread” was the slogan used by Adolf Hitler during the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (Nazi) campaign against President Paul von Hindenburg. Hitler even promised, “In the Third Reich every German girl will find a husband.”...
  • The Servant of the LORD...Servant Songs pt 1

    Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law. Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens,...
  • Stop Taking Jeremiah 29:11 Out of Context!

    03/05/2019 8:46:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Why do we misinterpret this verse? “’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” My Old Testament professor had this to say about the ever-popular Jeremiah 29:11: “I am going to destroy what this verse means to you, but then I’m going to reframe it so you understand it better within its original context, and then you will love it, even more, when we’re done.” He definitely had our attention! We often approach Jeremiah 29:11 as a security...
  • As IRS workers suffer during shutdown, your tax returns could be delayed

    01/10/2019 5:59:13 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies
    fresno bee ^ | Jan 8, 2019 | By Eric Paul Zamora
    Thousands of federal workers in the Fresno area could receive eviction notices and struggle to feed their families in the near-future as they miss their first paycheck this week due to the partial government shutdown, and their work stoppage could soon impact millions of non-government workers as tax season approaches. About 125 employees gathered outside the Internal Revenue Service’s processing center in southeast Fresno on Thursday. Some held signs depicting crossed-out chess pawns or reading “We want to work. We want to get paid. End the shutdown.” B. Rodriguez stood near the front of the group holding a bright pink...
  • The Journey of Jairus – A Homily for the 13th Sunday of the Year

    07/01/2018 7:45:04 AM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-30-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Journey of Jairus – A Homily for the 13th Sunday of the Year Msgr. Charles Pope • June 30, 2018 • Today’s Gospel today focuses on a man named Jairus and a journey he makes from despair to deliverance, with the help of Jesus. Of course, Jairus is not merely a synagogue official who lived two thousand years ago; you are Jairus and his journey is your journey. We also meet a woman whom the Lord points out as an exemplar of faith. If you are ready to accept it, she can be you.Let’s observe this gospel in...
  • "Suffering, Responsibility and Meaning" - Jordan B. Peterson (9:46)

    04/07/2018 11:43:13 PM PDT · by Voption · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | May, 2017 | Dr. Jordan Peterson
    Dr. Peterson's deepest ideas on the suffering of life, how to overcome it by adopting responsibility and finding ultimate meaning in life....
  • "Pick Up Your Suffering and Bear It" Jordan Peterson

    04/01/2018 6:50:22 AM PDT · by Voption · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | July, 2017 | Dr. Jordan Peterson
    "It's not accident, the axiomatic Western Individual is someone who was unfairly nailed to a cross and tortured...."
  • The Victor;Psalm 22 pt 2...Messianic Psalms 7

    I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee. Ye that fear the Lord, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel.(Psalm 22:22-23)We are suddenly transported into an entirely different scenario. The righteous servant had just been hanging between heaven and earth, or perhaps even heaven and Hell. His enemies have been jeering, exulting over and mocking Him. He has called out to the LORD on whom He has long relied to save His soul from the savages who encompass...