Category Archives: Religion/Faith

Life Together

Have you ever moved, almost without realizing it, from learning about another’s burdens to helping carry them? Indeed, if we don’t share one another’s burdens, are we even truly alive? ~The Wishing Map

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An Open Letter to Christians

Painting: ‘My Friend‘ by Helen Thomas Robson (fineartamerica.com) “You’ve heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I tell you: Do not to resist an evil person. If someone slaps you … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday: Where My Journey Began

When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life—because that’s what young men do. I’d abandoned my former atheism and started reading the words of Jesus. But uncertainty and pride had caused me to stop mid-leap-of-faith … Continue reading

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Bring Your Umbrella

“Once, all of the villagers decided to pray for rain. On the day of prayer all the people gathered, but only one boy came with an umbrella. That is faith.” ~Unknown One of the least understood teachings of the Bible … Continue reading

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The Real Thing

“They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is forever worthy of praise!” ~Romans 1:25 Don’t just talk about what’s Real. Show it. Be it.

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What Is Christian Nationalism?

Originally posted on Enough Light:
We all need to consider the phenomenon and rise of Christian nationalism. If you have not heard this term, please note that it is NOT simple patriotism, although some Christian nationalists may call themselves patriots.…

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Sweeping God’s Porch

Fondation Claude Monet, France – photo by Veronica Reverse (unsplash.com).  Note: This is not what our house currently looks like — I need a tad more time. 16 years ago, my family and I moved from L.A. to Cincinnati, Ohio. … Continue reading

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Know Thyself

Artwork by naradjou14 (deviantart.com) “People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, … Continue reading

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Just a Reminder…

“First of all, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be offered for everyone–for kings and all in authority–so that we may lead tranquil and quiet lives in godliness and dignity. This is good and pleasing in the sight … Continue reading

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A Childlike Faith

Photo Credit: Santa Monica, United States – Lauren Lulu Taylor (unsplash.com) “A complete life is the life of a child. When I am fully conscious of my awareness of Christ, there is something wrong. It is the sick person who … Continue reading

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