Tag Archives: spiritual life

Real Life

“Awake, O sleeper, arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” ~Ephesians 5:14 “For if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” ~John 8:36 †

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Shift Your Focus

“Although we tend to think about saints as holy and pious, and picture them with halos above their heads and ecstatic gazes, true saints are much more accessible. They are men and women like us, who live ordinary lives and … Continue reading

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Facing Life

“We were put in this world to help each other do both.” ~The Wishing Map “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, knowing that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Therefore, … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad and the Usually Hidden

Originally posted on Pilgrim on a Long, Long Journey:
?“And it was only when I lay there on rotting prison straw that I sensed within myself the first stirrings of good. Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line…

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Prayer is not about aligning God to my will, it’s about aligning mine to his. ~More on Prayer: Pray as if Your Life Depends on It!

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Pray as if Your Life Depends on It!

“Deep Sea Diver” by TolyanMy Connecting With God, Part 1 Prayer is air. While I was busy working my way toward a college degree, my buddy Dean was busy working his way up Pacific Coast Highway. “He’ll never make a … Continue reading

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