Category: Spiritual Warfare

Power for Powerful Work

Power for Powerful Work

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1:8 I am not a car guy and know very little about cars. But one thing that never ceases to amaze me is people who buy […]

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Dante in Verona (Image by Antonio Cotti)

Dante Alighieri (1265-1321): The Divine Comedy

The first formal biography of Dante was the Vita di Dante (also known as Trattatello in laude di Dante), written after 1348 by Giovanni Boccaccio. Although several statements and episodes of it have been deemed unreliable on the basis of modern research, an earlier account of Dante’s life and works had been included in the Nuova Cronica of the Florentine […]

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Your little one has discovered the (excruciating) magic of whining — and if he or she keeps at it long enough, he might just transform a "no" into a "yes. (MoMo Productions/Taxi/Getty Images)

Are you Asking or Whining?

Until now you have not asked anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete. John 16:24. Infants cry when they are hungry or uncomfortable. This is their standard way of making request since they cannot talk. Children that can talk are taught to ask or express themselves if they had any need – […]

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A local nurse answered the call for help and went to Brooklyn to treat COVID-19 patients. (Image, Decatur Daily)

He’s Got It Under Control!

Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. John 14:1 Life goes on normal if we know what we are dealing with and can manage the outcome. Uncertainties and inability to manage outcomes is the greatest cause of worry, stress and despondency. Jesus Christ knew that the disciples would face that challenge when He […]

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What is God's Love Language?

What is God’s Love Language?

But Samuel replied: “Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of the Lord? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams. 1Sam. 15:22 God’s love language is OBEDIENCE which He revealed in many passages in the Bible like John 14:23,24: “Anyone who loves […]

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Carl Jung - As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.

The Spiritual Problem of Modem Man

The spiritual problem of modern man is one of those questions which are so much a part of the age we live in that we cannot see them in the proper perspective. Modern man is an entirely new phenomenon; a modern problem is one which has just arisen and whose answer still lies in the future. In speaking of the […]

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Ruth and Naomi Strive to Survive

God is on Your Side

But Ruth replied, don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Ruth 1:16 Every experience we go through in life will either make our relationship with God better or bitter. The issue […]

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Charles II (1630-1685) and the English Restoration

The English Restoration Has Begun

Something is stirring in England. It’s not much. A still, small voice of calm whispering in the dark. Prayers ascending like incense. A rekindled faith. No, it’s not much. Merely a mustard seed. It won’t be noticed by most people. It will go unheeded by the dead men milling around satanically in what remains of England’s once green and pleasant […]

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In Defense of Rigidity

In Defense of Rigidity

“Clericalism has a direct consequence in rigidity. Have you never seen young priests all stiff in black cassocks and hats in the shape of the planet Saturn on their heads? Behind all the rigid clericalism there are serious problems.” —Pope Francis, September 5, 2019 address to Jesuits in Mozambique Though it is one of the more prominent themes in the […]

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Abstract Art Abundance by Jody Hope Gibbons

A Tale of Two Crises

There is no arguing that we are facing a crisis of immense proportions in the Church. We most likely wince at the daily headlines of scandal, accusations, cover-ups, doublespeak, and unfaithfulness to vows, teaching, and immorality within the hierarchy of the Church—all of which leave her vulnerable and disreputable at exactly the time when the world most desperately needs her […]

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