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  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - March 1, 2012 [Devotional]

    03/01/2012 4:44:02 AM PST · by Vision · 2 replies · 11+ views ^ | Today | Joel Osteen
    Miracles All Around You Today's Scripture “Sing to the LORD, for he has done glorious things; let this be known to all the world” (Isaiah 12:5, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria One time, I read about this medical doctor. He was in his late 80’s, but he still went to the office every day. He loved to operate. His friends and family tried to get him to retire, but he just wouldn’t do it. He had invented a procedure that he had performed over 10,000 times. He was asked in an interview if he ever got tired...
  • 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 ^ | 03-01-12 | Revised New American Bible
    March 1, 2012 Thursday in the First Week of Lent   Reading 1 Est 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...
  • The Big Easy

    02/29/2012 9:02:27 AM PST · by TBP · 1 replies
    A wonderful, inspirational speech from the newly elected Spiritual Leader of Centers for Spiritual Living, Dr. Kenn Gordon. This is very powerful. Enjoy!
  • It's No Longer Just Peter Singer

    02/29/2012 6:42:50 AM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Mirror of Justice ^ | 2/27/12 | Robert George
    It wasn't that many years ago that Peter Singer and Michael Tooley stood virtually alone in defending infanticide. But in recent years they've been joined by others on the left, following out (as they rightly see it) the logic of their commitment to a right to abortion. This week, the Journal of Medical Ethics, a peer reviewed journal for health professionals and researchers in medical ethics, has published an article by two Australian philosophers, Alberto Giubilini and Francesa Minerva, entitled "After-Birth Abortion: Why Should the Baby Live?" Their answer, of course, is that the baby should not live---he or she...
  • Church Could Be Forced To 'Give Up' Public Work, Cardinal George Warns

    02/29/2012 3:44:36 AM PST · by EBH · 26 replies ^ | 2/28/12 | Cardinal George
    The Obama administration is effectively telling Catholics to abandon their work in the public square, according to Chicago's Cardinal Francis E. George. 'This year, the Catholic Church in the United States is being told she must 'give up' her health care institutions, her universities and many of her social service organizations. This is not a voluntary sacrifice,' warned the cardinal and former president of the U.S. Catholic bishops' conference. In his Feb. 26 Catholic New World column, the cardinal said these public ministries may come to an end because of the 'much-discussed Department of Health and Human Services regulations now...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-29-12

    02/28/2012 11:53:26 PM PST · by Salvation · 29 replies · 2+ views ^ | 02-29-12 | Revised New American Bible
    February 29, 2012   Wednesday of the First Week in Lent   Reading 1 Jon 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 ^ | 02-28-12 | Revised New American Bible
    February 28, 2012   Tuesday of the First Week of Lent   Reading 1 Is 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 Psalm Ps 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...
  • Vatican Bank President Calls for Reindustrialization of US, Europe

    02/27/2012 10:09:05 AM PST · by marshmallow · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Amid austerity measures following a recession marked by the indebtedness of “families, businesses, financial institutions, and states,” the president of the Vatican Bank foresees an end to the “delocalization” of industrial production. “Europe and the United States, after years of productive delocalization must now be reindustrialized in order to sustain internal employment and to rediscover new competition,” writes Ettore Gotti Tedeschi. Editorial: The strategy of solidarity (L'Osservatore Romano)
  • Religious Liberty Homily

    02/27/2012 8:08:12 AM PST · by mkmensinger · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2-5-12 | Youtube
    Religious liberty homily
  • History of Joseph Smith

    02/27/2012 7:17:40 AM PST · by Graybeard58 · 59 replies · 2+ views ^ | 1853 | Lucy Mack Smith
    Taken from chapter 13, the entire book is available at the link. In chapter 13, Lucy Mack Smith, mother of the "prophet" Joseph Smith, is relating visions of her husband, Joseph. father of the "prophet". I thought it was insightful into the life of Joe Jr. and how his father influenced his life and "visions". The formatting is mine, the book as printed on line is a little hard to read, with so few paragraph breaks, parts of chapter 13 follow: About this time my husband's mind became much excited upon the subject of religion; yet he would not subscribe...
  • Failed Vatican Hack Attack Sheds Light on Anonymous' Methods

    02/27/2012 7:06:15 AM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    MCNBC ^ | 2/27/12 | Nicole Perlroth and John Markoff
    Hackers apparently aimed to draw attention to child sexual abuse by priestsSAN FRANCISCO — The elusive hacker movement known as Anonymous has carried out Internet attacks on well-known organizations like Sony and PBS. In August, the group went after its most prominent target yet: the Vatican. The campaign against the Vatican, which did not receive wide attention at the time, involved hundreds of people, some with hacking skills and some without. A core group of participants openly drummed up support for the attack using YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. Others searched for vulnerabilities on a Vatican Web site and, when that...
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update - February 26th, 2012 (Dispensational Caucus)

    02/27/2012 12:08:54 AM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 3 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | February 26, 2012 | Uploaded by alohabibleprophecy
    Mid-East Prophecy Update - February 26, 2012 This week's topic: Pastor JD talks about the perilous problem in Syria and the far reaching implications for the United States.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-27-12

    02/26/2012 7:46:51 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies · 2+ views ^ | 02-27-12 | Revised New American Bible
    February 27, 2012   Monday of the First Week of Lent   Reading 1 Lv 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...
  • Israel the End Times Prophecies (Dispensational Caucus)

    02/26/2012 1:00:17 PM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 9 replies · 1+ views
    The Omega Letter ^ | February 23, 2012 | J.L. Robb
    ''Israel is the very embodiment of Jewish continuity: It is the only nation on earth that inhabits the same land, bears the same name, speaks the same language, and worships the same God that it did 3,000 years ago. You dig the soil and you find pottery from Davidic times, coins from Bar Kokhba, and 2,000-year-old scrolls written in a script remarkably like the one that today advertises ice cream at the corner candy store.'' Charles Krauthammer - The Weekly Standard, May 11, 1998 The Children of Israel settled in the Land of Canaan in 1200 BC with the conquests...
  • 'Beauty and Belief' - Acclaimed Islamic art exhibit at BYU [Mormon]

    02/26/2012 7:34:23 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 55 replies
    LDS Church News ^ | February 25, 2012 | Jason Swensen
    'Beauty and Belief' - Acclaimed Islamic art exhibit at BYU Curators hope collection helps bridge Islam and Western culture By Jason SwensenChurch News staff writer Published: Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 PROVO, UTAH Why would Brigham Young University — a Church-owned institution found in the heart of Mormon culture and heritage — play host to a massive exhibit of Islamic art grounded in the day-to-day culture of the Muslim world?It's a fair question. One that exhibit and museum directors are eager to answer and engage. Dr. Sabiha Al Khemir, project director of the new Islamic-themed "Beauty and Belief," said she is...
  • 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 ^ | 02-26-12 | Revised New American Bible
    February 26, 2012 First Sunday of Lent   Reading 1 Gn 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...
  • Dr. Stanley's 30 Life Principles

    02/25/2012 8:06:24 AM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 49 replies ^ | Not Dated | Dr. Charles Stanley
    1. Our intimacy with God – His highest priority for our lives – determines the impact of our lives. More about Our Intimacy with God 2. Obey God and leave all the consequences to Him. More about A Life of Obedience 3. God’s Word is an immovable anchor in times of storm. More about Our Anchor in Times of Storm 4. The awareness of God’s presence energizes us for our work. More about Energized by His Presence 5. God does not require us to understand His will, just obey it, even if it seems unreasonable. More about The Unreasonable Will...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-25-12

    02/24/2012 10:38:20 PM PST · by Salvation · 37 replies · 2+ views ^ | 02-25-12 | Revised New American Bibll
    February 25, 2012   Saturday after Ash Wednesday   Reading 1 Is 58:9b-14 Thus says the LORD:If you remove from your midst oppression,false accusation and malicious speech;If you bestow your bread on the hungryand satisfy the afflicted;Then light shall rise for you in the darkness,and the gloom shall become for you like midday;Then the LORD will guide you alwaysand give you plenty even on the parched land.He will renew your strength,and you shall be like a watered garden,like a spring whose water never fails.The ancient ruins shall be rebuilt for your sake,and the foundations from ages past you shall raise...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - February 24, 2012 [Devotional]

    02/24/2012 1:36:46 AM PST · by Vision · 3 replies ^ | Today | Joel Osteen
    Dig Deeper Today's Scripture “So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up” (Galatians 6:9, NLT) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria I read that back in the 1800’s some explorers were going across a huge desert and didn’t bring enough water. They started digging at different spots underneath the surface about a foot or two trying to find water. They ended up losing their lives in the desert because of a lack of water. Many years later, it was discovered...