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  • Is It Right to Pray for Trig Palin?

    07/29/2009 7:58:08 PM PDT · by Shirlee · 114 replies · 1,910+ views
    Is it right to pray that Trig Palin be healed of his Down Syndrome? Many parents of children with Down Syndrome think it's a horrible thing to do.
  • Wisconsin Dad on Trial in 11-Year-Old Girl's Faith-Healing Death

    07/27/2009 6:35:50 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 21 replies · 682+ views
    Fox News ^ | 7/27/09 | Unknown
    AUSAU, Wis. — A Wisconsin man accused of killing his daughter by praying instead of seeking lifesaving medical help considered her illness "a test of his faith," a prosecutor told jurors Saturday. Dale Neumann, 47, is a "full-Gospel Christian," who did not know his 11-year-old daughter had diabetes, his defense attorney said. There's also not "a shred of evidence" Neumann knew his prayers would fail to help his daughter or cause her death, the lawyer said. Neumann is charged with second-degree reckless homicide in the 2008 death of his daughter Madeline Neumann, called Kara by her parents. His wife, Leilani,...
  • A wave of forgiveness

    07/18/2009 10:21:48 AM PDT · by thecodont · 4 replies · 392+ views
    Los Angeles Times / latimes.com ^ | July 19 2009 | STEVE LOPEZ
    It's another beautiful day in paradise and I'm out on the ocean, riding waves with a former national surfing champion and onetime prostitute who's about to join a seminary. Go ahead, try to name one other state where I could have written that sentence. "Terrific!" yells Mary Setterholm, my instructor, who forgives my every wipeout and cheers when I finally ride a wave all the way to shore. Setterholm, who now runs a Santa Monica surfing school, won the U.S. Women's title in 1972, at age 17. And you're not going to believe where her trophy is: On Cardinal Roger...
  • Blessed with BIPOLAR?

    07/12/2009 9:53:03 AM PDT · by YaZhynka · 64 replies · 2,437+ views
    July 12, 2009 | Richard Jarzynka
    I cracked up – for the first time - on June 4, 1988, three weeks short of completing my Masters degree in Psychology. Some would say I had a nervous breakdown. The psych ward doctors said it was major depression. I say that I saw just how evil my sin is in the eyes of God and it scared the hell out of me. I cracked up, broke down, and de-pressed. I cobbled together some mad reality and blew a fuse. I despaired, decompensated, detached, and derailed. I lost my mind, never to be the same again. Thanks be to...
  • Wounded Warrior Diaries: Family Heals Together, Stays Together

    07/01/2009 3:50:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 218+ views
    Wounded Warrior Dairies ^ | Lt. Jennifer Cragg, USN
    WASHINGTON, July 1, 2009 – A retired Army captain who survived third-degree burns over 30 percent of his body while stationed in Iraq believes that through family, faith and a lot of hard work, anything can be overcome. Retired Army Capt. Alvin Eugene Shell Jr. survived third-degree burns over 30 percent of his body while stationed in Iraq. He credits his family, faith and hard work for his recovery. U.S. Army photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Capt. Alvin Eugene Shell Jr., who served with the 16th Military Police Brigade, credits his wife, Danielle, his three sons, his mother...
  • Arise, Live and Love Again!

    06/27/2009 3:55:16 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 387+ views
    Zenit ^ | 6/24/09 | Father Thomas Rosica, CSB
    Last week we witnessed Jesus' divine power at work on the forces of nature (Mark 4:37-41). Today's Gospel stories reveal his power over disease and death. In these powerful accounts, Jesus reminds us of the importance of faith. Nothing is possible without faith. On the way to Jairus' house (Mark 5), Jesus encounters interruptions, delays, and even obstacles along the road. The people in the passage transfer their uncleanness to Jesus, and to each Jesus bestows the cleansing wholeness of God. Let us consider for a moment each situation. The hemorrhaging woman Jesus' miraculous healing of this woman who...
  • Calling All White Blood Cells

    06/03/2009 10:55:00 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies · 951+ views
    ScienceNOW Daily News ^ | 3 June 2009 | Stephanie Pappas
    Enlarge ImageSliced. A zebrafish larvae tail 3 minutes, 17 minutes, and 61 minutes (top to bottom) after being cut. Hydrogen peroxide (red) emanates from the wound, fading to yellow and green as it dissipates through tissue.Credit: Philipp Niethammer Anyone who has felt the sting as hydrogen peroxide foams and fizzes on a scraped knee knows about the compound's antiseptic properties. But new research suggests that hydrogen peroxide does more than just kill microbes. It may also call for reinforcements, summoning an army of bacteria-fighting cells to cuts and wounds. Punctured skin sets off a chain reaction of chemical signals...
  • Sex Industry American Missionary (Former Porn Star's Christian Ministry)

    03/26/2009 2:45:24 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 42 replies · 4,750+ views
    ShellyLubben.com ^ | Shelley Lubben
    I was a porn star. I was living the unglamorous life in the porn industry...
  • God Heals Epileptic At the Mall

    03/25/2009 2:44:43 PM PDT · by OPREV · 17 replies · 1,017+ views
    Going to the Mall About 15 years ago, the Holy Spirit began nudging me to go to the mall to buy some jeans. I was about 25 at the time, and, I liked nice clothes like any other 25 year old, but, I resisted the idea, because I didn't want or need any jeans. I resisted the thought all day. At first I thought it was just me thinking this. He was speaking in a much quieter voice than I was use to. Eventually I realized it was the Holy Spirit prompting me to go. Finally, I said Ok and,...
  • Holy Hour for Life, Graced Hour for Healing

    02/07/2009 5:40:20 PM PST · by Dawn Elizabeth Slike · 215+ views
    My e-mail list | Jan. 26, 2009 AD | Dawn Elizabeth Slike
    Reflections: Holy Hour for Life, Graced Hour for Healing By Dawn Slike Monday, January 26, 2009 AD This past Thursday evening I had set aside a few weeks ago for our church's Holy Hour for Life. Fr. Donnelly and several people in ministry hold this event on the 22nd, for those who do not travel to Washington for the march. It is always an evening of reverence and holiness. In light of my daughter Sherrill's recent passing, I had to think about whether I really wanted to sit in a church with an any-sized group of people. I knew it...
  • Blessing Throats on the Feast of St. Blaise

    02/02/2009 10:35:40 PM PST · by Salvation · 9 replies · 1,548+ views
    itmonline.org ^ | 1/30/03 | Father William Saunders
    St. BlaiseSt. Blaise is given special recognition on February 3, not only with a feast day, but with a unique ceremony that parallels the practice of anointing the sick. In this case, it is blessing the throats of those with throat disorders and anyone who wishes to avoid getting such a malady (or something related to the throat, even the words one speaks; see Psalm 5:10). The blessing is usually done by priests (though deacons may also serve) and it is considered a sacramental of the Church. An excellent rendition of the story of St. Blaise was written by...
  • My friend needs some prayers ( may have liver cancer ) VANITY

    10/29/2008 3:29:27 PM PDT · by sushiman · 44 replies · 436+ views
    I've known Mike for over 40 years . He just sent me this email : " I've got some real health problems of my own that have shown up in the past three weeks. I may have Liver Cancer...and may need a Liver Transplant. I have Cirrhosis...a complication from Hepatitis C...and a lot of things just all showed up at once. I'll keep you posted. Say a prayer or two for me. "
  • Group Helps Military Families Take Flight

    10/20/2008 4:37:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 208+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2008 – While on patrol in northern Iraq last year, Army Spc. Kevin Hardin of Jupiter, Fla., was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. He suffered injuries to his hands and arms. As a result, some of his fingers were amputated. Shrapnel penetrated his skull, leaving inoperable injuries. Army Spc. Kevin Hardin, far right, poses with his father, Charles, right, and brothers Kyle, left, and Keith, far left, in Washington, D.C. Courtesy photo   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Twenty surgeries later, and while recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center here, Hardin wrote to Luke's...
  • Prayer needed for pastor.

    09/22/2008 3:53:05 AM PDT · by spotbust1 · 44 replies · 221+ views
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    There are people in our lives that we look at with such awe. Not an awe of the material nature but an awe of their strength in God, there example and just the amazing connection with the Father that they radiate whenever you are with or around them. Our assistant pastor is one of those people. Now, he has been diagnosed with a brain tumor and is in need of prayer. I don't know much more like what type it is or the stage since this is a very new development. I am asking for prayers for "Fred" and his...
  • God vs. doctor: 1 in 2 say prayer saves the dying

    08/19/2008 5:10:43 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 16 replies · 93+ views
    AP via MSNBC.com ^ | August 18, 2008
    CHICAGO - When it comes to saving lives, God trumps doctors for many Americans. An eye-opening survey reveals widespread belief that divine intervention can revive dying patients. And, researchers said, doctors "need to be prepared to deal with families who are waiting for a miracle."
  • Prayers for Cajungirl

    08/16/2008 11:00:44 AM PDT · by dangerfield · 306 replies · 1,214+ views
    vanity | 08/16/2008 | Dangerfield
    I'd like everyone to know that Cajungirl is in a potentially life-threatening crisis/illness. She is a dear friend to me and others here know her by her humor and impressive writing. (We met during the hilarious Runaway Bride debacle, and C.G. gave us some hilarious instruction about Southern Culture and weddings and flatware!) Few here know, and she never tells about herself, but she is a very accomplished woman in the healing profession. She has spent her life doing good works. She loves life, her husband, daughters, and grandchildren. Recently she partially retired and she and her husband have had...
  • The History and Future of the Present Revival

    07/21/2008 4:45:57 AM PDT · by ovrtaxt · 5 replies · 262+ views
    Morningstar Ministries ^ | 7-21-2008 | Rick Joyner
    The History and Future of the Present Revival - Part 7  View Part 1 Last Sunday morning in one of our services, I polled those attending by asking the following questions: How many had come to the Lord through a revival?How many had come to the Lord through a crusade or evangelistic campaign?How many had come to the Lord through Christian television?How many had come to the Lord through the witness of a friend or relative? There were roughly a thousand people in that service. The following are the approximate results to these questions: 3 people7 – 8 people4...
  • Buy Now, Pay Later (Prosperity Gospel}

    07/17/2008 5:10:32 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 19 replies · 196+ views
    Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals ^ | January 1987. | R. C. Sproul
    Evangelical Christianity now offers heaven on the installment plan. Through a magical kind of faith we can take advantage of a spiritual lay-away plan. We can sell the gospel on a 90-day payment system. The future can be ours, now. How does this legerdemain work? With the proper formula, the new magic brings the rabbit out of the hat without the use of mirrors. It is the “name it and claim it” gambit, a ploy that even Houdini failed to grasp. If we name it and claim it we can have heaven and all its benefits now. Before we die....
  • World Youth Day Conversions Begin!

    07/14/2008 4:56:20 PM PDT · by tcg · 83+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 7/15/08 | Anthony Barich
    Sydney's Polish-Catholic community World Youth Day coordinator, 24-year-old Basia Slusarczyk, explained to ZENIT that her non-Catholic boyfriend is participating in the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. His conversion was triggered by the experience of praying with her for the fruits of World Youth Day. "He is attending World Youth Day with me and I hope the week of events and the solidarity with so many Catholics from around the world will make him proud to be joining the Catholic family," Basia said. She was with a group of young Polish-Australians dressed in traditional Polish dancing uniforms at the veneration...
  • Regenerative Medicine Seen as Means to Repair Wounded Warriors

    04/17/2008 5:51:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 49+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 17, 2008 – The Defense Department today launched a five-year, Army-led cooperative effort to leverage cutting-edge medical technology to develop new ways to assist servicemembers who’ve suffered severe, disfiguring wounds during their wartime service. U.S. Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker explains, during an April 17, 2008 Pentagon press conference, how researchers are growing a new ear for a badly burned Marine using stem cells from his own body. This is one area of advanced treatment being explored by the new Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine. Defense Dept. photo by R. D. Ward   (Click photo...