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  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [May 30, 2012]

    05/30/2012 4:37:52 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    “Yes— But . . .!” "Lord, I will follow You, but . . ." —Luke 9:61 Suppose God tells you to do something that is an enormous test of your common sense, totally going against it. What will you do? Will you hold back? If you get into the habit of doing something physically, you will do it every time you are tested until you break the habit through sheer determination. And the same is true spiritually. Again and again you will come right up to what Jesus wants, but every time you will turn back at the true...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(5/30/12)[Prayer]

    05/30/2012 4:24:49 AM PDT · by left that other site · 23 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 5/30/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Psalm 4021. Do you not know? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood since the earth was founded? 22. He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in. 23. He brings princes to naught and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing. 24. No sooner are they planted, no sooner are they sown, no sooner do they take...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-30-12

    05/29/2012 5:20:30 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-30-12 | Revised New American Bible
    May 30, 2012 Wednesday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 11 Pt 1:18-25 Beloved:Realize that you were ransomed from your futile conduct,handed on by your ancestors,not with perishable things like silver or goldbut with the precious Blood of Christas of a spotless unblemished Lamb.He was known before the foundation of the worldbut revealed in the final time for you,who through him believe in Godwho raised him from the dead and gave him glory,so that your faith and hope are in God. Since you have purified yourselvesby obedience to the truth for sincere brotherly love,love one...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [May 29, 2012]

    05/29/2012 4:35:22 AM PDT · by Vision · 5 replies
    Untroubled Relationship "In that day you will ask in My name . . . for the Father Himself loves you . . ." —John 16:26-27 In that day you will ask in My name . . . ,” that is, in My nature. Not “You will use My name as some magic word,” but—”You will be so intimate with Me that you will be one with Me.” “That day” is not a day in the next life, but a day meant for here and now. “. . . for the Father Himself loves you . . .”— the Father’s...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (5/29/12)[Prayer]

    05/29/2012 4:22:44 AM PDT · by left that other site · 23 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 5/29/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Isaiah 40 15. Surely the nations are like a drop in a bucket; they are regarded as dust on the scales; he weighs the islands as though they were fine dust. 16. Lebanon is not sufficient for altar fires, nor its animals enough for burnt offerings. 17. Before him all the nations are as nothing; they are regarded by him as worthless and less than nothing.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-29-12

    05/28/2012 6:37:40 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-29-12 | Revised New American Bible
    May 29, 2012 Tuesday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 11 Pt 1:10-16 Beloved:Concerning the salvation of your soulsthe prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yourssearched and investigated itinvestigating the time and circumstancesthat the Spirit of Christ within them indicatedwhen it testified in advanceto the sufferings destined for Christand the glories to follow them.It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but youwith regard to the things that have now been announced to youby those who preached the Good News to youthrough the Holy Spirit sent from heaven,things into...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes

    05/28/2012 6:25:36 AM PDT · by jackv · 34 replies
    5-28-12 | Jackv
    "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."John 15:13 As we remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy each day, we recognize how they have followed in the footsteps of our Savior... And we give thanks.
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (5/28/12)[Prayer]

    05/28/2012 4:30:59 AM PDT · by left that other site · 22 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 5/28/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Isaiah 40 12. Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens? Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket, or weighed the mountains on the scales and the hills in a balance? 13. Who can fathom the Spirit of the Lord, or instruct the Lord as his counselor? 14. Whom did the Lord consult to enlighten him, and who taught him the right way? Who was it that taught him knowledge, or showed him the path...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [May 28, 2012]

    05/28/2012 3:34:11 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    Unquestion Revelation "In that day you will ask Me nothing" —John 16:23 When is “that day”? It is when the ascended Lord makes you one with the Father. “In that day” you will be one with the Father just as Jesus is, and He said, “In that day you will ask Me nothing.” Until the resurrection life of Jesus is fully exhibited in you, you have questions about many things. Then after a while you find that all your questions are gone— you don’t seem to have any left to ask. You have come to the point of total...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-28-12

    05/27/2012 7:44:05 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-28-12 | Revised New American Bible
    May 28, 2012 Monday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 11 Pt 1:3-9 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,who in his great mercy gave us a new birth to a living hopethrough the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading,kept in heaven for youwho by the power of God are safeguarded through faith,to a salvation that is ready to be revealed in the final time.In this you rejoice, although now for a little whileyou may have to suffer through various trials,so that the...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    05/27/2012 7:07:52 PM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 12 replies
    5-27-12 | Kitty Mittens
    Psalm 30:4 Oh, Sing to Him, you Saints of His; Give Thanks to His Holy Name.
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(5/27/12)[Prayer]

    05/27/2012 4:50:22 AM PDT · by left that other site · 32 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 5/27/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Isaiah 40 9. You who bring good news to Zion, go up on a high mountain. You who bring good news to Jerusalem, lift up your voice with a shout, lift it up, do not be afraid; say to the towns of Judah, Here is your God! 10. See, the Sovereign Lord comes with power, and he rules with a mighty arm. See, his reward is with him, and his recompense accompanies him. 11. He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [May 27, 2012]

    05/27/2012 3:40:56 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    The Life To Know Him ". . . tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high" —Luke 24:49 The disciples had to tarry, staying in Jerusalem until the day of Pentecost, not only for their own preparation but because they had to wait until the Lord was actually glorified. And as soon as He was glorified, what happened? “Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear” (Acts 2:33). The...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 05-27-12, Pentecost Sunday, Mass during the Day

    05/26/2012 1:45:19 PM PDT · by Salvation · 61 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-27-12 | Revised New American Bible
    May 27, 2012 Pentecost Sunday, Mass during the Day Reading 1Acts 2:1-11 When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled,they were all in one place together.And suddenly there came from the skya noise like a strong driving wind,and it filled the entire house in which they were.Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire,which parted and came to rest on each one of them.And they were all filled with the Holy Spiritand began to speak in different tongues,as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim. Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven staying in Jerusalem.At this...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 05-26-12, Pentecost Sunday at the Vigil

    05/26/2012 1:35:39 PM PDT · by Salvation · 49 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-26-12 | Revised New American Bible
    May 26, 2012 Pentecost Sunday at the Vigil Reading 1Gn 11:1-9 The whole world spoke the same language, using the same words.While the people were migrating in the east,they came upon a valley in the land of Shinar and settled there.They said to one another,"Come, let us mold bricks and harden them with fire."They used bricks for stone, and bitumen for mortar.Then they said, "Come, let us build ourselves a cityand a tower with its top in the sky,and so make a name for ourselves;otherwise we shall be scattered all over the earth." The LORD came down to...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    05/26/2012 9:44:20 AM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 13 replies
    5-26-12 | Kitty Mittens
    Isaiah 65:17,18 Behold, I am Creating New Heavens and a New Earth, So Wonderful that No One will Even Think about the Old Ones Anymore. Be Glad; Rejoice Forever in what I will Create.
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (5/26/12) [Prayer]

    05/26/2012 4:30:26 AM PDT · by left that other site · 28 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 5/26/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Isaiah 40 6. A voice says, Cry out. And I said, What shall I cry? All people are like grass, and all their faithfulness is like the flowers of the field. 7. The grass withers and the flowers fall, because the breath of the Lord blows on them. Surely the people are grass. 8. The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [May 26, 2012]

    05/26/2012 3:39:52 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    Thinking of Prayer as Jesus Taught "Pray without ceasing . . ." —1 Thessalonians 5:17 Our thinking about prayer, whether right or wrong, is based on our own mental conception of it. The correct concept is to think of prayer as the breath in our lungs and the blood from our hearts. Our blood flows and our breathing continues “without ceasing”; we are not even conscious of it, but it never stops. And we are not always conscious of Jesus keeping us in perfect oneness with God, but if we are obeying Him, He always is. Prayer is not...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-26-12, Memorial, St. Philip Neri

    05/25/2012 9:15:16 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RMAB ^ | 05-26-12 | Revised New American Bible
    May 26, 2012 Memorial of Saint Philip Neri, Priest Reading 1Acts 28:16-20, 30-31 When he entered Rome, Paul was allowed to live by himself,with the soldier who was guarding him. Three days later he called together the leaders of the Jews.When they had gathered he said to them, "My brothers,although I had done nothing against our peopleor our ancestral customs,I was handed over to the Romans as a prisoner from Jerusalem.After trying my case the Romans wanted to release me,because they found nothing against me deserving the death penalty.But when the Jews objected, I was obliged to...
  • Value Your Soul...pt 6 Mark 8

    05/25/2012 12:22:20 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 4 replies
    05-25-12 | Bill Randles
    And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospels, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my...
  • On the Holy Spirit's Prayer in Us: 'Abba! Father!'

    05/25/2012 9:57:21 AM PDT · by ELS · 3 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | May 23, 2012 | Benedict XVI
    On the Holy Spirit's Prayer in Us: 'Abba! Father!' "God has inscribed Himself in our hearts" VATICAN CITY, MAY 23, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the Italian-language catechesis Benedict XVI gave during the general audience held in St. Peter’s Square. Today the Holy Father continued his series of catecheses on prayer. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, Last Wednesday I showed how St. Paul says that the Holy Spirit is the great teacher of prayer and teaches us to address God with the affectionate words of children, calling Him “Abba, Father”. This is what Jesus did; even...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(5/15/12)[Prayer]

    05/25/2012 5:04:13 AM PDT · by left that other site · 18 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 5/25/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Isaiah 40 9. You who bring good news to Zion, go up on a high mountain. You who bring good news to Jerusalem, lift up your voice with a shout, lift it up, do not be afraid; say to the towns of Judah, Here is your God! 10. See, the Sovereign Lord comes with power, and he rules with a mighty arm. See, his reward is with him, and his recompense accompanies him. 11. He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [May 25, 2012]

    05/25/2012 3:49:16 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    The Good or The Best? "If you take the left, then I will go to the right; or, if you go to the right, then I will go to the left" —Genesis 13:9 As soon as you begin to live the life of faith in God, fascinating and physically gratifying possibilities will open up before you. These things are yours by right, but if you are living the life of faith you will exercise your right to waive your rights, and let God make your choice for you. God sometimes allows you to get into a place of testing...
  • Doc Watson, 89, in critical condition in hospital

    05/24/2012 9:36:29 PM PDT · by South40 · 62 replies
    Winston-Salem Journal ^ | 5/24/2012 | Monte Mitchell
    Guitar master and singer Doc Watson was listed in critical condition Thursday at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center after a fall at his home in Deep Gap earlier this week. Watson's daughter, Nancy, said in a telephone interview that Watson fell Monday. She said he didn't break any bones but that he's "real sick."
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(5/24/12)[Prayer]

    05/24/2012 5:12:53 AM PDT · by left that other site · 19 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 5/24/12 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Isaiah 40:1-5 (ESV) 1 Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. 2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare1 is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the Lord's hand double for all her sins. 3 A voice cries: In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. 4 Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (5/24/12)[Prayer]

    05/24/2012 5:06:56 AM PDT · by left that other site · 28 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 5/24/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Isaiah 40:1-5 1 Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. 2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare1 is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the Lord's hand double for all her sins. 3 A voice cries: In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. 4 Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain. 5...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [May 24, 2012]

    05/24/2012 4:26:13 AM PDT · by Vision · 6 replies
    The Delight of Despair " When I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead" —Revelation 1:17 It may be that, like the apostle John, you know Jesus Christ intimately. Yet when He suddenly appears to you with totally unfamiliar characteristics, the only thing you can do is fall “at His feet as dead.” There are times when God cannot reveal Himself in any other way than in His majesty, and it is the awesomeness of the vision which brings you to the delight of despair. You experience this joy in hopelessness, realizing that if you are ever...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-24-12

    05/23/2012 5:01:53 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-24-12 | Revised New American Bible
    May 24, 2012 Thursday of the Seventh Week of Easter Reading 1Acts 22:30; 23:6-11 Wishing to determine the truthabout why Paul was being accused by the Jews,the commander freed himand ordered the chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin to convene.Then he brought Paul down and made him stand before them. Paul was aware that some were Sadducees and some Pharisees,so he called out before the Sanhedrin,"My brothers, I am a Pharisee, the son of Pharisees;I am on trial for hope in the resurrection of the dead."When he said this,a dispute broke out between the Pharisees and Sadducees,and...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: RULE OF SAINT BASIL, 05-23-12

    05/23/2012 9:36:58 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 05-23-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):RULE OF SAINT BASIL A rule of life drawn up, from 358 to 364, by St. Basil the Great (329-79). It is still the basis for monasticism in the Eastern Church. There are two forms of the rule, in question and answer form, with 55 and 313 items respectively. Although austere, it consciously avoids some of the extremes of Eastern monasticism before Basil's time. Hours of liturgical prayer were prescribed. Manual and other work were required. Children were to be trained in classes attached to the monastery and given an opportunity to test their vocation to...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    05/23/2012 8:23:05 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 14 replies
    5/23/12 | Hiskid
  • Pray For The Peace of Jerusalem (5/23/12)[Prayer]

    05/23/2012 4:12:04 AM PDT · by left that other site · 21 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 5/23/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Psalm 89 A Contemplation[Maschil] of Ethan the Ezrahite. 1. I will sing of the mercies of the LORD forever; With my mouth will I make known Your faithfulness to all generations. 2. For I have said, Mercy shall be built up forever; Your faithfulness You shall establish in the very heavens. 3. I have made a covenant with My chosen, I have sworn to My servant David: 4. Your seed I will establish forever, And build up your throne to all generations. Selah 5. And the heavens will praise Your wonders, O LORD;...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-23-12

    05/22/2012 5:39:17 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-23-12 | Revised New American Bible
    May 23, 2012 Wednesday of the Seventh Week of Easter Reading 1Acts 20:28-38 At Miletus, Paul spoke to the presbyters of the Church of Ephesus:"Keep watch over yourselves and over the whole flockof which the Holy Spirit has appointed you overseers,in which you tend the Church of Godthat he acquired with his own Blood.I know that after my departure savage wolves will come among you,and they will not spare the flock.And from your own group, men will come forward perverting the truthto draw the disciples away after them.So be vigilant and remember that for three years, night...
  • Prayer Request, This guy is my direct boss: Girl, 8, Killed in Crash; Sisters & Mother Injured

    05/22/2012 12:00:20 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 66 replies
    Wowt.com ^ | May 21, 2012
    An 8-year old girl died in an early evening crash Monday in Ralston. Her two sisters and mother were injured. Omaha Police say Julia Brown of Papillion was killed when the van she was riding in was struck from behind by a pickup at 72nd and Main Street at 5:40pm. Emily Brown, 10, and Madeline Brown, 13, and their mother Susan M. Brown, 44, were injured in the crash. Their injuries are non-life threatening. The Honda minivan was stopped at a traffic light when, according to witnesses, a pickup that had been driving erratically and at a high rate of...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (5/22/12)[Prayer]

    05/22/2012 4:47:24 AM PDT · by left that other site · 24 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 5/22/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Psalm 93 The Eternal Reign of the LORD 1. The LORD reigns, He is clothed with majesty; The LORD is clothed, He has girded Himself with strength. Surely the world is established, so that it cannot be moved. 2. Your throne is established from of old; You are from everlasting. 3. The floods have lifted up, O LORD, The floods have lifted up their voice; The floods lift up their waves. 4. The LORD on high is mightier Than the noise of many waters, Than the mighty waves of the sea. 5. Your...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-22-12, Opt. Mem. St. Rita of Cascia

    05/21/2012 5:41:41 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-22-12 | Revised New American Bible
    May 22, 2012 Tuesday of the Seventh Week of Easter Reading 1Acts 20:17-27 From Miletus Paul had the presbytersof the Church at Ephesus summoned.When they came to him, he addressed them,"You know how I lived among youthe whole time from the day I first came to the province of Asia.I served the Lord with all humilityand with the tears and trials that came to mebecause of the plots of the Jews,and I did not at all shrink from telling youwhat was for your benefit,or from teaching you in public or in your homes.I earnestly bore witness for...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    05/19/2012 12:57:42 PM PDT · by Irish Rose · 13 replies
    May 19, 2012 | Irish Rose
    This is what the LORD says to the house of Israel: Seek me and live. (Amos 5:4)
  • Pray For Our American Heroes

    05/21/2012 5:06:14 AM PDT · by jackv · 23 replies
    5-21-12 | jackv
    "Yea, Tho I Walk Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I Will Fear No Evil... For Thou Art With Me."Psalm 23:4 "Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare of the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; He is my God, and I am trusting Him." (Psalm 91:1-2)
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (5/21/12)[Prayer]

    05/21/2012 5:05:33 AM PDT · by left that other site · 27 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 5/21/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Psalm 95 A Call to Worship and Obedience 1. Oh come, let us sing to the LORD! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. 2. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. 3. For the LORD is the great God, And the great King above all gods. 4. In His hand are the deep places of the earth; The heights of the hills are His also. 5. The sea is His, for He made it; And His hands formed the dry...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-21-12. Opt. Mem. St. Christopher Magallanes/Companions

    05/20/2012 6:19:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
    http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/052112.cfm ^ | 05-21-12 | Revised New American Bible
    May 21, 2012 Monday of the Seventh Week of Easter Reading 1Acts 19:1-8 While Apollos was in Corinth,Paul traveled through the interior of the countryand down to Ephesus where he found some disciples.He said to them,"Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you became believers?"They answered him,"We have never even heard that there is a Holy Spirit."He said, "How were you baptized?"They replied, "With the baptism of John."Paul then said, "John baptized with a baptism of repentance,telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him,that is, in Jesus."When they heard this,they were...
  • The new Continental Army (Saturbray)

    05/19/2012 6:42:51 AM PDT · by bray · 21 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 5/19/12 | bray
    These men are blemishes at your LOVE feasts, eating with you without the slightest qualm---shepards who feed only themselves. They are clods without rain, blown along by the wind; autumn trees, without fruit and uprootedtwice dead. Jude 1:12 Our Founding Fathers gave us all the weapons we need to protect our Country from another Monarchy. Whether that Monarchy is a Dictator, a King or Premier they had the Biblical wisdom to protect us from the enslavement we are beginning to witness. America has allowed her freedom to be compromised for decades from both Democrat and Repub presidents and it is...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [May 23, 2012]

    05/20/2012 2:31:05 PM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    Our Careful Unbelief ". . . do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on" —Matthew 6:25 Jesus summed up commonsense carefulness in the life of a disciple as unbelief. If we have received the Spirit of God, He will squeeze right through our lives, as if to ask, “Now where do I come into this relationship, this vacation you have planned, or these new books you want to read?” And He always presses the point until we learn to make Him our first...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [May 22, 2012]

    05/20/2012 2:28:24 PM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    The Explanation For Our Difficulties ". . . that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us . . ." —John 17:21 If you are going through a time of isolation, seemingly all alone, read John 17 . It will explain exactly why you are where you are— because Jesus has prayed that you “may be one” with the Father as He is. Are you helping God to answer that prayer, or do you have some other goal for your life? Since you became...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [May 21, 2012]

    05/20/2012 2:24:56 PM PDT · by Vision · 5 replies
    Having God’s “Unreasonable” Faith "Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you" —Matthew 6:33 When we look at these words of Jesus, we immediately find them to be the most revolutionary that human ears have ever heard. “. . . seek first the kingdom of God . . . .” Even the most spiritually-minded of us argue the exact opposite, saying, “But I must live; I must make a certain amount of money; I must be clothed; I must be fed.” The great concern of our lives is not...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    05/20/2012 12:49:38 PM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 15 replies
    5-20-12 | Kitty Mittens
    Isaiah 43:1-3 Fear not: for I have Redeemed thee, I have Called thee by thy Name; thou art Mine. When thou Passest through the Waters, I will be with thee; And through the Rivers, they shall not Overflow thee: When thou Walkest through the Fire, thou shalt not be Burned; Neither shall the Flame Kindle upon thee. For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, Thy Saviour.
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (5/20/12)[Prayer]

    05/20/2012 4:35:21 AM PDT · by left that other site · 27 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 5/20/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Psalm 107 Thanksgiving to the LORD for His Great Works of Deliverance 1. Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. 2. Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy, 3. And gathered out of the lands, From the east and from the west, From the north and from the south. 4. They wandered in the wilderness in a desolate way; They found no city to dwell in. 5. Hungry and thirsty, Their soul fainted in...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [May 20, 2012]

    05/20/2012 4:01:55 AM PDT · by Vision · 4 replies
    Taking Possession of Our Own Soul "By your patience possess your souls" Luke 21:19 When a person is born again, there is a period of time when he does not have the same vitality in his thinking or reasoning that he previously had. We must learn to express this new life within us, which comes by forming the mind of Christ (see Philippians 2:5). Luke 21:19 means that we take possession of our souls through patience. But many of us prefer to stay at the entrance to the Christian life, instead of going on to create and build our...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 05-20-12, Solemnity, Ascension of the Lord

    05/19/2012 3:14:08 PM PDT · by Salvation · 61 replies
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 05-20-12 | Revised New American Bible
    May 20, 2012 Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord Reading 1Acts 1:1-11 In the first book, Theophilus,I dealt with all that Jesus did and taughtuntil the day he was taken up,after giving instructions through the Holy Spiritto the apostles whom he had chosen.He presented himself alive to themby many proofs after he had suffered,appearing to them during forty daysand speaking about the kingdom of God.While meeting with them,he enjoined them not to depart from Jerusalem,but to wait for "the promise of the Fatherabout which you have heard me speak;for John baptized with water,but in a few days...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(5/19/12)[Prayer]

    05/19/2012 4:25:54 AM PDT · by left that other site · 26 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 5/19/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Psalm 71 God the Rock of Salvation 1. In You, O LORD, I put my trust; Let me never be put to shame. 2. Deliver me in Your righteousness, and cause me to escape; Incline Your ear to me, and save me. 3. Be my strong refuge, To which I may resort continually; You have given the commandment to save me, For You are my rock and my fortress. 4. Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, Out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man. 5....
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [May 19, 2012]

    05/19/2012 3:40:29 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    Out of the Wreck I Rise "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?" —Romans 8:35 God does not keep His child immune from trouble; He promises, “I will be with him in trouble . . .” (Psalm 91:15). It doesn’t matter how real or intense the adversities may be; nothing can ever separate him from his relationship to God. “In all these things we are more than conquerors . . .” (Romans 8:37). Paul was not referring here to imaginary things, but to things that are dangerously real. And he said we are “super-victors” in the midst...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes & Nation

    05/18/2012 7:55:19 PM PDT · by tajgirvan · 13 replies
    5-18-12 | tajgirvan
    For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds. ~ II Corinthians 10:4 ~