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  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [May 1, 2012]

    04/30/2012 4:46:28 AM PDT · by Vision · 4 replies
    Faith— Not Emotion "We walk by faith, not by sight" —2 Corinthians 5:7 For a while, we are fully aware of God’s concern for us. But then, when God begins to use us in His work, we begin to take on a pitiful look and talk only of our trials and difficulties. And all the while God is trying to make us do our work as hidden people who are not in the spotlight. None of us would be hidden spiritually if we could help it. Can we do our work when it seems that God has sealed up...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - April 30, 2012 [Devotional]

    04/30/2012 4:37:27 AM PDT · by Vision · 4 replies
    www.joelosteen.com ^ | Today | Joel Osteen
    Hiding in the Right Place Today's Scripture In the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock Psalm 27:5, NIV. Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Have you ever watched children play hide and seek? They look for the best place to hide in the house or yard and wait quietly for their friend to try to find them. Its a fun game for kids, but even as adults, we need a good place to hide from time to...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [April 30, 2012]

    04/30/2012 4:35:35 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    Spontaneous Love "Love suffers long and is kind . . ." —1 Corinthians 13:4 Love is not premeditated—it is spontaneous; that is, it bursts forth in extraordinary ways. There is nothing of precise certainty in Paul’s description of love. We cannot predetermine our thoughts and actions by saying, “Now I will never think any evil thoughts, and I will believe everything that Jesus would have me to believe.” No, the characteristic of love is spontaneity. We don’t deliberately set the statements of Jesus before us as our standard, but when His Spirit is having His way with us, we...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (4/30/12)[Prayer]

    04/30/2012 4:14:46 AM PDT · by left that other site · 20 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/30/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Psalm 27 A Psalm of David 1. The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? 2. When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell. 3. Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident. 4. One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek...
  • Traditional True Mass Propers : Dominica Tertia Post Pascha ~ Third Sunday after Easter

    04/29/2012 9:06:04 PM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 53 replies
    Robert Drobot | Anno Dmini 29 April 2012 | Most Holy Trinity
    Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus Traditional True Holy Mass Propers Dominica Tertia Post Pascha ~ Third Sunday after Easter Anno Dmini 29 April 2012 Commemorating Holy Saint Caterina Benincasa ( Catherine of Siena ), Doctor of His Church ( Observed Anno Dmini 30 April 2012 ) Color : Albus/White Vestments I Classis ~ First Class Observance Jubilte Deo, omnis terra, allelja: psalmum dcite nmini ejus, allelja, date glriam laudi ejus, allelja, allelja, allelja.... ( Shout with joy to God, all the earth, alleluia: sing ye a psalm to His Name, alleluia: give glory to His praise, alleluia,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-30-12, Optional Memorial, St. Pius V, Pope

    04/29/2012 8:18:54 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-30-12 | Revised New American Bible
    April 30, 2012 Monday of the Fourth Week of Easter Reading 1Acts 11:1-18 The Apostles and the brothers who were in Judeaheard that the Gentiles too had accepted the word of God. So when Peter went up to Jerusalemthe circumcised believers confronted him, saying,'You entered the house of uncircumcised people and ate with them." Peter began and explained it to them step by step, saying,"I was at prayer in the city of Joppawhen in a trance I had a vision,something resembling a large sheet coming down,lowered from the sky by its four corners, and it came to...
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks at Miami-Dade church about importance of voting

    04/29/2012 7:55:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | April 29, 2012 | Diana Moskovitz
    The Rev. Jesse Jackson preached Sunday afternoon in Miami-Dade County about the importance of teaching young people the importance of voting, the continued battle against racism and the controversial shooting of Trayvon Martin. Inside the 93rd Street Community Baptist Church in West Little River, to about 200 people in the pews, the civil rights leader opened his remarks with, Long live the spirit of Trayvon Martin. It was a bit late in the afternoon for a Sunday service, but that didnt stop the congregants from singing and praising the Lord. Most came dressed in their Sunday best. It wasnt hot,...
  • The testimony of JESUS is the Spirit of prophecy.

    04/29/2012 5:36:34 PM PDT · by jesus4life · 3 replies
    Faith | GOD-inspired
    Praise HIS holy name with all your might. Never give up.
  • The 'Sword of Islam' Vs the Catholic church, fascist Mussolini's Italy, 1938

    04/29/2012 3:23:24 PM PDT · by Milagros · 15 replies
    I am not making any apologies for, nor whitewashing Nazi-Germany crimes against the Jewish people as a whole, including annihilating at least 6,000,000 and wounding so many... for life. Nor for many Polish-Catholic helpers.. albeit some Poles did help the Jews. My focus of this piece is, speicifically about fascist Italy, pro-Islamic fascism Vs the Vatican that objected "racial" theories. Mediterranean Conflict with Britain Seen Behind Italian Anti-semitism February 15, 1938 ROME, Feb. 14 (JTA) Italian anti-Semitism, increasing with the approach of the visit which Chancellor Adolf Hitler will pay to Premier Benito Mussolini in May, is nevertheless inspired...
  • Papal Infallibility: A Symbolic, Yet Problematic, Term

    04/29/2012 3:06:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 307 replies
    Homiletic & Pastoral Review ^ | March 30, 2012 | REV. JOHN T. FORD CSC
    Although papal infallibility is commonly found in popular conversation, how well the term is understood is another matter.“Christ giving Peter the keys of the kingdom” by Pietro PeruginoAs Danny Garland, Jr., pointed out in his recent article on “The Development of the Dogma of Papal Infallibility,” the term “papal infallibility” has a centuries-old history that stretches from Peter John Olivi, in the thirteenth century, through John Henry Newman, in the nineteenth century, and down to the present. 1In addition to being a well-known term with a lengthy history, “papal infallibility” is also highly symbolic: for Roman Catholics, it has often...
  • Do We Want a Religious Exemption?

    04/29/2012 2:09:27 PM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 17 replies
    The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property ^ | February 21, 2012 | Written by John Horvat II
    It has been said that the road to Hell is paved with religious exemptions. There are always those who are willing to cut a deal with the devil to avoid having to confront a thorny moral issue. This is certainly the case of the Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate which would now force employers to provide medical insurance that guarantees free birth control, tubal ligation, and morning-after abortifacients. There are those who hope to avoid the whole issue by rallying around the idea of a religious exemption. In fact, the whole debate is even being framed by...
  • Bishop Morlino Warns Dissenters to Stop or Else

    04/29/2012 12:40:51 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 33 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 4/29/12 | Doug Erickson
    Madison Catholic Bishop Robert Morlino has moved to quell a backlash against a group of conservative priests in Platteville by warning parishioners they risk formal church censure unless they stop spreading "rumors and gossip." The action by Morlino, which two Catholic scholars called highly unusual, appears to include the possibility of offenders being prohibited from taking part in church sacraments such as communion, confession and burial. The warning came in a five-page letter Wednesday from Morlino to St. Marys Catholic Church in Platteville. The congregation has been roiled by opposition to the traditionalist priests, who began serving the parish in...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    04/29/2012 12:33:08 PM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 14 replies
    4-29-12 | Kitty Mittens
    Revelation 7:12 Blessing, and Glory, and Wisdom, and Thanksgiving, And Honor, and Power, and Might, Be to our God Forever and Ever, amen!
  • Atheism & Belief in God: Countries Get Ranked

    04/29/2012 9:57:20 AM PDT · by ruralvoter · 4 replies
    Live Science ^ | 4/28/12 | Jeanna Bryner
    The new study is based on data collected as part of the General Social Survey by researchers at the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago. The researchers looked at data from 30 countries where surveys, taken at two or more time points between 1991 and 2008, asked residents about their belief in God. Participants answered three main "belief" questions, including their level of belief (from strong to atheistic), their changing beliefs over their lifetime and their attitude toward the notion that God is concerned with their personal lives.
  • A cardinal returns to Wisconsin

    04/29/2012 8:58:47 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    JS Online ^ | 4-29-12 | Annysa Johnson
    Former Archbishop Dolan says Mass at Holy Hill New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan drew a large crowd of Catholics and well-wishers to Holy Hill on Saturday for a special Mass of Thanksgiving, some arriving as early as 4:30 a.m. to ensure a spot in the historic Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians. The enthusiastic throng filled the basilica hours before Dolan celebrated Mass there, and hundreds of others spilled into the chapel on the lower level, where they watched the service on big screens. He later greeted those who had gathered in the lower chapel. In...
  • Does the Bible Still Matter in 2012?

    04/29/2012 8:06:00 AM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 29, 2012 | Lamar Vest
    After all the very visible fighting about public displays of religious symbols from 10 Commandments plaques to graveyard crosses to faith-themed war memorials to holiday manger displaysyou might have developed the impression that most Americans dont think the Bible matters today and they like it that way. Youd be wrong. But each year, American Bible Society puts the guessing aside and asks a sampling of Americans to tell us how they view and use the Bible and what they believe its role should be in America. The State of the Bible in America in 2012 can be summed up in...
  • African Christian slave and ("Palestinian") ex-Muslim speak at 'Islamic Apartheid Conference'

    04/29/2012 7:05:02 AM PDT · by Milagros
    Simon Deng speaks at "Islamic Apartheid" event at Temple University. April 26, 2012http://blog.xanthippas.com/2012/04/26/simon-deng-speaks-at-islamic-apartheid-event-at-temple-university/ Simon Deng and "Islamic Apartheid" at Temple University - YouTubehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tBWhK_iUh4 Nonie Darwish and "Islamic Apartheid" at Temple Uinversity http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59ThHYMG9sY Nonie Darwish is an ex-Muslim who grew up learning hatred for Infidels in a Muslim school in Gaza. Simon Deng is a South Sudanese Christian who was held as a slave by Muslim captors for several years. Both of them know Islamic apartheid firsthand, and have been its victims. The Leftists at the City Paper therefore could do nothing but omit them from their story attacking the Conference,...
  • Archbishop of Canterbury to Lose Worldwide Anglican Role Under Traditionalist Plans

    04/29/2012 6:34:49 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4/24/12 | John Bingham
    THE Archbishop of Canterbury could be stripped of his role as figurehead of the worldwide Anglican Church, leaders representing 40 million churchgoers have signalled as they launched a scathing attack on a liberal drift within the Church.A coalition of bishops and leaders from Africa, the Americas and Australasia said it was time for a radical shift in how the church is structured away from models of the British Empire. They criticised what they called revisionist attempts to abandon basic doctrines on issues such as homosexuality and turn Christianity merely into a movement for social betterment during Dr Williamss tenure. And...
  • Color me surprised! The Andrews AFB Chapel is playing hymns on its bells!

    04/29/2012 6:13:00 AM PDT · by jagusafr · 7 replies
    29 Apr 12 | jagusafr
    I'm gobsmacked! Sitting here on a Sunday morning, pulling some reserve duty at AFLOA and listening to the bells at Andrews Chapel One ring out "Sweet Hour of Prayer" across the campus! I wonder how long it'll be before somebody complains and it stops? Or demands the Muslim call to prayer be broadcast 5 times a day and the Chaplain Corps rolls over?
  • Franklin Graham Backs NC Marriage Amendment

    04/29/2012 5:47:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/28/2012 | By Anugrah Kumar
    The Rev. Franklin Graham is supporting a proposed amendment to North Carolina's constitution that would provide that marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid in the state. The pro-amendment Vote FOR Marriage NC released an audio message late Friday in which Graham, the son of evangelist Billy Graham, is asking listeners to "take a stand on God's definition of marriage" between a man and a woman and vote for the amendment on the May 8 primary ballot, according to WXII-TV, Channel 12. Graham's sister Anne Graham Lotz is also backing...