What One Flight Taught Me About Anxiety

As we started taxiing down the runway and the anticipation in my stomach was building the little boy behind me put his hands up and yelled “WOOOOOO!!”

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When to Guard Your Heart: Proverbs 4:23

Your heart is the source of life. And in order to receive the gifts God has for you it must be open. It can’t be barricaded and kept away from the Lord.

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The Secret to Loving Your Neighbor

In my own life, it’s taken me awhile to be okay with taking good care of myself because I always thought that “dying to self” and “setting myself aside” and “sacrifice” meant that I had to put other people before myself in every way, or whenever asked.

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You For Me: Love Notes, Luke 9:50

A person doesn’t have to be sitting next to me in Church in order to be my brother or sister, or in order to be a follower of Christ.

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Harm No More: Love Notes, Genesis 50:20

“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” Genesis 50:20 This verse has been haunting me all week. I guess more like romancing me than haunting me. It’s been following me around and reminding me […]

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Wrestling Truth

In the presence of God is the only place I want to be while I’m a recovering sinner addicted to my own ideology.

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Understanding Paul: An Introduction to the Writings of St. Paul

Use the summaries as an introduction for private study. Use them in a group study as you begin to discuss the various overarching themes of each work. The point is this: use them. There is no reason to avoid St. Paul's writings. They are a beautiful gift from God and are meant to be explored. Prayerfully read through these sections in conjunction with the letters of St. Paul themselves, and watch how the second reading at Sunday Mass ‘Ìâ‰âÂÌâ‰Ûù and, most importantly, your soul ‘Ìâ‰âÂÌâ‰Ûù comes to life.

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Jesus and the 3 Wise Guys

Have you ever noticed that the Bible doesn’t specifically say how many wise men showed up in Bethlehem? We’re told that wise men from the East followed a star, interacted with Herod, and made their way to the manger (bearing gifts) but nowhere does it say how many men there actually were.

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Mayan Mayhem: Are We Gonna Die Young?

Christ Himself told us that nobody knows the day or the hour that He will return to judge the living and dead on earth. Not the Mayans, not a television preacher, and certainly not Ke$ha. This means that tomorrow Christ could show up. Would your soul be ready, or would you wish you had more time? The truth about 'living like you are going to die young,' is that we should be living like today is our last day, but realizing that there is eternal life after death. We should be making the most of our lives today … but not through sin, but virtue.

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The Bible: Is It Reliable Reading?

Still, there are countless people who try to say that the Bible is 'unreliable' or 'outdated.' Many people … some of whom are well-read and quite intellectual … do everything they can to debunk the validity of Scripture, thinking that if they can exploit seeming 'inconsistencies' or supposed 'errors' they can somehow do away with Christianity and even God. That's the first mistake . . .

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