Religion

20 Feb 19
Baptist Spirituality

By Joe LaGuardia I have made it a habit, as other pastors have, of publishing an annual reading list.  It is made up of books that we long to read, hope to read, want to read, need to read.  I have fun reading the lists of others, and I hope that people have fun reading […]

20 Feb 19

A Long Early Phase So many of us think of Labour in the way we see in the movies. Your waters break, here come the contractions and straight off to the hospital to push that little pickle out… WRONG. If this is your first pregnancy, you are highly likely to have a pretty arduous time […]

20 Feb 19
Wake Up Muslims, Now!

The practice of SHIRK in the ‘Words of Mouth’ O Muslims, ‘Allah’ is His name, why do you call him ‘God’, ‘Khoda’, ‘Ishwar’ or by other names? O Muslims, Why do you translate the proper name of Allah as ‘God’? O Muslims, Why do you translate the word ‘RABB’ as ‘Lord’? They attribute ‘lord’ to men […]

20 Feb 19
Amelia Vernon

Everyone knows two topics are taboo at the dinner table: politics and religion. That same truism has long been observed by brands (at dinner time and beyond). Yet, a recent survey from Sprout Social found that 66 percent of U.S. consumers want to see brands take a stand on social and political issues (a serious Catch-22 […]

20 Feb 19
THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE

ARTICLE FEATURED IN ISSUE 11 OF VFTAE FEBUARY 2019…..BY MICHAEL CONBOY: A port city situated on the river Clyde famous for its architecture, trade and shipbuilding in the 18th – 20th Century. Glasgow is Scotland’s biggest city and a top tourist attraction with museums and galleries, shopping, food and drink and most importantly for the […]

20 Feb 19

John 5:1-17 is one of the passages the Lord used powerfully in my life these past few months. God had me put myself into the lame man’s shoes, the pharisees’ position, and the shoes of those around the pool seeking healing. This is my prayer today, as I reflect on what I have learned from […]

20 Feb 19
Mary Refuge Of Holy Love

Our Lady of Emmitsburg http://centeroftheimmaculateheart.org LESSONS from Our Lord for the World Volume I Lesson # 7 November 9, 1988 JESUS CHRIST RELIGIONS I would now like to talk to you about religions. People worship in My churches and claim their form of worship is the truest. Woe to those who disclaim a form of […]

20 Feb 19
She Lived Healthy Ever After

Hi Friends! There is something most magical about waking up refreshed on a Wednesday morning and not feeling that soul-killing dread of “OMG, the work week is only halfway over”. But this morning, sadly, was not one of those mornings. I woke up feeling like I hadn’t slept a wink. The coffee didn’t even cut […]

20 Feb 19
Martha Rush

“You don’t have to be indoctrinated by these loser teachers that are trying to sell you on socialism from birth.”   Donald Trump, Jr.   It’s hard not to be upset by the fact that one of our president’s sons — also a member of his inner circle — referred to our profession as “loser […]

20 Feb 19
UWP 101

Bravery is not fearlessness, but having courage in the face of fear right? Fear of the unknown is what makes our kind… mankind. We are afraid of the dark, so in retaliation we land on the very moon that makes the dark not all that dark. We fear beasts so we steal them from nature […]

20 Feb 19
Beyond Eden Rock

Until I picked up this book, I had completely forgotten the old-fashioned game of consequences; taking it in turns to write out a boy’s name, a girl’s name, where they met, what he said, what she said and the consequence of their meeting; folding over the paper each time so that nobody could see what had […]

20 Feb 19
from the stillness: ponderings of a priest and pastor

This is my sermon (more or less, because I preach without notes)  from February 17th, the Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany.  You will find the lectionary here. Today’s Gospel is the “Sermon on the Plain”, one of two accounts of Jesus’ beatitudes.  It is easy to confuse or conflate the two but Luke’s Sermon on […]

20 Feb 19
her wrights

Compromise is a two-way street, something that most people forget especially in heterosexual relationships. In all honest truth some men do not see themselves any lower than GOD in some people’s lives, “I am the man, you don’t get to talk to me that way”. A sad reality of many women, especially those whose being […]