Prayer that turns the world upside down

Not in church There's been a fair amount of ridicule and criticism offered to the Prime Minister recently over his suggestion that we pray for Australian farmers. Most is predictable and, frankly, understandable, since, as I've written previously, Christians shouldn't necessarily expect people with vastly different assumptions about the world to comprehend their beliefs and [...]

Heaven

Heaven Summary: Sunday, December 17-Friday, December 22, 2017 The goal must be kept simple and clear—love of God and neighbor, union with God and neighbor. Our common word for this state of union is heaven. (Sunday) Heaven is first of all now and therefore surely later. If God loves and accepts us now in our broken [...]

Do you want to be well 5 November 2017

It is interesting that our Lord asked the man if he wanted to be well. Wouldn’t it seem obvious that he wanted healing since he had been hurting for decades? Why else would he have been there? [ ] Source:  Do you want to be well: minute Meditations, Franciscan media

Praying with Saint Ignatius -1 August 2017

As in loving, praying does not confine itself to one particular practice, way, or method, but is open to all and is defined by all to the extent that all serve as means to creating a space of deeper freedom leading the person to an evermore intimate and loving encounter between the lover and the [...]

Holy Spirit and Holy Moses by Rick 21 July 2017

I was never too sure about God’s Holy Spirit Minister said it quickly and moved along In my doubt, I talked with God Trust Me, He said with love Holy Spirit sent from above To always be there So you will Know I Care Source: Holy Spirit and Holy Moses

Without fear or expectation 20 July 2017

      There is a life force flowing through the universe, and everything exists in a single moment, forever unfolding. I open myself to the stream. I want to be emptied and purified so that the past is no longer my lens—so that it no longer colors what I see. What will it be like [...]

So Close

     She only wished to touch His robe trying to see Him through crowds on the road She reached out for His hem Jesus immediately knew then A woman of great faith Touched His hem and heart Just by that touch Jesus knew! Source: So Close

Silent Night | BeautyBeyondBones

Silent Night POSTED ON DECEMBER 29, 2016 BY BEAUTYBEYONDBONES Whenever I go home to Ohio, probably one of the biggest adjustments to have to get used to, is…the quiet. Falling asleep, there is nothing. Maybe a distant train. Maybe the ticking of a clock. But it is silent. Especially in the winter. When there’s a [...]

Saint Lucy-13 December 2016

A simple story Saint Lucy a brave young virgin martyred for standing strong in her faith. Saint Lucy was born into a rich noble Roman family. At a very young age she lost her father who was a Christian. Lucy was left behind with a huge dowry. Lucy’s mother wanted Lucy to marry a rich [...]

May It Be « discoveringandsharinggrace

As I mentioned, I love reading the scriptures leading up to Christmas. Some of the most amazing scriptures relate to Mary and her faith. What would our reaction be if an angel of the Lord spoke to us about what was about to happen and what was expected of us? Shock? Wonder? Fear? Amazement? Confusion? [...]