A letter addressed to Christian sisters, From a Christian Brother, who wants to treat you with the value you deserve.

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A letter addressed to Christian sisters,

I am a visually oriented person, I look at things and remember them with ease, when I go shopping I pick out what I need based on the images I have in my head from the last time I looked in the refrigerator. I am also quite observant, I pay attention to fine details around me most of the time and can remember things that most people wouldn’t, like small details in movies or pictures. Where am I going with this?

When I walk around in public, every single time I move my head and see something, I have to make a conscious decision about whether or not I want to keep looking at it. Whether it be something edifying and enjoyable, horrible and nasty or sin inducing and detrimental, at that first look I have an important choice to make. So, when I look…

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I Will Trust

Ever faithful and true, I’m not alone, You are here with me.

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”
Hebrews 13:8

And those who know Your name will put their trust in You;
For You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.
Psalm 9:10

I Will Trust – Fr. Rob Galea

The song was not uploaded to youtube or another sharing site, so this is a link to last.fm

Soli deo Gloria

My Worship Music is Better Than Your Worship Music

Be careful not to confused the conclusion, in context to the point, it makes sense.
This is a good read. I attend a church where we sing different hymns every Sunday, although in my own time I listen to all of sorts of genres. It’s all about worshiping Him, not the style of music you prefer.

In My Own Words

THEMIX

I know when a post is bound to get me into hot water with some.  This is one of those times. I am often amused, bewildered, confused and disappointed at the comments I hear or read about various styles of musical worship in the church. The common complaints are:

The music is too loud; The music is too contemporary; The music is too old; I wish they would sing hymns; We changed churches because we didn’t like the music; God doesn’t move through that kind of music.

We choose churches many times like we choose which concerts to attend, based solely on the quality and genre of the worship music.  We want to attend where we receive the best worship experience and where we feel God’s presence over other locations. Even worse than this, many still view the Worship time of a church service as simply a time to allow stragglers to…

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Time to Harvest

For all that we’ve grown
How could we forget
Those who don’t know
Or just don’t know yet
Let’s harvest this field
From sunrise to sunset
The Master is coming
We are not done yet

And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.  Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.” – Matthew 28:18-20

So Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.” – Hebrews 9:28

 

Made Like Us

This will be a short post because I haven’t had much time this week to thoroughly go over a topic, so I will just leave a short post as some food for thought and understanding.

Every now and again I will hear the argument about how Jesus cannot be God incarnate because God is higher than men, therefore Jesus being a man cannot mean He is God.
I could make a huge post in response to this, although it would be better to talk with a pastor about this than reading a blog. And while many other passages would address this topic too, there’s one in particular I like to read and that clearly explains why God was made in a similar image to us.

Hebrews 2:14-18

Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil,
And release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
For indeed He does not give aid to angels, but He does give aid to the seed of Abraham.
Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.
For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.

When Life Hurts and God Has Apparently Checked Out: A Mega-Post on Pain, Trials, & Suffering

The first point is definitely some food for thought.

J.S. Park

Two anonymous questions:

– What are you suppose to think when all you can think is God is taking everything I love out of my life?

– So, what do you do when you feel in over your head? One of my best friends is struggling with faith, my husband is struggling with a lot of stress from his job, and my mom is struggling in a relationship with her bf. Then I read the news, and everything looks so dismal. I feel like there is so much hurt around me. I know my prayers are effective, and that God is sovereign. But I just want to stop all the hurting. Any words of advice?

Hey my wonderful friends, I must first say: I’m really sorry about everything that’s happening and I dearly love you both.  I know it can’t help much, but you must know before I turn into…

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