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  • God Writes His Law On Our Hearts. . .and Keeps Writing. . .and Writing. . .

    Contributed by Charles Wood on May 14, 2009
    based on 9 ratings
     | 8,683 views

    God’s fulfillment of Jeremiah’s prophecy about writing his law on our hearts is a project lasting our whole lives because we’re all like pesky computer documents or ink-resistant paper with, of course, no "Spell Check."

    5Th Sunday of Lent, March 29, 2009 Jeremiah 31:31-34 Psalm 51:3-4, 12-13, 14-15 Hebrews 5:7-9 John 12:20-33 The image from our first reading, of God writing his law on our hearts, is very consoling and meant to encourage us. This purpose becomes all the more clear by the passage’s ...read more

  • Are You Ready For Christmas

    Contributed by Michael Nesmith on Dec 21, 2007
    based on 14 ratings
     | 9,908 views

    A reflection and response to the age old question of, Are you ready for Christmas?

    Over the past few days as I encounter people I am often asked a question that is commonly asked this time of the year which is, “Are you ready for Christmas?” Every Christmas getting ready seems to be everyone’s main focus. And the definition of our getting ready encompasses a broad spectrum of ...read more

  • Desire

    Contributed by John Vella on Feb 5, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,039 views

    In our Scriptures today, we see that thirst really means desire. And we all know the power of desire in our lives. Desire moves us to work, to love, to even kill.

    Seeds for Sowing, Vol. VI, Issue 2, No. 15 Third Sunday of Lent- Year A March 3, 2002 Readings: * Ex. 17:3-7 * Rom. 5:1-2, 5-8 * Jn. 4:5-42 Desire Thirst The overwhelming image that we are faced with today is one of thirst. Jesus’ meeting with the woman takes place around a ...read more

  • Seeing With New Eyes

    Contributed by John Vella on Jan 31, 2007
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,218 views

    We need to constantly see God’s creation and all that is in it with new eyes.

    Third Sunday of Lent - Year C March 11th, 2007 Readings: * Exod. 3:1-8a, 13-15 * 1 Cor. 10:1-6, 10-12 * Lk. 13:1-9 Seeing With New Eyes Repent In English, most of us understand the word "repent" in a very limited way. We often use this word as if it had only one small, restricted ...read more

  • Stand In The Gap

    Contributed by Joe Burke on Jan 19, 2007
    based on 10 ratings
     | 8,274 views

    Our condition in our Church and our country is so far gone, that only heartfelt, deep, corporate Church repentance could mediate to some degree our impending punishment.

    Stand in the Gap! "I have searched among them for someone who could build a wall or stand in the gap before me to keep me from destroying the land; but I found no one.Therefore I have poured out my fury upon them; with my fiery wrath I have consumed them; I have brought down their conduct upon ...read more

  • Where's Jesus?

    Contributed by Joe Burke on Jan 17, 2007
    based on 17 ratings
     | 1,473 views

    Do we really want to "see Jesus" and experience His fire or are we going to settle for religious acts and pious practices.

    WHERE’S JESUS? On Easter Sunday morning Mary Magdalene exclaimed: "The Lord has been taken away and I do not know where they have put Him" (John 20:13). I can relate to Mary Magdalene. I don’t know about you, but I don’t hear much talk about Jesus anymore. You can attend Church for weeks at a ...read more

  • Osama Bin Laden Prayers

    Contributed by Joe Burke on Jan 17, 2007
    based on 11 ratings
     | 968 views

    Let’s start lifting up the name of Jesus with vigor and unbridled passion.

    OSAMA BIN LADEN PRAYERS Lt. Gordon Klingenschmitt is a Navy chaplain who went on an 18-day hunger strike recently to protest Navy guidelines that encourage "inclusive" prayers at public events. At those events, the Navy wants inclusive, non-denominational prayers. What they really mean when they ...read more

  • Holy Desperation

    Contributed by Joe Burke on Jan 16, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 3,034 views

    Power from on high!

    Holy Desperation! "When you call me, when you go to pray to me, I will listen to you. When you look for me, you will find me. Yes, when you seek me with all your heart, you will find me with you, says the LORD, and I will change your lot. Jeremiah 29:12-14 At the present time in ...read more

  • Fatal Distraction

    Contributed by Joe Burke on Jan 16, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 8,590 views

    Jesus must be our whole life.

    Fatal Distraction It’s a beautiful summer afternoon some years ago at the Naval Air Test Center in Patuxent River, Maryland. The U.S. Navy’s newest jet fighter, the Grumman F-14 Tomcat with both afterburners blazing soars from the runway for a test flight. The first portion of the flight is a ...read more

  • The Clock Radio And The Alarm Clock

    Contributed by Michael Tkachuk on Jan 3, 2005
    based on 31 ratings
     | 3,533 views

    Whatever direction our spiritual life takes, can depend greatly on whether we are asleep or awake.

    The Clock Radio and the Alarm Clock When morning breaks and it’s time to rise and shine, is your clock radio set to stir you gently out of bed with soft music or are you rudely awakened and jarred out of bed with loud clanging noises of an alarm clock? And as much as you would like to hit ...read more

  • A Grain Of Wheat Is Much Bigger Than A Grain Series

    Contributed by Paul Kallan on Apr 4, 2003
    based on 58 ratings
     | 3,479 views

    What Jesus teaches his disciples is not an empty phrase or a useless theory, but a reality that is proved by personal experiences of himself and of many of his followers and even by the findings of modern psychology: "He who loves his life loses it, and h

    A river wanted to flow to the sea through a desert. But it got afraid when it saw the immense dry sand. It complained: "The desert will drink my water, the hot breath of the sun will destroy me and I will be reduced to merely a stinking swamp". Then it heard a voice:"Trust the desert!" But the ...read more

  • From Sacrifice To Liberation Series

    Contributed by Paul Kallan on Mar 15, 2003
    based on 33 ratings
     | 1,303 views

    It may be possible that we have false gods in our life; and we may have a false idea of the One True God. But this lenten season demands us to let God Himself correct and transform our faith into a life-saving one.

    The Film „Gangs of New York“ revolves around a battle between two political parties – Tammany Hall and Native Americans –to gain the power of the city. It is a bloody battle in which many are injured, many lose their possessions and still more lose their lives. It is the result of an attempt to ...read more

  • The Face Of Fasting At A Holy Marriage Series

    Contributed by Paul Kallan on Mar 5, 2003
    based on 55 ratings
     | 1,544 views

    To fast means to integrate the gospel into human life. It is the unity of the two opposites between the difficulty to overcome the human tendency to evil and the joy of embracing the Word of God.

    Once there was a father with a son who was lazy. He tried to convince his son that he should join him in the work on his farm. The son was not convinced. The father was actually worried, how his son would earn his living after his death. Therefore, before his death, the father called his son and ...read more

  • The Pushcart Of Healing

    Contributed by Paul Kallan on Feb 22, 2003
    based on 34 ratings
     | 1,354 views

    We all need people who can open the roof of hindrances in order to come to the source of healing.

    A tribe called Karbis lives In a remote village called Rongphar in Assam, India. It is a forest area and less connected with the modern facilities of the nearby city, Guwahati. When people in that village fall sick, they carry them on a pushcart to the nearby clinic which is about ten kilometres ...read more

  • Lamb: The Image Of The Human

    Contributed by Paul Kallan on Jan 17, 2003
    based on 24 ratings
     | 549 views

    Today we are accustomed to a weaponsculture. Man develops inner psychological weapons as well as external physical weapons. But we need to develop a culture that tries to make the weak stronger.

    Some years ago, there was a very famous film star, MG Ramachandran by name, in Tamil Nadu in India. In his films he always acted as a fighter of injustice and a saviour of the poor, the helpless and the oppressed. He was the saviour who wiped the tears of misery and showed the helpless the way to ...read more