Author - Fr. Barnabas Powell

Simple Isn’t Easy

“It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones, after all.” So says the author of Little House on the Prairie, Laura Ingalls Wilder. But life is so very often not simple. It’s complicated and difficult and filled with so many motivations all mixed together...

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God Comes First!

There’s something about intimacy that scares us to death AND becomes a central hunger for our lives. We are terrified of loneliness AND intimacy! From sociological studies showing modern society becoming more and more lonely, to small groups of Baby Boomers forming support groups to talk about death and...

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The Day

I remember the preacher looking at his congregation and saying “One day every crooked place is going to be made straight, and every low place is going to be made high, and every high place is going to be made low!” Then he added the kicker: “Ain’t nobody going...

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Be Strong In The Lord!

I love this Armed Forces Motto: “The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle.” Isn’t that great? In other words, when you put the time into preparing for battle, you are more ready to face the fight. And what is true for physical fighting is...

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Meant to Be Visible!

In his “must read” book “On The Incarnation” St. Athanasius said ““Even on the cross He did not hide Himself from sight; rather, He made all creation witness to the presence of its Maker.” Think of that, The Creator insisted on making visible the Invisible, and to make accessible...

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She Loved Much!

The ancient Oriental philosopher Lao Tzu said “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” It is amazing to me that every culture has this idea of the concept of “love.” And every culture embraces the definition of love as a great...

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