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Author page: Fr. Barnabas Powell

St. Photios The Great

Today's devotional is a bit different. I wanted to write about a part of my story of becoming Orthodox, which can't be told without talking about my best friend, Rod Loudermilk. So, indulge me a bit and I pray this is an encouragement to you. Rod and I met many years ago when his family moved…

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According To Your Word

One of the most meaningful Pro-Life demonstrations I ever saw was a graduating High School class deciding to put out the number of empty seats with them in the graduates' area of all the children who would have been graduating High School with them had they not been aborted. It was a powerful, silent, but…

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You Are Never Rejected!

She was always cheery. It seemed no matter what, she had a smile on her face. I could count on some inspirational quote or some uplifting phrase every morning as we worked together. And then, the bottom fell out of her life. I watched as her smile began to fade and her words of encouragement…

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You Are the Body of Christ

"Your worldview has to have the same shape that reality does." This quote by American philosopher J. Budziszewski seems to be common sense. But anyone looking at society today will have to conclude that common sense isn't really all that common. It seems to make sense that how I see the world should include the…

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One Of A Kind

It's never been "popular" to confront our very prideful and "autonomous" societies with the exclusive teaching that the only way to God the Father is through Jesus Christ. In fact, most societies and cultures have reacted rather badly to this Christian faith message. Our human history shows a swing in the pendulum of society between…

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Invest Your Talents!

I remember reading the book "How to Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnegie years ago. You see, I thought going into sales was going to be my career and that classic book was part of a foundational training for budding salesmen. Going through my first sales training was eye-opening, to say the least.…

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