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Simple Isn’t Easy

Posted By Post Date: September 27, 2022

“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...

God Comes First!

Posted By Post Date: September 26, 2022

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...

The Cure For That “Barren” Place in Your Life

Posted By Post Date: September 23, 2022

Through the centuries, barrenness was always seen as a sign of brokenness. It isn’t a mistake that both the Old Testament and the New Testament have stories of God answering the prayers of women to heal their barrenness. The truth is in much of the world in ancient civilizations...

The Day

Posted By Post Date: September 22, 2022

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...

Cleaning Up the Mess You Made

Posted By Post Date: September 21, 2022

“I am sick of this! I mean it, this is the very last time!” I hear these words in my head and I know they are a lie. I’m having to clean up another mess someone else has made! And I feel the resentment and anger rising in my...

Be Strong In The Lord!

Posted By Post Date: September 20, 2022

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...

Join Us For Bible Study Online

Posted By Post Date: September 19, 2022

Do you want to study the Bible with Fr. Barnabas? You can! Join us Wednesday mornings at 10 AM Eastern as we continue studying the Gospel of John. You can join us online on our Zoom Connection! Just click above and be a part of our Study! An Ancient Faith...

Meant to Be Visible!

Posted By Post Date: September 19, 2022

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...

She Loved Much!

Posted By Post Date: September 16, 2022

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...

Completing The Sufferings of Christ

Posted By Post Date: September 15, 2022

Sometimes, the scriptures say things that really unsettle me. But I’ve learned when that happens, that’s a clue that I am approaching a place in my own heart that needs attention. And it’s beginning to dawn on me that most of the time I am unsettled by the wisdom...