A fantastic post by a good friend….. These are my thoughts... ...shared mostly so you can understand where I am coming from, even if you disagree with me. It is 11:47 pm right now and I should be sleeping. I should be sleeping but I am unable to. One hour ago, it appeared that … Continue reading These are my thoughts… (a post from my friend)
Image via Wikipedia I have labored and toiled and have often gone without sleep; I have known hunger and thirst and have often gone without food; I have been cold and naked. 2 Corinthians 11:26-28 We all have wants and needs, statements like this are throughout the bible, someone is always complaining, from the beginning … Continue reading I Want… A Lenten Reflection
http://www.facebook.com/widgets/like.php?href=https://anamericanpointofview.wordpress.com/2011/03/09/lent-2011-are-you-ready-for-it/ Image via Wikipedia With Lent here, it’s a good time to ask the question, “Are you ready for it?” or an even better question, “Do you understand it?” Lent is a complex time in the Church year, we are depriving ourselves, we are reminded of our mortality yet we are to be preparing for … Continue reading Lent 2011: Are you ready for it?
Image via Wikipedia I am sure as Catholics you have heard the phrase “Offer it up” as in offer up all your pain and suffering to Jesus. I know I have heard it and to me it often sounds like “Suck it up” a phrase we often times tell our kids when they get hut … Continue reading Love becoming Loving
“I Thirst” Jesus spoke these worlds from the cross, but do you think Jesus really mean that he wanted a drink? In his hour of need to do think he was thinking about a nice cold glass of wine? I think not. The simple phrase holds more meaning than volumes of books, Jesus used the … Continue reading I Thirst
To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it. -- Mother Teresa Simple logic, add oil to keep the flame. Oil is the food that feeds the fire. Same basic principle for an electric light, we must have electrical current for a light bulb to glow. The electricity is the fuel … Continue reading Burn Baby Burn!
Purgatory The Catholic faith teaches that when we die we will either spend entirety in Heaven or Hell, if we are to spend it in Heaven we must first cleanse ourselves to make our souls pure, for nothing impure will enter in to heaven. The teaching of Purgatory is not just a made up Catholic … Continue reading Defending the Faith…Purgatory
You ever just sit down and read the bible, let the Holy Spirit move you, speak to you. I have had lots of people tell me that that the Holy Spirit talked to their heart about this or that. They alone know the truth of this or that passage, the Holy Spirit leads them to … Continue reading Trusting in the Church