Matthew 6:7-15 NASB 7 “And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words. 8 So do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him. 9 “Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our Father who is … Continue reading If You Do Not Forgive, You Will Not be Forgiven
It's worth reading this one chapter: Matthew 23. Handy link to the chapter from Biblegateway: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+23&version=NKJV We have only one teacher, one Father. The Holy Bible says this plainly. Why? Because we all fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:21-26 New King James Version (NKJV) 21 But now the righteousness of God apart from … Continue reading Why Do We Need Only the Bible and Fellowship with other followers of Christ?
I was baptized as an infant in the Episcopal church then raised in it until age 10 by my mother while my father was off practicing satanism and trying to be a warlock. At age 10 my parents both turned Holy Roller born again charismatic. At age 17 I fired my parents' "god" and thought … Continue reading My Personal Testimony March 2018
Matthew 6:24 King James Version (KJV) 24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Most people - at some point in their life - ask questions such as: "Why am I here?" or "Are we alone?" or "Is God really there?" and so many of those searching questions about the meaning of things. Important things. Our lives, their meaning, and do we have a Creator? And if so, … Continue reading Good Morning, Good Afternoon, and Good Night!
Bring Back Shame, Not Shaming Why Healthy Shame is a Good Thing when Toxic Shaming is a Blight September 30, 2017 by S.S. Carpenter Toxic shame is destructive only. It's outcome or fruit is easy to spot. Toxic shaming can be seen plainly, for instance, in bullies and victims of bullying. This includes domestic violence. … Continue reading Bring Back Healthy Shame, Not Toxic Shaming
Luke 11: 39-52 (New King James Version) 39 Then the Lord said to him, “Now you Pharisees make the outside of the cup and dish clean, but your inward part is full of greed and wickedness. 40 Foolish ones! Did not He who made the outside make the inside also? 41 But rather give alms … Continue reading Woe to the pharisees of this day and age, in the year 2017, those with great wealth and power…
A small collection of my favorite quotes by Andrew Vachss FacebookPage: https://www.facebook.com/andrewhvachss/
This is from Sunday, September 27, 2015 in "Our Daily Bread" September - October - November 2015: "Consider the Poor" "The year was 1780, and Robert Raikes had a burden for the poor, illiterate children in his London neighborhood. He noticed that nothing was being done to help these children, so he set out to … Continue reading Consider The Poor – A reading from “Our Daily Bread” Fall 2015