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“Be brave and try to detach your heart from worldly things. Do your utmost to banish darkness from your mind and come to understand what true, selfless piety is. 27 more words


Christian Piety

By piety I mean that union of reverence and love to God which the knowledge of his benefits inspires. For, until men feel that they owe everything to God, that they are cherished by his paternal care, and that he is the author of all their blessings, so that naught is to be looked for away from him, they will never submit to him voluntary obedience; no, unless they place their entire happiness in him, they will never yield up their whole selves to him in truth and sincerity.

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Jihad This...

So the big international news story this week concerns `Al Qaeda in Yemen’, invading a stronghold of the great enemy of Islam and killing a score of unbelievers who were armed with that most devastating weapon… A pen. 366 more words


Journeying: At Long Last: Laila

بسم الله

I was speechless for a few seconds, as I tried to convince myself that he was really here. I almost couldn’t believe it. 1,795 more words

As Christianity declines in Europe, churches are put up for sale

This sad story is from the Wall Street Journal.


Two dozen scruffy skateboarders launched perilous jumps in a soaring old church building here on a recent night, watched over by a mosaic likeness of Jesus and a solemn array of stone saints.

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Him.. the fallen one

And he so knew the tale, the crooked smile and handsome trail,
Of fallen angels and soulful mystics,
Wandering and swirling in quietude rhythm,
There I saw him waiting, beyond the worlds of wrongdoing and right-doing… 15 more words

Hair covering?

I’m feeling a strong desire to cover my head. The traditions of my religious upbringing don’t tell me I must, but they don’t tell me I shouldn’t, either. 600 more words

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