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Sister Death

Blessed are those feet that walk with Sister Death in her dreamkingdom, for our Lord’s feet have consecrated the ground on which they tread!

So often we associate death with evil and darkness. 325 more words

Being the Church without Going to Church?

There are a lot of people in America who are angry at the church today.  And why not?  It has at times supported a variety of awful things: slavery, the destroying of Native American communities, unjust laws that favor the wealthy over the poor, discrimination against women and homosexuals, etc. 544 more words

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How Authentic is Your Ministry?

The Apostle Paul described his own ministry:

To the weak I became weak, so that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that I might by all means save some.

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Releasing the Birds

Up soared the lark into the air,
A shaft of song, a wingéd prayer,
As if a soul released from pain
Were flying back to heaven again.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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From God-Haunted Lunatic

Releasing the Birds

Look at that. A little allegory of the soul.
~ Dr. E.M. Ashford

“It’s a bird emergency! It’s a bird emergency!”

The kids outside the parish center were frantic.

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Limited-time offers for the soul

It’s only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth, and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had. 62 more words

On The Heart's Path

A follower of Christ involved in government?

St. Francis flew under the church’s radar – at least early on.  Instead of trying to reform the church, he focused on his own ministry of preaching and service to the poor. 321 more words

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