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The prayers that are effectual and fervent

by Mike Ratliff

16 ἐξομολογεῖσθε οὖν ἀλλήλοις τὰς ἁμαρτίας καὶ εὔχεσθε ὑπὲρ ἀλλήλων ὅπως ἰαθῆτε. Πολὺ ἰσχύει δέησις δικαίου ἐνεργουμένη. (James 5:16 NA28)

16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray on behalf of one another so that you may be cured.

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It will decide what gets you out of bed in the morning.

I spent Memorial Day weekend celebrating vocations:

I was privileged to celebrate my friends Lauren and Michael at their wedding in Cincinnati.

I had my first interactions with some of my friends since sharing the news of my acceptance to the postulancy – the first that some of them had heard of my discernment. 576 more words


Love with side effects

Many years ago in College my professor taught on Xerxes.  The class was fascinating as he gave both a biblical and an historical view of Xerxes.  2,222 more words


Reflecting on Birth….

Our visit with my niece and her brand new baby is coming to a close. For the past week my daughter and I have been helping out with the new baby and her toddler big sister. 295 more words

Reflecting On......

My little girl wants to be a Sister?! 3 tips for parents

Sheila, Megan’s mom, spoke to me when I visited her parish. She was dumbstruck. How could Megan, her youngest, the dependable one, surprise her this way? 451 more words


Seeking Wisdom

A sermon preached by The Rev. Jeffrey A. Geary at the White Plains Presbyterian Church on the Second Sunday after Pentecost, May 29, 2016… 1,701 more words


Cowboy-cott Hillsong

Seriously, when are we going to start boycotting Hillsong? What’s it going to take?

I should be used to it by now, but I scarcely know how to begin expressing my shock and disgust at this. 432 more words

False Doctrine