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God Loves Refugees (Jesus was a refugee)

I’m blessed to have no first hand experience as a refugee. I can connect the dots on the basic whys and hows, but I haven’t worn the shoes of someone whose situation was so desperate that they would risk their life just to get a place on the very bottom rung of American society. 512 more words

Dreams & Visions...

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Focus on verse 13

I don’t often remember the details of what I dream at night. Every once in a while I will dream something that wakes me up because it disturbs me. 482 more words

Daily Devotional

Today Matthew is one

I started this blog in Matthew’s memory, and I continue to write it in his honor, so I feel I must post something on his first birthday, but to post much of anything feels disingenuous, because my heart is so heavy, and I lack the words at the moment. 102 more words

Child Loss

The star's stopping - and the wise men's joy

Matthew 2:1-12
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? 971 more words


Cut to the Heart

MP3 Audio: Cut_to_the_Heart.mp3

This homily was preached on Sunday morning, December 27, 2015,
at St. John of Damascus Orthodox Mission in Carbondale, Illinois,
by Fr. Joseph Gleason.
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Fr. Joseph Gleason

Tradition or Truth?

When I was a kid I asked my Sunday School teacher why did Herod kill all the children two years old and younger? If Jesus was a newborn, why didn’t he just kill newborns. 650 more words

Miscellaneous Thoughts

Fears, Circumstances & Providence

After the wicked King Herod died in Matthew 2, an angel told Joseph that he could take Jesus and Mary back to Israel. But it wasn’t that easy. 288 more words

Devotions/Bible Studies