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What is “The Church?”

I was at a funeral a few days ago, in a small church which was absolutely packed to capacity, given that the deceased was very well known in this rural community. 761 more words

Elizabeth Burke

Beyond the Night

Recently I discovered this poem which I had written when much younger. Tonight (the night before New Year’s ‘Eve) I just happen to be sitting alone – but certainly not ‘forlorn’! 386 more words

Elizabeth Burke

Seasonal Tracts: Catholicism’s Doctrine of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary… In Light of Scripture

In recent times I have been distributing tracts locally to coincide with certain occasions and events. My last local distribution of tracts concerned a tract entitled: “The Bible is Still the World’s Best Seller! 925 more words

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Is Repentance Necessary for Salvation?

I have recently discovered the shocking truth that there are an increasing number of people who do not believe that repentance is a prerequisite for salvation. 1,125 more words

Elizabeth Burke

A Christian Bookstall in Drogheda… “The Wind Bloweth Where It Listeth…”

Just recently, having noticed that people were selling all sorts of ware in the old town of Drogheda, I set up a book table in the town centre. 746 more words

Elizabeth Burke

A Red Sky at Night… is a Shepherd’s Delight

I had a peaceful walk yesterday evening at dusk in the little lane which runs behind our home. Glancing towards one of the fields, I noticed the last of the large bales of straw awaiting collection… hopefully before more rain! 849 more words

Elizabeth Burke

Reflections on World Suicide Prevention Day

This is a very sensitive subject which I have touched on before, because of its prevalence in Irish society. Statistics show that some countries are more affected by it than others… but then reliable statistics are not always available in certain regimes, where admission would be deemed a failure of their “perfect society.” Today, on World Suicide Prevention Day, the World Health Organisation has reported that 800,000 people die by suicide each year, which has been calculated to be approximately one person every 40 seconds. 502 more words

Elizabeth Burke