For the Sensitive Souls

“Those who are sensitive and have philotimo, and who observe everything with precision, are usually wronged by the insensitive ones due to the constant concessions they make for them out of love. However, God’s love is always on their side. Oftentimes, they wrong themselves due to their hypersensitivity, overemphasizing their minor sins or bearing the burden…

Arousing the Soul

“Arousing the soul has profound consequences, for once it announces itself it requires attention, prayer, spiritual direction; it wants to express itself through act of compassion and service. Your soul is your connection with eternity, your intermediary between Earth and heaven, between your everyday physical life and a higher reality. It is your calm eye in the…

Stay, Timothy

This is a poem Mr. Piper wrote based on his recent sermon. This makes me want to stay. Click here for the original text THE TRUTH A Meditation on 2 Timothy 3:14–17 Stay, Timothy. Stay in this firmament, This world of light within the world. Relent From wandering, from chasing mist. Remain! Outside awaits the glistening…

Overruled for Good

“It is impossible that any ill should happen to the man who is beloved of the Lord; the most crushing calamities can only shorten his journey and hasten him to his reward. Ill to him is not ill, but only good in a mysterious form. Losses enrich him, sickness is his medicine, reproach is his…

Sister Megan Rice, facing trial

Sister Megan Rice, a Roman Catholic nun of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, and her two companions, have been charged with trespassing on government property, and its destruction and depredation after a break-in at a nuclear complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn. An anti-war, and anti-nuclear activity, Sister Rice could face up to 16…

Follow Jesus

Still another said, “I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say goodbye to my family.” Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.” – Luke 9:61-62 It’s a complicated place to be… when you find comfort from…

The Real Realists

  “Anyone who doesn’t believe in miracles is not a realist.” David Ben-Gurion   Surreal is so real. This world has got upside down.  It’s very wickedly twisted. Right eyes to see, right minds to think, right souls to lead are much needed.

Becoming Like a Dog

It’s my last night high up in the Smoky Mountain. 12:10 AM. Jon Katz’s new E-book <Rose: A Man and His Dog> has just been released and I am purchasing the newest book on the globe. I am sitting in the sunroom which has been my favorite room for the past few days as it has…

Am I abusing the Holy Spirit?

“Everything the Holy Spirit does in us is related to His mission. The Holy Spirit does not perform His work in us in some disjointed, haphazard way. He does not exist simply to help us cope with life, to get us through crises and to see us through lonely nights. He is not present in…

Christ’s pure and all-powerful life-force

“Christ’s pure and all-powerful life-force, when fully infused into the spiritual man or woman, works to expel and destroy all that is of the flesh and the devil. Nothing can drive the cancer of sin from us but this flood of divine life!”  Hungry For More of Jesus, David Wilkerson

Against All Barriers

  I got into my sister’s van with her 3 kids ages ranging from six to two. It was a chaos in there. You get the picture. To not lose the peace of my mind, I held on to the melody coming from the stereo my sister had been playing. A song captured my heart…