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Tag Archives: Jesus
Review of When Darkness Tries to Hide by Stacy A. Padula
Kids have a lot of questions… that is no secret! But someone has a haunting secret (and plethora of questions) bound within the pages of When Darkness Tries to Hide by Stacy Padula.
Holy Week Thoughts
Words from the Cross: A Good Friday Message.
Finding Direction in Life
About 10 years ago, I found direction for my life, wisdom to make hard choices, and passion to fuel my drive. This happened when I returned to God, as an adult, desiring to learn and carry out his will for my life. After having run from him and my Christian upbringing as a teenager, IContinue reading “Finding Direction in Life”
The Aftermath: Prologue & Chapter 1 (Reading of the Week)
Jason Davids glanced at his bedroom clock. Seven nineteen. Twenty-four hours had passed since one of the darkest moments of his life. He sighed and fell back on his unmade bed. He curled into the fetal position and tried with all of his might to will the horrifying image out of his mind.
He had not slept a wink in thirty-seven hours. He glanced at his clock again. Seven twenty. You can do this Jason, he urged himself silently. Just get up and go. Go tell them the truth. Tell everyone at Alyssa’s party that you found Andy’s body. Tell them that he looked dead. Tell them about the horror in Chantal’s eyes when she came rushing up the stairs. Make sure you tell them that it is entirely your fault.
The Path of Life & Illusion of Time
My philosophy is that the world was created by God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit—God in three forms. God also created time, as a way for humans to experience his creation. Before he invented time, it did not exist and, therefore, God is not subject to time. I believe God experiences things eternally; he seesContinue reading “The Path of Life & Illusion of Time”
Commentary on Mark 12
Mark 12:28-34 -The Most Important Commandment 28 One of the teachers of religious law was standing there listening to the debate. He realized that Jesus had answered well, so he asked, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” 29 Jesus replied, “The most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, O Israel! The Lord ourContinue reading “Commentary on Mark 12”
Commentary on Mark 10:35-45
Mark 10:35-45 35 Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to Him, saying, “Teacher, we want You to do for us whatever we ask.” 36 And He said to them, “What do you want Me to do for you?” 37 They said to Him, “Grant us that we may sit, one on Your right hand andContinue reading “Commentary on Mark 10:35-45”
“I have loved you with a love that never endsThough the mountains must be shakenAnd the hills be removedYet my unfailing love for you will not be shakenHow could I give up on you?My heart is turned over within me” Sarah: This is pretty good stuff. Who wrote it? Yesh: My Father Sarah: You’re kidding. Who didContinue reading “Unfailing Love”
No Fear in Death
We are here today to celebrate the life of my grandfather, Joseph Mattes. It is an honor to be before you, sharing my heart about one of the most significant persons in my life. My grandfather knew how to take care of his family. He was a pillar of stability in my life. When timesContinue reading “No Fear in Death”
News: Guest Appearance
Tonight in Weymouth, MA, author Stacy Padula will be speaking to the ninth grade confirmation class at St. Francis with John from His Kids Ministry. Stacy will be sharing about her young adult books and her faith. She will also share bits of her own personal testimony.
Words from the Cross: A Good Friday Message
When Jesus cried out “my God my God why have you forsaken me” he was reacting to something he had never before experienced. He was experiencing separation from His Father. He was feeling the weight of sin and bearing sin’s consequence. You see, sin separates man from God. It causes walls to go up betweenContinue reading “Words from the Cross: A Good Friday Message”
Created for a Purpose
Whether it’s time, energy, mental energy, money, skills, or love – our resources are best spent where they will be valued. Life is too short to waste time “casting pearls before swine.” Every one of us is full of potential, special talents, and the ability to brighten another’s day. Don’t let anyone make you feelContinue reading “Created for a Purpose”
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