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Faith and spirituality come to us as a journey from the outer beginning toward the inner finishing, perfecting and fulfilling — and Jesus Christ is the Way. Saint Paul the Apostle of Christ declared the following message of Christian faith: “Let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and finisher of our faith” (from Hebrews 12:1-2). Also, Saint John the Apostle of Christ revealed the following message of hope from Jesus our Savior and Lord: “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End” (from Revelation 22:13). (more…)

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As we approach the holiest time of year for Christianity, I am thinking more about the absolute necessity of prayer for our Christian life.  Basically, Christians believe that the human soul is literally made by God for connection and relationship with God.  In addition, because so much of this world is set against the grace, truth and purposes of God, prayer is even more essential to strengthen and keep us in the faith, hope and love of Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord.  So to that end, we hear the Apostle Paul sharing God’s Word about prayer in the biblical Letter to the Ephesians, writing as follows: (more…)

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Old Man PraysWe know that Muslims observe formal prayer five times each day, and we know that Christian monks and nuns observe formal prayer seven times each day, and we know that ancient Christian tradition calls upon every Christian to pray the Lord’s Prayer three times each day (morning, midday and evening). However, few people might know that the Word of God within the biblical book of First Thessalonians invites Christians to “pray without ceasing” (more…)

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xmas2011According to the ancient tradition of the Church of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord was born in the town of Bethlehem of Southern Israel (Judea) and raised in the town of Nazareth of Northern Israel (Galilee).  And his being born in Bethlehem has important significance for our Christian faith and spirituality. (more…)

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praying-hands-in-cuffs-vertYou might have heard the following saying: “If it was illegal to be a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?” (more…)

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Almighty and wonderful God, we are thankful for your all-pervading, all-encompassing, eternal Presence within and beyond us.

One God of all, our thanks and praise belong to you, because you are the source and ground of all being.  In you we live, move and have our being, O Lord!  (more…)

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I’m always amazed when I catch a snowflake and look closely at its unique beauty. It is absolutely amazing to me to think that no two snowflakes are alike. In all time and throughout all the universe, whenever and wherever a snowflake of crystallized H2O can exist, no two snowflakes are exactly alike.

This is amazing to me, and it says a lot about who God is. (more…)

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