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From Angst to Alleluia

From Angst to Alleluia

Lately I’ve been thinking how our faith could be expressed in love. You know, even the Bible tells us that our faith should be activated through love. How can we do it? Because it’s not so easy. Life is messy and relationships complicated. Our initial response in life, unfortunately, is not often love. So. What to do? How to get from war to love, from angst to alleluia? For in Christ, neither our most conscientious religion nor disregard of religion…

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Our Father in Heaven

Our Father in Heaven

Jesus taught us to pray “Our father in heaven”. As Mary DeMuth points out there are no singular pronouns in the entire Lord’s prayer. Jesus did not say MY father, he said OUR father. We are all included in the prayer. We are all God’s children. We are a community of God’s beloveds. And that’s how we should pray too. Communally. For each other. For those difficult people. Because that’s what being a family is meant to be. And we…

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How to Handle Hardships

How to Handle Hardships

What do you do when you are crushed? How do you react to devastating news? How do you cope in the midst of uncertainties?  Your answer defines your way of living. What we do when a catastrophe strikes makes us or breaks us. One of the most important life skills is to know how to handle hardships. Mary DeMuth points us into the right direction in her new book The Wall Around Your Heart “So in whatever circumstance we walk,…

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Towards Tender Heart

Towards Tender Heart

At the end of life your heart will be either hard or tender. You can be either bitter or better, despite what has happened to you. Really. Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life. (Proverbs 4:23, AMP) We are called to guard our heart. We are called to ooze love and grace. But how can we if our hearts have been walked on? How can…

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