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  • First Mission Trip
    Embracing Scripture's structure of place
    Just about every story begins with some description of setting where the author attempts to describe where the story takes place, what that place is like in its culture, attitudes, the environment, its sights. The author wants to give us a feel...
  • bibletruth1
    Does Scripture speak of Abortion?
    The letter has been circulating around the Internet since late May, but it's no longer on the Planned Parenthood website.LifeNews.com reports that in "Pastoral Letter" Planned Parenthood stated:Many people wrongly assume that all...
  • Hand written thoughts
    Scripture: Food for the mind and soul
    We look to many sources for inspiration and guidance in the course of our lives. Many of these can be positive influences on us, while others are less than ideal. The human brain needs input and food in the form of worthy ideas and inspiration...
  • The Book
    The Book
    Searching for an ideal Bible for the home, for study, or, for prayer? In the search for the ideal text, one can easily be overwhelmed by the myriad of biblical choices. For example, Catholics and Protestants have their own unique Bible. This is...
  • Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
    Praying Psalm 25, verse 1
    "In you, Lord my God, I put my trust."Psalm 25:1, New International VersionBecause personal prayer is a very individualized act, my discussion of praying Psalm 25 will be written in first person perspective.In you alone, Lord my God, I...
  • Noah
    The flood waters are a-rising!
    Noah: “PG-13” (2 Hour, 18 min)Starring: Russell Crowe, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony HopkinsDirected by: Darren AronofskyOK, let’s put this out there right up front. We all know the story of Noah. He was a...
  • The true vine - John 15
    Day 37 Lenten Scripture and Meditation: John 15:1-8
    Scripture Reading: John 15:1-4“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean...
  • Psalm 100
    Day 21 Lenten Scripture and Meditation: Psalm 100
    Scripture Reading: Psalm 100Psalm 100 is psalm of praise and thanksgiving. Praise is giving honor to God for who He is. Thanksgiving is giving honor to God for what He does.A quick review of this short psalm of only five verses tells us to do...
  • Meditation on Psalm 121
    Day 12 Lenten Scripture and Meditation: Psalm 121
    Scripture Reading: Psalm 121Psalm 121 is a psalm of ascent written by David. Pilgrims sang it as they marched up to Jerusalemfor one of the three yearly festivals.As the pilgrims traveled up to Jerusalem, they used the hills around Jerusalem as a...
  • The incarnation
    Day 10 Lenten Scripture and Meditation: John 1:1-18
    Scripture Reading: John 1:1-18Jesus coming in the flesh is known as the "incarnation." Incarnation literally means embodied in flesh or taking on flesh. It refers to the conception and birth of Jesus. In its religious context, the word...
  • The Good Samaritan
    Day 9 Lenten Scripture and Meditation: Luke 10:25-37
    Scripture Reading: Luke 10:25-37In this passage, the question was asked, "And who is my neighbor? (Luke 10:29) This prompted Jesus to tell a parable. We know it as the Parable of the Good Samaritan.A man was going down from Jerusalem to...
  • Psalm 46:10
    Day 7 Lenten Scripture and Meditation: Psalm 46
    Scripture Reading: Psalm 46This short psalm of only eleven verses, assures us that God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.As you meditate and reflect God during this Lenten season, remember that God is ever present in your...
  • 'Son of God' movie is a hit
    'Son of God' will have religious experts talking
    February 28, 2014 was the premier showing of the movie “Son of God” and the critics are out and expressing themselves. If you didn’t get a chance to see what some people were saying about one film clip (and there are a few out),...
  • Son of God the Movie - questions
    'Son of God' already stirring Biblical controversy
    The dynamic duo of Mark Burnett and Roma Downey continues to inform the world about some more of the happenings in the Bible. On Friday, February 26, 2014, Burnett & Downey will present “Son of God”, the story of Jesus Christ,...
  • Blessed Sacrament Church, Omaha, NE
    A last word after five years as Omaha Catholic Examiner
    A lot can change in a person's life over nearly five years.When I signed up for Examiner.com in May 2009, I was two months removed from a layoff at the newspaper where I had spent 10 years of my life. One benefit of that unfortunate situation...