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  • Fooled Me Once - A Devotion
    Fooled Me Once - A Devotion
    I Corinthians 10:12-13 (NLT)If you think you are standing strong, be careful not to fall. The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can...
  • Jesus was tempted in every way
    Son of God Bible Study: Rick Warren gives steps to escape temptations
    Temptation is the desire to perform an action that a person may enjoy immediately, but the person would probably regret it later. Temptation is not a sin. It becomes a sin only when you act upon it.Because Jesus was tempted in every way, we too...
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    Interview with Chicago Vegan Foods makers of Temptation ice cream
    Chicago is home to some pretty awesome vegan food and in particular is Chicago Vegan Foods, makers of Temptation Ice Cream and Teese vegan cheese. Dan Reed, Marketing Director for Chicago Vegan Foods, took time out to answer some popular questions...
  • Pope Francis
    Pope Francis instructs how to fight against Satan
    The message given by Pope Francis at morning Mass celebrated Friday in the Santa Marta residence, focused on the existence of Satan in the current century. According to Vatican Radio, Pope Francis said we must learn from the Gospel how to fight...
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    Praying in Gethsemane
    As we approach Holy Week, beginning this Sunday, we are invited to contemplate the passion of Christ. One of the most notable scenes in this narrative takes place in the Garden of Gethsemane. Here we find the crisis that precedes the heroic act of...
  • Pope Francis
    Pope urges believers to overcome temptations of the Devil with scripture
    Pope Francis has exhorted people to fight the temptations of Satan using the Word of God in his Sunday Angelus message for March 9th, which he delivered to the assembled crowds on the first Sunday of Lent in St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican...
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    Lent: overcoming Satan in the Light and Truth of Jesus Christ
    Sadly, we live in a world full of self-made gods and 'utopian' nations. Consequently, temptations come threefold: to comfort, to power, and to the worship of false gods. Persecution thrives, therefore, when men and women of faith fail to...
  • Easy divorce is not the ideal
    Easy divorce is not the ideal
    Our forefathers solved one temptation to adultery by separating the genders in the work place. It was an imperfect solution leaving many men and women dissatisfied because they were locked out of careers that they really wanted, such as men who...
  • Solving the divorce rate by fleeing temptation
    Solving the divorce rate by fleeing temptation
    In Matthew 5:27-30 Jesus discussed the law “thou shalt not commit adultery.” The problem with the letter of any law is that it gives excuse to use loopholes as long as the specific forbidden act is not done. Jesus addressed that...
  • What can we learn from Ariel Castro's suicide?
    What can we learn from Ariel Castro's suicide?
    Ariel Castro, 53, apparently took his own life on September 3, 2013, at the correctional center in Ohio where he was serving a life sentence for kidnapping and raping three girls over a ten-year period. In an article titled, “Ohio man who...
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    The Summer Wind
    “The summer winds came blowing in across the sea,” sang Sinatra. School has ended and summer is here. Of course, summer does not officially begin until near the end of June when we experience the solstice, which is the day that the sun...
  • Kundalini Shakti
    How to exercise your higher self and overcome your carnal thoughts
    Exercising your higher self, and overcoming your carnal thoughts, is a wrestling match that takes place inside your mind, and the weapon of choice is willpower.Temptations will come in many different shapes and sizes, and chances are, like...
  • The Long Road Ahead
    Temptation: Just walk it off
    In 2001’s Best Picture “A Beautiful Mind”, the lead character, a brilliant mathematician, learns he has paranoid schizophrenia and some of the people he has been associating with over the years aren’t actually real. Picking...
  • Power of Suggestion - A Devotion
    Power of Suggestion - A Devotion
    James 1:12-16 (NKJV)God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, “God is...
  • Pastor plays "Simon Says" with youth
    Pastor played 'Simon Says' with congregation on Youth Sunday
    Sunday, April 21 was Youth Sunday at New Canaan Worship Center in Richmond, Virginia. Pastor Louis R. Blakey, Jr. preached to the children and youth while the rest of the congregation listened.As an introduction the sermon, Pastor Blakey asked the...