O My Soul, Keep Awake!

My Pastoral Ponderings

What I say to you I say to all: Keep awake.

Mark 13:37

When you think of the word, “soul,” what comes to mind? I don’t mean “soul food,” or “soul music,” or even the new Pixar movie, “Soul.” But the soul within us that has been created by God. I want to invite you to think with me about our souls today, as we begin this new church year. And I want to start with a wonderful quote from Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who laments that in our modern world, something like the soul has become nothing more than a memory: 

Like a song from old times, like a medieval image painted on gold leaf, like the memory of childhood days, the sound of the wonderful word of the soul has grown foreign to us. If there is still in our day—in the age of machines, of economic battles, of the…

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Kneel to God

Life Hub Inspirations

Do you long for a blessed life? A blessed life is a life that is favored by God. It is a life marked with prosperity and success. Who would not like that? Men live and toil to succeed and prosper in life. The ambition to be prosperous is the driving force of mankind to live, thrive, and work. Everyone longs to be blessed in one way or another because along with blessedness is happiness. A blessed life is a happy life. “The blessing of the LORD makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.” – Proverbs 10:22.

If you want to have a blessed life, choose God. That would mean “choosing God everyday” using the very words of Sue Love in one of her blogs. Choosing God everyday entails a daily commitment of His Lordship over you. He has the first say. You trust God in His wisdom and…

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Lets know about Fool Day

Create Curve

April Fools’ Day, also known as All Fools’ Day is not a national holiday, but its traditions are observed in many countries on 1 April.

The day is observed by trying to play a practical joke on a victim who becomes known as an April Fool. The practical jokes range from simple to elaborate. Whatever the trick, the prankster usually ends it by yelling to his victim, “April Fool!”

In certain countries, April Fools’ jokes must be made before noon on 1 April otherwise it is the prankster who is the April Fool…

The origins of this custom are somewhat uncertain, but may have initially been related to the arrival of Spring in late March, at which time Mother Nature is said to “fool” the human race with sudden and fickle changes in the weather…showers one minute and sunshine the next. The playing of practical jokes, however, dates back to…

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I’m Finally Learning How to Keep a Journal

Composing Catholic

I have tried and then failed probably 20 times.I distinctly remember the Fall of 1999, when I began the diaconate formation process, and hearing advice that I should keep a journal of the experience, that it could prove to be most illuminating.I still have that journal.It has maybe fifteen words written on the first page… and the rest is blank.

There is no scarcity of evidence of the advantages of journaling, in general.Many have studied and shown, quite convincingly, that keeping a journal has benefits.These include:

  • Helping us to track patterns of thoughts and feelings so that we can better understand them and ourselves.
  • Offering us a new perspective on our own lives, including how we have faced and solved problems in the past.
  • Tracking our progress toward goals.Social scientists have shown that breaking our goals down into smaller habits and then recording our progress toward repeating those habits and…

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Cute and beautiful song

Sharing thoughts & Daily discoveries journal

The most beautiful season? Yes, it’s Christmas time. Many beautiful photos of this season to share abundantly. Please enjoy them with the good melody. Thank you.

ps. Please don’t forget to be optimistic and compassionate.
May your days be filled with kindness and beautiful songs.

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Kaas tu mere dil me,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,


*kaas tu mere dil me hamesha ke liye ked ho jaaye,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

*kaas tu mere dil me hamesha ke liye ked ho jaaye,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

*yaa fir A khuda mujhe he tere dil me umarked sajaa dede,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

*taki koi chaah kar bhi mujhe teri ked se aajaad naa kra sake,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

*sab thak jaaye mgr mujhe tujhse koi aajaad naa kara sake,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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Do We Need Extrabiblical Texts to Understand the Bible?


Interview with John Piper
Founder & Teacher, desiringGod.org

Audio Transcript

Today we have a very specific question, but one that I think draws attention to much larger questions we all face with Bible interpretation. The specific question on the table is this: Why does the author of Hebrews belabor Christ’s supremacy over angels? It comes in from a young man. “Pastor John, hello! Why do you think the writer of Hebrews spends so much time declaring that Jesus is greater than the angels? This is especially the case in the first two chapters. You would think that identifying Jesus as God and expounding upon the Trinity would be a better way of declaring the truth of Jesus’s greatness, so that the writer of Hebrews wouldn’t need to compare Jesus to angels. The emphasis on angels is for a reason; I just cannot figure out why.” Pastor John, what would you…

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Marti hu roj,,,,,,,,,,,


*marti hu roj til til marti hu marne ka man karta he mgr fir marne se dar lagta he,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

*zindagi ajaab ho gyi he jis me chaah kar bhi me kuch nahi kar sakti,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

*Jab bhi marne ka sochti hu wo ak insaan jo dil ke bahut kareeb he uska soch kar har baar ruk jaati hu,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

*har baar peche chali jaati hu wo jitna sochta he ke me usse pyar karti hu asal maayne me uski socho se bhi jada me usse pyar karti hu,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

*mujhe pta he wo meri kismat me nahi he mgr dil maane ko tayaar he nahi he,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

*fir bhi ye dil uske bina rahne ka soch bhi nahi sakta,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

*tut ke chaahti hu usse uske bina jina kisi kaam ka nahi he,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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Our Lady of Kibeho’s Messages Concern the Whole World

Catholicism Pure & Simple

Kibeho is a small village located in southwestern Rwanda. Our Lady’s apparitions in Kibeho, Rwanda, began on November 28, 1981, and ended on November 28, 1989. November 28, 1981 was a time of increasing tension between theTutsi andHutu groups. The apparitions occurred at Kibeho College, a secondary school for girls, and included an apocalyptic vision of Rwanda descending into violence and hatred which many believe foretold the 1994genocide.

Over the course of the 1980s, the Virgin Mary appeared to three young women, identifying herself asNyina wa Jambo (Kinyarwanda for “Mother of the Word”), which was synonymous withUmubyeyi W’Imana(“Mother of God”). The teenaged seers reported that the Virgin asked everyone to pray to prevent a terrible war. In the vision of August 19, 1982, they all reported seeing violence, dismembered corpses, and destruction.

The longest series of visions were attributed to Alphonsine Mumureke, who had received the initial…

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life stories by christin

Baffled, befuddled
Amongst the rush
Watching people everywhere
Loneliness swarmed in

Befuddled tripping on my steps
Managed to move
Where I didn’t know?
No place made a difference

And I felt my phone
Pressing against my chest
I called you
Not so
You could help me
I just wanted to see you
In my adrenaline rushed state
How I made my way to you?
I wonder ,but a little
For I could only go to you

I thought I would hug you
Maybe cry a little
Maybe whine a dime
Just tell u how much you mean to me.

But when I reached
And I saw you
I forgot the whining
Crying and all sorts of pain
Unlike the movies
Didn’t rush into your arms
The black of your eyes
Calmed all the storms
Blazing flames of anxiety
Turned snowflakes of serependity
I didn’t say anything
Walking with you…

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വീടിനുളളില്‍ മൃതദേഹം കുഴിച്ചിട്ട നിലയിൽ; സമീപത്ത് രക്തക്കറ; ഉടമ ഒളിവിൽ | Vithura | Dead body

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