From “Death and Illness, Our Saving Road”

From “Death and Illness, Our Saving Road”

The expression that a Christian is a vessel of the Holy Spirit makes it seem as though the body is passive, but the body might rather be seen as an activation of the spirit within. In doing things that foster wellness, one is more useful for God’s purposes, which follow...

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To Pray in Jesus’ Name

To Pray in Jesus’ Name

For all who seek the fullness of life in Christ, ancient Christian faith is deeply satisfying. Rather than justifying one’s self as she is, prayer that humbles one’s own spirit and invites the Holy Spirit into the heart gives one new life. This re-birth returns one to the original purpose...

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Precious in the Sight of the Lord

Precious in the Sight of the Lord

My eight-year-old son and his best friend debated whether God chooses “us” or we choose Him. My son was adamant with a simple yet meaningful point: God wouldn’t just kick us down, he continued to say to his friend, drawing me in with, Right, Mom? I left the dishes in...

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Re-Aligning the Wheels of Prayer: Body-to-Spirit

Re-Aligning the Wheels of Prayer: Body-to-Spirit

In “How Should I Pray,” it is suggested to begin praying by “focusing your consciousness in your heart and forcibly gathering there all powers of the soul and body. Take the time at the beginning of your prayer time to quiet your body and to concentrate your energies in your...

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The Future of the Ancient Faith

The Future of the Ancient Faith

The future of the ancient Christian Church depends on three things. First, that people experience the mystery of a sacramental life in Christ—that they go to church and feel the peace of the Lord that replaces an unsettled heart. Next, the future of the Church requires that Christians understand, with...

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Relating the Body and Spirit: Ancient Prayer Today

Relating the Body and Spirit: Ancient Prayer Today

By one’s choice for God, one wills for life instead of death. Death exists because mankind turned away from God. Death is not punishment from God; it is separation from the Giver and Sustainer of all Life. However, because Jesus Christ tramples down death by death, and upon those in...

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