God scripted memorial stones into the very
of Israel’s worship.
Each time the high priest drew near to God,
he carried their names on his garment
as a memorial
of the people God covenanted to
and make His own.
My imagination took me to the tomb. I sat against a tree and looked at the massive stone covering the cave. Several yards in front of me four guards sat around a fire. They joked. Told stories. Passed time as they waited for the sunrise, and with it another squad of soldiers to take over the watch.
When I first read “An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving” by Louisa May Alcott in her collection of short stories entitled Aunt Jo’s Scrap-Bag, I was—truth be told.....
Thanksgiving is an occasion for gratitude. That being the case, Thanksgiving essays commonly exhort readers to look past the food and lift their minds to higher things.
Aneel Aranha shows us how to look at life from God's perspective and see how things change!
“Do all things without murmuring and arguing, so that you may be blameless and innocent children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, in which you shine like stars in the world.” -Philippians 2:14-15
In this "sequel" to "What a Friend we have in Jesus" we look at how Jesus can help us deal with the trials and temptations we face in life.
By the time God formed Adam from dust,
He had already created a world
flourishing with life.
Yet only for the man
did He bend close
and breathe life
into his lungs.
I was five when my dad deserted us. I remember that day in 1955 as if it happened last week.Thirteen years later, when I was eighteen, I permitted myself to think about a long forgotten hope. Perhaps Mom’s explanations for why Dad abandoned us were a collage of faulty memories discolored by years. Perhaps Al really didn't want to leave me
Issue: Is the celebration of Halloween a pagan feast? May a Catholic celebrate Halloween in good conscience? What is the history of this popular American holiday?