Love your Enemies: Chapter 1You can't exactly call this a road. It's nothing but a long stretch of mud, really, decorated here and there with rat corpses, piles of rotting rubbish older than me that no one has ever bothered to remove, and the spilled-out contents of broken sewage pipes no one knows how to fix. But humans aren't allowed to use proper roads. I know what a proper road should be: I've seen the pearly-white one that leads out of the city, lined with trees instead of ruins. We are not allowed to use that road – it is only for the elves. We are too lowly to deserve decent streets, so we have to share this mud track with the rats and stray dogs, which isMore Like This
Pray for Western SaharaWestern Sahara is a disputed territory in North Africa.More Like This
It is bordered by Morocco in the north, Algeria in the northeast, Mauritania
in the east and south, and the Atlantic Ocean in the west.
The population about 500,000.
The largest city is El Aaiún /Laâyoune
Western Sahara is one of the most sparsely populated territories in the world.
‘Layoune’ means 'Water sources'.
Some of the earliest inhabitants of the Western Sahara were the Bafour.
Phoenician/Carthaginian colonies were established during the 5th century B.C.
Pray for GuernseyGuernsey is one of the Channel Islands.More Like This
It is located in the English Channel, 31 miles west of the French coast of Normandy
and 75 miles south of England.
Its closest neighbors are the islands of Alderney and Sark in the east.
Guernsey is a British Crown dependency, but not part of the U.K or the European Union.
The UK is responsible for defense and international representation.
Several other Channel islands are under Guernsey's legal jurisdiction:
Saint Peter Port is the capital and largest port.
The population is 65 thousand.
'Guernsey' means 'Corner Island’
forsaken by loveForever smiling, all your wishes have come true, so you'd like to thinkMore Like This
On and on it goes, until it hits you harshly, your dreams turn to dust
Running will not help, it will hunt you far and wide, forcing you to hope
Some say love is good, but if it makes you suffer...is it really good?
Aftermath of tears, any marriage can end bad, should i care at all?
"Knock on wood" they say, does praying help more than that? why no answer yet?
Even as i doubt, after being scourged by love, it beckons me still
Not caring to flee, i walk towards it again, asking for more pain
But maybe this time, it might be diff'rent for me, i think to myself
Choose Him Now, Remember It Later(4/20/2013)More Like This
Woah-oh-oo-oh, woah-oh oh, woah-oh-oo-oh, woah-oh oh
Woah-oh-oo-oh, woah-oh oh, woah-oh-oo-oh, woah-oh oh
I heard some things about God back when I was young
but it was all a mystery
Now that I'm older I can see so much clearer
that God sent Jesus to rescue me
(Now) I walk His way, won't hesitate
to show love to all the hypocrites that come my way
Thank God that I am saved, now I can praise
So now we'll say, we'll say
(We're gonna show how we love!)
They say that we're the ones who follow nothing but a mistake
But when all is said a
The Early Church I-3: Why be called Catholic?More Like This
Be sure to read sections 1 and 2! Links in the description.
Part I-3: Why “Catholic”?
We must now place ourselves at this pivotal point in history. The last of the Apostles has died, the Church is flowering in various pockets around the Empire, and many men and women of different cultures heard of Christ and are coming to Him and His Church. The men who were given authority by the Apostles are in their first, second, or third generation depending on the area. Persecutions came in periodic and violent waves which aim to strike fear into those who hold to the teachings of the Church. Priests and bishops are targeted to scatter the
Let Him Be Your Wings(4/18/2013)More Like This
So many days passing through the rain
So many struggles just to bottle in the pain
But as you can see, the sun still rises
So let yourself shine out
Let the Lord lift the weight from your shoulders
Your winters could be colder, so fight for another spring
Let His light shine in through your window
Wipe away your sorrows and let your heart sing
Don't you worry, listen for His voice, make a choice
Will you stay grounded or will you lift your head up high?
Dear child, how will you know if you don't try?
Let Him be your wings and you will fly
The Cross of Christ Discovering Our True IdentityMore Like This
The Cross of Christ
As Christians, we know that Jesus died on the cross for our sins. But why did He have to endure such an awful death? Couldn't He have redeemed humanity in some easier way?
To answer this question, we must first consider the righteousness of God. Because He is holy, no one has ever seen Him and lived. Our sinful nature cannot exist in the presence of pure holiness. The Bible tells us that "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Rom. 3:23), and we know that "the wages of sin is death" (6:23). This reality leaves us in a lost condition, eternally separated fr
AngelAngels come from heaven.More Like This
They protect us.
They help us.
They love us.
They nurish us
They smile down at us
They hug us
They love us
They endure us
ALL BECAUSE OF JESUS LOVE FOR US THAT HE SENT US GAURDIAN ANGELS
My GiftsFor sometime i have been wondering what my gift is.More Like This
I have been wondering who i am.
This i am half way there.
One of my gifts is writing (obviously)
I wrote down all my feelings telling God how i felt and why i felt it.
Why i felt a black whole eating away at my insides tearing me apart.
Why i felt my energy was draining away from me.
Why my life was taking unexpected turns when i am only fourteen.
Now i know.
I didn't know why i was being made fun of, why i felt soo alone
I was not seeking God, i was not reading my bible.
I was only praying for myself and not others.
As a guy i dont like to talk about my feelings.
I just bottle up all my feelings inside hoping they would go away but they don't.
My whole life i have built up this wall around me not letting anybody in.
I still have not broken it down becasue i am afraid of what people might think of m.
They might think im gay because i act different from all the other boys.
God gave me the gift to write what i feel.
My Journey to FaithMy own journey to faith has been a long complex one.More Like This
Like most African Americans of the 30's, my parents were raised in the church, but neither
of them were really Christians. Furthermore my dad had a bitter experience in church when he
was young that forever soured him to religion and he had absolutely no interest in it.
Mom believed in God and enjoyed watching Robert Schuller's on TV, but her belief in God was mixed
with a hodgepodge of other things, including reincarnation. She was also a firm believer in 'to each his own.'
She thought that all paths led to God and that as long as one led a good life that was enough.
Pray for TransnistriaTransnistria is a breakaway territory in eastern Europe.More Like This
It borders Moldova in the west and Ukraine in the east.
It is located on a narrow strip of land between the River Dniester and the eastern
Moldovan border with Ukraine.
Tiraspol is the capital.
The population is 518,700.
Transnistria means "Beyond the River Dniester".
Transnistria is one of post-Soviet "frozen conflict" zones:
91% Eastern Orthodox
4% Roman Catholicism
Transnistria has been inhabited by Ind
Pray for GeorgiaGeorgia is a country state in the Caucasus region of Eurasia.More Like This
It is bounded by the Black Sea in the West, Russia in the North, Turkey and Armenia
in the south and Azerbaijan in the southeast.
The capital is Tbilisi.
The population is almost 4.7 million.
According to ancient Georgian Chronicles, the ancestor of the Georgians was Kartlos
the great grandson of the Biblical Japheth.
Ancient Greeks and Romans referred to eastern Georgians as Iberians and western
Georgians as Colchians.
The Kingdom of Colchis was said to be the location of the mythical Golden Fleece.
Some Medieval sources say that the name 'Georgia', originated from th
Pray for SerbiaSerbia is a landlocked country in southeastern Europe.More Like This
It is bordered by Hungary in the north; Romania and Bulgaria in the east,
Macedonia in the south, and Croatia, Bosnia, and Montenegro in the west.
The population is over 7 million.
Belgrade is the capital and largest city
Serbia is located at the crossroads of Central and Southeastern Europe.
Belgrade, is one of Europe's oldest cities, and one of the largest in East central Europe.
The name 'Serbs' means "Watch over or “Protect."
The name "Serbia" meaning "Land of the Serbs".
Seventeen Roman Emperors were born in the Serbian area, including Constantine the Great.
Pray for AbkhaziaAbkhazia is a disputed territory in eastern Europe.More Like This
It is located on the eastern coast of the Black Sea at the western end of Georgia.
It is bordered by Russia in the north and northeast, Georgia in the east and southeast
and the Black Sea in the south and southwest.
Sukhumi is the capital and largest city
The population is over 340 thousand.
Abkhazia means “The Land of the Apsians.”
Abkhazia was once part of the ancient Kingdom of Colchis, which was said
to be the location of the Golden Fleece.
60% Christian (Orthodox, Ar
Being a ChristianMany people think that they are Christians because they belong to a congregation.More Like This
Others think its because they come from a Christian background.
Others think its because they were born in a certain country.
Or because they believe in God and do good works.
It's not like that at all.
Being a Christian isn't belonging to a congregation.
It isn't walking down an aisle or being baptized.
It isn't just saying "I believe in God."
It isn't even following the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule.
Being a Christian means believing that Jesus Christ is who He said He is;
The Son of God and the only way to heaven.
It means making a total co
My Statement of BeliefThere exists one God, who has always been and will always be.More Like This
God is comprised of three distinct personalities; the Father,
the Word (Son) and the Holy Spirit.
Al three are distinct and all three are one.
God created man in His own image to have fellowship with Him.
Man chose to disobey God and as a result fell into sin.
God is absolutely holy and cannot allow sin in His presence.
Because of our sin we are all separated from God.
Since the punishment for sin is death, all of us deserve God's judgment.
Because of His love for us, God sent His Son, Jesus Christ to earth.
Jesus, God the Son, lived a perfect sinless life
Pray for VojvodinaVojvodina is an autonomous province of Serbia in southeastern Europe.More Like This
It is bordered by Serbia in the south, Croatia in the west, Romania in the east
and Hungary in the north.
Novi Sad is the capital and largest city.
The population is over 1.93 million.
The name "Vojvodina" means a type of duchy – a voivodeship.
There are over 26 different ethnic groups and six official languages.
Pray for Vatican CityVatican City is a landlocked city-state in Italy.More Like This
It is a walled enclave located within the city of Rome.
It is the sovereign territory of the Holy See (the episcopal jurisdiction
of the Roman Catholic Church)
The area is approximately 110 acres.
The population is just over 800.
The word Vatican comes from the Latin 'Vates', which means "Tellers of the future."
This name was originally given to Vatican Hill because of the large numbers
of fortune tellers who used to work there.
Vatican City is the smallest state in the world.
Vatican City is an ecclesiastical or sacerdotal-monarchical state,
ruled by the Bishop of Rome—the P
Pray for San MarinoSan Marino is a city state in southern Europe.More Like This
It is located in north central Italy, on the north-eastern side of the Apennine Mountains.
The population is just over 30,000.
The capital is the City of San Marino.
Monaco is one of 6 European microstates, a set of tiny sovereign states:
At just over 24 square miles, San Marino is the world’s 5th smallest state.
San Marino has the smallest population of the Council of Europe.
San Marino is one of three states in the world surrounded by a single other country:
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