Today is Another Chance

“Dear Lord, thank you that today I have not sinned. I have not taken Your name in vain. I have not offended my brothers or sisters. I have not cheated, stolen, or even yelled at anyone. Thank you. In a moment, I will get out of bed to start my day.” If you laughed, you…

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Episode 362 – Follow Christ into Heaven

Christ invites anyone who desires to enter heaven to deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Him. Halfway through the Great Fast the Church reminds us of our goal and the victory of the Cross. The first step is wanting to be with Him in heaven. He offers it freely, but He also tells…

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War and Oppression

It is no secret that a war between good and evil is raging in our world. Since the beginning of the Creation, the devil has been waring against God, hoping to win the Throne of Victory, only to be constantly shut down century after century. God’s power is supreme, but His love even for His…

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We NEED Your Help

Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord, I pray your Great Lenten Journey has been a blessing for you so far. I am writing to you today to let you know of an urgent need for our Ministry. Our website has suddenly become out of date with our servers and is no longer functioning properly.…

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God Doesn’t Expect Perfection

I hear it all the time. “I’m not perfect.” I get tired of this excuse, not because it isn’t true, but because when it is used, it normally means, “I’m not trying to be perfect.” When we are content with our fallenness, we are the greatest risk of salvation. God has been around for a…

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The struggle is EVERYTHING

We have arrived at the “half-way point” of our Great Lenten Journey, and the Church brings our attention solidly upon the Holy Precious and Life-Giving Cross of our Lord. In the Gospel for the Third Sunday of Great Lent we hear Jesus Christ challenge us to join Him on the Cross. “For whoever desires to…

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Episode 362 – Follow Christ into Heaven

Christ invites anyone who desires to enter heaven to deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Him. Halfway through the Great Fast the Church reminds us of our goal and the victory of the Cross. The first step is wanting to be with Him in heaven. He offers it freely, but He also tells…

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We Don’t Live to Live

Once I attended a hospital ministry seminar, and the question was asked, “Who wouldn’t pray for people to be healed?” This issue has always bothered me, so I raised my hand. I said, “In the Orthodox Church we pray that someone is granted health so they can repent, not just so they can go home.”…

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