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Hallelujah Harvest Happening

Hay rides, bobbing for apples, pumpkin contest, candy, music, and games. We called it the “Hallelujah Harvest Happening.” A Christian alternative to Halloween – which we knew to be a night of Satanic celebration. With the exception of costumes, it was no different … Continue reading

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No Angel, But a Saint: Ten Years Later

“The Christian meaning of death is revealed in the light of the Paschal Mystery of the Death and Resurrection of Christ in whom resides our only hope. The Christian who dies in Christ Jesus is ‘away from the body and … Continue reading

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Contrasting Faith

There is a stark difference between the faith of my youth and the faith I subscribed to today. In my youth our faith centered around our right sacrifice before God. You were saved through the repeating of a simple incantation … Continue reading

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To Pray For Those I’d Rather Not

“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.” -Jesus Christ, Luke 6:27-28 These are hard words. But… Several weeks ago, … Continue reading

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Holy Year of Mercy

On Friday, April 10, while celebrating a penitential service in Saint Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis announced an extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy, saying he wants to make it evident that the Church’s mission is to be a witness of compassion. … Continue reading

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Breaking Through to Healing

It was the first time I had seen her post in a long time. She shared her wedding photo, and I was so excited for her. Finally after many years she had tied the knot with someone she deeply loved. … Continue reading

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Shattering Cycles

Love, From the onset I was told that I had to love them. They were family. Their love was unconditional On the condition that I looked like them. But I was an odd duck in skin that didn’t fit right. … Continue reading

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Touching God

Hand to God, Touching and tangible. Back home This is heathenry. Unclean. Unhealthy. I’m not supposed to be here. Back home… There were a lot of things. Like hand to throat silence. Like, “If you open your mouth one more time, … Continue reading

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What You Taught, But What I’ve Learned

Forgiveness is something sought; asked for. You told me it was something I had to give regardless of whether or not the offender wanted it, or believed they even needed it. It set up a system in which perpetrators could … Continue reading

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We Don’t Need Their Stones

She waits before their altar With bloody hands And dirty feet; Hoping to come clean In the water They claim is for washing But drink like bourbon. Honey, You won’t find holy there. Only scorn for ashes. They don’t know … Continue reading

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We Don’t Do Much From the Altar

*Warning: Spiritual and Religious Musings Ahead In a discussion about the placement of the altar between a Protestant Pastor and Catholic laymen for the different services, the Protestant Pastor stated he wanted the altar pushed back to allow walking room … Continue reading

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Looking Back: Calvary Chapel Hanford

“For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants … Continue reading

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Leaving Church Ostracized and Discriminated Against For Her Disability

When she asked why I have PTSD, I told her that I was not comfortable sharing that with her. She then proceeded to tell me that if I was really a good Christian… if I REALLY trusted God, then there … Continue reading

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