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Better Than Nothing

20 Dec 2023 4 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

"They came in with green vests and goat horns.  They blasted everyone."Survivor of the Salvatierra Massacre   On the night I moved into my apartment on 18th and Racine in Chicago in 1999, I was shaken down by the Latin Kings.  A stoned, drunken gangb...

Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests

19 Dec 2023 5 minute read 0 comments Jinno

  Life in the Christian Community   “The community of believers was of one heart and mind, and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they had everything in common. With great power the apostles bore witness to the resurrection o...

Episode 60: The Bahai Faith

15 Dec 2023 1 minute read 0 comments Fast Heart Mart

There's Christians. There's Jews. There's Muslims. There's Buddhists. There's Hindus. And there's a combination of them all called the Bahais, which is what I consider myself to be. I am a combination of all the religions that believes world peace IS...

Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths

15 Dec 2023 3 minute read 0 comments Jinno

Transparent Jesus   Prologue: Jesus means “God saves” in Hebrew. At the annunciation, the angel Gabriel gave him the name Jesus as his proper name, which expresses both his identity and his mission. Since God alone can forgive sins, it it God who, In...

That's Life...Embrace The Faith.

14 Dec 2023 1 minute read 0 comments Olawalium

If you have everything figured out, there is no need for faithStill, I have seen a lot of people leave things to fateThere are things that would be within your power to influenceAnd there are situations without your consent that looks like a senten...

If Christ Has Been Removed From Christmas, Who Can Put Him Back In?

14 Dec 2023 5 minute read 10 comments Allen Taylor

Last night, my wife and I curled up in our cozy warm place and watched the new Christmas movie starring Reba McEntire and John Schneider. Titled Christmas in Tune, one of its major themes, as with almost all Christmas movies, is "there's something sp...

The Last Highway

11 Dec 2023 2 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

“We need the possibility of escape as surely as we need hope; without it the life of the cities would drive all men into crime or drugs or psychoanalysis.”Edward Abbey   I packed my van this weekend, for a trip I may never take.  I don't have any fur...

Make A Move.

10 Dec 2023 1 minute read 0 comments Olawalium

The world is waiting for you to make a moveSome people are waiting for the world to moveMoving on a barber's chair should not be confused for progressMoving in circles shouldn't be confused for effortThe world stands for those who stand for themsel...

Here goes FOMO

9 Dec 2023 7 minute read 0 comments fisherofmen

We all know what is next.  At least, I do.  But do you know what else is next?  And what else?   Everyone who has been on this crypto-ship for a while knows that the winds just picked up and everyone on board is slowly looking up and seeing the gathe...

What Was the Point to Jesus Saying 'Keep My Commandments?'

7 Dec 2023 8 minute read 12 comments Allen Taylor

Over the years, as I've grown in my faith, I've wondered what Jesus meant by "If you love Me, you will keep My commandments" as recorded in John 14:15. It sounds simple enough. Obey me, you idiot! How could he have said it any plainer? Pardon the cra...