When you seek God
with your whole heart, once you want Him more than life itself,
God will reveal Himself to you in such a supernatural way that
you will never be the same again.
I Don't Know How to Pray
During the most desperate moments of my spiritual darkness, my prayers would consistent of begging God for mercy. When I felt that God was not listening I grew angry with him.
Things God Won't Ask
It is funny how our priorities are so different than that of God. For
instance, God won't ask what kind of car you drove.
He'll ask how many people you drove who didn't have transportation.
A Good God
Many of us imagine God as we want Him to be. To our wishes we add expectation. We expect Him to encourage us
when we are afraid, to comfort us when we're hurt, to forgive us when we fail, and to give us what we think we
need when we think we need it.
in mysterious ways
God answers prayers. An inspirational story.
Sometimes we wonder, "What did I do to deserve this?"
or "Why did God have to do this to me?" Here is a wonderful explanation!
Love Song of Religious Unity
This song calling for religious unity is
very powerful and evokes strong emotions to its readers. It is a shame that
religious strife, all over the world, has become a never-ending curse, ushering needless misery and sadness.
A wonderful poem.
The Poison of Resentment
Resentment and blame are poisons to the soul. They are far more harmful to you than to anyone else. Our ego/wounded self believes that if we blame and resent someone, we can somehow have control over that person or over the outcome of things.
Religion and World Violence
To eliminate world violence, we should look at the whole system of
the universe and find which is the true religion. Who created religion?
Giving and Receiving
It is the spirit of the gift that
makes the real gift, gives color and quality, meaning and value to what is
given. A gift in which there is no self-giving is no gift; a gift in which
love, care, sacrifice are not wrapped, is a show of gift but is not a gift.
Last Will and Testament
This last will and
testament from one of the scholars of Indian Orthodox church
provides us with deep insight into many theological questions we
face everyday, such as who is God, what is beauty, etc.
Neither Godless nor wordless: Gregorian Thought
A look at the conflict between science, theology and God.
The Crucifixion of Christ
As Seen by Non-Christians
God is Our Refuge --- Psalm 46 - A Meditation
Remember a time in your life when you
felt really bad. You were scared, depressed, and hopeless. You felt
like you had nobody to help you. Today we are going to read a poem
about such a situation.
The Parable of the Twins -
The Life After the Birth
Although written from a Christian viewpoint, this story summarizes
the anxiety all of us have towards the death and the unknown. We are
anxious and fearful because we do not know what happens to us after
death. This story will relax and calm you.
Existence of God: Facts and Figures Does god exist?
Believing in the Existence of God is like believing in the existence of a flower.
Even though a flower may not be directly visible to us but we can feel its presence
by the fragrance it emits... God also exists but we cannot see it due to the limitations.
Sharing What I Read
The author shares what he read about truth, sin, death, emancipation,
virtue and a host of other interesting subjects.
A Sacrifice of Thanksgiving:
meditation on Psalm 50
The dishonesty of denying God's existence:
A Meditation on Psalm 53
God, I seek thee earnestly!
A Meditation on Psalm 63
King Solomon's Mind
Pursuing pleasure for
pleasure's sake, however, is like chasing after the wind.
How a 3 Year Old Preacher & a Beagle Made Our Sunday Unforgettable.
The Power of Love
There is no doubt in my mind that the quality of love is the #1 quality
that God would like to get worked into our souls and personalities.
What Does Trusting God Mean?
Wouldn't it be wonderful if we had no problems and no uncomfortable situations in life? Someday, when we all get to heaven, that's the way it will be. Until then, the closest thing to heaven is keeping God first in our lives, helping other people, and being in a complete state of trusting God.
This Too Shall Pass
This article is about one of the key concepts of Buddhism, Impermanence.
Vipassana meditation as taught by Mr. S N Goenka stresses on the experience of
impermanence within our own bodies to attain Nirvana – the state beyond
The greatest power in the world is not the Hydrogen bomb, but it is the
redeeming love of God. The Hydrogen bomb may destroy the whole world but
only the redeeming love of God can make it anew.
God Does Not Believe In Atheists
When was the last time you seriously considered the diversity of nature?
Have you ever questioned the instruction you received in the classroom
concerning the world you live in?
Sufism - The Path of
Sufism is the Path of Love. God is understood
as Universal Love and the aim of Sufism is to unite with
the Source of all Being, Universal Love! Love without
Philosophy is superstition and Sufism therefore encourages
the adventures of the Intellect, the scientific and the
philosophical pursuit, Al Marifa !
Marriage and Divorce: An Orthodox Christian Perspective
My humble attempt is to search the biblical perspective on divorce.
Divorce discussed in Mathew 19:3-9 is the basis of my discussion.
Marriage and divorce are two separate subjects meriting detailed
discussions. Chief point of discourse
here is divorce; not marriage.
Prayer Remembers the
Prayer is what you do when you’re done struggling with a problem, and
you’re ready to call forth its solution. Prayer is not about trying to
get God to do something to you or give something to you. It’s about
allowing God to do something through you.
Has God Answered
When you learn to use your imagination to help you build your faith in
God, you will be able to receive the words of the Lord. You will be able
to call yourself a Person of Faith.
Testimony of an
A familiar Christmas Story with a twist.
Christmas" is said in the languages of the world
It is so commonly believed today
that religion is a source of goodness and charity for so many people. It
is also believed that to oppose religion is also to oppose the goodness
and charity stipulated to be with it.
Virginia, He’s Real, But Not In The Way You Think
Similarly, when we peel away the magical layers of eastern, Hebrew
thought on God, we find he is ‘still real, but not literally magic.’
Glad News, Good news, Christ is born
The greatest wonder ever revealed in heaven or earth was the wonder
recorded in the verses before us for consideration.
Message from the Patriarch of Antioch - 2005
The Meaning that now-a-days Christmas has Forgotten
These are the the traditional symbols of Christmas and their meanings.
for the Feast of the Nativity by Pope Shenouda III
Thanks and Spiritual Healing
God calls us not as we should be but as we are. Each of us has our own
unique flaws. If we will allow it, the Lord will
use our flaws to bring beauty and grace in service of God and humanity. In
God's great economy, nothing goes to waste.
God is powerful to convert even the most sinister plots of the
unrighteous for the good of righteous.
You Cannot Reason
The Lord will take away all human reasoning. From the human standpoint
it may seem impossible, but the Lord wants to show us the distinction
between human reasoning and true faith, true saving faith, which is the
gift of God.
Universality of Love - Love
in All Religions
The idea of the importance of love finds agreement among all of the
large, popular religions of the world. Here is a sampling.
Isn't It Strange
We seem to have low priority when it concerns spiritual matters, but
high priority for everyday matters.
The Truth about the
Da Vinci Code
Through the Da Vinci Code novel, Satan is deploying his favorite cunning
device that is instilling confusion and doubt in the minds of the
believers. This paper presents a concise "synopsis" of the novel,
followed by an outline of the false claims being asserted by the author
with a response and refutation to these assertions.
Response to the Da Vinci
Code - FACTS
I will try to highlight some of the points tackled in the book and then
the errors in it.