fishyartist · 13 hours ago
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Thinking about that one edit every day
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zacharyhunt-arts · 18 hours ago
Consider these words Jesus spoke today. The Jews hated Him and rejected Him, and yet He turned the hearts of many with the miracles He performed. If we trust in God, we must trust in Jesus as well.
“He was the burning and shining lamp, and you were willing for a time to rejoice in his light. But I have a greater witness than John’s; for the works which the Father has given Me to finish—the very works that I do—bear witness of Me, that the Father has sent Me. And the Father Himself, who sent Me, has testified of Me. You have neither heard His voice at any time, nor seen His form. But you do not have His word abiding in you, because whom He sent, Him you do not believe. You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me. But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life. “I do not receive honor from men. But I know you, that you do not have the love of God in you. I have come in My Father’s name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, him you will receive.”John‬ ‭5:35-43‬ ‭NKJV‬‬
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the-daily-word · a day ago
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gospel-art-project · a day ago
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momentsbeforemass · a day ago
In my old office, directly across from my desk, was a sign that read “Vocatus atque non vocatus deus aderit.”
It’s Latin for “Bidden or unbidden God is present.”
I put it there in hope that whenever I looked up from what I was doing, I would be reminded of the big picture. And that I didn’t have to go it alone.
Sometimes it even worked. But sometimes it didn’t.
Because it’s easy to get tunnel vision. To let your day become little more than all the things that constantly clamor for your attention. To get lost in all of the “should’s” and “have-to’s” that create the stress and busyness of daily life.
To lose sight of the big picture.
Today is the feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, the archangels. The Church makes a big deal about them because the archangels (and all the angels) are agents of God’s grace and power in our lives.
Because that’s the thing about God – God is always present.
Not just when we’re going to Church, praying, and trying to do our best to live in God’s will. But also when we’re not. When we’re drifting, lost in the busyness of daily life. And even when we think we’ve done too much and strayed too far from God. That changes nothing.
Bidden or unbidden God is present.
The point of the archangels (and all the angels) is that God isn’t present as a spectator.
Because you and I were never meant to do this alone. And we don’t have to.
God will never abandon us. God is present in our lives in grace and in power, waiting only to be asked to help His creation.
Waiting only to be asked – to help you.
So what are you waiting for?
Today’s Readings
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walkswithmyfather · a day ago
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“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me” (Psalm 23:4 NIV).
“God’s Presence: Your Anchor through Any Storm” By Rick Warren:
“No one gets to live a life without setbacks. All of us will face storms from time to time.
The real issue is how we respond. What happens next? Do setbacks dominate you? Do you stop trying and give up?
If we’re not careful, setbacks will lead us toward unhelpful decisions:
Drifting from our goals. We hear the little voice inside that asks, “What’s the use of trying?” Then we stop striving for what God has clearly called us to do.
Discarding what we value. Sometimes, after a period of intense pain, our priorities change—we let go of what once mattered greatly to us.
Despairing about our future. We figure we’re doomed, we’re finished, and it’s all over.
As a pastor now for more than 40 years, I’ve watched many people react to crises in one of those three ways. I’ve discovered that the true test of faith is not how high you jump when you’re singing praises to God, but how straight you walk when you’re going through the valley of the shadow of death.
You’ll always drift in a storm without the right anchor. And only one anchor will really do.
One of the Bible’s most famous passages says it like this: “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me” (Psalm 23:4 NIV).
God’s presence is the greatest anchor in any situation.
When you’re feeling hopeless, remember that God hasn’t left you. Make him your rock-solid anchor. No matter how dark your valley, you’ve never been closer to God than you are at this exact moment.
When I make that statement to people as they’re going through setbacks, they often tell me: “Well, I don’t feel his presence.”
But it really has nothing to do with how you feel. The Bible says God is there in your darkest valley. That’s reality—whether you believe it or not.
The Bible tells us, “I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us” (Romans 8:38-39 The Message).
No matter what you’re going through, God and his love are right there with you.
That truth offers stability in any storm.
Talk it over:
What setbacks in your life have made you doubt God’s presence?
When you look at the three ways setbacks can lead us to losing our way, which have you experienced? How did the loss impact you?
How does recognizing God’s presence in the midst of setbacks help you get through those difficult times?”
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God has defeated Satan through the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Through this overwhelming victory, God has also empowered you to overcome any temptation to sin and has provided sufficient resources for you to respond biblically to any problem of life. By relying on God’s power and being obedient to His Word, you can be an overcomer in any situation.
John Broger
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gaypikachu1999 · 8 months ago
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lohengramm20 · 4 months ago
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St. Brendan the Navigator giving Holy Communion to a mermaid
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rue-bennett · 2 months ago
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me too actually
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googleimagefinds · 10 months ago
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image found while on google images ©
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the-daily-word · 2 days ago
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gospel-art-project · 18 hours ago
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one-time-i-dreamt · 4 months ago
I was in a Mario-like game where I was Mario and I had to save Jesus, who was Princess Peach.
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walkswithmyfather · a day ago
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pruneratfaverolles · 5 months ago
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happy easter
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areus-in-a-little-cave · 11 days ago
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The description on Techno’s SFA courage award
[Image ID: a screenshot of the description of Technoblade’s Sarcoma Foundation of American’s Courage award. There is a photo of his Youtube profile picture. The description reads: 
“Technoblade, real name: Alexander, was an American YouTuber and internet personality known for his YouTube channel, Technoblade, a Minecraft persona in the guise of a pig that he started at 14 years old. He is widely regarded by the game’s community as one of the best Minecraft players and Minecraft content creators. In the beginning, he plugged away at making videos, attracting a small but steadily growing group of followers with a goal of accumulating 10 million subscribers, an achievement reached by very few*. In July 2021 at the age of 22, after noticing pain in his right arm and a sudden lump, he was diagnosed with sarcoma and chest scans revealed metastasis to both lungs.  Alex endured chemotherapy and radiation treatments, an embolization procedure tumor, and also participated in a clinical trial for the treatment, Milademetan. Throughout his sarcoma journey, he decided to use his significant platform to help support sarcoma research, even if it most likely would not gain results in time for him. His first effort for SFA was “Minecraft But Viewers Control The Game (Charity Event).” Still weak from chemotherapy, he played for almost four hours, raising over $360,000. Throughout his treatment, he continued to do more for research, and made February 2022 his own Sarcoma Awareness Month, raising an additional $150,000.  In total, Technoblade rallied his followers to raise over $1 million for sarcoma research. Unfortunately, tests revealed that his sarcoma had continued to grow and the masses in his lungs had begun pressing against his heart.  He died in June of 2022, shortly after his 23rd birthday, at home, surrounded by his family. The public reaction to the announcement of his death was overwhelming. And rather than focus on what an amazing gamer he was, or how smart or how funny he was, instead people talked about his kindness and his generosity. People spoke about how much his videos helped them through a difficult time in their lives. Other well-known YouTubers such as Dream, expressed their admiration for him. Simon Collins-Laflamme, the co-founder of Hypixel, and business magnate Elon Musk expressed similar feelings. YouTube posted its condolences to his family, friends, and fans and Technoblade was described as “one of Minecraft’s most celebrated personalities.” Mojang Studios, the creators of Minecraft said that Technoblade “became synonymous with a source of good.” Even now, people are still quoting his oft-repeated catchphrases, including, “Technoblade never dies.”
*In June 2022, Technoblade’s channel had reached 10.8 million subscribers and in August 2022, it posthumously reached fifteen million subscribers.”.
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