Out of the thousands of stories in the scriptures, this one has become a litmus test of faith.
Hey Thrivers, Note: If you're not a parent or single or a kid, read ahead for the purposes of empathy. Let's face it, life is busy, tough and exhausting sometimes with work and family life commitments. Sometimes, the last thing you feel like doing is getting out the door to head off to church. Imagine being me, the [...]
Who, or what, do you call upon when trouble strikes your boat?
Within this short introduction to the book is a question for all of us.
"Yes, there is a story about Jonah and the Huge Fish. But that is by no means the whole story, nor is it the point of the book."
PART 2 by Beth Barrett For me, living life within certain parameters has become just who I am and what I do. For example I find travelling difficult as it exacerbates my anxiety levels so that’s not something I easily choose to do. I also feel uncomfortable in large groups of people so I [...]
“The time of business does not with me differ from the time of prayer, and in the noise and clatter of my kitchen, while several persons are at the same time calling for different things, I possess God in as great tranquility as if I were upon my knees at the blessed sacrament.” Brother Lawrence, [...]
Part 1, Author: Beth Barrett. Okay. Here’s a bit about me. I’m 58 years of age (nearly 59), married to Jeffrey for 36 years, have a gorgeous family - 2 sons, 2 daughters-in- laws and 2 grandchildren. I’m also a Christian and I have been suffering with clinical depression/anxiety disorder/social phobia for more than [...]
When people want to follow Jesus and be part of God's family to bless the world and do his work we invite them as Jesus did to be be baptised and declare publicly, "I'm all in!". So what exactly does it mean to be "ALL IN" or be baptised? In a nutshell, baptism is “An [...]
"But when Daniel learned that the law had been signed, he went home and knelt down as usual in his upstairs room, with its windows open toward Jerusalem. He prayed three times a day, just as he had always done, giving thanks to his God." Daniel 6:10 One of the dangers of our faith is [...]