March 12, 2014

Do Your Feet Match Your Faith?


Think about it. 
Do they match? Do we really TRY to walk the walk of Faith - to LIVE the message of the Gospel . . . or do we merely sit in the pews and listen?
"Be doers of the word and not hearers only, deluding yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his own face in the mirror. 
He sees himself, then goes off promptly and forgets what he looked like.  
But the one who peers into the perfect law of freedom and perseveres, and is not a hearer who forgets but a hearer who acts, such a one shall be blessed in what he does."
James 1:22-25
Read more Scripture here: http://usccb.org/bible/james/1:19



The Faith has been watered down for  too long. The pull of the enemy - the secular world - is strong. Immoral, hedonistic practices have not only become acceptable - they are expected. Those who stand for Truth are labeled "extremists." #WrongIsRightAndRightIsWrong - or so they are trying to make it!

It's all turned upside down - but disregarding truth does not change it. Remember: Truth is objective - not subjective! Strong talk is needed for strong times - reason being: salvation. Thousands upon thousands of immortal souls are on the line.

Secularism is insidious in the way that it infliltrates Faith and separates people from God. Let's talk media. Through the years I've been on a few bus trips/attended events with various ministries and churches in the surrounding metro area. In the past couple of years I've noticed an alarming trend: inappropriate movies being shown on the bus - and at events!


Christians watching violence and listening to profanity - including the Lord's Name being taken in vain - without batting an eyelash! Gruesome violence, immodest dress, sexual inuendo and even sex scenes - all in the name of "entertainment." The second commandment instructs us not to take the Lord's Name in vain - and In 1st Corinthians 6:18  we are instructed to "shun immorality." Are we? Living the Faith. It all starts here my friends. When we remain silent and allow this insidious poison to seep into our souls we do a grave injustice to God, ourselves and others. We can be led astray - and lead others astray. It is so easy to be led off the path and before we know it - we are no longer walking the walk.

I love my brothers and sisters in Christ - and I must speak the truth! Whether we are in the home, at an event,within a ministry or at a friend's house - with all due respect: SLEEPERS, WAKE UP!! We should not be entertaining ourselves with media that is un-Godly - even offensive to God. You do NOT have a "filter" that can outsmart the evil one!! The only way to outsmart him is not to hold his hand - stay clear of him. Friends, the enemy only needs a pinpoint to stick a claw into your soul and Hollywood/the media/magazines/books/tv are more than happy to provide it. 
Be aware . . . PLEASE be aware.



None of us are perfect - present company at the front of the line. 
But we must TRY to live the Faith in our daily lives. If we are not even attempting to live the Gospel - can we really call ourselves Disciples? God calls us to be pure in spirit - we know this from the mouth of our Blessed Lord Himself! We cannot and will not be pure - if we fill our minds and hearts with filth. 
Think about it . . . please pray on it.  WWJD?

I pray that I have in some, small way blessed you with this truth.

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March 3, 2014

BRAND NEW LENTEN APP FROM EWTN!

Take EWTN’s Lenten Scripture Challenge!



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EWTN is launching a brand new app to help you prepare for Lent – and it’s available now! If you download our free app and take our “Daily Lenten Scripture Reading Challenge,” at the end of Lent, you will able to say that you read all four Gospels! It’s easier than you think!

You can download EWTN’s free app at www.ewtnapps.com/challenge or get it directly from iTunes, Google Play or Amazon apps for Kindle Fire. If you already have the EWTN app, the Scripture Challenge is included with the update.
 
To access the Challenge, simply open the app and click on the Bible icon, which will take you to your free RSV-CE Bible. From inside the Bible, click or tap on the menu (the three white bars on the top left hand corner of the screen), and from the resulting drop down menu, choose “Playlists” and then “The Four Gospels During Lent” to begin your Challenge.
 
In addition to the daily reading challenge, we’ve included a free audio version of the Gospel of Mark, which is read by world-renowned actors and contains realistic sound effects! (To find it, go to the menu, as above, click on “contents,” then “New Testament,” and then “Mark”, where you will be able to click on “download.") If you choose, you can purchase audio for the entire Bible for $19.99. This will not only enhance your experience, but help support your favorite Network!

Note: If this is your first time inside the EWTN app, don’t miss all the other great features. With this one app, you will be able to watch what’s on EWTN anywhere in the world, view all our program schedules, enjoy video or audio on demand, and stay up-to-date with EWTN News.
 
Insider secret! By the way, look for another new app featuring Cardinal Timothy Dolan, coming soon! EWTN traveled to the New York office of Cardinal Dolan to tape a series of one-minute reflections, which will air on the Network every day during Lent. You do not want to miss these fabulous bits of inspiration and encouragement – and, with our soon-to-be-released app – “EWTN Daily Lenten Reflections with Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan” – you will be able to get them directly on your iOS or Android device! You’ll even get a reminder to watch them! Keep checking EWTN’s home page, www.ewtn.com, for the announcement!
 
These are just two more (free!) ways EWTN is planning to help make 2014 your best Lent ever! Please spread the word!
 
EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 33rd year, is available in over 230 million television households in more than 140 countries and territories. With its direct broadcast satellite television and radio services, AM & FM radio networks, worldwide short-wave radio station, Internet website www.ewtn.com, electronic and print news services, and publishing arm, EWTN is the largest religious media network in the world.
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