Wings of Storm and WindFiercer than breakers of the seaWings of Storm and Wind by EmmieBeeCreations
Stronger than thundering waters is He
More constant than waves pounding endlessly
The LORD on High reigns in Majesty
He wraps Himself in a garment of light
He clothes Himself with splendor and might
He makes the clouds into chariots bright
On wings of storm and wind He takes flight.
#2: LoveTo love you like the Moon loves the Earth,#2: Love by NPavusa
Together through Hell, those places of hurt,
And to give my life away in a daze.
To live for Your love, wild fire that burns,
'Til the end of days when the clock stops its turns,
And eternity within my sight I gaze.
This love of mine, a dusty haze,
This love of Yours with mine it stays.
Should I switch churches?For starters, I'm a conservative, evangelical, Protestant Christian.Should I switch churches? by TamamoMae
I used to attend a Pentecostal church for a few months before school started, and since then my parents forbade me to step into any Christian setting at all.
Since there are just 2 hours of school on Fridays, I spend my Friday afternoons and evenings in the church youth room, doing homework, since the air-con isn't brutally cold like the studio in school, and there are my church friends and younger ones to talk to. This I did not tell my parents, though they allowed my to hang with my church friends.
Now, on one recent Friday (21st November), I decided to head to a service that evening, since I have not stepped into one for quite some time. I enjoyed praise and worship. But the sermon bothered me.
The pastor quoted Acts 2:2 and claimed that the Holy Spirit blew loudly during his services and revival meetings, terrifying believers and unbelievers alike, whether indoors or outdoor spaces surrounded by skyscrapers.
MY FIGHT AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKINGMY FIGHT AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING by e31
Human trafficking is a crime which involves an individual and some agents for the purpose of illegal trade, employment, and services. In both parties, money is a reciprocal of this unlawful act for they will benefit themselves in order to sustain their lives and family out of poverty. Those agents will use them to gain profit as their part of the business. For those who are affected, they don’t realize what will be their outcome of this desperate commitment. From this issue, there are many examples of human trafficking to be discussed.
Child labor is one of the examples of human trafficking. Minors are forced to do difficult tasks and duties given by their employers or even their parents. They exchange their normal childhood life into tough labor. Some of them are working as domestic helpers, street beggars, farmers, miners, and facto
Private Values, Public Faith (Part I)Do Religious Values have any Place in the Public Square?Private Values, Public Faith (Part I) by TESM
The general consensus among those of faith and without seem to be “no.” Religion is a personal preference and conviction. Personal convictions, while good for me based on various experiences and reasons, are not grounds for me to impose these convictions and others. I believe in God because (a) I was brought up to believe, (b) it gives me comfort, and (c) it makes me a better person. But someone else may have experienced religion in negative circumstances. Likewise a non-believer may not share feelings and values of religious pronouncements on reproduction, family, and (deeper still) premises that inform public action and (politically-speaking) policy.
A non-Christian, non-religious, non-believer also builds convictions derived from his experiences and holds onto them for various reasons. They too may have been brought up to hold certain values that give them comfort and in turn, according to those values, make
Jury DutyI've found that people who accuse others of being the devil, usually have the Devil himself whispering in their ears. Being that we are imperfect, basic reasoning would only assume that we are unfit to pass pure judgement on anyone or anything. I believe that we can all agree on that to some extent, but of course stands the possibility that I am wrong by that very same logic. Judgement is not just for sinners, it is for choice in general. My point is related in that choice is in fact reliant on perspective and perception (Matthew 7:1-5).Jury Duty by GrubbsWriting
On one hand, we could see a man begging for money on the side of the road and think of him as a man in need. Yet in today's world, we are taught to be conservative in our trust, therefore on the other hand, we could see that man, and question his legitimacy. Then of course there are those who insist that instead of mercy and charity, that these fellow human beings of ours should just up and stop being homeless and without work, as though they have
I Forgive YouAll those time you've ever hurt me.I Forgive You by same-but-different
Everything you said.
Every scar you cut.
Every bruise you left.
I won't lie: I hated you for it.
How could you do this to someone so close to you?
How could you abuse their trust, their faith, that you were better than that?
But all that's behind us.
Today's the day I can look in the mirror and say,
"I forgive you."
The Spirit of EasterMy Teacher, My great Teacher,The Spirit of Easter by tomato-bird
Where are you in this night?
The Dark has covered hills and dales and gone has run the light
We saw their hand, we turned and ran, yes from them we did flee
While wives and mothers on the hill compose an elegy
For weep, weep O World!
Weep all tree and shrinking moss
For my Rabbi who I followed
Now is dying on a cross.
Were you not our Messiah?
To give us back our land?
To scatter out the Roman force and free us by your hand?
Did we not see you heal the sick and liberate the lame?
Did you not bring back Lazarus though four days late you came?
Yet I hear you cry,
From your ordeal on the tree
"My God, My God, My Father
Why have You forsaken Me?"
Your last words do speak forgiveness
For the ones that put you there
A sepulcher is readied in a garden fresh and fair
Tomorrow's mass, three days do pass before we dare to come
We bring things of memorial and leave our silent homes
But O heaven, high above!
What great sight now greets our eyes?
For the stone that blo
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