Monthly Archives: February 2012

What Others Think About You May Matter–It All Depends

A strong believer in Christian meditation, Saint Padre Pio stated: “Through the study of books one seeks God; by meditation one finds him.” We often hear we should pay no attention to what anyone else thinks about us, and simply … Continue reading

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Spirituality and the Arts

Last night, unable to sleep, I picked up a copy of Christian Mysticism, East and West. I opened a chapter called Spirituality and the Arts.  The two are intertwined.   The author, Dr. Maria Joudi, PhD., says “In the Christian West, … Continue reading

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Love Meditation Using a Breath Prayer and Mantra

Jesus said, “Surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” — Matthew 28:20 (NIV) What a wonderful expression of love from someone who knows he is going to die unjustly at the hands of people … Continue reading

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Win a Young Adult Novel ($16.99 value)

Win a copy of Emily’s Shadow ($16.99 value).  Directions at http://www.christinastclair.com/emilys_shadow_competition Happy days are not here again.  Emily hopes for a family vacation, but she gets a medieval witch instead, not one who plans on becoming her friend.

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Pure Land Christian Ideas?

In Christian tradition, the doctrine of the Trinity–the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit–is sometimes explained as God being one but capable of taking three forms: solid (ice), liquid (water), gaseous (moisture/clouds). When I read this doctrine and consider the teachings … Continue reading

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Ten Yen True

  Ten Yen True: of Monks and Mystery Years ago a friend told me that any time you find a penny it means an angel is nearby to help. At the time, we were stuck a hundred miles away from … Continue reading

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