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You must have harmony inside before discerning a decison

Everyone talks about peace — “Do what gives you peace,” “Wait until you feel peace” — but what brings peace? We always hear about it: peace in the soul, in the seat of the heart. We all yearn for it. Jesus said, “My peace I give you.” It’s ours for the taking. But how do […]

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Is Islam a religion of war or peace? Both – and Muslims must decide, priest says

Rome, Italy, May 21, 2015 / 12:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Following last week’s online release of an audio message from the caliph of the Islamic State, one expert says the group’s understanding of Islam calls on all Muslims to re-evaluate Islamic history. “The only solution is a radical reform to the internal reading of Islamic […]

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Warm winter evening

The evening warm for a December day, the air quiet, gentle, comforting in its caress, the woods piled high with the fall’s bounty the leaves spreading their decaying perfume , frankincense like to my perception. In one small part of forest surrounded by small roads on all sides, contains a beautiful Bamboo crop, some tall […]

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Hook in me

Emotions flow of their own accord often times my mind plays it’s own tapes, movies, reruns seen often, all I have to do is sit back and observe, the length of their life depending on how the observer reacts, calmly allowing things to proceed, or being absorbed by the inner play, which allows the story […]

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Get Off The Treadmill Of Stress: God Is Everywhere

Do you sometimes feel like you’re hanging from a thread, that at any moment disaster could strike, that there are a million hazards out there and sooner or later one of them will get you? Are you afraid that genetic factors or exposure to carcinogens or the wrong diet is going to lead — inevitably […]

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Prayers for Peace in Iraq

Prayer For Peace In Iraq by His Beatitude Louis Rafael Sako, Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Iraq Lord, The plight of our country is deep and the suffering of Christians is severe and frightening.Therefore, we ask you Lord to spare our lives, and to grant us patience,and courage to continue our witness of Christian values with […]

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What is interior peace, and what use is it?

A brother asked Abba Rufus, ‘What is interior peace, and what use is it?’ Th e old man said, ‘Interior peace means to remain sitting in one’s cell with fear and knowledge of God, holding far off the remembrance of wrongs suffered and pride of spirit. Such interior peace brings forth all the virtues, preserves […]

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Learn to Preserve Inner Peace

Catholic Exchange: July 8, 2014. Sometimes you might fall into some sin or negligence in word or deed, such as disturbing yourself at anything which happens to you, or murmuring, or listening to murmuring, or falling into some dispute, irritation, curiosity, or suspicion of others, or into any other fault, whether it be one or […]

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Amazing stories of the moment of death

What happens at the moment of death? Many have experiences to relate. Recently, we spoke to a home-care aide, Mary Ann Buchan, of Western New York, who told us how common it is for folks to wait for some sense of completion before turning serene and making the passage. Most deaths are that way: peaceful. […]

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The Spirit of Fear

Do you suffer from the spirit of fear? Most of us would say “no” — until we delved a bit deeper into our own psyches. For fear entails more than we commonly acknowledge. It is nervousness. It is anxiety. It sometimes crosses over into impatience. It involves phobias. None of the above are of God. […]

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