True Friendship Pleasant speech multiplies friends, and gracious lips, friendly greetings. Let those who are friendly to you be many, but one in a thousand your confidant. When you gain friends, gain them through testing, and do not be quick to trust them. For there are friends when it suits them, but they will not
“The greatest among you must be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles himself will be exalted.” (Matthew 23:11-12) Pray Lord, King of Kings, Creator of all, Dash my pride on the rocks of life. Humble shall I walk into Your place of rest. Lord, help me change the world by
At The Foot of The Cross As we enter the season of Lent, the world around us is embroiled in a great spiritual battle. Lines are drawn, salvation is at hand and souls are at risk. Lent, a time of penance and repentance, is spent at the foot of the cross. The centurion and the
“Who am I to judge?” The words of Pope Francis have been often repeated, used wisely and misused since he posed the question in July of 2013. Most often, those using the quotation leave out the preceding portion of the statement, “seeks God and has good will.” The two phrases of the statement are inseparable.
This verse has been impressed on my heart as of late. Repeated over and over in the quiet of the cell of my soul. At its inner recesses I can hear Him calling. Quietly calling. He calls all of humanity. Be sober and vigilant. Your opponent the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion
Pray without ceasing. (1 Thessalonians 5:17) The world around us is angry. The devil is devouring souls like a roaring lion. Pray, pray and pray again. This morning, after I spent time working my way through my normal morning routine, two thoughts struck me I would like to share. First, violence does not constitute free
New E-Book available on Amazon in February. Three deeply personal reflections for the Lenten season by James A. Toups https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FXXmpZzZRQM
Society these days is woefully abandoning both truth and the Truth. But the reality is that if we do not have truth of either kind, we do not have a civilized society. This kind of abandonment of truth and the Truth will inevitably result in the world falling further into chaos. Each day, as we step out